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Help Your Child Succeed at School

Jonathan Hancock
Authors:
Jonathan Hancock

Is this the right book for me?Combining practical suggestions with the latest research and his own experience as a teacher, Jonathan Hancock reveals how to give your child the best possible start at school. Help them become able readers, confident with numbers, and give them the skills to shine both socially and academically through a series of fun games and simple exercises that all the family can enjoy.Help Your Child Succeed at School includes:Part 1 - Getting ready for school: preparing children to be brilliantChapter 1: Your child's brainpower: how to activate itChapter 2: Engaging with learningChapter 3: Working with othersChapter 4: Putting your child in controlChapter 5: Key thinking and learning skillsPart two - In school: helping children meet all the challenges of primary educationChapter 6: Words and numbersChapter 7: Knowledge and skillsChapter 8: Rules, roles and responsibilitiesPart three - Out of school: adapting home life to support your child's educational successChapter 9: Healthy families, healthy mindsChapter 10: The end of primary - and beyondLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Help Yourself to Live Longer

Paul Jenner
Authors:
Paul Jenner

Is this the right book for me?A flexible guide that will add ten happy and healthy years to your life This book is designed as a ten-step guide that will add ten (healthy, happy) years to your life. It offers sound advice on health and fitness issues, and will cover diet and relaxation, in addition to such emotional issues as happiness, love and spirituality. It is all based, not on guru driven theories of bizarre diets or exercise routines, but on common sense and positive thinking, twinned with information that is both practical and supported widely by the scientific and medical communities. The tone is positive and encouraging throughout; there are also plenty of opportunities for you to interact with the book through features such as quizzes, self-test boxes and exercises.Help Yourself to Live Longer includes:Chapter 1: Why we ageThe gene theory of ageingThe free radical theory of ageingMaking the most of this bookChapter 2: FoodHow some foods fight ageingAn a-z of longevity wonderfoodsCrash dietsRestrict calories, live longerThe live-longer meal plannerChapter 3: SupplementsThe great supplement debateCombining vitamin and mineral supplementsChapter 4: ExerciseUp to ten more yearsHow exercise makes you feel more happierHow fit are you?Exercising for fitnessDo what you enjoyExercising for strengthExercising for flexibilityDevising a weekly program for fitness, strength and flexibilityChapter 5: Your brainHow your brain worksDementiaPhysical activityAvoiding stressAvoiding neurotoxicantsAvoiding head injuryMental activityIncreasing your brain powerChapter 6: RelaxationThe slow movementGood and bad stressDownsizingRelaxation techniquesMeditationGive yourself some cognitive self-therapySleepMuscular relaxationLaughter - the stress breakerChapter 7: HappinessBe gratefulGetting rid of negative thoughtsHow negative emotions can poison youApplying the lessons to your pastEnough money for a happy future?Chapter 8: PrudenceAvoiding cancerSmoking - please stopVirusesAlcoholDrugsSunshineDrivingAvoid head injurySexIs it worth having medical check-upsBody scansChapter 9: LoveThat special someoneLove is the food of healthMore love, less stressPsychoneurosexualityOxytocinImproving your relationshipIf your partner has diedRelatives and friendsPetsHow well connected are you?Chapter 10: SexThe normal developments of ageingManaging the effects of ageingMen's problemsWomen's problemsA lifetime of sex with the same partnerChapter 11: SpiritualityGratitude and acceptanceOptimismCoping skillsGiving life a pointChoosing what to believePrayerHow to be more spiritual if you don't believe in GodDeveloping spiritualityLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and added features:- Personal insights, tips, and summaries throughout the book- Extension articles online - 1, 5 and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started- Designed for readers of all ages, backgrounds and abilities - Lots of interactive exercises and sample tips

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Improve Your Chess: Teach Yourself

William Hartson
Authors:
William Hartson

Improve Your Chess will help you to improve your technique and master your game. This lively new edition is written by William Hartston, an experienced chess player and daily columnist for the Independent. It is structured in 75 easy-to-follow lessons, clearly demarcated by level, so that you are challenged throughout. You will get to grips with complex strategy and the meta-principles which rule the relationship between pieces and their co-operation throughout play. All new concepts are demonstrated by illustrated worked examples, and you will get a chance to see these principles borne out in grandmaster play. NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of chessFIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Islam - An Introduction: Teach Yourself

Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood
Authors:
Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood

Do you want to learn more about this fascinating and complex world religion? Islam - an Introduction is a complete guide to the history, beliefs, and practicalities of this often misunderstood faith. Fully updated, it also addresses the key questions currently surrounding the religion, including women's rights, terrorism and fundamentalism, to give you a better understanding of Islam in the world today. NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of psychology.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Judaism - An Introduction: Teach Yourself

C. M. Hoffman
Authors:
C. M. Hoffman

This book is a concise guide to the history, beliefs and practices of this major world faith. Covering all the key aspects of Judaism, including the impact of the Holocaust and the significance of Israel on Jewish self-understanding, gain real insight into what it means to be Jewish today. NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of psychology.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Live Ethically: Teach Yourself

Mac Bride
Authors:
Mac Bride

Is this the right book for me?Live Ethically will clear a path through the minefield of information available on green issues and give you everything you need to know in order to make informed choices about the goods, services and products you use on a daily basis. Designed for anyone who wants to live more responsibly without huge effort or cost, it is a realistic guide to understanding the issues surrounding every area of consumer life, from clothing and food to energy saving and environmentally friendly travel. Each section explains the pros and cons of every choice we make as householders, then shows the practical steps you can take to make changes that will really have an impact. Live Ethically includes:Chapter 1: Basic ethicsWhat is 'ethical living'?Making ethical choicesEthical companiesEnvironmental issuesLifetime energy costs and savingsHow do you measure up?The cost of ethical livingThe good neighbourChapter 2: EnergyEnergy sourcesEnergy use in the homeSpace heatingWater heatingLightingInvest in the futureCookingChapter 3: Electrical appliancesEU energy labelsWashing machinesTumble dryersDishwashersFridges and freezersElectronic equipmentComputers......and printersHow much electricity are you using?Disposal and recyclingChapter 4: In the homeWater useCleaningHousehold wastePaints and varnishesFurnitureFloors and floor coveringsChapter 5: Food and drinkEnergy and food productionFood milesHow can I reduce my food miles?Organic foodFood wasteReducing your food wasteFood packagingFairtradeBottled waterChapter 6: ShoppingClothesGadgetsGiftsPlastic shopping bagsEthical retailers and shopping guidesChapter 7: MoneyBankingMortgagesEthical investmentChapter 8: MotoringDo you really need your car?Working with what you've gotTotal energy costsAlternative fuelsElectric (battery) carsWhich car?Chapter 9: Travel and tourismAir travelTourismLearn effortlessly with an easy-to-read page design and new added features:Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of how to live ethically.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Lose Weight, Gain Energy, Get Healthy: Teach Yourself

Sara Kirkham
Authors:
Sara Kirkham

Is this the right book for me?Have you tried hundreds of diets and failed? Lose Weight, Gain Energy, Get Healthy is not a diet, but an achievable approach to eating which maximizes the use of superfoods to not only lose weight but really gain in energy and wellbeing. With info on how to detox, and how to sustain your weight loss, this is your ultimate guide to optimum nutrition and a new, slimmer body.Lose Weight, Gain Energy, Get Healthy: Teach Yourself includes:Chapter 1: Food for health and lifeWhat is a healthy diet?Your food diaryHealthy eating recommendationsOptimum nutritionNutrition QuizUnderstanding the basicsProof that a healthy diet worksChapter 2: Eat to lose weightReasons for weight gainThe energy balance equationCalculating your Body Mass IndexBasal Metabolic RateHow much weight should you lose?1: Reducing your calorie intake2: Using up more calories through activity and exercise3: Eating less and exercising moreSeven-day eating plan for healthy weight lossChapter 3: SuperfoodsWhat are superfoods?PhytonutrientsThe essential fatty acidsMeet the superfoodsSimple tips for increasing your superfood intakeSuperfoods seven-day eating planSuperfood recipesGetting the most from superfoodsChapter 4: How to detox!Why detox?Do YOU need to detox?What are toxins?How we detoxifyDetox optionsPlanning your detoxTop ten foods for detoxBasic detox guidelinesSupplements to helpWhat to expect during your detoxPossible side effectsFourteen-day detox eating planChapter 5: Functional foodsWhat are functional foods?Are functional foods useful?Benefits and drawbacks of functional foodsOmega 3 fatty acidsPlant sterolsDo functional foods cost more?The probiotic and prebiotic revolutionWill functional foods work for you?Chapter 6: How to look (and be!) youngerWhat is ageing?Top ten anti-ageing diet tipsAnti-ageing nutrientsNutrition for super skinWaterDoes diet affect your hair and nails?Your anti-ageing guideChapter 7: Energy boosting foodsWhere do we get energy from?Glycaemic Index (GI) and Glycaemic Load (GL)Blood sugar controlHow much carbohydrate should you eat?Energy giving foodsWaterCaffeinated drinksStressAdrenal superfoodsHealth conditions that can sap vitalityChapter 8: Food for thoughtSerotoninChocolate - friend or foe?Brain food - fish and fish oilsNutrients for brain powerThe effect of low blood sugar levelsDietary benefits for specific mental health conditions Supplements to help mental functionsChapter 9: Healthy eating for the familySmall stepsHealthy eating ideasCutting a few corners!Get the family involvedGoing organicGrow your ownTeach Yourself methods:Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of how to lose weight, gain energy and get healthy.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Make a Great Speech: Teach Yourself

Jackie Arnold
Authors:
Jackie Arnold

Written by a professional toastmaster, keynote speaker and voice coach, this book gives you all you need to make an effective speech on any occasion. From weddings and christenings to fundraising events and after-dinner speeches, it offers suitable material for any occasion, with practical techniques and strategies for everything from using props to conquering stage fright and banishing your butterflies forever.Teach Yourself - the world's leading learning brand - is relaunched in 2010 as a multi-platform experience that will keep you motivated to achieve your goals. Let our expert author guide you through this brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, energising self-tests and summaries throughout the book. Go online at www.teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded learners. And if you don't have much time, don't worry - every book gives you 1, 5 and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started. - Gives you a comprehensive source of advice, material and techniques for wedding speeches - Offers hints on how to speak effectively and conquer your butterflies - Features practical guides to making the most of props and technology

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Make Your Show a Success: Teach Yourself

Nicholas Gibbs
Authors:
Nicholas Gibbs

Is this the right book for me?Wherever your theatre interests lies, this is an essential book for you. It covers a wide range of key issues, from tips on coping with first night nerves, to a full section on health and safety, to funding and taxation. Illustrated with handy guides to lighting and staging and containing essential resources, this book will enable you to have a successful show. Make Your Show a Success includes:Part one: Community theatre: getting involvedChapter 1: Community theatreChapter 2: The actorsChapter 3: The directorChapter 4: The stage managerChapter 5: The lighting designer/technicianChapter 6: The sound designer/technicianChapter 7: The set designerChapter 8: WardrobeChapter 9: The props teamChapter 10: Musical societiesChapter 11: FestivalsPart two: Community theatre: from registration to rehearsalChapter 12: Setting up a new community theatre groupChapter 13: Budgeting and fundraisingChapter 14: Getting the boll rollingChapter 15: Making the play happenPart three: Other societies and legal requirementsChapter 16: Community theatre production companiesChapter 17: Safety and other legal requirementsLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and added features:Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of amateur theatre.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Manage Anxiety Through CBT: Teach Yourself

Windy Dryden
Authors:
Windy Dryden

Is this the right book for me?Using the proven techniques of cognitive behavioural therapy, this book will show you how to manage your anxiety, in whatever form it appears, from phobias to panic attacks and general anxiety disorder. You will receive support for understanding with and coping with different types of anxiety, using CBT to manage your symptoms and alleviate much of your distress. You will also learn how to be more resilient and accepting of all your thoughts, fears and emotions, and discover new, healthier ways of thinking that will free you from anxiety.Manage Anxiety through CBT includes:Chapter 1: Understanding the 'ABCDEs' of Rational-Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RECBT)Chapter 2: Understanding anxiety and its healthy alternative, concernChapter 3: How you make yourself disturbed about anxietyChapter 4: How to manage anxiety: general principles and strategiesChapter 5: How to manage performance-related anxietyChapter 6: How to manage social anxietyChapter 7: How to manage health anxietyChapter 8: How to manage anxiety about losing self-controlLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Marx - The Key Ideas: Teach Yourself

Gill Hands
Authors:
Gill Hands

Is this the right book for me?Marx - The Key Ideas will familiarize you with the revolutionary thinking of this significant man. It will take you through all the essential concepts - from class struggle to dialectical materialism. Expressing Marx's sometimes complex ideas in simple terms, and backed up with references to his own texts, this book gives you everything you need to know. Marx - The Key Ideas includes: Chapter 1: Marx's early lifeEurope at the time of MarxThe early life of MarxUniversity lifeLife as a journalistThe Communist ManifestoExileChapter 2: Marx's later lifeThe move to LondonFamily life in LondonMarx and EngelsWork in LondonDas KapitalThe InternationalThe later yearsChapter 3: Marx and philosophyA brief history of philosophyWhich philosophers influenced Marx?Ancient Greek philosophersEuropean philosophyUtopian SocialistsRevolutionaries and anarchistsThe importance of Hegel and FeuerbachHow did Marx differ from those who went before?Political economyWhat part did Engels play?Chapter 4: Economic theoryDialectical materialism, historical materialism and economyThe capitalist economyCommoditiesTheory of surplus valueProfit and the division of labourCapitalism in crisisFalling wages and profitsSocial labourAccumulation and crisisCentralization of the economyWas Marx right about the economy? Chapter 5: Economy and societyImperialism and colonialismFetishismExploitationChapter 6: Class, class struggle and revolutionIntroductionThe development of capitalist societyDialectical materialism and class structureClass in the capitalist societyIdeologyClass struggleWorkers' power and educationThe Communist League and class struggleThe International Working Men's AssociationIs revolution inevitable?Chapter 7: Further Marxist thoughtAfter the revolutionCommunist societyReligionWomen's rights and the familyArt and cultureFreedom and the individualChapter 8: Marxism after Marx - ideas that changed the worldThe spread of Marxist thoughtThe development of socialismRussian communismChinese communismThe Cold WarThe decline of communismHas Marxism failed?Chapter 9: Marxism after Marx - the development of Marxist thoughtTypes of MarxismWhere does Marx fit in?Is Marxism relevant in the twenty-first century?The futureLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Master Basic DIY: Teach Yourself

DIY Doctor
Authors:
DIY Doctor

Is this the right book for me?Master Basic DIY explains all the basic tasks and gives you all the information you need to undertake essential decorating and maintenance in an informed and sensible manner. It offers insight into complex options and methods, and is full of practical information and indispensable tips to enable you to quickly see the results reflected in your DIY projects.Master Basic DIY includes:Part one - The basicsChapter 1: ToolsChapter 2: Top ten DIY jobs for homeownersChapter 3: Sequence of workChapter 4: From foundations to the ground floor slabChapter 5: Brickwork and blockworkChapter 6: Roofs, roof coverings and loft conversionsChapter 7: Home electricsChapter 8: Plumbing, central heating and drainageChapter 9: Plastering, plasterboard and partition wallsPart two - ProjectsChapter 10: BasicsChapter 11: OutsideChapter 12: InsideChapter 13: ElectricalChapter 14: PlumbingChapter 15: DecoratingLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Master Basic Plumbing And Central Heating: Teach Yourself

Roy Treloar
Authors:
Roy Treloar

This is the book for anyone who wants a quick, easy-to-understand and affordable guide to mastering basic household plumbing and heating jobs.A straightforward guide to plumbing and central heating tasksMaster Basic Plumbing and Central Heating is a straightforward guide to such easy, yet frequently mysterious, tasks as replacing a radiator or changing a tap; it also offers ample help for such crises as blocked toilets and frozen pipes. It will tell you all about the layout of a house and water system, then show you how to undertake basic emergency repairs; complete small and achievable projects; and even tackle bigger things like installing a bathroom suite or plumbing in a dishwasher. With plenty of illustrations, step-by-step guides, a full glossary and a whole chapter on how and when to call in expert help, this book is perfect for you if you dread the expense of call-out charges and labour.Master Basic Plumbing and Central Heating includes:Chapter 1: The plumbing in your homeIncoming cold water supplyCold supply inside the dwellingThe storage cisternThe toilet flushing cisternHard and soft waterWater softeners and water conditionersThe above-ground drainage systemThe below-ground drainage systemProtective equipotential earth bondChapter 2: Hot water in your homeGas installationsOil installationsFlues and ventilation for gas- and oil-burning appliancesHot water supplyHot water storage systemsDirect systems of hot water supplyIndirect systems of hot water supplyInstantaneous systems of domestic hot water supplyThermal storage systems of hot water supplyChoice of domestic hot water supplyChapter 3: Domestic central heatingRadiant heatingCentral heating systems using radiatorsRadiators and heat emittersThe boilerHeating controlsProtecting heating systemsChapter 4: Emergencies and contingency work 1Turning off the water supplyDraining water from the various systemsA dripping tapWater leaking from the body of a tapLack of water flow from a tapToilet will not flushToilet continuously discharging water into the panToilet or storage cistern overflowingToilet leaks when it is flushedChapter 5: Emergencies and contingency work 2Burst pipesNoises from the pipeworkHot water problemsBlockages to the waste water pipeworkSmell of gas fumesChapter 6: Plumbing processesCorrosionPipework used for water suppliesCopper pipework and fittingsBending copper tubePlastic pipework and fittings for hot and cold pipeworkSpecialist plumbing toolsChapter 7: Ancillary works and maintenanceEmploying a qualified professionalGas or oil boiler maintenanceGas fire maintenanceGeneral plumbing maintenanceChapter 8: Undertaking small plumbing projectsInstalling a washing machine or dishwasherInstalling a water softenerMaking a branch connection to the existing vertical soil pipeInstalling an outside tapRemoving a radiator to decorate behind itRepairing the incoming water supply mainReplacing the supply mainInstalling a new storage cisternFaulty immersion heatersInsulating to prevent freezing and frost damageInstalling new guttering and rainwater pipesInstalling a new WC suiteInstalling a new sink, basin or bath tapsInstalling a new sink, basin or bathInstalling a shower cubicleReplacing a shower booster pumpLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Nietzsche - The Key Ideas: Teach Yourself

Roy Jackson
Authors:
Roy Jackson

Nietzsche remains one of the most influential philosophers of our time and this book is the definitive guide to his philosophy. Whether you're a philosophy student struggling with phrases like 'the superman' and 'the will to power', or whether you simply want to understand more about the life and work of this fascinating man, this easy-to-navigate guide will help you to demystify Nietzsche's influential ideas and discover his legacy to modern thought. NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Raise a Happy Teenager: Teach Yourself

Suzie Hayman
Authors:
Suzie Hayman

Is this the right book for me?Raise a Happy Teenager: Teach Yourself gives you advice and encouragement to help you manage your child's adolescence and turn these years of conflict into happy, hopeful times. It shows you how to improve communication with your teenager, giving you the insight to tackle all the areas of conflict calmly and confidently, and helping your child become a strong, independent adult. Written by a leading counsellor who has trained as a teacher and worked with hundreds of teenagers and families like yours, it also offers plenty of real-life stories and sources of further help for anxious or concerned parents.Raise a Happy Teenager includes:Chapter 1: The change from child to adolescentChapter 2: What do teenagers need?Chapter 3: Understanding teenage behaviourChapter 4: CommunicationChapter 5: Listening and talking, negotiating and compromisingChapter 6: Whose problem is this?Chapter 7: Points of conflictChapter 8: Helping your teenager to flyChapter 9: Looking after yourselfTeach Yourself methods: Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you richer guidance through your child's teenage years.Things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Raise Happy Chickens

Victoria Roberts
Authors:
Victoria Roberts

Is this the right book for me?Raise Happy Chickens is a quickly accessible but authoritative guide, suitable for total beginners, that provides all the information you need to start keeping your own chickens.Telling you which breed of bird lays best and providing useful guidance on housing, equipment and the necessities of day-to-day care, it meets all the needs of anyone who dreams of a garden full of happy, clucking birds. It also goes beyond just chickens to other types of poultry, and gives advice and practical guidelines on housing, with full explanation of key areas like welfare, behaviour and diet.

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Raise Happy Children: Teach Yourself

Glenda Well, Doro Marden
Authors:
Glenda Well, Doro Marden

Teach Yourself - the world's leading learning brand - is relaunched in 2010 as a multi-platform experience that will keep you motivated to achieve your goals. Let our expert author guide you through this brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, energising self-tests and summaries throughout the book. Go online at www.teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded learners. And if you don't have much time, don't worry - every book gives you 1, 5 and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started.Teach Yourself Bringing up Happy Children will help you to raise confident and secure children and to enjoy a happy and harmonious home. It contains many ideas and tools for gaining co-operation rather than nagging as well as numerous tips and strategies for getting through every day niggles such as quarrels and tantrums. You will also find suggestions for ways to deal with tough topics such as bereavement and divorce. There is a non-judgemental and reassuring tone throughout, and plenty of interactive quizzes, charts and exercises to get you thinking about fresh approaches to old problems. Numerous quotes and stories from parents bring the exercises to life.

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Relaxation Techniques: Teach Yourself

Alice Muir
Authors:
Alice Muir

Is this the right book for me?This new and updated edition of Teach Yourself Relaxation features free audio with practical exercises on physical and mental relaxation, breathing and even basic meditation, available from library.teachyourself.com. It is accompanied by a fully updated version of the text, with practical exercises and background reading to accompany and complement the new 60-minute CD and to make the book the ultimate user-friendly comprehensive relaxation guide.Relaxation Techniques includes: Chapter 1: Relaxation - a skill with a long historyChapter 2: Relaxation, stress and tension explainedChapter 3: Coping with stress and tensionChapter 4: Vulnerability to tension or stressChapter 5: Relaxing your bodyChapter 6: Relaxed body languageChapter 7: A relaxed mind and calm thinking Chapter 8: Relaxing mind and body togetherChapter 9: More alternative and complementary therapiesChapter 10: Making the most of the internet and modern technologyChapter 11: Relaxation and your feelingsChapter 12: Relaxation in situationsChapter 13: Relaxation and your moodChapter 14: What now? Relaxation as a way of life Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Save Energy and Cut Your Bills: Teach Yourself

Nick White
Authors:
Nick White

Is this the right book for me?Save Energy and Cut Your Bills offers you straightforward and achievable strategies for reducing your energy bills and living a more environmentally aware life. With lots of useful tools to assess your energy and carbon use, it gives practical advice on everything from heating your home to managing teenage consumers. The book comes with:- Energy-saving actions categorized into 'no cost', 'low cost' and 'investment' actions- Detailed installation costs and savings help you to make more effective decisions - Topical issues, such as HIPs and smart metering - Guidance on the most effective ways of generating your own power- Suggestions for green driving and being more sustainable in the garden- Resource sections for further investigation and assistanceSave Energy and Cut Your Bills include:Chapter 1: Background to energy useChapter 2: How much energy are you using now?Chapter 3: Developing a strategy for actionChapter 4: Saving energy in the houseChapter 5: Generating your own energyChapter 6: Saving energy in the gardenChapter 7: Saving energy on the roadChapter 8: Future trendsLearn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and added features:Not got much time?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.Author insightsLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.Test yourselfTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.Extend your knowledgeExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of how to save energy.Five things to rememberQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.Try thisInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

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Stress-Free Weaning: Teach Yourself

Judy More
Authors:
Judy More

If you're nervous about the move from bottle or breast to solids, let Judy More share her secrets with you in this step-by-step guide to everything your baby needs for a balanced diet. Following your baby's growth month by month, you'll get great, healthy recipes and meal plans along with Judy's years of expertise in helping parents move their children on to solids, from the first tastes right up to finger food. NOT GOT MUCH TIME?One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.AUTHOR INSIGHTSLots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.TEST YOURSELFTests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGEExtra online articles to give you a richer understanding of weaning.FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBERQuick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.TRY THISInnovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.