Wind Power For Dummies

Author: Ian Woofenden

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470584439

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

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The consumer guide to small-scale wind electricity production! Maybe you're not T. Boone Pickens, but you can build your own home-sized wind-power empire right in your back yard. Wind Power For Dummies supplies all the guidance you need to install and maintain a sustainable, cost-effective wind generator to power your home for decades to come. This authoritative, plain-English guide walks you through every step of the process, from assessing your site and available wind sources to deciding whether wind power is the solution for you, from understanding the mechanics of wind power and locating a contractor to install your system to producing your own affordable and sustainable electricity. Guides you step by step through process of selecting, installing, and operating a small-scale wind generator to power your home Demystifies system configurations, terminology, and wind energy principles to help you speak the language of the pros Helps assess and reduce your energy needs and decide whether wind power is right for you Explains the mechanics of home-based wind power Shows you how to tie into the grid and sell energy back to the power company Offers advice on evaluating all of the costs of and financing for your project Provides tips on working with contractors and complying with local zoning laws Yes, you can do it, with a little help from Wind Power For Dummies.

Sprachführer Japanisch für Dummies

Author: Eriko Sato

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527673806

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

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Mit vielen Tipps zu Aussprache und Grammatik Mit diesem Büchlein sind Sie für kurze Gespräche auf Japanisch gerüstet: Ob Sie in Tokio in einem Restaurant Sushi bestellen, in Kyoto einkaufen, sich Ihren Geschäftspartnern vorstellen oder über Ihre Familie sprechen wollen, ob Sie Student sind oder Ihren Urlaub in Japan verbringen – hier finden Sie die passenden Sätze für die jeweilige Situation. Ganz nebenbei erfahren Sie das Wichtigste über die japanische Grammatik und bekommen viele Tipps für die richtige Aussprache. Außerdem können Sie mit den beliebtesten japanischen Redewendungen einen guten Eindruck machen.

Global Warming For Dummies

Author: Elizabeth May,Zoe Caron

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470738588

Category: Science

Page: 384

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Get positive suggestions for practical solutions to this heated issue. Hotly debated in the political arena and splashed across the media almost 24/7, global warming has become the topic of the moment. Whatever one's views on its cause, there is no denying that the earth's climate is changing, and people everywhere are worried. Global Warming For Dummies sorts out fact from fiction, explaining the science behind climate change and examining the possible long-term effects of a warmer planet. This no-nonsense yet friendly guide helps you explore solutions to this challenging problem, from what governments and industry can do to what you can do at home and how to get involved.

Geologie für Dummies

Author: Alecia M. Spooner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527687483

Category: Education

Page: 376

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Fragen Sie sich auch manchmal, warum die Erde so aussieht wie sie aussieht? Eiszeiten, Vulkanismus, Erosion, Meteoriteneinschläge - unser Planet hat in seiner Geschichte schon einiges mitgemacht. Und so vielgestaltig die Erde aussieht, so umfangreich und komplex ist auch das Thema Geologie. Aber keine Sorge, Alecia Spooner erklärt Ihnen leicht verständlich alles Wichtige, was es zum Thema Geologie zu wissen gibt: von den chemischen Grundlagen und der Bedeutung von Wind und Wasser für die Geowissenschaften bis zur Bildung und Bestimmung von Gesteinen. Sie erfahren alles Wissenswerte zu Konvektion, Plattentektonik, Mineralien, Fossilien, Erdbeben, Oberflächenprozessen, den geologischen Zeitaltern und vieles, vieles mehr. Nehmen Sie das Buch zur Hand und bringen Sie die Steine ins Rollen!

Solar Power Your Home For Dummies

Author: Rik DeGunther

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470873656

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 408

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The bestselling alternative energy reference book in North America—now in an updated edition Want to take advantage of solar power in your home? Whether you’re looking to save on your energy costs by adding a few solar components or you want to build a solar-powered house from the ground up, Solar Power For Dummies, 2nd Edition takes the mystery out of this energy source and shows you how to put it to work for you! This new edition gives you hands-on tips and techniques for making your home more energy-efficient though solar power—and helping the planet at the same time. Plus, you’ll get all the latest information on changes to federal, state, and local regulations, laws, and tax incentives that seek to make solar-power adoption more feasible. Expanded coverage of the technology that underpins full-scale solar-power systems for the home New small- and mid-sized solar products, projects, and applications Rik DeGunther is a design engineer who started his own energy consulting firm Featuring ten of the easiest and cheapest DIY solar projects, Solar Power For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the fun and easy way to meet your energy needs with this clean power source!

Mind Mapping für Dummies

Author: Florian Rustler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527706550

Category:

Page: 278

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Mind Mapping ist eine Methode der Visualisierung, die vielseitig eingesetzt werden kann: zum Brainstorming, zur Dokumentation von Besprechungsergebnissen, zur Vorbereitung von Studienarbeiten und vielem mehr. Florian Rustler stellt in diesem Buch nicht nur die Methode vor und erklärt, warum sie so gut ist. Er präsentiert auch zahlreiche Einsatzgebiete und Beispiele. Ein Teil widmet sich den Softwarelösungen, die auf dem Markt sind und stellt exemplarisch MindManager von MindJet und iMindMap von Tony Buzan vor. Auf der CD zum Buch: Mind Mapping-Programme zum Testen, alle Mind-Map-Beispiele aus dem Buch in Farbe, kurze Übungsvideos

Marketing für Dummies

Author: Alexander Hiam

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527642900

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 380

View: 3262

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Egal ob Sie sich mit einem kleinen Unternehmen selbstständig machen wollen oder in einer großen Firma arbeiten, gutes und ideenreiches Marketing ist das A und O für den Erfolg jedes Unternehmens! Der Marketing-Experte Alexander Hiam vermittelt Ihnen in dieser Neuauflage seines Bestsellers alle Grundlagen, Trends und Strategien für ein erfolgreiches Marketing. Angefangen bei der Aufstellung eines Marketingplans, der Ihr Budget nicht aus der Bahn wirft, erfahren Sie hier Schritt für Schritt, welche Möglichkeiten sich Ihnen im Marketing-Alltag bieten und auf welchen Wegen Sie Ihre Zielgruppe am besten erreichen. Zahlreiche Beispiele aus der Praxis zeigen Ihnen, was Sie beim Schalten von Anzeigen für Print, Radio, Fernsehen oder Internet beachten sollten und wie Sie größere Veranstaltungen optimal vorbereiten.

Hobby Farming For Dummies

Author: Theresa A. Husarik

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118052536

Category: House & Home

Page: 384

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Do you long for the country life? Hobby Farming For Dummies is a practical guide that will show you how to handle all the basics of small-scale farming, from growing healthy crops to raising livestock and managing your property. You'll see how to decide what to farm, provide shelter and utilities, select plants, and protect your investment. It's all you need to dig in and start growing! You’ll get a real idea of what it really means to jump from your current lifestyle to a life farming in the countryside. You’ll get the information you need to decide if the farming lifestyle is right for you and your personality. You’ll learn everything you need to know about property and how to access a power supply. You’ll get practical advice on which animals would work best for your farm and you’ll learn how to acquire them and what you need to know about caring for them properly. You’ll get help with all of the major decisions like whether you’re better off with subsistence farming or a more ambitious project. Find out how to: Make from change to a farm lifestyle Get along with your neighbors Find and buy rural properties Select and maintain equipment Raise and care for animals Use and preserve food items Avoid common farming pitfalls Choose plans for your farm Complete with lists of the ten unique opportunities for fun and the top ten misconceptions about farm living, Hobby Farming For Dummies will help you discover how you can live the simple life.

Real Goods Solar Living Sourcebook

The Complete Guide to Renewable Energy Technologies and Sustainable Living-Revised and Updated

Author: John Schaeffer

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 0865717842

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 528

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The essential guide to energy independence – fully revised and updated

Körpersprache für Dummies

Author: Elizabeth Kuhnke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527800964

Category: Social Science

Page: 332

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Die Autorin zeigt, wie Köpersprache wahrgenommen wird und welche Formen der Körpersprache es gibt (Gesten, Bewegungen etc.), wie sie eingesetzt werden und was sie bedeuten. Buchstäblich von Kopf bis Fuß »übersetzt« sie dann die Körpersprache. Angefangen mit der erhobenen Augenbraue bis zum wippenden Fuß erklärt Elizabeth Kuhnke, was die Körpersprache unseres Gegenübers sagt und was unsere Körpersprache über uns verrät. Dabei erläutert sie, wie der Einsatz von Requisiten (Brille, Schlüssel, Kuli etc.) die Körpersprache noch unterstützt. Sie erfahren die Bedeutung des räumlichen Abstands (»Bannmeile« und deren Überschreitung) und erhalten Tipps für die richtige Körpersprache beim Flirten oder im Vorstellungsgespräch. Ein Kapitel ist dem Verständnis der Körpersprache anderer Kulturkreise gewidmet.

IT Architecture For Dummies

Author: Kalani Kirk Hausman,Susan L. Cook

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470926918

Category: Computers

Page: 364

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A solid introduction to the practices, plans, and skills required for developing a smart system architecture Information architecture combines IT skills with business skills in order to align the IT structure of an organization with the mission, goals, and objectives of its business. This friendly introduction to IT architecture walks you through the myriad issues and complex decisions that many organizations face when setting up IT systems to work in sync with business procedures. Veteran IT professional and author Kirk Hausman explains the business value behind IT architecture and provides you with an action plan for implementing IT architecture procedures in an organization. You'll explore the many challenges that organizations face as they attempt to use technology to enhance their business's productivity so that you can gain a solid understanding of the elements that are required to plan and create an architecture that meets specific business goals. Defines IT architecture as a blend of IT skills and business skills that focuses on business optimization, business architecture, performance management, and organizational structure Uncovers and examines every topic within IT architecture including network, system, data, services, application, and more Addresses the challenges that organizations face when attempting to use information technology to enable profitability and business continuity While companies look to technology more than ever to enhance productivity, you should look to IT Architecture For Dummies for guidance in this field.

Build Your Own Small Wind Power System

Author: Kevin Shea,Brian Clark Howard

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071761578

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 512

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A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO BUILDING A SMALL WIND POWER SYSTEM FROM THE GROUND UP Written by renewable energy experts, this hands-on resource provides the technical information and easy-to-follow instructions you need to harness the wind and generate clean, safe, and reliable energy for on-site use. Build Your Own Small Wind Power System shows you how to install a grid-connected or off-grid residential-scale setup. Get tips for evaluating your site for wind power potential, obtaining permits, financing your project, selecting components, and assembling and maintaining your system. Pictures, diagrams, charts, and graphs illustrate each step along the way. You'll also find out how you can help promote wind-friendly public policies locally. Save money and reduce your carbon footprint with help from this practical guide. COVERAGE INCLUDES: Challenges and impacts of small wind energy Electricity, energy, and wind science Determining if wind power is right for you Site assessment Financing small wind power Permits and zoning Wind turbine fundamentals Choosing the right wind turbine for the job Balance of system: batteries, inverters, and controllers Installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting Future developments in wind power


Energy Efficient Homes For Dummies

Author: Rik DeGunther

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470376023

Category: Architecture

Page: 384

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Describes how to renovate and maintain a home to be energy efficient, including using alternative energy sources, reducing inefficiencies in existing homes, and considering efficiency when purchashing a home.

Green Careers For Dummies

Author: Carol L. McClelland

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470529607

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

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Everything you need to start a green career As you look for ways to contribute positively to the global economic and environmental crisis, getting an eco-friendly job provides a two-prong solution. Green Careers For Dummies, a 2010 Green book Festival award winner, introduces you to the wealth of opportunities in the rapidly expanding sustainable career genre. This book explores the green frontier of careers and shows you how to find a field that is best suited to your primary interests, skills, and goals, and then translating that into the sustainable job sphere. Career opportunities in the environmental science, renewable energy, smart grid, green building, transportation, manufacturing, sustainability, policy, and more. Job search 2.0 techniques (new media, online, networking, and electronic communications) Emerging green jobs that will be created in the next 5 years and beyond Whether you're a recent college graduate or looking to make a career change, Green Careers For Dummies is your one-stop source for finding your fit in an environmentally responsible job. If you are a career counselor, this book gives you a solid overview of the ever-evolving world of green career possibilities you cn refer to in your work with students and clients.

Anatomie und Physiologie für Dummies

Author: Maggie Norris,Donna Rae Siegfried

Publisher: VCH

ISBN: 9783527708284

Category:

Page: 358

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Unser Körper ist ein komplexes System, in dem viele unterschiedlich aufgebaute Teile zusammenwirken. In ”Anatomie und Physiologie für Dummies“ erfahren die Leser, was sie über Knochen, Muskeln, Nerven, Hormone und den Rest, der den menschlichen Körper ausmacht, wissen müssen. Das ist aber natürlich noch nicht alles. Donna Rae Siegfried zeigt in diesem ausgiebig und teilweise farbig illustrierten Band, wie viele Einzelteile zusammenarbeiten und wie der Körper als großes Ganzes funktioniert. Mit Übungsaufgaben, die online gestellt wurden, können Sie Ihr frisch erworbenes Wissen noch einmal überprüfen. Wie man es von den Dummies nicht anders kennt, werden die Leser locker, leicht und mit einer Prise Humor in das komplexe Thema eingeführt.

Die dritte industrielle Revolution

Die Zukunft der Wirtschaft nach dem Atomzeitalter

Author: Jeremy Rifkin

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593394529

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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Nach den Umstürzen in der Arabischen Welt und der Atomkatastrophe von Japan steht fest: Wir brauchen eine Abkehr von fossilen Energien und mit Atomkraft ist die Wende nicht zu machen. Kanzlerin Merkel will Deutschland zum Ökostromland umbauen, doch der Ausstieg aus der Kernenergie hat seinen Preis für Bürger, Unternehmen und die Politik. Er wird die Fundamente der Gesellschaft verändern. Schon heute entstehen Tag für Tag ganze Stadtteile, in denen eine neue Ära von Mobilität, Wohnen, Bildung und Energiegewinnung Wirklichkeit wird – und Jeremy Rifkin ist ihr Chefplaner. Er berichtet von den Begegnungen mit den Topmanagern großer Konzerne wie IBM, Siemens, EnBW, Daimler und nimmt den Leser mit in die Hinterzimmer von Spitzenpolitikern wie Angela Merkel, David Cameron oder Romano Prodi, wo er unermüdlich für eine neue Welt eintritt. Sein Buch ist der faszinierende Werkstattbericht eines Insiders über Zukunftstechnologien, die grüne Exportschlager werden können.


Alternative Energy For Dummies

Author: Rik DeGunther

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470531096

Category: Science

Page: 388

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The myths and facts about alternative fuels–and how they impact our lives As the price of energy continues to soar, so too has the demand for alternative energy. But there's no clear "winner" in the race to replace fossil fuels. Alternative Energy For Dummies explores the current fossil fuel conundrum and society's growing need for more and more energy. Cutting through the competing claims, this book offers a multifaceted examination of alternative energy, including solar, wind, nuclear, biomass, geothermal, biofuel, and other sources. Each alternative scenario is compared to current fossil-fuel intensive practices in the scientific, environmental, social, political, and economic realms. Readers also gain insight into the future of energy production.

Power Yoga For Dummies

Author: Doug Swenson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118069530

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 384

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"Doug Swenson has created a book about Yoga that captures his delightful and unique teaching style." —Karen Allen, actress, Yoga Practitioner "Doug Swenson masterfully presents one of the most physically challenging styles of Hatha Yoga in a way students of any level will find safe, fun, easeful, and empowering." —John Friend, founder of Anusara Yoga In just a few years, Yoga has gone from an obscure spiritual discipline practiced by a handful of the "enlightened" in the Far East, to a mainstream exercise routine taught at gyms all across America. Now, at the turn of the new millennium, Yoga has a younger sibling, Power Yoga. A high-energy physical discipline embraced by Sting, Madonna, and thousands of other celebrities, professional athletes, and health advocates, Power Yoga takes the basics of Yoga and gives it a good healthy dose of aerobics to tone all your muscles, sharpen your focus, ease your spirit, and strengthen your heart. Want to pump up your body and gain peace of mind? Power Yoga For Dummies shows you how. Featuring step-by-step instructions, illustrated with photographs that help you see each move clearly, it shows you how to: Improve flexibility, strength, and endurance Develop rock-hard abs, legs, and arms Find an instructor and the right workout gear Customize workouts for all ages and fitness levels Enhance your practice with a partner Beat stress, sharpen your focus, and lift your spirits Power Yoga celebrity Doug Swenson explains the philosophy and science behind Power Yoga. He gets you ready to take the leap into Power Yoga, and he arms you with: Three complete Power Yoga routines—beginning, intermediate and advanced Exercises to improve specific areas, including flexibility, strength, endurance, and specific muscle groups such as your arms, abs, and glutes Expert tips on diet and nutrition for enhancing your practice and improving your overall health Specific postures and exercises that benefit women and seniors A fun and easy guide for both beginners and experienced practitioners alike, this inspirational guide will help you unit a strong, sleek body with a sharp, clear mind.