Explores the habits of different dinosaur species, explains how paleontologists assemble skeletons, and compares opposing theories on the dinosaurs' extinction
Raising chickens is a growing trend hitting urban and suburban areas, as well as the country. 'The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Raising Chickens', covers every aspect of raising chickens, whether one lives in the country, suburb, or city. People wanting their own supply of organic, additive-free, free-range eggs want to know how to keep their chickens healthy and egg producing. ? How to choose what to start with: chicks, pullets, or hens ? How best to feed and water ? Coverage of the most popular breeds ? Everything about eggs, including how to sell them
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
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.
Featuring more than 600 questions about dinosaurs—such as What dinosaurs are thought to have evolved into birds? Did dinosaurs travel in herds? and Where and what is the Dinosaur Freeway?—this fun-filled fact-book provides a wealth of information on the lives and habits of these astonishing creatures. From the Tyrannosaurus rex to the Stegosaurus, the guide profiles numerous species, chronicling their time on earth and exploring their roles in archaeological expeditions and museums today. Delightful and intriguing, this comprehensive record includes the debates still surrounding the origins and fate of these creatures that dominated the earth for millions of years but seemed to disappear in the blink of an eye.
Collects facts on and stories of such accomplished, great, and legendary Americans as Paul Bunyan, Theodore Roosevelt, Annie Oakley, Sammy Sosa, and Bill Cosby
A nontechnical manual for groundbreaking technology. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Google Chrome OS presents readers with a clear overview of Google's free operating system-targeting users of netbook computers and allowing them to work primarily on the web - including how to send e-mail, work with pictures, save and manage files, use common office applications as well as more specialized programs, and deal with problems. ?Available day-and-date with the software ?Chrome OS will be free, making it very competitive with Windows 7 ?Google boasts that Chrome OS will start up and get the user onto the web in a few seconds, without having to contend with viruses, malware, and security updates
Explains how to select a guitar, understand chords and melodies, how to read notes, explore different musical styles, and details how guitar music is written
You're no idiot, of course. You know that life isn't like an old sitcom, when TV dad's like Mike Brady or Ward Cleaver always had just the right answer for Greg, Marcia, or the Beaver. But when it comes to earning the title 'World's Greatest Dad', you feel like you're always going to be more like the father from 'Married With Children' than the one from 'Father Knows Best'. Don't retire your cardigan just yet! 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fatherhood' answers all the questions any expecting new, or veteran father could have on topics ranging from communication and ground rules to privileges and punishment. In this 'Complete Idiot's Guide', you get: -Commonsense advice from a veteran dad on how to strike a loving but firm balance. -Practical tips on helping your spouse during pregnancy. -Useful instruction on care and handling of a newborn and a toddler. -Smart strategies for keeping your kids safe (and yourself sane) in the turbulent adolsescent years.
Everything is connected... We''re living in the midst of a scientific revolution that''s captured the general public''s attention and imagination. The aim of this new revolution is to develop a "theory of everything"- -- a set of laws of physics that will explain all that can be explained, ranging from the tiniest subatomic particle to the universe as a whole. Here, readers will learn the ideas behind the theories, and their effects upon our world, our civilization, and ourselves.
'Honest and precise, everything about writing for children there is to know.' Jane Yolen, author Here is the comprehensive guide to writing, publishing, and selling for an ever-expanding and always exciting children's market, now in a new and updated third edition. - Includes new chapters on self-publishing and on "how to choose a how-to", plus revision and updates throughout. - Offers practical advice on getting started and on dealing with out-of-print books. - Covers picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, middle-grade and young novels, and common formats and genres. - Reveals what happens inside a children's publishing company, and provides guidance in working with an editor. - Sample cover and query letters, manuscript format, glossary, and recommended resources in an extensive appendix. - Plus information on agents, contracts, copyright, marketing and more.
Sit back, grab some popcorn, and let the credits roll. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Classic Movies provides comprehensive information on the best classic films from the silent era up through 1969, cross-referenced several different ways for easy access. Also contains fun, "insider" trivia and facts about the movies, the stars, and factors that influenced the movie or the audience at the time of the movie's release. * Written by a recognized name in the industry who has written books on movies and film for decades * Features only the best movies (3 and 4 stars) from the silent era up through 1969 * Offers several indexes, which are cross-referenced alphabetically by actor and director, in addition to the main text being indexed by film name and genre * Includes appendices that provide information on the top 100 films of all time, the greatest movie quotes, Academy Award winners, and Internet references for locating hard-to-find films
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.
A beautifully composed journey through music history! Music history is a required course for all music students. Unfortunately, the typical music history book is dry and academic, focusing on rote memorization of important composers and works. This leads many to think that the topic is boring, but bestselling author Michael Miller proves that isn't so. This guide makes music history interesting and fun, for both music students and older music lovers. * Covers more than Western "classical" music-also includes non-Western music and uniquely American forms such as jazz * More than just names and dates-puts musical developments in context with key historical events
Millions of Spanish-speaking immigrants enrol in ESL (English as a Second Language) classes every year. This curriculum-based guide offers practical examples, exercises, and quizzes to quickly and effectively bolster English skills.