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Give everyday household items a new life the hip craftster’s way. This book contains more than 30 creative projects that use materials you already have at your disposal. From a credit card bracelet to a map photo frame, this fun guide shows you how to create truly one-of-a-kind pieces—one earth-friendly project at a time.

Starting an Etsy Business For Dummies offers expert advice for artists and entrepreneurs looking to build an online craft business from scratch. You'll get invaluable information on setting up your online shop, writing compelling item descriptions, photographing your work, engaging the Etsy community, understanding fees, and finding your muse when it takes a holiday.

Gamification leverages gaming principles to influence customer behavior and improve customer loyalty, engagement, and retention. Gamification can be used by any department in a company, any web-based experience. Business Gamification For Dummies explains how you can apply the principles of this strategic concept to your own business model.

For centuries, scientists believed that the science of physics was settled. But eventually they realized that classical physics couldn't account for everything they observed. Scientists developed a new model, called quantum physics, which describes the universe in a fundamentally new way. This book uses simple language to explain the revolutionary concepts of quantum physics. It examines the gaps in classical physics that spurred the search for new theories, the discoveries that shaped those theories, and the scientists who developed this exciting field. It also explores the ramifications of quantum physics in our lives today.

In 1960, the Supreme Court ruled that interstate travel could not be racially segregated. But in the South, this decision brought about little in the way of change. Interstate busts and trains remained segregated, as did restaurants, restrooms, and waiting rooms in bus and train terminals. In 1961 a racially diverse group called the Freedom Riders challenged this segregation. Although they faced overwhelming violence, more than 400 people joined the movement. This book provides a comprehensive look at the bravery of those involved, describes the racism that protesters fought, and outlines how peaceful tactics ultimately led to the desegregation of interstate transportation.

The time of the Third Reich is one of the ugliest periods in human history. To execute Adolph Hitler’s plan to destroy all Jewish people in Europe, Nazi propagandists demonized and dehumanized the Jews, leaving people desensitized to the discrimination and destruction heaped on them. This book details the way the Nazis turned a nation against a people, provides sidebars on people caught up in both sides of the great conflict, and outlines the ramifications of the persecution of the Jews.

In ancient times, Jews were exiled from their homeland in the Middle East. Starting in the 1800s, the Zionist movement sought to return Jews to the region and reestablish Jewish rule there. In 1948, the creation of the state of Israel made this vision a reality. It also triggered an ongoing series of conflicts between Israel and its Arab neighbors, as well as between Jews and Palestinians within Israel. This essential book tells the story of the formation of Israel, examines calls for a separate Palestinian state, and details the impact of the region's border disputes on the Jews and Arabs who live there.

California became a territory in the United States when the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed in 1848. That treaty ended the Mexican War. Several days before its signing, gold was discovered at Sutter’s Mill near what is now Sacramento. This finding spurred a frenzy. Hundreds of thousands of prospectors from across the country and around the world flocked to California in search of their fortune. A lucky few found gold; thousands more were left destitute or even died. This book explores how the California gold rush shaped the lives of these prospectors—and the story of America.

Social barriers have often denied people the chance to compete athletically based on their race, ethnic background, or sex. Some athletes, through their courage and class, have broken down the barriers that have afflicted our society, and sometimes effected greater social change. One such athlete was Billie Jean King. With one gigantic victory in a match that pitted her against a famous male player, King changed attitudes toward women and sports. This book tells her story.

Only a few women had competed at the top levels of auto racing levels before Danica Patrick took the wheel of an IndyCar in 2005. Patrick went on to break several barriers in IndyCar—including becoming the first ever woman to win an IndyCar race. In 2012 Patrick switched to NASCAR. There, she recorded several more firsts for female racers, including becoming the first woman ever to win the pole position at the Daytona 500 in 2013. This book traces Patrick’s path to success both on track and off.

This clear, concise book is the ideal guide to the main features of Microsoft Office. Simple, step-by-step instructions show you how to tackle dozens of Office tasks, while offering practical examples and advice. The simple, yet elegant design features numerous images, as well as tips and tricks, making this a perfect reference for all ages and abilities.