Poetry For Dummies

Poetry For Dummies Author The Poetry Center
ISBN-10 1118053648
Release 2011-03-16
Pages 336
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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 reader, poetry has the power to send chills shooting down the spine and lightning bolts flashing in the brain — to throw open the doors of perception and hone our sensibilities to a scalpel’s edge. Poetry For Dummies is a great guide to reading and writing poems, not only for beginners, but for anyone interested in verse. From Homer to Basho, Chaucer to Rumi, Shelley to Ginsberg, it introduces you to poetry’s greatest practitioners. It arms you with the tools you need to understand and appreciate poetry in all its forms, and to explore your own talent as a poet. Discover how to: Understand poetic language and forms Interpret poems Get a handle on poetry through the ages Find poetry readings near you Write your own poems Shop your work around to publishers Don’t know the difference between an iamb and a trochee? Worry not, this friendly guide demystifies the jargon, and it covers a lot more ground besides, including: Understanding subject, tone, narrative; and poetic language Mastering the three steps to interpretation Facing the challenges of older poetry Exploring 5,000 years of verse, from Mesopotamia to the global village Writing open-form poetry Working with traditional forms of verse Writing exercises for aspiring poets Getting published From Sappho to Clark Coolidge, and just about everyone in between, Poetry For Dummies puts you in touch with the greats of modern and ancient poetry. Need guidance on composing a ghazal, a tanka, a sestina, or a psalm? This is the book for you.

Allotment Gardening For Dummies

Allotment Gardening For Dummies Author Sven Wombwell
ISBN-10 9780470664483
Release 2010-03-05
Pages 456
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Allotment Gardening For Dummies is a lively, hands-on guide to getting the most out of your allotment. Whether you're interested in eating fresh, saving money, getting exercise or enjoying wholesome family fun, this is the guide for you. The step-by-step advice takes you through all the stages in the process, from securing an allotment and preparing your plot, to choosing what to grow and enjoying the benefits of abundant fresh food and a sociable and healthy hobby. With over 50 handy line drawings, plus information on how to grow organic and advice on storing and cooking the food you grow, this guide really does have it all! Allotment Gardening For Dummies includes: Part 1: Getting to Grips with Allotment Gardening Chapter 1: What Are Allotments All About? Chapter 2: Getting hold of an Allotment Chapter 3: Getting Started Part 2: Preparing for Allotment Success Chapter 4: Deciding What to Grow, When Chapter 5: Preparing Your Plot Chapter 6: Keeping Your Soil Healthy Chapter 7: Keeping Your Plants Healthy Chapter 8: Growing Organic Part 3: Growing a Few of Your Favourite Vegetables Chapter 9: Going Underground Chapter 10: The Staples Chapter 11: Growing Leafy Greens Chapter 12: Planting Peas, Beans and Other Pods Chapter 13: Growing More Exotic Veg Part 4: Extending Your Allotment Repetoire Chapter 14: Growing Wholesome Herbs Chapter 15: Growing Fruitful Fruit Chapter 16: Nurturing Flowers on an Allotment Part 5: Getting the Most Out of Your Allotment Chapter 17: Involving Children Around the Allotment Chapter 18: Hobnobbing with Allotment Society Chapter 19: Growing Giant Veg Part 6: The Part of Tens Chapter Chapter 20: Ten Common Accidents and How to Prevent Them Chapter 21: Ten Ways to Revive a Flagging Allotment

German All in One For Dummies

German All in One For Dummies Author Wendy Foster
ISBN-10 9781118612712
Release 2013-06-05
Pages 720
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Learn to speak German? Easy. German All-in-One For Dummies conveniently combines titles from the German Dummies library into one handy guide that covers all of the bases of the German language. For those looking to master fluency in this popular language, this book and CD combo are an efficient and logical choice. German All-in-One For Dummies brings together content from German For Dummies, 2nd Edition, German For Dummies Audio Set, German Phrases For Dummies, Intermediate German For Dummies, and German Essentials For Dummies. ??Plus, it includes a new CD that allows for even more opportunities to practice speaking the language, as well as additional content on grammar and usage to empower you to use and speak German like a native. Offers instruction and practice exercises for both speaking and writing German Helps you prepare to demonstrate proficiency in conversational German If you want to improve your German, whether it's for work, travel, or enjoyment, German All-in-One For Dummies has you covered.

The Ancient Greeks For Dummies

The Ancient Greeks For Dummies Author Stephen Batchelor
ISBN-10 111999814X
Release 2011-02-15
Pages 384
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The civilisation of the Ancient Greeks has been immensely influential on the language, politics, educational systems, philosophy, science and arts of Western culture. As well as instigating itself as the birthplace of the Olympics, Ancient Greece is famous for its literature, philosophy, mythology and the beautiful architecture- to which thousands of tourists flock every year. This entertaining guide introduces readers to the amazing world of the Ancient Greeks. It offers a complete rundown of Greek history alongside fascinating insights into daily life in Ancient Greece and a captivating overview of Greek mythology. Readers will discover how this ancient culture came to be the cornerstone of Western civilisation and the enormous influence it has had on our language, politics, education, philosophy, science, arts and sport. The history of Ancient Greece remains a wide topic of interest, particularly renowned for its influential and diverse culture This basic guide will allow greater access to this vibrant area of study, and provide a distinct and light-hearted approach to this vast area history Covers dozens of topics, including; the early civilisations, war & fighting, home & family, day-to-day life and much, much more! About the author Steve Batchelor is a lecturer in Classics at Richmond College and has been teaching ancient history for 10 years. He has written reviews for various publications, including History Today, and he has also been involved in running guided historical tours of Greece.

Scotland For Dummies

Scotland For Dummies Author David G. Allan
ISBN-10 0764554778
Release 2003-04-18
Pages 456
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From ancient castles to the bright lights of Glasgow, the annual Edinburgh Festival to the fabled Loch Ness monster, a trip to Scotland promises a postcard-perfect, unforgettable vacation. Whether you’re a golf enthusiast or bagpipe aficionado, traveling solo or with family, this user-friendly guide takes you to islands, Highlands, Lowlands and everything in between. You’ll discover how to get the most out of your time and your budget with: What to do and see in cities and regions including Edinburgh, Glasgow, the Central and West Highlands, the Hebridean Islands, and more Up-to-date advice on dining, shopping, and “doing the pub crawl” in Edinburgh and Glasgow Tips on experiencing Scotland by car, train, bus…and by boat to the islands! Handy listings of the best golf courses, historic castles, distilleries, pubs, and natural attractions Like every For Dummies travel guide, Scotland For Dummies, Second Edition includes: Down-to-earth trip-planning advice What you shouldn’t miss — and what you can skip The best restaurants and hotels for every budget Lots of detailed maps

Bartending For Dummies

Bartending For Dummies Author Ray Foley
ISBN-10 076453968X
Release 2003-09-09
Pages 384
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Now updated and expanded-the bestselling guide to mixing drinks "A must for all the 'do it yourself' bartenders."-Charles Chop, United States Bartenders Guild "Who better to write Bartending For Dummies than America's best known and funniest bartender, Ray Foley."-Bill Samuels Jr., President of Maker's Mark Distillery First published in 1997, Bartending For Dummies has helped hundreds of thousands solve the mysteries of mixology-and remains one of the top-selling bartending guides, week after week. Now, bartender extraordinaire Ray Foley has updated his classic guide, making it even more essential to anyone who entertains. This updated edition now offers recipes for today's trendiest cocktails, such as the Metropolitan and the Apple Martini. It features the latest drinks with flavored vodkas and rums. And it delivers expanded coverage of single-malt Scotch whiskies and wines from around the world. Best of all, the book continues to include all the features that have made it so popular over the years: an A-to-Z recipe guide to nearly 1,000 cocktails and shooters, unbeatable tips on outfitting a home bar and mixing cocktails like a pro, and savvy guidance on selecting liquors, wines, and other libations. It's just what people need to mix up great drinks and have a blast! Ray Foley (Basking Ridge, NJ) has been a bartender for more than 20 years. He is the Publisher and founder of Bartender magazine (150,000 circulation) and Bartender.com (2.5 million hits per month) and is the author of The Ultimate Cocktail Book, The Ultimate Cocktail Book II, The Ultimate Little Shooter Book, and The Ultimate Little Martini Book, among others.

The Tragedy of King Lear

The Tragedy of King Lear Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 9781139835336
Release 2005-08-11
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For this updated critical edition of King Lear, Professor Halio has added a new introductory section on recent stage, film, and critical interpretations of the play. He gives a comprehensive account of Shakespeare's sources and the literary, political and folkloric influences at work in the play; a detailed reading of the action; and a substantial stage history of major productions. Professor Halio chooses the Folio as the text for this edition. He explains the differences between the quarto and Folio versions and alerts the reader to the rival claims of the quarto by means of a sampling of parallel passages in the Introduction and by an appendix which contains annotated passages unique to the quarto. An updated reading list completes the edition.

C For Dummies

C  For Dummies Author Stephen R. Davis
ISBN-10 0764508148
Release 2001-11-29
Pages 456
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This book covers everything you need to begin programming in C# as painlessly as possible. C# For Dummies introduces the new language, covers the syntax of the language, explains expert programming techniques and jumps right into writing applications. The class libraries are also covered in detail.

Lotus SmartSuite Millenium Edition For Dummies

Lotus SmartSuite Millenium Edition For Dummies Author Joyce J. Nielsen
ISBN-10 0764504053
Release 1998-08-19
Pages 224
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Fun, Fast & Cheap!® The A to Zs of SmartSuite — at Your Fingertips! A Quick Reference for the Rest of Us!® Get in and get out quickly with just the information you need — without reading tons of extra material! Inside, you'll find clear-cut, plain English explanations of the SmartSuite features you want to use — now! Straight answers to all your questions about Word Pro, 1-2-3, Approach, Freelance Graphics, and Organizer ViaVoice Exclusive! — find out how you can dictate all your reports and memos right to your PC Easy-to-follow instructions for publishing your own Web site with the new FastSite application Special tips for adding hyperlinks to SmartSuite documents Plus tons of handy, time-saving shortcuts Look for IDG Books Worldwide's Lotus® SmartSuite® Millennium Edition For Dummies® for even more information on SmartSuite. For Dummies® Quick References and For Dummies books are available on all your favorite or not-so-favorite hardware and software products. Look for them wherever computer books are sold! Descriptive icons guide you straight to useful tips, shortcuts, warnings, and much more! see us at: www.dummies.com for info on other IDG Books titles: www.idgbooks.com

Joomla fr Dummies

Joomla  fr Dummies Author Martin Häberle
ISBN-10 9783527707706
Release 2012-01-04
Pages 354
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Schnell und unkompliziert Websites erstellen? Das geht dank des Web-Content-Management-Systems (CMS) Joomla!. In "Joomla! für Dummies" zeigen Ihnen fünf Joomla!-Profis, was in diesem Web-CMS steckt, wie Sie es installieren, konfigurieren und mit Daten füttern. Neben den grundsätzlichen Dingen erfahren Sie, wie Sie das Design mithilfe von Templates anpassen und aufpeppen können. Zudem wird erklärt, wie Sie die Website nach eigenen Wünschen erweitern. Außerdem gehen die Autoren darauf ein, wie Sie sich und Ihre Website vor Hackerangriffen schützen, wie Sie Barrierefreiheit mit Joomla! erreichen und die eigene Website für Suchmaschinen optimieren.

Shakespeare f r Dummies

Shakespeare f  r Dummies Author John Doyle
ISBN-10 9783527800919
Release 2015-11-06
Pages 335
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Dachten Sie bisher immer, dass Shakespeare eine Nummer zu gro? f?r Sie sei? Oder geh?ren Sie eher zu denjenigen Leuten, die dank Kenneth Branagh und "Shakespeare in Love" gerne mehr ?ber Shakespeare wissen m?chten und vielleicht auch einen Blick in die englischen Originale riskieren wollen? In beiden F?llen sollten Sie sich "Shakepeare f?r Dummies" nicht entgehen lassen. Fernab von trockenen Schulvortr?gen und schlechten Auff?hrungen sorgen die Shakespeare-Fans John Doyle und Ray Lischner daf?r, dass Shakespeare, seine Dramen und Gedichte und auch seine Zeit wieder lebendig werden!

The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography Author Arthur James Wells
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105211722678
Release 2009
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The British National Bibliography has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The British National Bibliography also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The British National Bibliography book for free.

The Cumulative Book Index

The Cumulative Book Index Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105124517744
Release 1999
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The Cumulative Book Index has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Cumulative Book Index also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Cumulative Book Index book for free.

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015066043202
Release 2003
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American Book Publishing Record has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from American Book Publishing Record also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full American Book Publishing Record book for free.

Subject Guide to Books in Print

Subject Guide to Books in Print Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105025888533
Release 2003
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Subject Guide to Books in Print has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Subject Guide to Books in Print also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Subject Guide to Books in Print book for free.

Fu ball WM f r Dummies

Fu  ball WM f  r Dummies Author Enrico Barz
ISBN-10 9783527706570
Release 2010-06-01
Pages 280
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Wenn Menschen sich bunt anmalen, hupend und singend durch die Straen fahren, Wildfremde sich in die Arme falle: Dann ist mal wieder Fuballweltmeisterschaft. Enrico Barz erklrt Ihnen was Sie ber das groe Turnier in Sdafrika wissen mssen: Welche Manschaften haben sich qualifiziert, wer sind ihre Stars, was sind ihre Strken und Schwchen, wo wird gespielt, wie steht es um die einzelenen Spieler der Deutschen Mannschaft. Wie schon bei den beiden Bestsellern zur Weltmeisterschaft 2006 und zur Europameisterschaft 2008 drfen hier natrlich eine kleine Regelkunde, Zitate und Ankedoten nicht fehlen. Mit einem kleinen Quiz am knnen Sie auerden Ihr Wissen testen. Buch lesen, Bier kalt stellen, jubeln!

Books in Print

Books in Print Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015049090593
Release 2001
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.