From the authors of the sensational Zombie Felties and Steampunk Softies comes Zodiac Felties a craft book for creating felties representing each of the twelve 12 signs, plus four planetary figures — Mars, Venus, the sun and the moon. These cute and creative felties make perfect gifts for friends and loved ones, so the book also includes a template you can copy and fold into a beautiful card to present to someone along with your creation.
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- Author:Tedman, Nicola, Skeate, SarahSummary:
- Author:Wilson, AlexSummary:
More and more homeowners today want houses that are healthy to live in and cause minimal damage to the environment. That's what green building is all about. Your Green Home is written for homeowners planning a new home-whether you are working with an architect or builder, or serving as your own general contractor. Intended to improve the overall environmental performance of new houses being built, the book sets out to answer some of the big-picture questions relating to having a home designed and built-and getting what you want. Your Green Home covers: Home location and its relationship to the community Site design Construction systems Building design to optimize energy performance Renewable energy systems Material selection Indoor environmental quality Water efficiency Material selection Written by the founder of BuildingGreen-North America's premier green building authority-this book will prove useful not only to future homeowners, but also to designers and builders seeking to meet this demand. Building professionals well-versed in green building may find this a useful book to give to potential clients to convey the scope and principles of green building. Alex Wilson is president of BuildingGreen, Inc. and executive editor of Environmental Building News, the oldest and most respected publication serving North America's green building industry. A green building expert since the 1970s, he has authored countless articles on the topic and several books, including Green Building Products, the Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings, and Green Development: Integrating Ecology and Real Estate.
- Author:Baptiste, Sherri, Scott, MeganSummary:
Yoga with weights is the latest breakthrough in mind-body exercise, integrating the mindfulness of yoga with the physical culture of body-building. Building on the strengths of both disciplines, this friendly guide shows readers how to safely combine yoga postures while simultaneously working out with lightweight hand-held free weights. It features customizable exercises that target specific areas of the body, each illustrated with multiple photos and provides guidelines for combining healthy eating with workouts. Sherri Baptiste (Marin County, CA) is the founder of Baptiste Power of Yoga, a nationally recognized method of yoga offered throughout the United States. She teaches yoga classes throughout the United States and hosts retreats around the world.
- Author:Wagner, RichardSummary:
Restructuring information in an XML document so that it works in other formats used to be a time-consuming ordeal involving lots of blood, sweat, and tears. Now XSLT (Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations) makes the process nearly instantaneous. Just provide an example of the kind of information you’d like to see, and XSLT does the rest. With XSLT you can effortlessly transform XML documents into virtually any kind of output, including other XML documents and HTML pages. But mastering XSLT can be tricky, especially if you’ve never worked with XML or HTML; and most books on the subject are written for people who have. Here comes XSLT For Dummies to the rescue! XSLT For Dummies is your ticket to quickly mastering XSLT—no matter what your prior programming experience. Writing in easygoing, plain English, XML pro Richard Wagner provides expert advice, step-by-step guidance, and tons of crystal-clear examples to help you harness the power of XSLT to transform documents. In no time you’ll: * Understand how XSLT works with XSL and XPath * Experiment with templates, stylesheets, and expressions * Perform HTML transformations * Master XPath data types and functions * Combine XSLT stylesheets * Explore cool XSLT programming tricks XSLT For Dummies works from the ground up, starting with a practical introduction of the “X-Team”—XML, XSL, XSLT, and X-Path—and instructions on how to write a XSLT stylesheet. From there it quickly moves onward and upward through the whole range of important XSLT topics, including: * Transforming with stylesheets * Understanding and using template rules * Using XPath to locate nodes in XML documents * Combining XSLT stylesheets and adding processing instructions * Debugging XSLT transformations * Ten XSLT processors available online It doesn’t matter whether you’re a babe in the woods who can’t tell a “tag” from an element, or you’re an old pro at creating XML documents, XSLT For Dummies offers you a fun, easy way to explore and take full advantage of Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations.
- Author:Dykes, LucindaSummary:
Tag—XML is it! XML tags let you share your format as well as your data, and this handy guide will show you how. You'll soon be using this markup language to create everything from Web sites to business forms, discovering schemas and DOCTYPES, wandering the Xpath, teaming up XML with Office 2003, and more. Discover how to: * Make information portable * Use XML with Word 2003 * Store different types of data * Convert HTML documents to XHTML * Add CSS to XML * Understand and use DTDs
- Author:Hoffman, Charles, Watson, Liv ApnesethSummary:
This book is the perfect guide to help you understand X.B.R.L.-from the "father of X.B.R.L." What is X.B.R.L., and how can it help you streamline your business reporting? This plain-English guide from the "father of X.B.R.L.," Charles Hoffman, will tell you what it is, why it is and how you can get on the bus with this new S.E.C.-mandated business reporting standard for publicly-traded companies. A C.P.A., Hoffman is credited with the idea of applying X.M.L. data to financial reporting; X.B.R.L. is the language that resulted. Learn to prepare financial statements with X.B.R.L., use it for strategic planning, move all relevant departments in your company to the same system and more. *X.B.R.L. (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) is an X.M.L.-based open standard for accounting data; author Charles Hoffman is credited with the idea of applying X.M.L. data to financial reporting. *Plan for X.B.R.L. implementation, set action-oriented agendas, and identify stakeholders and subject-matter experts within your organization. *Learn to choose from and adapt existing X.B.R.L. taxonomies to comply with U.S. G.A.A.P. and I.F.R.S. standards. Topics also include how to adapt your existing financial information into X.B.R.L.
- Author:Halverson, Deborah, Anderson, M. T.Summary:
Your hands-on, friendly guide to writing young adult fiction With young adult book sales rising, and bestselling authors like J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer exploding onto the scene, aspiring YA writers are more numerous than ever. Are you interested in writing a young adult novel, but aren't sure how to fit the style that appeals to young readers? Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies gives you tricks of the trade and proven tips on all the steps to write a YA book, from developing an idea to publication. * Unique writing exercises to help you find your own authentic teen voice * Tips to avoid when submitting manuscripts * How to break into the flourishing young adult market With the help of this step-by-step guide, you'll have all the skills to write an inspiring and marketable young adult novel.
- Author:Bernoff, JoshSummary:
Professional business writer Josh Bernoff presents the first comprehensive guide to writing for today's world: a noisy environment where everyone reads on a screen. In this practical and witty little book, you'll learn to front-load your writing with pithy titles, subject lines, and opening sentences. You'll acquire the courage and skill to purge weak and meaningless jargon, wimpy passive voice, and cowardly weasel words. And you'll get used to writing directly to the reader to make every word count.
- Author:Colter, RobSummary:
In today's fast-paced world of e-mail and instant messaging, clear writing is more important than ever. In Writing to Go, bestselling author Rob Colter takes us through the writing process in ten easy steps. This book is packed with precise and practical information delivered in a down-to-earth tone with often humorous examples. Everywhere from the classroom to the office, Colter's Top Ten Writing Tips will give you the confidence to write with greater speed and impact, covering everything from knowing your purpose and audience, to selecting your format, organizing your points, and writing clearly and effectively.
- Author:Mazziotti Gillian, MariaSummary:
Writing Poetry to Save Your Life combines Gillan's personal story about her journey as a writer with her suggestions for writers at all stages of development. The voice in this book is the voice of a friend who sits with you in a warm kitchen sipping espresso or a cup of herbal tea, while offering support and encouragement. It is designed to help you find the stories you have to tell and the words to tell them. It is based on the belief that when you find the courage to explore your memories, you will find the source for evocative writing. Writing Poetry to Save Your Life is a book about the writing process rather than about the craft of writing. It can be used in classrooms, by writer's groups, or by an individual while writing at home or in a coffee shop. This book will encourage you to write, and in the process, will give you confidence, help you overcome writer's block, and silence the critical voice of the being Gillan calls "The Crow." It will jumpstart your creativity, giving you permission to use the power of words to save your life.
- Author:Guptill, Amy E.Summary:
Writing in College: From Competence to Excellence is designed for students who have largely mastered the conventions of high-school level writing and are now rising to meet more the advanced expectations of college. Students will find in Writing in College a warm invitation to think of themselves as full, self-motivated members of the academic community. With concise explanations, clear multi-disciplinary examples and empathy for the challenges of student life, this short textbook both explains the purposes behind college-level writing and offers indispensable advice for organization and expression.
- Author:Horkoff, TaraSummary:
Writing for Success is a text that provides instruction in steps, builds writing, reading, and critical thinking, and combines comprehensive grammar review with an introduction to paragraph writing and composition.
- Author:McLean, ScottSummary:
Writing for Success is a text that provides instruction in steps, builds writing, reading, and critical thinking, and combines comprehensive grammar review with an introduction to paragraph writing and composition. Beginning with the sentence and its essential elements, this book addresses each concept with clear, concise and effective examples that are immediately reinforced with exercises and opportunities to demonstrate, and reinforce, learning.
- Author:Roberts, JasmineSummary:
Good writing skills are important in today's competitive work environment. This is especially the case for communication-related professions such as public relations, brand communication, journalism, and marketing. Writing for Strategic Communication Industries emphasizes practical application of academic inquiry to help readers improve their writing skills. This book has straightforward chapters that use real-world examples to illustrate key points. It discusses different writing styles and techniques and provides examples of communication materials such as press releases, creative briefs, feature articles, and more. It includes embedded videos of insights from communication professionals, tips on pitching to the media, and a collection of popular sources for further explanation.
- Writing for beginners : a step-by-step to do list guide for writing an outstanding fiction novel with proven easy stepsAuthor:Smith, HelenaSummary:
If you've only just begun to develop your writing talent you'll find invaluable guidance on writing for beginners right here in this audiobook. Whether you want to write an intense crime novel, a fantasy adventure or a tragic romance, this audiobook can help equip you with all the literary tools needed to start writing your own fiction.
- Author:Economy, Peter, Ingermanson, RandySummary:
A complete guide to writing and selling your novel So you want to write a novel? Great! That’s a worthy goal, no matter what your reason. But don’t settle for just writing a novel. Aim high. Write a novel that you intend to sell to a publisher. Writing Fiction For Dummies is a complete guide designed to coach you every step along the path from beginning writer to royalty-earning author. Here are some things you’ll learn in Writing Fiction For Dummies: * Strategic Planning: Pinpoint where you are on the roadmap to publication; discover what every reader desperately wants from a story; home in on a marketable category; choose from among the four most common creative styles; and learn the self-management methods of professional writers. * Writing Powerful Fiction: Construct a story world that rings true; create believable, unpredictable characters; build a strong plot with all six layers of complexity of a modern novel; and infuse it all with a strong theme. * Self-Editing Your Novel: Psychoanalyze your characters to bring them fully to life; edit your story structure from the top down; fix broken scenes; and polish your action and dialogue. * Finding An Agent and Getting Published: Write a query letter, a synopsis, and a proposal; pitch your work to agents and editors without fear. Writing Fiction For Dummies takes you from being a writer to being an author. It can happen—if you have the talent and persistence to do what you need to do.
- Author:Krantz, JonathanSummary:
Tips on writing to consumers and business-to-business Create captivating, results-oriented, sales-generating copy Need to produce winning copy for your business? This fast, fun guide takes you through every step of a successful copy-writing project, from direct mail, print ads, and radio spots to Web sites, articles, and press releases. You'll see how to gather crucial information before you write, build awareness, land sales, and keep customers coming back for more. Discover How To: * Write compelling headlines and body copy * Turn your research into brilliant ideas * Create motivational materials for worthy causes * Fix projects when they go wrong * Land a job as a copywriter
- Author:Minnick, ChrisSummary:
A technology book for kids! Learning how to code can be like learning a foreign language.This book serves as an excellent guide to help you start writing in the odd-looking languages that make the web work. Follow simple steps as you work with real code to build your own web robots. Create your robot-write code that builds your robot's body and structure Give your bot some style-add code lines that customize your robot's color and shape Get your robot moving-finish off your robot with code that teaches it how to dance Technology Requirements: Hardware - PC or tablet with Internet connection running Windows 7 or higher or Mac with Internet connection running Mac OS X 10.7 or higher Software - Web browser to access JSFiddle.net: Google Chrome', Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge, or Microsoft Internet Explorer version 9.0 or higher
- Author:Buccieri, Lisa Rojany, Economy, PeterSummary:
Everything aspiring authors need to write, publish, and sell a children's book Everyone loves a children's book—and many dream about writing one. But is it actually possible for an unpublished writer—armed with a good story idea and a love of kids—to write, sell, publish and promote a book? Yes, it is! Clearly and concisely written with straightforward advice and a plethora of specific up-to-date recommendations, Writing Children's Books For Dummies provides step-by-step information on everything aspiring children's book authors need to know—from researching the current marketplace to developing story ideas, strengthening writing skills, dealing with editors and submitting proposals and manuscripts to agents and publishers. * Updated and improved writing exercises * All new content on social media and establishing an online presence as an author * Fresh, updated content on publishing via hard copy and all the e-platforms From setting down that first word on paper to doing a successful publicity tour, Writing Children's Books For Dummies gives you the confidence and the insiders' know-how to write and sell the story you've always wanted to write.
- Author:Carrier, DavidSummary:
Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.