The Complete Idiot's Guide to Journalism

Author: Christopher K. Passante

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592576708

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 313

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Never has the world of journalism been so explosive, so global, and so competitive. Forget hourly news flashes; we live in a world of 24-hour breaking news with radio and TV stations and Internet sites updating stories by the minute and newspapers adjusting to stay fresh, in-depth, and relevant. While the number of newspapers and TV and radio stations has dropped over the last half century in the United States, instant, free-access Internet news portals have grown precipitously to not only fill any gaps in coverage but to force Big Media to change its game plans or risk losing readership. But in no way does this suggest any aspect of journalism is heading for the garbage heap-especially newspapers. Never before have Americans been so engaged in their world, and many mediums are needed to satiate that collective appetite for knowledge.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to String Theory

Author: George Musser

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592577026

Category: Science

Page: 334

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Looks at the scientific concepts and principles behind a "theory of everything," a set of laws of physics that can explain everything from the tiniest subatomic particle to the universe as a whole, and their implications for the world of science as a whole. Original.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Science Fair Projects

Author: Nancy K. O'Leary,Susan Shelly

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592571376

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 343

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Explains what the scientific method is and gives step-by-step directions for more than 50 projects and experiments using everyday items, for everyone from beginners to advanced students.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Difficult Conversations

Author: Gretchen Hirsch

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 144062612X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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How to tackle sensitive subjects. Covering both professional and personal situations, this guide examines ways to approach and handle conversations that are often put off or avoided altogether. The most comprehensive book of its kind, it provides all the information you need to approach difficult conversations with confidence, avoid blaming, overcome defensiveness, and make better decisions. -The only book on the market covering difficult conversations in both the workplace and one's personal life -Can be read cover to cover or used as a quick reference guide -Reviewed and approved by the Program Chair of Organizational Communication at Franklin University and former professor of Applied Linguistics at Harvard University
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Nonfiction

Author: Christina Boufis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 110159828X

Category: Creative nonfiction

Page: 324

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Get all the tools you need to craft compelling creative nonfiction prose. This helpful guide gives you everything you need to write real-life characters, compelling plots, natural dialogue, and captivating details.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Stock Investing

Author: Sarah Fisher,Susan Shelly

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101517476

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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The keys to financial success and security are just one book away. Investing in the equity or stock market has never been riskier - or more profitable. In The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Stock Investing, veteran Certified Financial Planner Sarah Young Fisher and business writer Susan Shelly lead the novice investor through the often confusing process of investing in the stock market, helping him or her think like a veteran trader. ? Written with the recent market in mind, this book will give strategies that apply to today's investors.
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Idiot's Guides: The U.S. Constitution, 2E

Author: Timothy Harper

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465458050

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

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One of the most revered, imitated, and controversial governmental documents in the world, the U.S. Constitution serves as the foundation for the American government and shapes the lives of Americans every day. Yet, how many of us know its history and the impact it has on guiding our ever evolving nation? Idiot's Guides: The U.S. Constitution, Second Edition, provides you a clear look at the one single document that defines America. Suitable supplemental reading for students in high school government/civics classes and college political science classes, this guide covers the birth of the Constitution and the history and details of its amendments.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pirates

Author: Gail Selinger,W. Thomas Smith

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592573769

Category: History

Page: 381

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Pirate lore has captured our fancy for centuries. From Treasure Islandto the bestselling novels of Patrick O'Brien and his pirate hunts, to the blockbuster film Pirates of the Caribbean, the appetite for pirates and their colourful history continues to grow. Hundreds of societies in U.S. ports re-enact famous pirate battles, web sites sell all manner of pirate paraphernalia and antiques, and chat rooms draw enthusiasts both young and not so young. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Piratesis the first and only series book that gives readers a comprehensive, authoritative, yet entertaining history of those swashbuckling brigands on the high seas. Complete with illustrations of ships, weapons, and booty, it offers contemporary portraits of such infamous men and women as Captain Edward "Blackbeard" Teach, Captain Anne Bonny, Captain William Kidd, and Jean LaFitte.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to NASCAR

Author: Brian Tarcy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440636389

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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The almanac that puts the pedal to the metal. For anyone new to the world of racing or hardcore fans looking for a comprehensive overview, this is the only book necessary. Chronicling the complete history of NASCAR®, as well as its controversies, this almanac-filled with fun facts, trivia, and stats-is the perfect guide for its millions of fans. * NASCAR® is America's #1 spectator sport with 75 million fans * Identifies leagues, top drivers, strategies, scoring systems, rule changes, and terms * Includes a four-color insert * Easy-to-use almanac-style format * Published just in time for the 2008 racing season
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Mafia

Author: Jerry Capeci

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780028642253

Category: True Crime

Page: 343

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Presents the complete idiot's guide to understanding the Mafia and provides an inside look into organized crime, their rules, and major events in Mafia history as well as information on notable men such as Jimmy Hoffa, Al Capone, and the Genovese family.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Boosting Employee Performance

Author: Marc Dorio,Susan Shelly

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101478373

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 6497

Keep workers working-and happy. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Boosting Employee Performance is the most current and comprehensive guide for managers seeking to get the most out of their employees and build lasting relationships that will help them grow their business. Includes the newest and most powerful tools to keep employees doing their best, including ideas on keeping morale high when business is tough, avoiding stagnant work habits and routines, energizing employees about their job, how to retain the best employees, and much more. ? Practical tips on maintaining clear communication between managers and staff, offering the right incentives, and inspiring teamwork ? Includes insightful anecdotes from real life
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Mormonism

Author: Drew Williams

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780028644912

Category: Religion

Page: 313

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Highlights the history, traditions, and religious practices of Mormonism, and shows how the group's lifestyle is received by mainstream society.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Into Top Colleges

Author: Marna Atkin,Ian R. Leslie

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592578979

Category: Study Aids

Page: 299

View: 528

A reference for students and parents on how to gain acceptance into Ivy League and other selective schools includes sample essays, recommendations forms, and advice on what admissions officers actually take into consideration.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to a Smart Vocabulary

Author: Paul McFedries

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780028639970

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 363

View: 399

Defines over 1,000 words in subject areas such as people, computers, business, law, culture, and government, as well as foreign terms and new words.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Your Family History

Author: Lynda Rutledge Stephenson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780028636443

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 418

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Provides advice on how to research and document one's family history, including preserving oral histories, learning about female ancestors, and navigating genealogical resources, and suggests various ways of presenting one's discoveries.
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Cold War

Author: Robert Mann

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780028642468

Category: Political Science

Page: 359

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A comprehensive look at the hundred-year history of the Cold War, from the rise of Lenin and communism to the foreign policy of George W. Bush. -- CNN's 24-part series, telecast in late 1998, is still alive and well on CNN Interactive. -- Who says the Cold War is over? Heard about the collision between the Chinese freighter and the U.S. Navy spy plane? New York Times political columnist Maureen Dowd said in April, "One veteran cold warrior who served under several presidents told me he was shocked that Bush II had refrozen the cold war." -- The Cold War International History Project Website at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars has up-to-date info on books published about the Cold War, as well as conferences, news, etc. The Complete Idiot's Guide "RM" to the Cold War covers: origins of the Cold War -- Karl Marx, the Treaty at Versailles, the Great Depression, the New Deal, and World War II; the China Lobby and the Marshall Plan, "American Caesar" in Korea and "Tail-Gunner Joe"; the birth of "talking head" journalism; those Happy Days 1950's; the Cuban Missile Crisis and death in Vietnam; the turbulent Sixties; Nixon visits China; Cold War America in the Seventies and Eighties -- the "Evil Empire, " Grenada, Nicaragua, and KAL Flight 007, and Post-Cold War policy, the Cold War legacy.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Choosing a College Major

Author: Randall S. Hansen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592576852

Category: Education

Page: 376

View: 4754

Matches popular college majors with possible careers in the arts, business, science, social science, and the service industry, giving an overview of what degree and skills are necessary and projected earnings and growth in the area.
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Green Careers

Author: Barbara Parks,Jodi Helmer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592578924

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

View: 6588

A comprehensive guide to the types of green jobs that are available in the workforce today, the skills and training needed, funding available, salary expectations, and more.
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