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Photovoltaic Design and Installation For Dummies (047059893X) cover image
The fun and easy way to get a grip on photovoltaic design and installation

Designing and installing solar panel systems is a trend that continues to grow. With 'green collar' jobs on the rise and homeowners looking for earth-friendly ways to stretch their dollars and lesson their carbon imprint, understanding photovoltaic design and installation is on the rise.

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Poetry For Dummies (0764552724) cover image
Sometimes it seems like there are as many definitions of poetry as there are poems. Coleridge defined poetry as “the best words in the best order.” St. Augustine called it “the Devil’s wine.” For Shelley, poetry was “the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.” But no matter how you define it, poetry has exercised a hold upon the hearts and minds of people for more than five millennia. That’s because for the attentive ... Read More
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Research Papers For Dummies (0764554263) cover image
You're sitting at your desk in a classroom or in an airless cubicle, wondering how many minutes are left in a seemingly endless day, when suddenly your teacher or supervisor lowers the boom: She wants a research paper, complete with footnotes and a list of sources. She wants accuracy, originality, and good grammar. And – gasp! – she wants ten pages! You may be 16 years old or 60 years old, but your reaction is the same: Help! ... Read More
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Rookie Teaching For Dummies (0764524798) cover image
Navigate politics, paperwork, and legal issues

Find your instructional style and make learning fun for your students!

Gain the upper hand on your first day of school! This friendly guide reveals what they didn't teach you in your education classes, offering practical advice and tons of real-life examples to help you set up and maintain an orderly classroom, engage your students, establish a grading system, and develop positive relationships with parents ... Read More
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Sherlock Holmes For Dummies (0470484446) cover image
Get a comprehensive guide to this important literary figure and his author.

A classic literary character, Sherlock Holmes has fascinated readers for decades -- from his repartee with Dr. Watson and his unparalleled powers of deduction to the settings, themes, and villains of the stories. Now, this friendly guide offers a clear introduction to this beloved figure and his author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, presenting new insight into the detective stories ... Read More

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Signals and Systems For Dummies (111847581X) cover image
Getting mixed signals in your signals and systems course?

The concepts covered in a typical signals and systems course are often considered by engineering students to be some of the most difficult to master. Thankfully, Signals & Systems For Dummies is your intuitive guide to this tricky course, walking you step-by-step through some of the more complex theories and mathematical formulas in a way that is easy to understand. ... Read More

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Sociology For Dummies (0470572361) cover image
The first authoritative yet accessible guide to this broad and popular topic

Sociology is the study of human and societal interaction, and because society is constantly changing, sociology will always remain a crucial and relevant subject. Sociology For Dummieshelps you understand this complex field, serving as the ideal study guide both when you're deciding to take a class as well as when you are already participating in a course. ... Read More

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Speed Reading For Dummies (0470457449) cover image
The fun and easy way to become a more efficient, effective reader!

Want to read faster — and recall more of what you read? This practical, hands-on guide gives you the techniques you need to increase your reading speed and retention, whether you're reading books, e-mails, magazines, or even technical journals! You'll find reading aids and plenty of exercises to help you read faster and better comprehend the text. ... Read More

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Teacher's Skills Tests For Dummies (1118661648) cover image

If you’re preparing for the newly revised Numeracy and Literacy Skills Tests, Teacher’s Skills Tests For Dummies is your one-stop for both exams, providing you with subject-matter review, revision and practice tests you need to tackle the tests with confidence and succeed. Written by expert authors in Maths, English, and Education (with the credentials to prove it),  Teacher’s Skills Tests For Dummies ... Read More

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Teaching Kids to Read For Dummies (1118068939) cover image
You’re thinking of teaching a child to read. What a great idea! Now all you need is exactly the right blueprint. This easy-to-follow book is written with two people in mind; you, and the child you’re thinking of teaching. Mother and children’s reading specialist Tracey Wood gives you all the down-to-earth, honest information you need to give a child a happy, solid start with reading.

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Teaching Kids to Spell For Dummies (0764576240) cover image
Filled with enjoyable spelling activities and exercises

The fun and easy way? to help your K-5th grader become an A+ speller

If you want to make spelling easier for your child or boost spelling skills and confidence, you've come to the right place. Veteran reading specialist Tracey Wood gives you tips, games, exercises, word lists, and memory aids to help your child build solid spelling know-how. Her techniques are fun, fast, and effective, and best ... Read More
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Teaching Skills For Dummies (0470740841) cover image
Being a “good teacher” is a difficult goal to achieve, being largely dependent on a huge variety of skills outside of the main curriculum. Teaching Skills For Dummies focuses on these ‘soft’ skills of teaching, from maintaining discipline to creating engaging lesson plans and monitoring performance. This essential guide promises to help teachers gain the respect of their pupils, manage potential confrontations and ultimately get the best out of both ... Read More
Voice Acting For Dummies (1118399587) cover image
Make a career out of your voice? Easy.

Voice acting is like acting, but just using your voice! It's a unique career where the actor's voice can be heard worldwide-in commercials, on audiobooks, in animated movies, documentaries, online videos, telephone systems and much, much more. The point is to bring the written word to life with the human voice.

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Voice and Speaking Skills For Dummies (1119945127) cover image
Find your voice, and communicate with confidence

Ever wondered why nobody hears you in meetings, or wished people would take you more seriously? Or maybe you're unhappy with your accent, or you feel insecure about your high-pitched or monotonous voice? Voice and Speaking Skills For Dummies will help you to discover the power of your voice, understand how it works, and use your voice like a professional whether in meetings, addressing an audience, or ... Read More

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World Poverty for Dummies (0731406990) cover image
Created especially for the Australian customer!

Uncover the global building blocks of poverty

Ending world poverty is possible -- and you can help. With World Poverty For Dummies, you find out about the building blocks of poverty, as well as its varying causes and manifestations in different regions around the world. Most importantly, you discover inspiring stories of change and actions you can take -- from changing your consumer and investment choices ... Read More

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Writing a Dissertation For Dummies, UK Edition (0470742704) cover image
Producing a dissertation has become a major requirement of most university courses, both undergraduate and Masters. It's likely to be the largest single piece of work you'll have to submit - and also the hardest!

Writing a Dissertation For Dummies walks you through all the practical and theoretical aspects of writing a dissertation to help you produce a first-class work. This guide is ideal for any student in the broad range of the social sciences ... Read More

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Writing a Novel and Getting Published For Dummies, UK Edition (0470059109) cover image
Includes advice on perfecting dialogue, plot, and endings

Turn your bright idea into a brilliant novel

With a published author advising you on how to write a great novel, and a literary agent on how to get a publishing deal, this guide gives you the complete inside track on the art and science of breaking into the fiction publishing industry. It takes you step-by-step from concept to contract so you have all the tools you need to tell your story with ... Read More

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Writing Essays For Dummies, UK Edition (0470742909) cover image
Do ever wish that you could write the perfect university essay? Are you left baffled about where to start? This easy-to-use guide walks you through the nuts and bolts of academic writing, helping you develop your essay-writing skills and achieve higher marks. From identifying the essay type and planning a structure, to honing your research skills, managing your time, finding an essay voice, and referencing correctly, ... Read More
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Writing Fiction For Dummies (0470530707) cover image
A complete guide to writing and selling your novel

So you want to write a novel? Great! That’s a worthy goal, no matter what your reason. But don’t settle for just writing a novel. Aim high. Write a novel that you intend to sell to a publisher. Writing Fiction for Dummies is a complete guide designed to coach you every step along the path from beginning writer to royalty-earning author. Here are some things you’ll learn in ... Read More

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