The Complete Idiot's Guide to Global Warming, 2E

Author: Michael Tennesen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440636281

Category: Science

Page: 352

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Revisiting the most important topic of our time. The rapid warming of the Earth's climate has been a concern for decades. Though many of us understand that temperatures will-on average-rise, the science and the resulting social, economic, and political implications of such a change are far-reaching and complex. This new edition has been completely overhauled, synthesizing the latest information into an easy-to-read reference that provides a fair assessment of climate change, its costs, and even its short-term benefits. ? Covers the newest science and issues surrounding global warming ? Written by a seasoned science/nature journalist
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Politics Of Oil

Author: Lita Epstein,C.D. Jaco,Julianne C. Neimann

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440696136

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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Oil makes the world go round. Follow the fascinating story-from the fields of Kuwait to the streets of Venezuela and beyond... An analysis of the role that oil plays in the U.S. and how it has affected our foreign policy, this book traces the evolution of the industry, including such defining moments as the invention of the automobile and the discovery of oil in Saudi Arabia. Discussing politics, economics, and science, this book offers comprehensive, up-to-date information on the substance that was left to us by the dinosaurs-and that drives our industrialized world.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Green Living

Author: Trish Riley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 144062626X

Category: House & Home

Page: 336

View: 8331

The environmental movement and rising awareness of global warming have sparked an interest in green living. People want to know what they can do to live sustainable lives. In this book, you will find an overview of global warming and environmental degradation of air, water, soil; what sustainable living is and how to do it; how to cut down on carbon output (the cause of global warming) with alternative cars and fuels; and environmentally friendly home and lawn care products.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Science of Everything

Author: Steve Miller

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440652031

Category: Science

Page: 368

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Why are most plants green? Why doesn't stomach acid dissolve the stomach itself? Why are there more tornados in the Midwest than on the coast? This volume answers these questions and over 200 more, shedding light on the science behind them. As informative as it is entertaining, it addresses every major branch of science, including physics, chemistry, biology, geology, meteorology, astronomy, and cosmology. It highlights some of the big ideas that helped shape science as we know it, and discusses the future of science with regards to nanotechnology, genetic modification, molecular medicine, and string theory. ? Complete Idiot's Guides® have a proven track record of simplifying science with great success, as with volumes on physics and chemistry ? Entertaining scientific overviews of this kind also successful, including such titles as, 'The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Not-So-Useless Facts', and 'The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Understanding Einstein'.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Hinduism, 2nd Edition

Author: Linda Johnsen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101052570

Category: Religion

Page: 432

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A new look at an ancient religion. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Hinduism, Second Edition, contains updated and expanded information on how the religion developed from its very fragmented origins, the basic Hindu beliefs, and the multiple Hindu deities, as well as the sociological aspects of the religion including ethics, sacraments, dietary habits, the caste system, and much more. ? Hinduism is the third-largest religion in the world, with over 765 million followers worldwide ? Updated information on the state of Hinduism today ? An exploration of the Hindu paths to enlightenment including karma yoga, bhakti yoga, jnana yoga, tantra and laya yoga ? Expanded information on the Hindu Reformation
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Weather

Author: Mel Goldstein

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780028643410

Category: Science

Page: 384

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Explains how to track weather patterns, read weather maps, and identify cloud formations while exploring the effects of pollution, hurricanes, and El Niäno.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Green Careers

Author: Barbara Parks,Jodi Helmer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110102478X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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The career opportunities of the future ... Green careers include jobs in which environmentally conscious design, policy, and technology are implemented to improve the environment and provide sustainable living. A growing number of people, whether right out of college or already well established in the workforce, are looking to market themselves and their environmental convictions. It is a promising path to a larger paycheck and healthier environment. *Green-collar jobs are on the rise according to Businessweek magazine *The Green Jobs Act of 2007 anticipates a growing labor need for thousands of green-collar workers with $125 million in annual funding for training and research
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Power of the Enneagram

Author: Herb Pearce, M. Ed.,Karen K. Brees, Ph.D.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440626448

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

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Discover your personality type. The enneagram system has been used for decades to help people understand their strengths and weaknesses, heal neuroses and inner conflicts, enhance creativity, strengthen team building in the workplace, and aid in couples therapy. This guide takes the mystery and complexity out of this rich system of analysis and allows anyone to benefit from its useful insights.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting and Running a Retail Store

Author: James E. Dion

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440636540

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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Make the dream of opening a retail business a reality. The fastest-growing segment of small business is retail-everything from clothing to linens, books to boats, gourmet pans to furniture. With over 30 years' experience in retail, national expert and consultant James Dion offers practical, hands-on tips and advice on all aspects of retail business, from choosing the right business model and finding the ideal location to financing, purchasing, and marketing. ? Expert author with a high industry profile ? Practical, hands-on steps on how to build a successful retail business ? Up-to-date information on the retail market
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to 2012

Author: Colin Andrews,Dr. Synthia Andrews, ND

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440652090

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 352

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The final countdown! On December 21, 2012, the Mayan calendar will complete its thirteenth cycle. According to the Mayan belief system, the world will end. And if you don't believe the Mayans, you can check in with The Bible Code, The Nostradamus Code, or The Orion Prophecy, all of which predict planet-wide doom. Then again, maybe the year 2012 is just a new opportunity. Could 2012 bring us good things instead of bad? This book gives readers a look at what the Mayan prophecy is all about, what it means to them, and much more. - Addresses Mayan predictions about global warming and climate change - Includes a glossary of terms and symbols, resources for a changing world, and exercises to assist the reader in their journey - The existence of almost 600,000 websites on 2012 indicates a huge fascination with this subject Download a sample chapter.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to U.S. Government and Politics

Author: Franco Scardino

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101057696

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

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The governed must know their government. Understanding how our government functions and the political forces that influence it is vital for all Americans. As a comprehensive overview and history of the subject, this book is designed to help anyone interested in learning about our government and the origins of its complex inner workings, our political system, and key elements that have affected our growth as a nation, all while serving as the best supplementary reading a student can get. - Author is an experienced Advanced Placement teacher - Students looking to take AP exams are a ready audience, along with citizenship applicants and CNN junkies - Large renewable market - Suitable as supplemental reading for coursework
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Renewable Energy for Your Home

Author: Brita Belli,Harvey Bryan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101104953

Category: House & Home

Page: 336

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An essential how-to on powering your home with sun, wind, water, and more. For readers wanting to save money-and the planet-by using alternative energy, this book provides everything they need to know. The five basic sources are fully covered: sun, wind, water, earth, and bio. The benefits, what is needed, and whether it will work for a particular home are all carefully laid out in this comprehensive overview: ? Solar energy for home heating, water heating, and electricity ? Wind power, hydrogen, and micro hydro power ? Heat pumps-air, geothermal, and water source ? Heating with wood and going bio
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Roman Empire

Author: Eric Nelson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101199180

Category: History

Page: 408

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You're no idiot, of course. The battle scenes in Gladiator had you on the edge of your seat and wondering where you could find more information on the rise and fall of ancient Rome. But, so far, your search has left you feeling like a blundering barbarian. Pick yourself up off the Colisseum floor! Consult 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Roman Empire', a fun-to-read introduction to the fascinating history, people, and culture of Ancient Rome. In this Complete Idiot's Guide, you get: -The history of the Roman Empire's rise and fall. -An idiot-proof introduction to the great epic literature of the Roman Republic. -A survey of the Romans in arts and popular culture. -Fascinating details of some of history's most nefarious emperors, including Nero, Caligula, and Commodus.
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Complete Idiot's Guide to Saving the Environment

Author: Greg Pahl

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0786535024

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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"The Complete Idiot's Guide to Saving the Environment" is a comprehensive guide to the ways an average citizen can make every day Earth Day. We learn how the environment got in this condition and how we can improve it by reducing, reusing, and recycling at home, at work, and everywhere else. The book suggests groups and organizations to join or to go to for information.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to 2012

Author: Synthia Andrews,Colin Andrews

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592578030

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 326

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Offers a close-up look at the Mayan calendar and its prophecy about the end of the world on December 21, 2012, addressing Mayan predictions concerning global warming and climate change, the implications of Mayan teachings regarding the future of humankind, and more. Original.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Extraterrestrial Intelligence

Author: Michael Kurland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780028623870

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 325

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Surveys radio signals, UFO sightings, and alien abductions while pondering the probability of life on other planets and exploring the depiction of aliens in popular culture
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Sea Level Rise

History and Consequences

Author: Bruce Douglas,Mark T Kearney,Stephen P. Leatherman

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080516790

Category: Science

Page: 232

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Sea Level Rise, History and Consequences includes a special emphasis on the evidence for historical sea level change; case studies are used to demonstrate the resulting consequences. A CD-ROM is included which contain tide gauge data and trends of relative sea level from the Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level. The material on the CD-ROM is either in the form of text files, or web sites that can be opened by widely available web-browsers. Sea level is expected to rise as much as 60-100 centimeters over the next century due to greenhouse-induced global warming -- or at least that is what the some scientists predict. However, the concept of sea level is extremely complex, which makes the prediction of sea level rise anything but certain. The reviewers are in consensus in enthusiastically endorsing this comprehensive book and CD-ROM treatment. This book will be a comprehensive review of the subject using the data themselves (on CD-ROM) to illustrate the principles involved, rather than detailed mathematical treatments. The book should be readily accessible to upper division and first-year graduate students in the environmental sciences, geography, geology, and other interdisciplinary fields. Four pages (up to 16 pages) of color in the printed text. The book will have wide appeal. It will be read by geologists, geophysicists, climatologists, oceanographers, meteorologists, environmental scientists, geomorphologists, coastal engineers, and policy makers in all of these fields.
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The CQ Researcher Bound Volume 2006

Author: Inc. Congressional Quarterly

Publisher: Cq Press

ISBN: 9780872895447

Category: Political Science

Page: 1132

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Presents articles that cover a variety of social conditions and problems, including domestic violence, eating disorders, stem cell research, abortion, ecotourism, and environmenalism.
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Issues for Debate in American Public Policy

Selections from the CQ Researcher

Author: CQ Press,CQ Press Staff

Publisher: C Q Press College

ISBN: 9781933116860

Category: Political Science

Page: 387

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For coverage of the most important policy issues facing the United States?from disaster preparation to global warming, and avian flu to the death penalty?offer your students balanced and complete overviews of today's foremost policy controversies. The ideal reader to lay needed groundwork and spark lively classroom discussion, Issues for Debate in American Public Policy allows students to view an issue from all sides while giving them a window into how policy is actually made and implemented.
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