The Complete Idiot's Guide to Horseback Riding


Author: Jessica Jahiel

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101198990

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 368

View: 560

Expert advice from an experienced equestrienne pack The Complete Idiot's Guide to Horseback Riding. Learn simple strategies for mastering basic riding skill, essential information on caring for horses, the differences between Western and English riding styles, caring for the saddle and much more! Rules of polo and polocrosse are also included.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Horses


Author: P.J. Dempsey,Sarah Montague

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440695849

Category: Pets

Page: 256

View: 7086

The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Horses will introduce new and prospective owners to every aspect of buying, riding, grooming, handling, stabling, training and caring for horses. Readers will learn about the various horse breeds, what to wear while riding, how to saddle and mount a horse, and how to choose the right vet.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Country Living


Author: Kimberley Willis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440653305

Category: House & Home

Page: 368

View: 4745

Even simple living has complications. City/suburban dwellers heading to 'greener pastures' will find this guide indispensable. The transition to a more rural life can be complicated, with dozens of issues to consider, from utilities to schools to weather. Expert advisor Kimberly Willis writes from experience on such topics as choosing the right location, building or refurbishing, tools and supplies, home farming, animal ownership, and more. ?A growing market with little or no competition ?Practical, easy-to-follow advice ?Strong resources section

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Study Skills


Author: Randall S. Hansen, PhD

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440636559

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 9294

Study smarter, not harder! Every high school and college student would love to know how to get the highest grades with the least amount of effort. This book gives students a guiding philosophy for every class, every time, laying the foundation for lifelong learning. With the wisdom gained from these tips, success stories from other students, and mini-assessments, they'll be empowered to succeed in class preparation, reading comprehension, exam-taking, and more. ?No one method fits every student, so included are many tried-and-true methods ?Useful for every subject, from foreign languages to mathematics, from high school through college and beyond ?Helps students find their particular learning styles

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Walt Disney World, 2013 Edition


Author: Doug Ingersoll

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1615643192

Category: Travel

Page: 448

View: 3685

Walt Disney World is the ultimate family vacation, plus a fun getaway for couples, too. However, there is so much to see and do that it takes careful planning to choose the right attractions, accommodations, meals, and other entertainment to keep everyone happy without blowing the budget. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Walt Disney World has expert advice and information for visitors of any age and stage: families with very young children, middle schoolers, and teens as well as the couples and adults of all ages who visit WDW every day. In it, you get: - Tools for pre-trip planning, including scheduling the trip, booking accommodations, and selecting park tickets - Tips for getting the most out of Disney dining dollars, including character meals - Detailed reviews of the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and the Animal Kingdom, including appropriate attractions by age group - Detailed coverage and maps of the exciting expansion to Fantasyland, including Beast's Castle. - Insider information on exploring the water parks, golf courses, nightclubs, shops, and other Disney attractions - Extensive itineraries, maps, and photos to help guests make the most of their Disney adventure

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Raising a Strong-Willed Child


Author: Helen Coronato,Mary-Michael Levitt, Ed.S., LPC, LMFT

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101145102

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 3440

When "because I'm the parent" meets "you're not the boss of me"... Good news: there are many ways to parent willful children without everyday clashes. Here parents learn how to capitalize on children's strengths and make bad days more manageable. Full of ideas and techniques, it explores: how to use empathy first and discipline second; exercises and strategies that work to calm toddler tantrums; bringing teachers on board; raging hormones in teen rebels; and dealing with health and safety issues. -- Much more positive than other parenting books, which focus on discipline and parental control -- Helps parents understand and accept children for who they are, as well as who they can hope to be

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Marketing, 2nd edition


Author: Sarah White

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 144069611X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

View: 8314

From online marketing to old-fashioned word-of-mouth, readers will find a comprehensive update on key marketing basics, as well as such topics as: € Guerilla marketing € Marketing to Boomers and Latinos € Online marketing € Targeted-but-affordable direct mail € Sample marketing plans for several types of small businesses (as well as a couple of larger projects) € Practical, do-it-yourself distribution strategies € Analysis of business segments and trends, and much more.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Speed Reading


Author: Abby Marks Beale,Pam Mullan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440636516

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 9369

On your marks, get set, read! Most adults today are working with antiquated skills and ingrained beliefs about their reading abilities, or lack thereof. But with the tips and examples offered in The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Speed Reading, getting through a load of must-do reading doesn't have to be an arduous or overwhelming chore. The strategies are surprisingly simple once revealed. With practice, readers will not only speed through and understand books, articles, and professional journals but will also build their personal reading confidence and competence. * Written by a reading specialist * Useful for students, business people, lawyers, doctors * Includes how-to strategies as well as practice timed readings * Tips for reading on paper and onscreen Show More Show Less

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Child Safety


Author: Miriam Bachar Settle,Susan Crites Price

Publisher: Macmillan Distribution

ISBN: 9780028636306

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 324

View: 2815

Describes how to make a home safe for children, with information on childproofing and fireproofing, preventing toxic poisoning, choosing safe cribs, strollers, and toys

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Crusades


Author: Paul Williams

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101199288

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 1181

You're no idiot, of course. You know the Crusades were a war between Christian and Muslims for control of the Holy Land. However, these bloody conflicts raged over centuries, under changing circumstances, making the whole story difficult to follow. You don't have to don armour and cross deserts to relive the Crusades! 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Crusades' shows you why these wars began, why they continued for so long, and how their impact on the world still resonates. This 'Complete Idiot's Guide' gives you: -An introduction to the Dark Ages and the Renaissance, and why Pope Urban II would grant absolution to anyone who reclaimed the Holy Land for Christianity. -The origins of such Holy Orders as the Knights Templar, the Hospitallers, and the Teutonic Knights and the roles they played during the Crusades.

Contemporary Authors

A Bio-Bibliographical Guide to Curent Writers in Fiction, General Nonfiction, Poetry, Journalism, Drama, Motion Pictures, Television, and Other Fields


Author: Thomson Gale

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787678654

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 449

View: 4253

A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Irish History and Culture


Author: Sonja Massie

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101198656

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 2584

You're no idiot, of course. You know that St. Patrick's Day is in March, JFK was our only Irish-Catholic President, and the IRA isn't necessarily a tax-deferred account. But when it comes to knowing about the history and culture of Ireland, you feel as Irish as a box of stale Lucky Charms. Don't give up on the luck of the Irish just yet! 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Irish History and Culture' is here to help you learn all about the Emerald Isle, from the Celts to the present day. In this 'Complete Idiot's Guide', you get: -Fascinating details on Celtic culture. -Blow-by-blow accounts of Ireland's struggle for freedom from British rule. -Exciting tales of great Irish heroes, like Brian Boru and Michael Collins. -Rich cultural traditions, from wedding to wakes. -Concise profiles of Irish icons in politics and the arts, from Daniel O'Connell to Oscar Wilde.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Ghosts & Hauntings, 2nd Edition


Author: Tom Ogden

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101126701

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 432

View: 6907

A unique guide to the world of the paranormal, The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Ghosts and Hauntings is a perennial favorite. Now updated, revised, and expanded with new information on ghost hunting and observing, this new edition includes new tips on gathering and recording paranormal data, and a new section devoted to "faking it" - showing readers how to haunt their own houses to amuse and bewilder friends. - Expanded appendixes featuring new Internet sites devoted to the paranormal, as well as modern-day "haunted houses" open to the public - Additional information on the origin of spiritualism and its followers - Strong seller for Halloween season - Completely reorganized for easier reading and referencing

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Internet


Author: Peter Kent

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780789710734

Category: Internet

Page: 400

View: 5567

Yoursquo;re nobodyrsquo;s fool. Youfigure the Internet is more than a place for people who gamble with their credit cards, online chatterers, and celebrity adoration pages, but yoursquo;ve never really explored it. The Complete Idiotrsquo;s Guidetrade; to the Internet, Seventh Edition makes sense of this Web world. From an Internet overview, through email and browsers, and newsgroups and more, this book untangles it all and makes the most of your Internet navigation. Written in a language that speaks to you, makes you laugh, and heck, may even make you money, this best seller has you up and surfing successfully in no time. nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; --Simple explanations about how to work on the Internet nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; --Valuable tips about avoiding common pitfalls nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; --Expert advice about the hottest ways to enhance your Internet possibilitiesnbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; --Easy-to-follow instructions that let you get up and running quickly nbsp;

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Roman Empire


Author: Eric Nelson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101199180

Category: History

Page: 408

View: 3858

You're no idiot, of course. The battle scenes in Gladiator had you on the edge of your seat and wondering where you could find more information on the rise and fall of ancient Rome. But, so far, your search has left you feeling like a blundering barbarian. Pick yourself up off the Colisseum floor! Consult 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Roman Empire', a fun-to-read introduction to the fascinating history, people, and culture of Ancient Rome. In this Complete Idiot's Guide, you get: -The history of the Roman Empire's rise and fall. -An idiot-proof introduction to the great epic literature of the Roman Republic. -A survey of the Romans in arts and popular culture. -Fascinating details of some of history's most nefarious emperors, including Nero, Caligula, and Commodus.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Hinduism, 2nd Edition


Author: Linda Johnsen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101052570

Category: Religion

Page: 432

View: 428

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

The Complete Idiot's Travel Guide to Walt Disney World & Orlando


Author: Janet Groene,Gordon Groene

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780028622989

Category: Amusement parks

Page: 271

View: 3050

Easy-to-follow, down-to-earth coverage of some of the most popular destinations in the world. In the candid, conversational tone of a friend who's already been there, the CIGs provide step-by-step pointers for everything from budgeting your trip and packing, to learning your way around a city or hanging out with the locals. Unlike other daunting text-heavy guidebooks,the Idiot's Guides feature: Interactive quizzes and worksheets, quirky cartoons, dozens of maps and practical tips galore, multiple indexes. Hotels & Restaurants recommended by Frommer's.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Throwing a Great Party


Author: Phyllis Cambria,Patty Sachs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780028639741

Category: Cooking

Page: 296

View: 4155

Provides advice for all types of parties, including tips on invitations, decorations, favors, foods, drinks, themes, and equipment.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Gnostic Gospels


Author: J. Michael Matkin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440696519

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 7571

The birth of the Christian Church, and what it means for modern religion and philosophy. This engaging guide presents an accessible overview of the birth of the Christian church, using the historical works found at the famous Nag Hammadi site in Egypt. With chapters discussing each of the major and minor documents found at Nag Hammadi, this volume also includes an overview of Gnosticism and the major players, revealing not only what the texts say, but also what they mean. -Renewed interest in Gnosticism and the Gnostic gospels is driven by interest in the Nag Hammadi documents, The DaVinci Code, the Matrix movies, the Kabbalah, renewed interest in the divine feminine ideal, and the fact that many who've left the Church are looking for new answers in the early church -Author is a scholar and expert who's studied with some of the top people in the field