The Complete Sailor Second Edition

Author: David Seidman
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071750844
Release Date: 2011-04-15
Genre: Sports & Recreation

This is not just an instructional book---it's an insight into a sailor's approach to the sea, boats, and the ever-changing dynamic of wind on the water "A learn-to-sail book with heart."--WoodenBoat "A real winner...a masterful blend of straightforward text with delightful and instructive illustrations. Quite simply a great primer on sailing and the world of boats for readers of all ages."--Cruising World "Teaches sailing with flair and poetry."--SAIL "A great walk-through for the novice, both entertaining and thorough."--Sailing "Sits in a class by itself. Elegantly simple, encyclopedic in scope, and a delightful reference for any novice—with lots to offer intermediate sailors, too."--Kalamazoo Gazette If you never sailed, sailed once, or have sailed for a lifetime, this book is perfect for beginners but deep enough content for those interested in going beyond basics. Revised and expanded to include racing and GPS navigation, The Complete Sailor is not just a how-to sail book, but a book that teaches you how to become a sailor. Inside you’ll find: An all-in-one, comprehensive introduction to sailing Up-to-date information on techniques and approaches offered by the changing nature of the sport Exquisite pen-and-ink illustrations Topics include: Wind Sense; Working Winds; Getting Underway; The Boat; Rigging; Sails; Under Power; Rules of the Road; Anchoring; Ropework; Marlinspike Seamanship; Emergencies; Sea and Sky; Navigation; Racing; Trailering

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Getting a Tattoo

Author: John Reardon
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440636264
Release Date: 2008-03-04
Genre: Health & Fitness

Got ink? Having a tattoo is now thoroughly mainstream - but getting it done is still scary for most regular folks. Does it hurt? Is it safe? How much does it cost? Written for the novice and aficionado alike, this book walks the reader through every step of the process: making the big decision, handling the physical event, and finally, taking proper care of your own personal work of art. ? Expert advice from a high-profile professional ? Includes 30 original designs, exclusive to this book ? Includes 8-page full-color insert ? Millions of people of all ages get inked each year ?Tattoo shops have sprung up everywhere to meet this growing demand, and cable shows such as "Miami Ink" and "Inked" draw huge audiences

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Vegan Living Second Edition

Author: Beverly Bennett
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781615642793
Release Date: 2012-11-06
Genre: Health & Fitness

The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Vegan Living explains the many benefits and dispels the myths that stand between readers and a healthy vegan lifestyle, showing an easy way to adopt veganism as a lifestyle, including: - Tips for transitioning your diet, body, and belongings to a vegan lifestyle in small steps. - Easy ways to get the protein, calcium, and other nutrients the body needs without consuming meat or dairy. - The benefits of raw foods and how to get more of them into the diet. - Vegan nutrition for expectant mothers. - How to peacefully coexist with non-vegan family members at mealtimes, holidays, and when dining out. - How to stock a vegan pantry and substitute vegan ingredients in favorite recipes. - How to be an informed, conscious vegan consumer of food, clothing, and personal care products. The book also includes more than 50 completely updated vegan recipes for every meal of the day.

The Essential Sea Kayaker A Complete Guide for the Open Water Paddler Second Edition

Author: David Seidman
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071362371
Release Date: 2000-12-06
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Expanded to include sections on seamanship, navigation, and health issues, the completely updated and redesigned new edition of David Seidman’s bestselling guide reaffirms its reputation as the best sea kayaking guide available. A top-to-bottom introduction for novice and mid-level kayakers, this highly visual handbook provides kayakers with the whole scoop on everything from gear, transportation, and paddling technique to the finer points of Eskimo rolling, rescue protocol, group and solo paddling.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Playing The Harmonica 2nd Edition

Author: Randy Weinstein
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781615643127
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Genre: Music

The harmonica is one of the most basic and traditional musical instruments in America. Millions are sold each year, but precious few high-quality, comprehensive instructional books exist on how to learn to play the harmonica. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Playing the Harmonica is the classic (best-selling) book in the field. Now completely updated, with dozens of new songs and special professionally masters audio CD, it will exceed everyone's expectations-from beginner to seasoned player alike. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Playing the Harmonica, Second Edition, includes more than 100 song texts, both traditional and original to this book, harmonica buying tips, and Interesting historical facts about famous players.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Cigars 2nd Edition

Author: Tad Gage
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101198575
Release Date: 1997-09-01
Genre: Cooking

For millions of men and women, it's the ultimate pleasure... From private parties to hip bars to posh gentlemen's clubs, cigar smoking has become an eight billion dollar global pastime. But, like wine, a fine cigar requires dedicated study and tasting. Here is the only comprehensive book on the subject, featuring all the information that novice and veteran cigar aficionados need. --New handy 6 X 9 format --Completely updated with the latest brands, product lines, and accessories --Features web-related cost-cutting tips --Step-by-step instructions for getting the most out of a cigar

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Freemasonry Second Edition

Author: S. Brent Morris, PhD, 33°
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781615644070
Release Date: 2013-02-21
Genre: History

Freemasonry is an ancient secret society shrouded in obscurity. Fascination with the mysteries of the Masons reached fever pitch after the release of Dan Brown's novels, Angels and Demons, The DaVinci Code, and The Lost Symbol. But these novels and their related movies raised more questions than they answered. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Freemasonry, Second Edition, fills readers in on the truths behind the mysteries. In it, readers get: - A fact-filled overview of the birth and beginnings of Freemasonry, including its relationship to the Knights Templar and Egypt - Fascinating facts about famous Masons - An explanation of the various Masonic organizations, such as the York and Scottish rites, and the Shriners - A behind-the-scenes look at what really goes on in a Masonic lodge, including initiations - A new walking tour of Washington, D.C., pointing out the hidden Masonic symbols featured in The Lost Symbol - Scripts for Masonic rituals, giving a flavor of the language used in such ceremonies - A field guide to Masonic symbols and regalia, with photos and explanations of significance - The history behind Masonic philanthropic efforts and youth groups - A history of African American Freemasonry and the role of women in Masonic organizations

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Baby Sign Language 2nd Edition

Author: Diane Ryan
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101022183
Release Date: 2009-02-03
Genre: Family & Relationships

You had me at ~wave~ More and more parents are learning and using baby sign language to communicatewith their little ones. This guide introduces parents to the 150 most common signs babies can understand and use, including 50 new illustrations. Included are steps to teach the signs, an expanded section on verbal development, and much more. - Signing boosts baby's language skills, literacy, and brainpower - A popular topic in the parenting section - 50 new illustrations for this edition - Includes fun activities and a special 'Sign Language Express' for parents with little time - Download a sample chapter

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Creating a Graphic Novel 2nd Edition

Author: Nat Gertler
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101155615
Release Date: 2009-11-03
Genre: Art

Graphic novel guidance from two experts in the field. Here is a clear, beginning-to-end guide to creating a graphic novel, from developing a concept to getting it to readers. Heavily illustrated, this book explains the tools used, demonstrates techniques, and offers tricks of the trade. Writers and illustrators alike will find it the best overall introduction to the world of graphic novels. ?New edition features a larger format with expanded illustrations. ?Publishers Weekly reports graphic novel sales in the U.S. and Canada at $375 million in 2007, quintuple sales from 2001, while in 2008, United Press International reports, graphic novel business is booming. ?Well-known author in the graphic novel community, both Eisner Award nominees

Living with Chronic Pain Second Edition

Author: Jennifer P. Schneider
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
ISBN: 9781578263387
Release Date: 2009-09-29
Genre: Health & Fitness

Chronic pain is a condition that afflicts over 50 million Americans. Chronic pain can be a symptom of a variety of illnesses, injuries, or chronic conditions. From back pain to migraine headaches to arthritis, from sports injuries to cancer, chronic pain can afflict anyone at any age. It is one of the most frequently under-treated conditions and, even worse, many doctors simply ignore it. Chronic pain specialist Dr. Jennifer Schneider offers expert advice and guidance to the millions of Americans who suffer with chronic pain. In Living with Chronic Pain you’ll learn: * How to choose a pain specialist doctor * The latest information on the warnings and recalls of popular Cox-2 inhibitor and NSAID painkillers such as Vioxx. * The truth about opioids and why they are under-prescribed * The most up-to-date non-drug approaches to pain management including physical therapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, brain stimulation, biofeedback, counseling and more * Details on clinical trials, the new analgesics and cutting-edge endorphin research Now updated with the latest information about medications and treatments, the second edition of Living with Chronic Pain is essential reading for anyone suffering with or treating this debilitating condition.

The Complete QDRO Handbook

Author: David Clayton Carrad
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 159031378X
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Law

Written for family lawyers, judges, and plan administrators, this is a comprehensive resource for effectively handling QDROs and working with all of the parties involved. It discusses dividing ERISA, military, and civil service pensions, and collecting child support from employee benefit plans.