The Complete Idiot s Guide to Microbiology Book

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Microbiology

  • Author : Jeffrey J. Byrd, Ph.D.
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2006-11-07
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440696749

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Microbiology Excerpt :

Microbiology, the branch of biology that studies microorganisms and their effects on humans, is a key part of medical training curriculum. Written by a top professor of microbiology and an experienced science writer, this book is a basic microbiology course that can be understood by anyone, including medical students, profesisonals wanting to bone up of the subjects, and laypersons wanting to know about the topic. Prepared by a top professor of microbiology and an experienced popular science writer. Almost every student enrolled in medical school, nursing, dentistry, pharmacology, and veterinary medicine must take microbiology. Includes coverage on microbes and their relationship with each other, the body's immune system, infectious diseases, biotechnology, and bioterrorism.

Complete Idiot s Guide to Publishing Science Fiction Book
Score: 4
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Complete Idiot s Guide to Publishing Science Fiction

  • Author : Cory Doctorow
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 0028639189

Complete Idiot s Guide to Publishing Science Fiction Excerpt :

Offers advice on how to get a science fiction novel or short story published, including tips on the basic elements of a work of science fiction to getting an agent, and signing a contract.



  • Author : Julie Young
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-05-05
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781615648276

ASMR Excerpt :

ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, and it's a relaxed, tingling feeling that many people report having as a response to particular stimuli, such as close personal attention, tapping, or whispering. Although its experiencers say they have been aware of the sensation all their lives, it has only recently come together as a public phenomenon thanks to YouTube, where ASMRtists now post thousands of videos that simulate the ASMR experience and help viewers fall asleep when no other remedies work. The ASMR community is generous and connected, and often viewers will become content producers themselves in an effort to give back to those who have helped them. In this book readers get: -- A clear explanation of what ASMR is, its benefits, and how to experience it. -- The most recent theories and evidence as to why and how ASMR works, and how it's connected to other established methods of relaxation. -- Extensive exploration of the various ASMR trigger types. -- Tips for discovering the triggers that work for each individual, and ways of finding and adapting to new ones. -- What to do when one becomes desensitized to their favorite artist or trigger type. -- Exclusive interviews with the top ASMR artists from all over the world, discussing their strange celebrity and their own ASMR experiences. -- How-to content on creating ASMR videos, including equipment, props, script writing, editing, and uploading. -- Online extras will include exclusive video content from one of the top ASMR artists.

Mindfulness Book


  • Author : Lani Muelrath
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-03-16
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780744041538

Mindfulness Excerpt :

Be present in the here and now and cultivate inner peace by living in the moment with mindfulness Are you struggling to be present in the moment with wandering thoughts? This book will help you discover powerful tools to gain deeper understanding, calmness, and clarity through meditation practices in your daily life. This self-help book will teach you simple mindfulness meditations and exercises that will help you be more consciously aware. It includes: - An overview of mindfulness, how it works, and how to practice it daily - Guidance on alleviating anxiety, depression, anger, and addiction - Tips on getting over your emotional hurdles by improving mental clarity and discipline - Advice on improving communication in your relationships with mindfulness - Advanced meditation methods to maximize the benefits of mindfulness Did you know you have the ability to slow down racing thoughts, let go of negativity and calm your body and mind using mindfulness? Mindfulness expert, Domyo Sater Burk will show you how to be consciously present and aware, in a specific moment and your life in general. Explore proven meditation techniques that will allow you to reclaim your life, relieve stress, and improve your wellbeing. With regular practice, use the mindfulness meditations in this guidebook to learn to be more conscious of and attentive to your body, feelings, and patterns of thought. Doing so will lead to greater knowledge and understanding of yourself. Better yet, the positive effects of regular mindfulness are easy to achieve!

Ayurveda Book


  • Author : Sahara Rose Ketabi
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-08-08
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781465471116

Ayurveda Excerpt :

"A must-read for anyone coming to Ayurveda for the first time or as a readable brush-up for all. Sahara offers a contemporary explanation of Ayurvedic wisdom that resonates with today's readers."-Deepak Chopra Discover your Ayurvedic Dosha (mind-body type) and find foods, self-care practices, yoga poses, and meditations that are tailored to your unique needs. Best-selling author Sahara Rose Ketabi makes Ayurveda accessible with this contemporary guide to the world's oldest health system. Originating in India over 5,000 years ago, Ayurveda is the sister science to yoga. It's the age-old secret to longevity, digestive health, mental clarity, beauty, and balance that's regaining popularity today for its tried-and-trued methods. Sahara Rose revitalizes ancient Ayurvedic wisdom with a modern approach and explains how adjusting the timing of your meals; incorporating self-care practices such as dry-brushing, oil-pulling and tongue-scraping; eating the correct foods for your digestive type; and practicing the right yoga and meditation practices for your unique personality will radically enhance your health, digestion, radiance, intuition, and bliss. With Idiot's Guides: Ayurveda, you will: -Discover your unique Dosha and learn how it is reflected in your physiology, metabolism, digestion, personality, and even in your dreams. -Learn how your body's needs change according to the season, environment, and time of day -Find ways to regain luster, passion and flow in your life -Enjoy easy-to-make, plant-based recipes -Establish an Ayurvedic morning and nighttime ritual for optimal balance -Learn how to balance your chakras according to your Dosha -Use Ayurvedic herbs and spices to heal digestive issues, skin problems, hormonal imbalance, and other ailments With plenty of fun facts, holistic humor, and sacred knowledge from Sahara that will help you seamlessly integrate Ayurveda into your lifestyle.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Zen Living Book
Score: 4.5
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The Complete Idiot s Guide to Zen Living

  • Author : Gary R. McClain
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2000-11-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN 10 : 0028639588

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Zen Living Excerpt :

Explains what Zen is and how it came to America, how to practice Zen and incorporate it into daily living, and the Zen approach to the world.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Acting Book

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Acting

  • Author : Paul Baldwin
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN 10 : 0028641531

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Acting Excerpt :

Provides advice for amateur and professional actors about theater skills, auditions, rehearsals, openings, and how to become a professional, and discusses the benefits of acting for non-professionals.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Guerrilla Marketing Book

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Guerrilla Marketing

  • Author : Colleen Wells
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2008-01-02
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 351
  • ISBN 10 : 9781436211680

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Guerrilla Marketing Excerpt :

Attention-grabbing, money-saving ideas. Now small to mid-sized companies, entrepreneurs, and their marketing staff can expand their customer base in new and exciting ways. Written by marketing experts, this guide presents a detailed blueprint for gaining new customers while saving money at the same time. Readers will learn how to create local and national word-of-mouth 'buzz', internet strategies including viral ads, promise-based marketing, and community building; tips on product placement in the media; and much more. Written by a pair of expert authors. Includes dozens of effective, practical, money-saving ideas.

Music Theory  3E Book

Music Theory 3E

  • Author : Michael Miller
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-07-12
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781465454102

Music Theory 3E Excerpt :

Many people find music theory a tough subject-- but it doesn't have to be! The best-selling Idiot's Guides: Music Theory, Third Edition, is a concise and clear guide that teaches any budding musician (and even more experienced ones) how to read musical notation by navigating the basics of reading and composing music. This book covers: - The basics of tones, including pitches, clefs, scales, intervals, and major and minor keys. - The building blocks of rhythm, including note values, basic notation, time signatures, and tempo, dynamics, and navigation. - How tunes are created, starting with melodies, chords, chord progressions, and phrases and forms. - The basics of accompaniment, including transcribing, accompanying melodies, and transposing to other keys. - Composing and arranging, including coverage of musical genres and forms, how to compose your own music, arranging for voices and instruments, working with lead sheets and scores, and performing your music. - Helpful reference appendixes, including a glossary, chord charts, and instrument ranges. - Exercises at the end of each chapter, and an answer key appendix. - All-new coverage of genres, composing, and arranging. - Expanded online ear-training and transcribing exercise content.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to the Ultimate Reading List Book
Score: 2
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The Complete Idiot s Guide to the Ultimate Reading List

  • Author : John Charles
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2007-07-03
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440625602

The Complete Idiot s Guide to the Ultimate Reading List Excerpt :

"Great reads for busy people." This is a guide to help busy people find great reads in fiction and non-fiction. Filled with recommendations of popular, entertaining reading, this book covers mystery and suspense, romance, womenas fiction and chick lit, westerns, science fiction, such nonfiction topics as animals, art, biography, memoirs, business, true crime, and more. Plus, each entry includes a summary of the book, its significance, and a critique/observation/comment.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Understanding Islam  2nd Edition Book

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Understanding Islam 2nd Edition

  • Author : Yahiya Emerick
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2004-11-02
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 658
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101097427

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Understanding Islam 2nd Edition Excerpt :

An up-close and up-to-date look at an often misunderstood faith. This completely revised and updated guide explores the tenets of the Qu'ran (A.K.A 'Koran'), examines the history of the religion and its relationship to Christianity and Judaism, and features an expanded section on the true story behind 'jihad'. It explores Islamic views on war and terrorism, including the Muslim perspective on the tragic events of September 11, and the subsequent U.S. presence in both Afghanistan and Iraq. Excellent sales for the 1st Editrion. Islam is the fastest-growing religion in America, with more than six million devoted followers. Features an expanded section on women in Islam, including their status within the Taliban, and the Islamic practice of polygamy.

Growing Marijuana Book

Growing Marijuana

  • Author : Kevin Oliver
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-06-14
  • Genre: Gardening
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781465450562

Growing Marijuana Excerpt :

As marijuana laws in the United States become less restrictive, more and more people are searching for basic marijuana gardening instructions. Cultivating pot isn't like growing houseplants or vegetables, especially if you desire maximum potency and yield. It takes precision. Among other things, you need female plants, very specific temperature, humidity and lighting at different times during the plant's lifespan, special nutrients, and the correct harvesting procedures. Idiot's Guides: Growing Marijuana covers it all, in a simple, concise way-- with tons of full-color photography and step-by-step instructions.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Economics  2nd Edition Book

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Economics 2nd Edition

  • Author : Tom Gorman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-01-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 474
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101478387

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Economics 2nd Edition Excerpt :

Dollars and sense. For both general readers and students, The Complete Idiot's GuideĀ® to Economics, Second Edition, clearly explains macroeconomics and microeconomics, covering the dynamics of the markets, consumer behavior, business, budgets and taxation, recession and expansion, unemployment and inflation, fiscal policy, and international trade. This user-friendly second edition also discusses depression, wartime economics, and situational economics such as healthcare and energy. ? With the economy topping the headlines every day, the timing is right for a second edition ? Will appeal to anyone getting an MBA or taking economics courses, as well as general readers who want to learn about economics in terms they can understand

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Writing a Novel  2nd Edition Book
Score: 5
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The Complete Idiot s Guide to Writing a Novel 2nd Edition

  • Author : Tom Monteleone
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2010-07-06
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101198117

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Writing a Novel 2nd Edition Excerpt :

A completely updated guide for first-time novelists. Completely revised to include new interviews with best-selling authors; more detailed information on writing genre fiction from paranormal romance to cozy mysteries; and everything a writer needs to know about self-publishing and eBooks to get started. The Complete Idiot's GuideĀ® to Writing a Novel, Second Edition, is an indispensable reference on how to write and publish a first novel. ?Expert author with over thirty published novels ?Includes interviews with new best-selling novelists ?Features new material on writing genre fiction and self-publishing

Beginning Programming Book

Beginning Programming

  • Author : Matt Telles
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-08-05
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9781615645473

Beginning Programming Excerpt :

Basic computer programming can be intimidating to anyone who has ever attempted to write their first line of code. Idiot's Guides: Basic Programming takes the fear out of learning programming by teaching readers the basics of programming with Python, an open-source (free) environment which is considered one of the easiest languages to learn for beginners, Python has consistent syntax, a solid standardized library, and a simplicity that isn't always present in other languages. Readers will learn not only the "how" of programming but the "why" so that they not only know how to write code, but why that code works, and how it relates to other languages and forms of programming. Readers will learn how to program through simple projects that help them to learn how basic programming works, while encouraging them to be creative and enabling them to see the tangible results of their coding.