The essential guide to looking at literature with your own two eyes.
What students know about Shakespeare, Orwell, Dickens, and Twain is primarily what their instructors tell them. Here’s a book that teaches the students how to move on to the next level—evaluate and read critically on their own, trust their own opinions, develop original ideas, analyze characters, and find a deeper appreciation for fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and more.
• Ideal companion for college students and accessible for the casual reader as well
• Covers fiction, poetry, narrative nonfiction, biographies and memoirs, essays and editorials, and newspapers, magazines, and journals
• Features examples from published writing
• Includes a reading list and a glossary of literary terms
A 700 Year odyssey from Italy's boot to Switzerland's AlpsWithout an understanding of events and personalities in Europe, it-s impossible to truly appreciate the development of contemporary institutions, the role of continuity and change in present-day society and politics, and the evolution of current forms of artistic and intellectual expressions. This guide provides a fascinating, easy-to-understand, fact-filled glimpse of hundreds of years of European cultural, economic, political, and social history.
Most people know that there’s more to sex than the missionary position. But to make sex really hot, some people need a little guidance. That’s where acclaimed sex educator—and WCBS-TV relationship correspondent—Sari Locker steps in. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Amazing Sex, Third Edition, has fresh advice on how readers can make smart sexual choices, cast aside inhibitions, and keep their sex life exciting well into their golden years.
If you are puzzled by other people or want to improve the impression you give, knowing about body language could be the key. In this book you’ll discover how the body reveals what people really mean and how you can use your body and your expressions to improve your self-image to others. It explores why we give the signals we do, how to read the most common expressions and goes on to show how you can use your new understanding of body language for success at work, in relationships and in your communication. Actions really do speak louder than words!
SPSS (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) is a data management and analysis software that allows users to generate solid, decision-making results by performing statistical analysis
This book provides just the information needed: installing the software, entering data, setting up calculations, and analyzing data
Covers computing cross tabulation, frequencies, descriptive ratios, means, bivariate and partial correlations, linear regression, and much more
Explains how to output information into striking charts and graphs
For ambitious users, also covers how to program SPSS to take their statistical analysis to the next level
Are you worried about external hackers and rogue insiders breaking into your systems? Whether it’s social engineering, network infrastructure attacks, or application hacking, security breaches in your systems can devastate your business or personal life. In order to counter these cyber bad guys, you must become a hacker yourself—an ethical hacker.
Hacking for Dummies shows you just how vulnerable your systems are to attackers. It shows you how to find your weak spots and perform penetration and other security tests. With the information found in this handy, straightforward book, you will be able to develop a plan to keep your information safe and sound.
For Dummies Travel guides are the ultimate user-friendly trip planners, combining the broad appeal and time-tested features of the For Dummies series with up-to-the-minute advice and information from the experts at Frommer's.
Small trim size for use on-the-go
Focused coverage of only the best hotels and restaurants in all price ranges
Tear-out "cheat sheet" with full-color maps or easy reference pointers
Most of us don’t know the first thing about the machines we’re licensed to drive – and this can turn a ticket to freedom into a ticket to trouble. If you’re like most people, you probably tend to drive around until something goes wrong with the car. You then incur the expense of replacing worn and burnt-out parts (or the entire engine) when low-cost, regular maintenance could have kept your wheels turning for a long time.
Auto Repair For Dummies is indispensable for anyone who is tired of nodding and smiling at the incomprehensible mutterings of your mechanic, only to end up shelling out money for repairs that you neither fully understand nor always need.
Popular science/hobbyist writer Stan Gibilisco covers every important aspect of basic (algebra-based) statistics, including: notation and jargon, describing, tables, graphs, randomness and uncertainty, probability principles, distributions, obtaining and interpreting data, correlation, causation, and more. You'll be able to learn more in less time, evaluate your areas of strength and weakness and reinforce your knowledge and confidence.
Say goodbye to dry presentations, gruelling formulas, and abstract theories that would put Einstein to sleep, now there's an easier way to master the disciplines you really need to know. "Everyday Math Demystified" has everything you need to know about essential mathematics, including arithmetic, ratios, and proportions, working with money, the International System of Units, perimeter and area, graphs, stock returns, square roots, rates of change, and much more.
* Explains how to understand calculus in a more intuitive fashion
* Uses practical examples and real data
* Covers both differential and integral calculus
Taught at junior level math courses at every university, Linear Algebra is essential for students in almost every technical and analytic discipline.
QUICK and DEPENDABLE review of a typical LINEAR ALGEBRA course
Brings ABSTRACT concepts down to EARTH
Hundreds of SOLVED PROBLEMS show you how to get answers, step by step
Lots of QUIZZES, test questions, and a "final EXAM"