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 Green Living

Author: Trish Riley

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 144062626X

Category: House & Home

Page: 336

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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 Global Economics

Author: Craig Hovey,Gregory Rehmke

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440636273

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Think outside the borders. Global economics affects every aspect of our lives. Free trade agreements, tariffs, terrorism, trade deficits, international debt, global warming, OPEC, outsourcing, and sweat shops are just some of the forces driving our world, food supply, jobs, and future. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Global Economics provides the key to understanding the various facts, figures, policies, and practices that offer insight into this dynamic subject.
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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 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 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 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 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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