The Most Random Dummies Books You've Not Heard Of

The For Dummies books are famous for providing lots of helpful advice on a huge variety of topics. From guidance on jobs, hobbies, technology and more, there seems to be a Dummies book on nearly every topic. In amongst all these great books, there were bound to be a few more unusual subjects! So, we took a look through our huge collection of Dummies books and have put together a list of the most random Dummies books we could find...

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1. Minecraft Construction For Dummies

Adam Cordeiro and Emily Nelson

This book is, believe or not, one of a few Minecraft-based Dummies books we sell. Minecraft is a popular game that involves using an avatar to make and destroy blocks. And, in this book you'll find all the information you need to learn the basics of constructing houses, boats and more from the blacks you find in the game. Plus, there are tips on how to mine the right materials and get renewable resources from your virtual farms. You'll be a Minecraft pro before you know it.


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2.Cryptic Crosswords For Dummies

Denise Sutherland

If you love a puzzle and want a real challenge, this Dummies book gives you plenty of cryptic crosswords (crosswords where the clues themselves are puzzles!) to try. There are 50 puzzles and 1750 clues for you to have a go at, as well as advice on how to approach solving these mind-bending crosswords. Great for brain-training, this book can introduce you to some of the most challenging tasks you're ever encountered.

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3. Ayurveda For Dummies

Angela Hope-Murray

Ayurveda is an ancient form of medicine that focuses on keeping a sense of balance in the body, mind and spirit. This Dummies book teaches you the basics on how to use Ayurveda to help your body type through exercise, yoga, massage techniques, herbal remedies and by changing your diet. If you want an introduction to this unusual lifestyle, check out his fascinating Dummies book.

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4. Bluegrass Banjo For Dummies

Bill Evans

Bill Evans has been a banjo player and teacher for over 40 years and he shares all his musical knowledge with you in this random Dummies book. Whether you're a novice or an experienced banjo player, there is definitely something you can learn from Bill. This book takes you through a range of playing styles and provides loads of tips to help you improve your banjo skills. If you're looking to take up a new instrument, this Dummies book is perfect for you.

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5. Beekeeping For Dummies

David Wiscombe and Howland Blackiston

This step-by-step introductory guide gives you all the information you need to know to start your own beehive. With advice on the equipment you will need, tips on how to source bees and scientific research about bee disease, this book is a must for anyone new to working with bees in the UK.

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6. Memoir Writing for Dummies

Ryan G. Van Cleave

This book is ideal for anyone who feels they have a story to tell... their own life story that is. This book is filled with step-by-step instructions on all the basics of memoir writing, covering topics such as plot, setting, character and dialogue. Plus, with advice on how to go about writing your story and getting it published, this Dummies book is the perfect read for anyone that wants to share their experiences with the world.


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If you need some more tips and advice on a variety of different topics, discover our full range of For Dummies books.

  • ANJMV
    Bill Evans
    • £15.79
    • RRP £17.99
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    Start picking the five-string banjo like a pro with this definitive guide to bluegrass banjo! Whether you re an absolute beginner or an experienced player, Bluegrass Banjo For Dummies gets you started off the right way and is your road map for mastering today s most popular traditional and contemporary banjo picking styles. Online audio and video clips combine with the book s clear step-by-step instructions to provide the most complete and fun - banjo instruction experience available anywhere!

    Bluegrass banjo has never been more popular and is heard today not only in country and folk music, but in jazz, rock and country styles. Bluegrass Banjo For Dummies provides everything you need to know to play just about any kind of music on the five-string banjo by getting you started with the roll patterns essential to Scruggs style picking. You ll then add left-hand techniques such as slides, hammer-ons and pull-offs, play great sounding licks and perform classic tunes like Cripple Creek and Old Joe Clark. You ll navigate up the neck on the instrument as well as learn the essential skills you need to play with others in jam sessions and in bands. You ll even tackle contemporary banjo styles using melodic and single-string scales and picking techniques. * Choose a banjo and accessories that are just right for you and your budget. * Put on your fingerpicks, find your optimal hand position and start playing with the help of online audio and video. * Explore the fingerboard using melodic and single-string playing styles. * Accompany others in different keys with roll patterns and chord vamping techniques. * Keep your banjo sounding its best with practical and easy set up tips.

    Bill Evans is one of the world s most popular banjo players and teachers, with over forty years of professional experience. In Bluegrass Banjo For Dummies, he shares the tips, secrets and shortcuts that have helped thousands of musicians, including many of today s top young professionals, to become great banjo players.

  • ACTCX
    David Wiscombe
    • £12.79
    • RRP £15.99
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    The fast and easy way to start and maintain a hive Beekeeping For Dummies is a practical, step-by-step beginner's guide to beekeeping. It gives you plain-English guidance on everything you need to know to start your own beehive, from buying the right equipment, sourcing bees, and locating your hive to maintaining a healthy colony and harvesting honey. Plus, you'll get the latest information on the causes and effects of bee disease, colony collapse disorder, and the impact the sudden disappearance of the honeybee has on our environment and economy. Here, you'll get trusted information on beekeeping in the UK, specifically written to address climate, buying equipment, locating hives, the local impact of colony collapse disorder and ways to avoid or minimise the risk to your hive, seasonal beekeeping tasks, local beekeeping associations, and updated content on urban beekeeping. * Understand the anatomy of your bees* Learn techniques and tips for harvesting, bottling, packaging, and selling honey* Discover the benefits of beekeeping* Learn techniques on obtaining and hiving your beesIf you're a beginner beekeeper, taking a beekeeping course, or just have an interest in the plight of the honeybee, Beekeeping For Dummies has you covered!
  • AGJNE
    Angela Hope-Murray
    • £15.89
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    Rebalance your mind, body and spirit--the natural way! Ayurveda is an ancient system of prevention and treatment of illness by maintaining balance in the body, mind, and spirit according to your individual body type. Ayurveda For Dummies provides you with a comprehensive introduction to this area of complementary medicine, considering the origins and history of Ayurveda as well as practical guidance on utilizing the correct balance of nutrition and exercise, herbal remedies, yoga, and Ayurvedic massage to treat ailments and maintain a healthy, happy lifestyle. Helps you develop a diet based on your body type Advises you on ways to optimize your health by exercising to suit your body type Gives you trusted info on stretching your body with Yoga This hands-on, friendly guide helps you understand your body type and restore balance to your life using the principles of Ayurveda.
  • AFHFL
    Denise Sutherland
    • £7.39
    • RRP £7.50
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    Put your cryptic-cracking skills to use! With over 50 puzzles and 1,750 clues for you to conquer, Cryptic Crosswords for Dummies is filled with cryptics that range from (relatively) simple to expert-level, along with brief explanations of the most common types of clues and helpful hints on how to solve them. Used on its own or as a companion to Solving Cryptic Crosswords for Dummies, this book will keep your brain busy for hours! Apply the basics -- use fundamental rules to solve puzzles Build your solving skills -- practise consistently on various grid types Tackle pesky anagrams -- decode anagram clues aplenty Use sums to find the answer -- add and subtract letters to get the correct word Detect double definitions -- answer hints with more than one meaning Explore hidden messages -- become a master at uncovering unseen solutions
  • ALPSH
    Adam Cordeiro
    • £10.89
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    An accessible guide that makes Minecraft construction easy There isn't anything that can't be built in Minecraft, but it can be overwhelming to figure out where to start. That's why there's Minecraft Construction For Dummies, Portable Edition . More than just a game, Minecraft consists of players using an avatar to create or destroy various types of blocks, form fantastic structures, create artwork, and do much more, all in a three-dimensional environment and across various multiplayer servers in multiple game modes. With this fun and friendly beginner's guide, you will quickly discover how to fine-tune your skills in order to construct almost anything you want in this amazing environment. Provides step-by-step instructions to help you build houses, boats, islands, and more Addresses how to mine the right materials for basic building Reveals how to build statues, beacons, and pillars as landmarks Explores how to develop your farm for renewable resources Minecraft Construction For Dummies, Portable Edition goes where you go as you create a world you won't want to leave!
  • AGFDZ
    Ryan G. Van Cleave
    • £14.89
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    The fast and easy way to write your memoir Memoir writing is a growing phenomenon, and not just by celebrities and politicians. Everyone has a story to tell, and Memoir Writing For Dummies provides hopeful writers with the tools they need to share their life stories with the world and become published authors. With easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions-along with helpful tips and advice on how to get published- Memoir Writing For Dummies shows you how to put pen to paper and hone the craft of writing a truly compelling memoir. You'll get advice on how to explore your memories, map out your story, perfect your plot, setting, character, and dialogue, and so much more. Includes tips on getting over writer's block Guides you through every step of the writing and editing processes Covers the best ways to market a finished memoir Packed with proven tips and writing tricks of the trade, Memoir Writing For Dummies gives you everything you need to ensure your life story is never forgotten.