Home, Auto, & Hobbies Books

What do you need to learn to make everyday life easier and more fun? Maybe it’s meal planning. Or playing bartender at parties. Want to learn to change the oil in your car? Train your cocker spaniel or use your fancy new camera? We’ve got the 411.

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Card Games For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Published 05-16-2022

Do you love card games, or maybe want to get into card gambling? Card Games For Dummies, 3rd Edition is your friendly, easy-to-follow guide on the rules and best strategies. The book includes expert instruction and tips on all kinds of card games, including fun family games, bridge, and gambling games like poker and blackjack.

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Sailing For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Published 05-09-2022

This friendly guide offers instruction for beginning and intermediate captains. Whether your goal is to explore a nearby lake, sail down the Mighty Mississippi, or take to the open sea, Sailing For Dummies, 3rd Edition explains how to launch your vessel, tie knots, turn sails, read the water, and much more.

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Coin Collecting For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Published 05-02-2022

This hands-on guide escorts you through the world's oldest hobby, helping you decide which types of coins you want to collect, showing you how to keep your collection in mint condition, and explaining how to buy and sell coins on the internet. This 3rd edition includes updated photos and a wealth of new information, such as more on coin grading and grading services, expanded coverage of the primary role auction houses play in coin collecting, and recently discovered rare coins.

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Nikon Z fc For Dummies

Published 04-11-2022

This book takes you on a comprehensive and user-friendly tour of the Nikon Z fc camera, and shows you how to get the most of it. It covers the camera's controls and buttons, settings, and all of its automatic and manual options. Also included are easy-to-follow instructions on tried-and-tested photography techniques.

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Orchids For Dummies

Published 03-29-2022

<p><b>Become a plant parent to some of the most stunning&nbsp;flowering plants&nbsp;you&rsquo;ve ever seen&nbsp;</b></p> <p>Orchids display&nbsp;more&nbsp;beautiful and exotic&nbsp;flowers&nbsp;than&nbsp;you&rsquo;ll find&nbsp;on other flowering plants,&nbsp;but they&nbsp;do require some love and care to grow well.&nbsp;With help from&nbsp;<i>Orchids&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies,</i> anyone can&nbsp;be successful in growing and flowering&nbsp;these gorgeous&nbsp;and fragrant&nbsp;plants in their&nbsp;garden or home!&nbsp;</p> <p>This&nbsp;step-by-step guide&nbsp;shows you how to select&nbsp;orchids&nbsp;that will thrive in your own unique environment and how to water, fertilize, repot, and propagate&nbsp;them&nbsp;on your own. You&rsquo;ll learn to decipher complicated orchid names (&ldquo;phalaenopsis,&rdquo; anyone?)&nbsp;and create spectacular displays. You&rsquo;ll also&nbsp;discover:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>New information about updated plant and orchid classification systems&nbsp;so you can know what to buy at your local garden center or store&nbsp;</li> <li>Expanded info on moth orchids, one of the most popular varieties of the&nbsp;plant&nbsp;sold in the&nbsp;world today&nbsp;</li> <li>Updated instructions on which pesticides, fertilizers, and potting materials you should be using&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Perfect for&nbsp;amateur gardeners, orchid-lovers, and anyone interested in growing&nbsp;these exquisite&nbsp;flowers on their own,&nbsp;<i>Orchids&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies</i>&nbsp;will turn your thumb green in no time at all!&nbsp;</p>

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Texas Hold'em For Dummies

Published 03-29-2022

<p><b>The most fun you can have learning Texas Hold&rsquo;em (and we ain&rsquo;t bluffin&rsquo;)</b> <p>Playing Texas Hold&rsquo;em is about the most fun you can have with two cards in your hand. Navigating the slang, rules, and intricacies of the game can be challenging, though. With <i>Texas Hold&rsquo;em For Dummies</i>, 2<sup>nd</sup> Edition, you&rsquo;ll learn the tricks you need to know to win your first online or in-person game. From ranking the various poker hands to applying betting strategies, this book helps you build the skills necessary to achieve poker room success. <p>In <i>Texas Hold&rsquo;em For Dummies</i>, you&rsquo;ll learn to: <ul> <li>Improve your chances at casinos and in online poker rooms</li> <li>Participate in a poker tournament with confidence</li> <li>Bluff, bet, raise, and fold in the right way at the right times</li> </ul> <p>The perfect handbook for beginning poker players who want to play in-person or online, <i>Texas Hold&rsquo;em For Dummies</i> is also an essential companion for more experienced players looking to brush up on the fundamentals and improve their skills.

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Casino Gambling For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Published 03-28-2022

Crazy about casinos, but worried about losing your shirt? Relax! This hands-on guide is filled with insider secrets and tips for maximizing winnings and minimizing losses in the most popular casino games ― blackjack, poker, craps, roulette, slots, and more. You get the scoop on everything from game rules and jargon to making the best bets (and knowing when to quit).

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Landscaping For Dummies

Published 03-09-2022

<b>Create an eye-catching outdoor oasis with this no-nonsense guide to landscaping</b> <p>As families spend more time at home, they're expanding their living space to their yards, decks, and patios. When you're ready to upgrade the look of your landscape, <i>Landscaping For Dummies</i> offers advice on installing fences and walkways, choosing hardy plants and trees, and enhancing natural habitats for the critters and creatures lurking in your neighborhood. You'll find out how to make your backyard a relaxing retreat space and discover the enjoyment and satisfaction that comes from working in your yard. <p><i>Landscaping For Dummies</i> includes: <ul> <li>Lists of recommended plants and varieties, including the best ones for privacy plantings, low-maintenance groundcovers, and small gardens</li> <li>Advice on how to deal with special landscaping concerns, including fire-prone areas, bee and butterfly gardens, and drought-tolerant and native landscapes</li> <li>Instructions on installing permanent features like decks, patios, fences, and more</li> <li>Pointers on how to water more efficiently, including the latest tools and technologies that can save you time</li> </ul> <p>With a little bit of planning and some digging, trimming, or planting, you'll be set to enjoy your yard whenever the mood strikes. Let <i>Landscaping For Dummies</i> be your guide to making the most of your outdoor space.

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Zero Waste Cooking For Dummies

Published 01-19-2022

<p><b>Your recipe for saving the planet (and some money too!)</b></p> <p>If you&rsquo;re like many of us, you waste your fair share of food. And you may think that food waste is an inevitable part of modern life. But in <i>Zero Waste Cooking For Dummies,</i> you&rsquo;ll learn a little about sustainability in agriculture and where your food comes from, and how to organize your kitchen for less waste. With food waste in mind, you&rsquo;ll also learn how to meal plan and shop within your budget.And ultimately, you&rsquo;ll learn how to use every last bit of what&rsquo;s in your fridge, freezer, and cupboard to make delicious meals, save money, and do your part for the environment.</p> <p>In this book, celebrated dietitian and internationally recognized author Rosanne Rust walks you through every step of transforming how you plan your meals, shop for groceries, store your food, cook your food, and deal with leftovers. Whether you&rsquo;re more experiences or the type of cook who can burn water, you&rsquo;ll find tips and strategies that help you buy, use, and waste less food.</p> <p><i>Zero Waste Cooking For Dummies</i> offers:</p> <ul> <li>Dozens of recipes for delicious entrees, appetizers, breakfasts, soups, salads, and more</li> <li>Meal planning ideas that make grocery shopping a breeze, save you real money, and help you make the most of what you have in your kitchen</li> <li>Tips and tricks for how to use leftovers, how to craft new dishes with leftover ingredients so you don&rsquo;t need to throw anything away, and more</li> </ul> <p>This book is a must-read for any homemaker, home cook or anyone looking for ways to save a little money, reduce their carbon footprint, and make some awesome, nutritious meals.</p>

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Android Smartphone Photography For Dummies

Published 11-09-2021

<p><b>Wait&mdash;you&nbsp;took that amazing picture?&nbsp;</b></p> <p>Taking a photo is as simple as point and click. Taking a good photo takes a bit more&nbsp;know-how, and&nbsp;<i>Android&nbsp;Smartphone&nbsp;Photography&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies</i>&nbsp;is your quick-and-easy guide.&nbsp;No matter what model of Android phone you have, this book teaches you to&nbsp;produce high-quality images using the&nbsp;powerhouse&nbsp;camera&nbsp;you&nbsp;carry in&nbsp;your&nbsp;pocket every day.&nbsp;You&rsquo;ll learn the&nbsp;photography techniques&nbsp;pros use, like how to recognize beautiful outdoor lightning, how to capture moving subjects, and how to make stuff look&nbsp;good.&nbsp;</p> <p>Whatever kind of photos you want to take, this book will help you identify the gear and the apps you need for stunning results. With Dummies as your friendly instructor, you&rsquo;ll be wowing your friends and family before you know it.&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Explore your phone&rsquo;s camera, including little-known advanced features that will make a big difference in your images&nbsp;</li> <li>Figure out how to edit your pictures, correct lighting imbalances, apply neat filters, remove blemishes, and more&nbsp;</li> <li>Learn the basic principles of photography and apply your knowledge to outdoor photography, action shots, and still life&nbsp;</li> <li>Plus: capture video, organize your images, share photos online, choose a phone tripod, and protect your camera from the elements&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Dummies makes it easy for Android users of all skill levels to morph into masterful image-makers.&nbsp;</p>

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