Rick Kughen

Rick Kughen - Editor

Kokomo, IN, USA

Highly experienced editor with more than 30 years of experience and nearly 1,000 books edited.

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I am a freelance development editor, acquisitions editor, copy editor, and proofreader with more than 30 years of professional experience. I have edited about 1,000 books as both an in-house and freelance editor. My areas of expertise include technology, business, education, health care, fishing, healthy living, and general interest. I also am a former newspaper reporter and columnist.

"I've been working with Rick for almost 20 years, starting with my first book title in the US, and, many later, ending with one that went on to become an international best-seller. " - Stephen O'Brien

"Rick is one of those people you meet in your career where you feel so very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with him. He has been an editor on 4 of my 5 books at Pearson and the experience has been just phenomenal. He has a unique blend of imagination, creativity, precision, patience, inspiration, and integrity. " - Andy Walker

"When Rick brought my book to Que Publishing, I knew it was in good hands. From his keen eye to detail to his dedication to every project under his care, Rick makes every book he touches better. I am so grateful that I got to work with him at Pearson, and I look forward to one day working together again on another book." - Melissa Ford
Languages
English (AUS)
English (CAN)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Computers & Internet
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Health & wellbeing
Nature
Sports & Outdoors
Technology

Work experience

Editor

Self-employed
January, 2009 – Present (over 11 years)

I provide all-around editorial services, including book packaging, development editing, copy editing, and proofreading. My wife and I are partners in this business; together, we have almost 60 years of editorial experience.

Executive Editor

Pearson Education
January, 2000 – February, 2016 (about 16 years)

While at Pearson Education, I acquired and developed hundreds of books on a wide range of topics, including technology and business. I was responsible for managing each project from contract signing, content acquisition, development, and publication.

Senior Development Editor

Pearson Education
April, 1997 – January, 2000 (almost 3 years)

As a senior development editor, I was responsible for developing multiple projects each year, working closely with the authors and other editors to produce tight and timely manuscripts.

Staff Writer

Kokomo Tribune
April, 1991 – May, 1993 (about 2 years)

I was a beat reporter for this mid-sized newspaper, where I covered the police beat. Also, I was a weekly columnist.

Staff Reporter

The Muncie Star
October, 1988 – March, 1991 (over 2 years)

I was a beat reporter for this mid-sized daily newspaper, where I covered the police and general assignment beats.

Portfolio (38 selected works)

Upgrading and Repairing PCs (22nd Edition)

Scott Mueller

DVD-ROM Includes 3 hours of new how-to video For more than 25 years, Upgrading and Repairing PCs has been the world’s #1 guide to PC hardware: The single source for reliable information on how PCs work, troubleshooting and fixing problems, adding hardware, optimizing performance, and building new PCs. This 22nd edition offers beefed-up coverage of the newest hardware innovations and maintenanc... read more

DVD-ROM Includes 3 hours of new how-to video For more than 25 years, Upgrading and Repairing PCs has been the world’s #1 guide to PC hardware: The single source for reliable information on how PCs work, troubleshooting and fixing problems, adding hardware, optimizing performance, and building new PCs. This 22nd edition offers beefed-up coverage of the newest hardware innovations and maintenanc... read more

Microsoft Office 2019 Inside Out

Joe Habraken

Conquer Microsoft Office 2019–from the inside out! Dive into Microsoft Office 2019–and really put its productivity toolsand services to work! This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, tips, and workarounds–all you need to make the most of Office’s most powerful tools for productivity and decision-making. Renowned Office expert Joe Habraken offers a complete tou... read more

Conquer Microsoft Office 2019–from the inside out! Dive into Microsoft Office 2019–and really put its productivity toolsand services to work! This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, tips, and workarounds–all you need to make the most of Office’s most powerful tools for productivity and decision-making. Renowned Office expert Joe Habraken offers a complete tou... read more

Windows 10 Inside Out (3rd Edition)

Ed Bott, Craig Stinson

Conquer today’s Windows 10—from the inside out! Dive into Windows 10—and really put your Windows expertise to work. Focusing on Windows 10’s newest, most powerful, and most innovative features, this supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, up-to-date tips, and workarounds. From the new Timeline to key improvements in Microsoft Edge, Cortana, security, and virtualiz... read more

Conquer today’s Windows 10—from the inside out! Dive into Windows 10—and really put your Windows expertise to work. Focusing on Windows 10’s newest, most powerful, and most innovative features, this supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, up-to-date tips, and workarounds. From the new Timeline to key improvements in Microsoft Edge, Cortana, security, and virtualiz... read more

Vegan in an Instant: 103 Plant-Based Recipes for Your Instant Pot

Marina Delio

An authorized vegan Instant Pot cookbook for easy, flavorful, and healthy recipes with your electric pressure cookerIncluding homemade staples and one-pot meals to sides and desserts, Marina Delio of Yummy Mummy Kitchen helps you create go-to recipes in your Instant Pot that are entirely plant-based and nourishing. Weeknight meals are full of flavor for both vegan and meat-eaters alike. Many r... read more

An authorized vegan Instant Pot cookbook for easy, flavorful, and healthy recipes with your electric pressure cookerIncluding homemade staples and one-pot meals to sides and desserts, Marina Delio of Yummy Mummy Kitchen helps you create go-to recipes in your Instant Pot that are entirely plant-based and nourishing. Weeknight meals are full of flavor for both vegan and meat-eaters alike. Many r... read more

The Healthspan Solution: How and What to Eat to Add Life to Your Years

Raymond J. Cronise, Julieanna Hever M.S. R.D.

Increase your lifespan and optimize your health with plant-based recipes for a longer, more vibrant life.Authors and leading plant-based nutrition experts Julieanna Hever and Ray Cronise have spent over a decade researching diet and nutrition, analyzing longevity studies, and helping their clients achieve sustainable, lasting health benefits by adopting a whole food, plant-based diet. In The H... read more

Increase your lifespan and optimize your health with plant-based recipes for a longer, more vibrant life.Authors and leading plant-based nutrition experts Julieanna Hever and Ray Cronise have spent over a decade researching diet and nutrition, analyzing longevity studies, and helping their clients achieve sustainable, lasting health benefits by adopting a whole food, plant-based diet. In The H... read more

RVing, 4E (Idiot's Guides)

Brent Peterson, April Maher

Take the driver's seat on your very own RV adventures!Take hold of the wheel and get ready for your very own RV adventure!Do you dream of living a life of adventure on the road? When you travel in an RV, you can enjoy all the comforts and conveniences of home, while exploring the great outdoors.Whether you're looking for the ultimate family vacation or thinking of downsizing and taking your li... read more

Take the driver's seat on your very own RV adventures!Take hold of the wheel and get ready for your very own RV adventure!Do you dream of living a life of adventure on the road? When you travel in an RV, you can enjoy all the comforts and conveniences of home, while exploring the great outdoors.Whether you're looking for the ultimate family vacation or thinking of downsizing and taking your li... read more

Super You: How Technology is Revolutionizing What It Means to Be Human

Andy Walker, Kay Svela Walker, Sean Carruthers

Rewind Your Biology and Live Like a 20-Year-Old! Edit Your Genes to Live Disease-Free! Find a Parking Space with Your Internet-Connected Brain! Advances in longevity, genetics, nanotech, and robotics will make all this possible! This is not science fiction. This is your future. Right now, pioneering scientists and technologists are transforming what it means to be human by overcoming biologica... read more

Rewind Your Biology and Live Like a 20-Year-Old! Edit Your Genes to Live Disease-Free! Find a Parking Space with Your Internet-Connected Brain! Advances in longevity, genetics, nanotech, and robotics will make all this possible! This is not science fiction. This is your future. Right now, pioneering scientists and technologists are transforming what it means to be human by overcoming biologica... read more

The Ultimate Player's Guide to Minecraft

Stephen O'Brien

Minecraft: These worlds are YOURS! Minecraft is WAY more than a game: it's an alternate universe of creation, exhilaration, survival, adventure, passion! Don't enter that universe alone. Take an experienced guide who'll help you constantly... from living through your first night, to hosting your own Minecraft server! Stephen O'Brien has been obsessing over Minecraft since its earliest betas. H... read more

Minecraft: These worlds are YOURS! Minecraft is WAY more than a game: it's an alternate universe of creation, exhilaration, survival, adventure, passion! Don't enter that universe alone. Take an experienced guide who'll help you constantly... from living through your first night, to hosting your own Minecraft server! Stephen O'Brien has been obsessing over Minecraft since its earliest betas. H... read more

The Ultimate Player's Guide to Skylanders SuperChargers (Unofficial Guide)

Hayley Camille

Skylanders Superchargers: Your Next Epic Adventure Is Here! With the Skylanders SuperChargers game, the magic of Skylands is even more amazing! But if you really want to master the game, you need a great guide. Here it is! Whether you’re young or old, you’ll love how this book helps you discover Skylanders’ most powerful new secrets–and it’s so easy! This book is packed with full-color picture... read more

Skylanders Superchargers: Your Next Epic Adventure Is Here! With the Skylanders SuperChargers game, the magic of Skylands is even more amazing! But if you really want to master the game, you need a great guide. Here it is! Whether you’re young or old, you’ll love how this book helps you discover Skylanders’ most powerful new secrets–and it’s so easy! This book is packed with full-color picture... read more

Hacking Your LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Kit

John Baichtal, James Floyd Kelly

EV3 without limits! Build 5 amazing robotics projects that take DIY to a whole new level! You can do way more with your LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kit than anyone ever told you! In this full-color, step-by-step tutorial, top-maker and best-selling author John Baichtal shows you how to transcend Mindstorms’ limits as you build five cutting-edge robotics projects. You’ll discover just how much you can ... read more

EV3 without limits! Build 5 amazing robotics projects that take DIY to a whole new level! You can do way more with your LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kit than anyone ever told you! In this full-color, step-by-step tutorial, top-maker and best-selling author John Baichtal shows you how to transcend Mindstorms’ limits as you build five cutting-edge robotics projects. You’ll discover just how much you can ... read more

50 Best Places Fly Fishing the Southeast

Walker Parrott, Kevin Howell

From the owner and operator of the Davidson River Outfitters, this where-to guide highlights the best fly-fishing destinations in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Texas each chapter contributed by the author, an expert outfitter, or guide for the featured water. These destinations, covering multi... read more

From the owner and operator of the Davidson River Outfitters, this where-to guide highlights the best fly-fishing destinations in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Texas each chapter contributed by the author, an expert outfitter, or guide for the featured water. These destinations, covering multi... read more

25 Best National Parks to Fly Fish

Terry Gunn, Wendy Gunn

The best fly fishing is found in places of astonishing beauty! On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed legislation creating the National Park Service, a new federal bureau in the Department of the Interior responsible for protecting existing national parks and monuments and those yet to be established. By doing so, he not only preserved America’s most remarkable natural wonders, bu... read more

The best fly fishing is found in places of astonishing beauty! On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed legislation creating the National Park Service, a new federal bureau in the Department of the Interior responsible for protecting existing national parks and monuments and those yet to be established. By doing so, he not only preserved America’s most remarkable natural wonders, bu... read more

Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) Version 10 Cert Guide (3rd Edition) (Certification Guide)

Omar Santos, Michael Gregg

In this best-of-breed study guide, leading experts Michael Gregg and Omar Santos help you master all the topics you need to know to succeed on your Certified Ethical Hacker Version 10 exam and advance your career in IT security. The authors’ concise, focused approach explains every exam objective from a real-world perspective, helping you quickly identify weaknesses and retain everything you n... read more

In this best-of-breed study guide, leading experts Michael Gregg and Omar Santos help you master all the topics you need to know to succeed on your Certified Ethical Hacker Version 10 exam and advance your career in IT security. The authors’ concise, focused approach explains every exam objective from a real-world perspective, helping you quickly identify weaknesses and retain everything you n... read more

Absolute Beginner's Guide to Building Robots

Gareth Branwyn

Finally, a robots book for people who don't know the first thing about robotics! Absolute Beginner's Guide to Robots is well-written, inviting, and action-packed, with engaging ideas and fascinating factoids about robots and robot-related arts and sciences. You are led gently into the intimidating world of robotics, but nearly 400 pages later, you emerge with a respectable knowledge of robot h... read more

Finally, a robots book for people who don't know the first thing about robotics! Absolute Beginner's Guide to Robots is well-written, inviting, and action-packed, with engaging ideas and fascinating factoids about robots and robot-related arts and sciences. You are led gently into the intimidating world of robotics, but nearly 400 pages later, you emerge with a respectable knowledge of robot h... read more

Digital Engineering with Minecraft

James Floyd Kelly

Digital Engineering with Minecraft Create amazing objects for Minecraft—and learn valuable real-world 3D design skills! Transform yourself into a Minecraft “engineer!” Discover how to create great Minecraft objects and structures fast, and push your creative skills to the max. You’ll have a blast, but that’s not all! You’ll learn how to use powerful 3D digital design and CAD tools—the same kin... read more

Digital Engineering with Minecraft Create amazing objects for Minecraft—and learn valuable real-world 3D design skills! Transform yourself into a Minecraft “engineer!” Discover how to create great Minecraft objects and structures fast, and push your creative skills to the max. You’ll have a blast, but that’s not all! You’ll learn how to use powerful 3D digital design and CAD tools—the same kin... read more

Microsoft Excel 2019 Inside Out

Bill Jelen

Conquer Microsoft Excel 2019–from the inside out! Dive into Microsoft Excel 2019–and really put your spreadsheet expertise to work. This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, tips, and workarounds–all you need to make the most of Excel’s most powerful tools for analyzing data and making better decisions. Renowned Excel expert Bill Jelen offers a complete tour of... read more

Conquer Microsoft Excel 2019–from the inside out! Dive into Microsoft Excel 2019–and really put your spreadsheet expertise to work. This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, tips, and workarounds–all you need to make the most of Excel’s most powerful tools for analyzing data and making better decisions. Renowned Excel expert Bill Jelen offers a complete tour of... read more

Exam Ref MD-101 Managing Modern Desktops

Andrew Bettany, Andrew Warren

Prepare for Microsoft Exam MD-101–and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of skills and knowledge required to manage modern Windows 10 desktops. Designed for Windows administrators, Exam Ref focuses on the critical thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the Microsoft Certified Associate level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Deploy and update operat... read more

Prepare for Microsoft Exam MD-101–and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of skills and knowledge required to manage modern Windows 10 desktops. Designed for Windows administrators, Exam Ref focuses on the critical thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the Microsoft Certified Associate level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Deploy and update operat... read more

Exam Ref MD-100 Windows 10

Andrew Bettany, Andrew Warren

Prepare for Microsoft Exam MD-100: Windows 10—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of skills and knowledge required to deploy, configure, secure, manage, and monitor Windows devices and client applications. Designed for Windows administrators, Exam Ref MD-100: Windows 10 focuses on the critical thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the Microsoft Certified Associate ... read more

Prepare for Microsoft Exam MD-100: Windows 10—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of skills and knowledge required to deploy, configure, secure, manage, and monitor Windows devices and client applications. Designed for Windows administrators, Exam Ref MD-100: Windows 10 focuses on the critical thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the Microsoft Certified Associate ... read more

Keto Essentials: 150 Ketogenic Recipes to Revitalize, Heal, and Shed Weight (1)

Vanessa Spina

Keto Essentials is a complete guide to the latest whole-foods diet trend on everyone’s lips: the ketogenic diet. Vanessa Spina, also known as the Ketogenic Girl, breaks down the science behind the keto diet into an easy-to-digest, step-by-step guide to understanding and following a keto lifestyle. Her approach to keto is based on using real, whole foods to restore the body to optimal health wh... read more

Keto Essentials is a complete guide to the latest whole-foods diet trend on everyone’s lips: the ketogenic diet. Vanessa Spina, also known as the Ketogenic Girl, breaks down the science behind the keto diet into an easy-to-digest, step-by-step guide to understanding and following a keto lifestyle. Her approach to keto is based on using real, whole foods to restore the body to optimal health wh... read more

The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet (1)

Robb Wolf

Do you want to lose fat and stay young, all while avoiding cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and a host of other illnesses? The Paleo Solution incorporates the latest, cutting edge research from genetics, biochemistry and anthropology to help you look, feel and perform your best. Written by Robb Wolf, a research biochemist who traded in his lab coat and pocket protector... read more

Do you want to lose fat and stay young, all while avoiding cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and a host of other illnesses? The Paleo Solution incorporates the latest, cutting edge research from genetics, biochemistry and anthropology to help you look, feel and perform your best. Written by Robb Wolf, a research biochemist who traded in his lab coat and pocket protector... read more

Keto Sweet Tooth Cookbook: 80 Low-carb Ketogenic Dessert Recipes for Cakes, Cookies, Pies, Fat Bombs, Shakes, Ice Cream, and More

Aaron Day

Following a keto diet means you can never enjoy sweet treats again, right? Think again! You can enjoy delicious desserts and sweet treats with this cookbook, and you can make them all low carb and sugar free!With 80 easy recipes and beautiful photography throughout, Keto Sweet Tooth Cookbook is the only keto desserts book you'll ever need. Burn fat, boost your energy, and enjoy the desserts yo... read more

Following a keto diet means you can never enjoy sweet treats again, right? Think again! You can enjoy delicious desserts and sweet treats with this cookbook, and you can make them all low carb and sugar free!With 80 easy recipes and beautiful photography throughout, Keto Sweet Tooth Cookbook is the only keto desserts book you'll ever need. Burn fat, boost your energy, and enjoy the desserts yo... read more

Tiny House Designing, Building, & Living (Idiot's Guides)

Andrew Morrison, Gabriella Morrison

Do you have what it takes to live tiny?Do you dream of simplifying your life, freeing up your financial resources, and ditching all of the clutter that's weighing you down? Learn the nuts and bolts of what it really takes to achieve this dream of designing, building, and living in a tiny house of 400 square feet or less!Tiny house professionals Gabriella and Andrew Morrison have been involved ... read more

Do you have what it takes to live tiny?Do you dream of simplifying your life, freeing up your financial resources, and ditching all of the clutter that's weighing you down? Learn the nuts and bolts of what it really takes to achieve this dream of designing, building, and living in a tiny house of 400 square feet or less!Tiny house professionals Gabriella and Andrew Morrison have been involved ... read more

SQL Queries for Mere Mortals: A Hands-On Guide to Data Manipulation in SQL (4th Edition)

John L. Viescas

The #1 Easy, Common-Sense Guide to SQL Queries—Updated with More Advanced Techniques and Solutions Foreword by Keith W. Hare, Vice Chair, USA SQL Standards Committee SQL Queries for Mere Mortals has earned worldwide praise as the clearest, simplest tutorial on writing effective queries with the latest SQL standards and database applications. Now, author John L. Viescas has updated this hands-o... read more

The #1 Easy, Common-Sense Guide to SQL Queries—Updated with More Advanced Techniques and Solutions Foreword by Keith W. Hare, Vice Chair, USA SQL Standards Committee SQL Queries for Mere Mortals has earned worldwide praise as the clearest, simplest tutorial on writing effective queries with the latest SQL standards and database applications. Now, author John L. Viescas has updated this hands-o... read more

Microsoft Excel 2019 Formulas and Functions (Business Skills)

Paul McFedries

Expert Paul McFedries helps you master key Excel 2019 and Office 365 tools for building more powerful spreadsheets. Use Excel 2019 and Office 365 core features to build spreadsheets that solve business problems and deliver reliable answers. Drawing on his unsurpassed experience, Paul McFedries helps you make the most of formulas and functions, including the latest improvements to arrays, formu... read more

Expert Paul McFedries helps you master key Excel 2019 and Office 365 tools for building more powerful spreadsheets. Use Excel 2019 and Office 365 core features to build spreadsheets that solve business problems and deliver reliable answers. Drawing on his unsurpassed experience, Paul McFedries helps you make the most of formulas and functions, including the latest improvements to arrays, formu... read more

Exam Ref 70-779 Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Microsoft Excel

Chris Sorensen

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-779–and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of Microsoft Excel data analysis and visualization. Designed for BI professionals, data analysts, and others who analyze business data with Excel, this Exam Ref focuses on the critical thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Consu... read more

Prepare for Microsoft Exam 70-779–and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of Microsoft Excel data analysis and visualization. Designed for BI professionals, data analysts, and others who analyze business data with Excel, this Exam Ref focuses on the critical thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: Consu... read more

Exam Ref AZ-203 Developing Solutions for Microsoft Azure

Santiago Fernández Muñoz

Prepare for Microsoft Exam AZ-203—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of Microsoft Azure solutions development. Designed for working Azure developers, this Exam Ref focuses on the critical thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: • Develop Azure Infrastructure as a ... read more

Prepare for Microsoft Exam AZ-203—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of Microsoft Azure solutions development. Designed for working Azure developers, this Exam Ref focuses on the critical thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate level. Focus on the expertise measured by these objectives: • Develop Azure Infrastructure as a ... read more

Windows 10 Plain & Simple (2nd Edition)

Nancy Muir Boysen, Michael Miller

Learn the simplest ways to get things done with Windows 10 Here’s WHAT you’ll learn • Navigate Windows 10 Fall Creators Update quickly, easily, and efficiently • Get online with the sleek Microsoft Edge web browser • Make the most of the Cortana personal assistant • Efficiently manage your email, calendar, photos, and more • Access your files from anywhere with Microsoft OneDrive • Help secure... read more

Learn the simplest ways to get things done with Windows 10 Here’s WHAT you’ll learn • Navigate Windows 10 Fall Creators Update quickly, easily, and efficiently • Get online with the sleek Microsoft Edge web browser • Make the most of the Cortana personal assistant • Efficiently manage your email, calendar, photos, and more • Access your files from anywhere with Microsoft OneDrive • Help secure... read more

Microsoft Visual C# Step by Step (9th Edition) (Developer Reference)

John Sharp

Your hands-on guide to Microsoft Visual C# fundamentals with Visual Studio 2017 Expand your expertise--and teach yourself the fundamentals of programming with the latest version of Visual C# with Visual Studio 2017. If you are an experienced software developer, you’ll get all the guidance, exercises, and code you need to start building responsive, scalable, cloud-connected applications that ca... read more

Your hands-on guide to Microsoft Visual C# fundamentals with Visual Studio 2017 Expand your expertise--and teach yourself the fundamentals of programming with the latest version of Visual C# with Visual Studio 2017. If you are an experienced software developer, you’ll get all the guidance, exercises, and code you need to start building responsive, scalable, cloud-connected applications that ca... read more

Beyond Bullet Points: Using PowerPoint to tell a compelling story that gets results (4th Edition)

Cliff Atkinson

Beyond Bullet Points, Fourth Edition “Throw away those room-emptying, left-brain slides–and use Atkinson’s book to turn your PowerPoint presentation into an epic.” –Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and A Whole New Mind Think beyond bullet points–and amplify the impact of your message! Now in its fourth edition, this popular classic illuminates an innovative, step-by-step methodology designed to... read more

Beyond Bullet Points, Fourth Edition “Throw away those room-emptying, left-brain slides–and use Atkinson’s book to turn your PowerPoint presentation into an epic.” –Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and A Whole New Mind Think beyond bullet points–and amplify the impact of your message! Now in its fourth edition, this popular classic illuminates an innovative, step-by-step methodology designed to... read more

Begin to Code with Python

Rob Miles

Become a Python programmer–and have fun doing it! Start writing software that solves real problems, even if you have absolutely no programming experience! This friendly, easy, full-color book puts you in total control of your own learning, empowering you to build unique and useful programs. Microsoft has completely reinvented the beginning programmer’s tutorial, reflecting deep research into h... read more

Become a Python programmer–and have fun doing it! Start writing software that solves real problems, even if you have absolutely no programming experience! This friendly, easy, full-color book puts you in total control of your own learning, empowering you to build unique and useful programs. Microsoft has completely reinvented the beginning programmer’s tutorial, reflecting deep research into h... read more

Basic Robot Building With LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0

John Baichtal, James Floyd Kelly

Basic Robot Building with LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT 2.0 ABSOLUTELY NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Learn LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT 2.0 from the ground up, hands-on, in full color! Ever wanted to build a robot? Now’s the time, LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT 2.0 is the technology, and this is the book. You can do this, even if you’ve never built or programmed anything! Don’t worry about where to begin: start right here. J... read more

Basic Robot Building with LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT 2.0 ABSOLUTELY NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Learn LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT 2.0 from the ground up, hands-on, in full color! Ever wanted to build a robot? Now’s the time, LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT 2.0 is the technology, and this is the book. You can do this, even if you’ve never built or programmed anything! Don’t worry about where to begin: start right here. J... read more

Building Your Own Drones: A Beginners' Guide to Drones, UAVs, and ROVs

John Baichtal

Absolutely no experience needed! Build your drone, step-by-step, with this full-color, hands-on guide! You’ve heard about drones. You’ve seen drones. Now, build your own—it’s a lot easier than you think! Drones are the newest frontier for the DIY/maker community, and you don’t need to be a technical expert to build one. John Baichtal, the #1 author of hardware hacking books for beginners, will... read more

Absolutely no experience needed! Build your drone, step-by-step, with this full-color, hands-on guide! You’ve heard about drones. You’ve seen drones. Now, build your own—it’s a lot easier than you think! Drones are the newest frontier for the DIY/maker community, and you don’t need to be a technical expert to build one. John Baichtal, the #1 author of hardware hacking books for beginners, will... read more

Robot Builder: The Beginner's Guide to Building Robots

John Baichtal

Title: Robot Builder( The Beginner's Guide to Building Robots) Binding: Paperback Author: ThomasMesserschmidt Publisher: Que

Title: Robot Builder( The Beginner's Guide to Building Robots) Binding: Paperback Author: ThomasMesserschmidt Publisher: Que

Writing Interactive Fiction with Twine

Melissa Ford

Writing Interactive Fiction with Twine: Play Inside a Story If you’ve ever dreamed about walking through the pages of a book, fighting dragons, or exploring planets then Twine is for you. This interactive fiction program enables you to create computer games where worlds are constructed out of words and simple scripts can allow the player to pick up or drop objects, use items collected in the g... read more

Writing Interactive Fiction with Twine: Play Inside a Story If you’ve ever dreamed about walking through the pages of a book, fighting dragons, or exploring planets then Twine is for you. This interactive fiction program enables you to create computer games where worlds are constructed out of words and simple scripts can allow the player to pick up or drop objects, use items collected in the g... read more

Leo Laporte's 2003 Technology Almanac

Leo Laporte, Laura Burstein

Just like Leo Laporte's hit TV show, this technology almanac is dedicated to showcasing today's technology. It's a one-of-a-kind resource for every day of the year with advice, tips, and secrets about today's most popular technology topics. Bonus DVD includes more than 2 hours of video on troubleshooting and building a PC!

Just like Leo Laporte's hit TV show, this technology almanac is dedicated to showcasing today's technology. It's a one-of-a-kind resource for every day of the year with advice, tips, and secrets about today's most popular technology topics. Bonus DVD includes more than 2 hours of video on troubleshooting and building a PC!

Maximum PC Guide to Extreme PC Mods

Paul Capello, Jon Phillips

Tired of your non-descript, platinum-colored PC case? Want to show your individuality and make your friends green with envy? Interested in wringing out every ounce of performance that your timid PC can produce? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then The Maximum PC Guide to Extreme PC Mods is for you! We show you how to reach PC mod nirvana step-by-step, including choosing (... read more

Tired of your non-descript, platinum-colored PC case? Want to show your individuality and make your friends green with envy? Interested in wringing out every ounce of performance that your timid PC can produce? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then The Maximum PC Guide to Extreme PC Mods is for you! We show you how to reach PC mod nirvana step-by-step, including choosing (... read more

Backpacking & Hiking: Set Out into the Wilderness and Hit the Trail with Confidence (Outdoor Adventure Guide)

Jason Stevenson

Hit the trails with all the backpacking and hiking information you needYou know there's nothing quite like spending time with nature, enjoying the fresh air and magnificent vistas. But thinking about where to go, what to bring, and how to protect yourself from the elements might have you feeling less adventurous than you'd like. Well, it's time to get off the couch and onto the trail with Outd... read more

Hit the trails with all the backpacking and hiking information you needYou know there's nothing quite like spending time with nature, enjoying the fresh air and magnificent vistas. But thinking about where to go, what to bring, and how to protect yourself from the elements might have you feeling less adventurous than you'd like. Well, it's time to get off the couch and onto the trail with Outd... read more

Astrology: An Enlightening Primer for Starry-Eyed Beginners (The Awakened Life)

Madeline Gerwick-Brodeur

Become enlightened and find out how your stars alignWhen it comes to translating astrological signs and symbols into real-world wisdom, your ignorance is off the charts! But don't worry, things will start looking up once you've brushed up on the basics and learned how to interpret the stars. And The Awakened Life: Astrology will show you how!This brand new edition offers a comprehensive histor... read more

Become enlightened and find out how your stars alignWhen it comes to translating astrological signs and symbols into real-world wisdom, your ignorance is off the charts! But don't worry, things will start looking up once you've brushed up on the basics and learned how to interpret the stars. And The Awakened Life: Astrology will show you how!This brand new edition offers a comprehensive histor... read more

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