Alternative Energy For Dummies

Author: Rik DeGunther

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470531096

Category: Science

Page: 388

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The myths and facts about alternative fuels–and how they impact our lives As the price of energy continues to soar, so too has the demand for alternative energy. But there's no clear "winner" in the race to replace fossil fuels. Alternative Energy For Dummies explores the current fossil fuel conundrum and society's growing need for more and more energy. Cutting through the competing claims, this book offers a multifaceted examination of alternative energy, including solar, wind, nuclear, biomass, geothermal, biofuel, and other sources. Each alternative scenario is compared to current fossil-fuel intensive practices in the scientific, environmental, social, political, and economic realms. Readers also gain insight into the future of energy production.
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Hobby Farming For Dummies

Author: Theresa A. Husarik

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118052536

Category: House & Home

Page: 384

View: 3905

Do you long for the country life? Hobby Farming For Dummies is a practical guide that will show you how to handle all the basics of small-scale farming, from growing healthy crops to raising livestock and managing your property. You'll see how to decide what to farm, provide shelter and utilities, select plants, and protect your investment. It's all you need to dig in and start growing! You’ll get a real idea of what it really means to jump from your current lifestyle to a life farming in the countryside. You’ll get the information you need to decide if the farming lifestyle is right for you and your personality. You’ll learn everything you need to know about property and how to access a power supply. You’ll get practical advice on which animals would work best for your farm and you’ll learn how to acquire them and what you need to know about caring for them properly. You’ll get help with all of the major decisions like whether you’re better off with subsistence farming or a more ambitious project. Find out how to: Make from change to a farm lifestyle Get along with your neighbors Find and buy rural properties Select and maintain equipment Raise and care for animals Use and preserve food items Avoid common farming pitfalls Choose plans for your farm Complete with lists of the ten unique opportunities for fun and the top ten misconceptions about farm living, Hobby Farming For Dummies will help you discover how you can live the simple life.
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Astronomie für Dummies

Author: Stephen P. Maran

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527687459

Category: Science

Page: 344

View: 7248

Finden auch Sie die Weiten des Kosmos faszinierend und fragen sich, wie Wissenschaftler so viel über Objekte in unerreichbarer Ferne wissen können? "Astronomie für Dummies" bringt Ihnen die Weiten des Universums näher: Erkunden Sie unser Sonnensystem, ferne Galaxien und die Milchstraße. Lesen Sie wie in einem Krimi von schwarzen Löchern, dem Asteroidengürtel und der Entstehung des Universums. Außerdem gibt Stephen Maran viele Tipps zur richtigen Ausrüstung eines Astronomen. So können Sie schon bald selbst nach den Sternen greifen.
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Wind Power For Dummies

Author: Ian Woofenden

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470584439

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

View: 889

The consumer guide to small-scale wind electricity production! Maybe you're not T. Boone Pickens, but you can build your own home-sized wind-power empire right in your back yard. Wind Power For Dummies supplies all the guidance you need to install and maintain a sustainable, cost-effective wind generator to power your home for decades to come. This authoritative, plain-English guide walks you through every step of the process, from assessing your site and available wind sources to deciding whether wind power is the solution for you, from understanding the mechanics of wind power and locating a contractor to install your system to producing your own affordable and sustainable electricity. Guides you step by step through process of selecting, installing, and operating a small-scale wind generator to power your home Demystifies system configurations, terminology, and wind energy principles to help you speak the language of the pros Helps assess and reduce your energy needs and decide whether wind power is right for you Explains the mechanics of home-based wind power Shows you how to tie into the grid and sell energy back to the power company Offers advice on evaluating all of the costs of and financing for your project Provides tips on working with contractors and complying with local zoning laws Yes, you can do it, with a little help from Wind Power For Dummies.
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Green Your Home All in One For Dummies

Author: Yvonne Jeffery,Liz Barclay,Michael Grosvenor,Elizabeth B. Goldsmith,Betsy Sheldon,Eric Corey Freed,Rik DeGunther,Ann Whitman,The National Gardening Association,Owen E. Dell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470464038

Category: House & Home

Page: 696

View: 4355

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Electronics For Dummies

Author: Dickon Ross,Cathleen Shamieh,Gordon McComb

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470663588

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 380

View: 4734

Do you dream of wiring up a flashing LED, experimenting with infrared detectors, or building a walking-talking robot from scratch? Do you want to understand what capacitors, oscilloscopes and transistors actually do? Then look no further! Electronics For Dummies, UK Editioncovers everything from understanding the technology behind day-to-day gadgets, to reading a schematic, getting to grips with multimeters, and devising projects that are both useful and fun. With UK-specific information on where to purchase components for your workbench and the most useful websites and resources, this essential guide will get you up, running, and switched on in no time. Electronics For Dummies, UK Edition includes: Part I: Understanding The Fundamentals of Electronics Chapter 1: What is Electronics and What Can It Do For You? Chapter 2: Moving Electrons to Make Something Happen Chapter 3: Meeting Up with Resistance Chapter 4: Getting a Charge Out of Capacitors Chapter 5: Curling Up With Coils and Crystals Chapter 6: The Wide World of Semiconductors Chapter 7: Packing Parts Together on Integrated Circuits Chapter 8: Rounding Out Your Parts List Part II: Getting Your Hands Dirty Chapter 9: Setting Up Shop and Ensuring Your Safety Chapter 10: Reading Schematics Chapter 11: Constructing Circuits Chapter 12: Measuring and Analysing Circuits Part III: Putting Theory Into Practice Chapter 13: Exploring Some Learning Circuits Chapter 14: Great Projects You Can Build in 30 Minutes or Less Chapter 15: Cool Robot Projects to Amaze Your Friends and Family Part IV: The Part of Tens Chapter 16: Ten (Or So) Terrific Tips to Help You Succeed Chapter 17: Ten Great Electronics Parts Sources Chapter 18: Ten Electronics Formulas You Should Know Appendix: Internet Resources Getting Up to Speed with Tutorials and General Information Figuring Things Out with Calculators Surfing for Circuits Asking Questions in Discussion Forums Getting Things Surplus
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BlackBerry For Dummies

Author: Robert Kao,Dante Sarigumba

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118153065

Category: Computers

Page: 408

View: 5904

Just what you need to know to take full advantage of your newBlackBerry smartphone The popular BlackBerry is used by millions of office workers andexecutives and has become an essential business tool. Now with aneven faster and more efficient 6.0 operating system, the newestBlackBerry devices have the potential to become pocket-sizedreplacements for the laptop. This fifth edition of the most popularBlackBerry guide explores all the features of the new BlackBerryand its upgraded OS. It covers setting up the device, organizing and managing yourappointments and to-do list, accessing the Internet, handlinge-mail, working with multimedia, synching your BlackBerry with yourdesktop, adding apps, and much more. The BlackBerry is the most popular handheld device for businessusers; an updated 6.0 operating system is being introduced for newmodels with an upgrade available for certain older models This edition of the popular BlackBerry guide covers the new OS,setting up your BlackBerry, organizing and managing your calendar,handling e-mail, and accessing the Internet Explores working with multimedia and taking great photos withyour BlackBerry Offers tips and shortcuts plus information about managing powerusage, synching your BlackBerry to your desktop, and takingadvantage of the expandable memory, as well as great apps you canadd Wise advice from BlackBerry experts makes this the guide youneed to get the most juice from your BlackBerry.
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Playwriting For Dummies

Author: Angelo Parra

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118120973

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 384

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The easy way to craft, polish, and get your play on stage Getting a play written and produced is a daunting process. Fromcrystallizing story ideas, formatting the script, understanding theroles of the director stagecraft people, to marketing and financingyour project, and incorporating professional insights on writing,there are plenty of ins and outs that every aspiring playwrightneeds to know. But where can you turn for guidance? Playwriting For Dummies helps any writer at any stage ofthe process hone their craft and create the most dramatic andeffective pieces. Guides you through every process of playwriting?fromsoliloquies, church skits, and one act plays to big Broadwaymusicals Advice on moving your script to the public stage Guidance on navigating loopholes If you're an aspiring playwright looking to begin the process,or have already penned a masterpiece and need trusted advice tobring it into the spotlight, Playwriting For Dummies has youcovered.
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Droid 3 For Dummies

Author: Dan Gookin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118157214

Category: Computers

Page: 348

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Presents an introduction to the functions and applications of the Droid 3 smartphone, with instructions on how to make phone calls; set up Voicemail; use Email, Facebook, Maps, and Twitter; download music; take photos; and share and synchronize data.
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Droid 4 For Dummies

Author: Dan Gookin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118336747

Category: Computers

Page: 238

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Presents a step-by-step guide to the features and functions of the Droid 4 smartphone, covering such topics as texting, Internet access, video chatting, GPS navigation, and adding apps.
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Mergers and Acquisitions For Dummies

Author: Bill Snow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118077008

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

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The easy way to make smart business transactions Are you a business owner, investor, venture capitalist, or member of a private equity firm looking to grow your business by getting involved in a merger with, or acquisition of, another company? Are you looking for a plain-English guide to how mergers and acquisitions can affect your investments? Look no further. Mergers & Acquisitions For Dummies explains the entire process step by step?from the different types of transactions and structures to raising funds and partnering. Plus, you'll get expert advice on identifying targets, business valuation, doing due diligence, closing the purchase agreement, and integrating new employees and new ways of doing business. Step-by-step techniques and real-world advice for making successful mergers and acquisitions Covers international laws and regulations How to take advantage of high-value deals Going beyond the case studies of other books, Mergers & Acquisitions For Dummies is your one-stop reference for making business growth a success.
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Strategic Planning Kit For Dummies

Author: Erica Olsen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118178491

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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Think and act strategically every time In today's business environment, strategic planning stresses theimportance of making decisions that will ensure an organization'sability to successfully respond to changes in the environment andplan for sustainable viability. Providing practical, field-testedtechniques and a complete 6-phase plan, Strategic Planning KitFor Dummies shows you how to make strategy a habit for allorganizations, no matter the size, type, or resourceconstraints. Strategic Planning Kit For Dummies is for companies ofall types and sizes looking to build and sustain a competitiveedge, set up an ongoing process for market assessment and trendanalysis, and develop a vision for future growth. This revisededition includes: new and updated content on planning for both theshort and the long-term; crucial information on successionplanning; help preparing for the unexpected using scenario planningand agile strategy; strategies for implementing change andintegrating strategic plans successfully by involving all staffmembers; and more. The supplementary CD lays out a comprehensive, 6-phase,step-by-step program, complete with downloadable spreadsheets,charts, checklists, video links, and more Provides value for any business or entrepreneur looking toimprove efficiency, focus, and competitive edge Includes practical, field-tested techniques Strategic Planning Kit For Dummies gives today's businessowners and upper-level management the tools and information theyneed to think and act strategically in order to more effectivelyweather current economic storms while planning for futuregrowth.
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Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies

Author: Deborah Halverson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118092902

Category: Reference

Page: 384

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Your hands-on, friendly guide to writing young adult fiction With young adult book sales rising, and bestselling authors likeJ.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer exploding onto the scene, aspiringYA writers are more numerous than ever. Are you interested inwriting a young adult novel, but aren't sure how to fit the stylethat appeals to young readers? Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies gives you tricksof 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 authenticteen 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 theskills to write an inspiring and marketable young adult novel.
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Physics I For Dummies

Author: Steven Holzner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111806755X

Category: Science

Page: 408

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Physics I For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9780470903247) is now being published as Physics I For Dummies, 2nd Edition (9781119293590). While this version features an older Dummies cover and design, the content is the same as the new release and should not be considered a different product. The fun and easy way to get up to speed on the basic concepts of physics For high school and undergraduate students alike, physics classes are recommended or required courses for a wide variety of majors, and continue to be a challenging and often confusing course. Physics I For Dummies tracks specifically to an introductory course and, keeping with the traditionally easy-to-follow Dummies style, teaches you the basic principles and formulas in a clear and concise manner, proving that you don't have to be Einstein to understand physics! Explains the basic principles in a simple, clear, and entertaining fashion New edition includes updated examples and explanations, as well as the newest discoveries in the field Contains the newest teaching techniques If just thinking about the laws of physics makes your head spin, this hands-on, friendly guide gets you out of the black hole and sheds light on this often-intimidating subject.
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Writing Fiction For Dummies

Author: Randy Ingermanson,Peter Economy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470530707

Category: Education

Page: 384

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Provides step by step instructions on everything an aspiring writer needs to know.
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Vegetable Gardening For Dummies

Author: Charlie Nardozzi,The Editors of the National Gardening Association

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470555484

Category: Gardening

Page: 384

View: 9642

A hands-on guide to the ins and outs of raising and using vegetables Want to grow your own vegetables? You can do it the fun and easy way with this practical guide. From selecting the right spot to preparing the soil to harvesting, Vegetable Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition shows you how to successfully raise vegetables regardless of the size of your plot or your dietary needs. You'll discover how to plot your garden and get the soil in tip-top shape; select the types of vegetables you want to grow; plant the seeds properly; and care for them as they grow. You'll also know the right time to pick your vegetables and the best ways to enjoy them. Plus, you'll get tips on preserving foods grown at home. Expert advice on planting, caring for, harvesting, and enjoying the fruits of your own vegetable garden Features environmentally friendly ways to combat pests in your garden Charlie Nardozzi is senior horticulturist and spokesperson for the National Gardening Association; he's also been the gardening expert on such programs as HGTV's Today at Home and Way to Grow and the Discovery Channel's Home Matters Whether you have a green thumb or you've never grown a plant before, Vegetable Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition has all the information you need to create a healthy garden.
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Canon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D For Dummies

Author: Julie Adair King,Dan Burkholder

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470901380

Category: Photography

Page: 384

View: 9896

The straightforward guide to the new Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D Popular tech blog Gizmodo.com called the Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D "an incredible camera – everything a first DSLR should be." With 1080p digital video capability and an 18 megapixel sensor that improves low-light shooting all for under $900, the accolades are well-earned. And for less than $30, you can learn how to maximize your digital photography experience! Packed with more than 300 color photos and 100 color screen captures throughout, this beginner book walks you through the camera’s controls, features, and shooting modes. If you're new to the Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D, this fun and friendly guide shifts you out of automatic mode and helps you shoot memorable digital photos. Aimed at first-time dSLR users looking for a guide that clearly and patiently explains the features and controls of the Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D Explores the on-board controls and situational shooting Addresses using live view and playback modes Explains dialing in exposure and lighting controls Details how to edit, print, post online, and other ways to share images Spells out how to manipulate focus and color controls Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D For Dummies delivers a straightforward look through the lens of your dSLR!
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Energy Efficient Homes For Dummies

Author: Rik DeGunther

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470477113

Category: House & Home

Page: 384

View: 7069

Hands-on, practical solutions to save money by making smart energy changes One of the best and most affordable strategies people can employ to combat global warming is to improve the energy and water efficiency of their homes. Energy Efficient Homes For Dummies provides homeowners with advice, tips, and projects to reduce costs, increase energy efficiency, and cut down on waste and pollution. After performing a do-it-yourself home energy audit, readers create an action plan based on their personal goals. Readers are presented with a wide range of potential solutions, from making better use of blinds and awnings to exploring geothermal options in order to reduce household costs and their impact on the planet. Rik DeGunther (Rescue, CA) is the founder of Efficient Homes, an energy consulting firm that focuses on home energy audits and the design of efficient heating and cooling systems.
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