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Your Book Match: Arts and Life

Welcome to our arts and life reads recommendations! Below you'll find a gallery of books we have in our collection that we think you will like! Click the arrows to scroll through the titles and click on one you'd like to learn more about to see its catalog entry. If we have an eBook or eAudiobook version of the title in our collection, there will be a link to it at the bottom of the book's description.


Starting a business quickstart guide : the simplified beginner's guide to launching a successful small business, turning your vision into reality and achieving your entrepreneurial dream

THE ULTIMATE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO STARTING A BUSINESS! Have you ever dreamt of starting your own business and living life on your terms? This book shows you EXACTLY what you need to know to stand out from the crowd! The most comprehensive guide ever developed for starting and growing a business! In the highly competitive world of business, what makes or breaks a new entrepreneur? Sourced from over twenty years of firsthand experience working with entrepreneurs, new ventures, and high-growth startups, author Ken Colwell, PHD, MBA has the answers. In his comprehensive Starting a Business QuickStart Guide, Ken Colwell concisely presents the core fundamentals that all new entrepreneurs need to know to get started, find success, and live the life of their dreams. Business and entrepreneurship students, small business owners, managers, and soon-to-be entrepreneurs will all find a wealth of value within the pages of the Starting a Business QuickStart Guide. From the very first steps conceptualizing your venture to winning your first customers, delivering value, and turning a profit, this book acts as an invaluable blueprint for your path to entrepreneurial success. Colwell's clear voice, extensive experience, and easy-to-understand presentation come together to make this book a must-have resource in the library of every budding entrepreneur!

Game on! : Video Game History from Pong and Pac-man to Mario, Minecraft, and More

Find out about the fast and furious growth and evolution of video games (including how they are quickly taking over the world!) by looking at some of the most popular, innovative, and influential games ever, fromPong, the very first arcade game ever, to modern hits likeUncharted.

Learn about the creators and inspiration (Mario was named after Nintendo's landlord after he barged into a staff meeting demanding rent), discover historical trivia and Easter eggs (The developers of Halo 2 drank over 24,000 gallons of soda while making the game), and explore the innovations that make each game special (The ghosts in Pac-Man are the first example of AI in a video game).

Whether you consider yourself a hard-core gamer or are just curious to see what everyone is talking about,Game On!is the book for you!

Bass Guitar for Dummies

The bass is the heart of music. So leave center stage to theother musicians?you have more important work to do. You canfind everything you need to dominate bass in Bass Guitar ForDummies, 3rd Edition.

You'll get expert advice on the basics, like deciding what kindof bass to buy and which accessories are necessary and which arejust nice to have. Plus, you'll get step-by-step instructions forgetting started, from how to hold and position your bass to readingnotation and understanding chords, scales, and octaves to playingsolos and fills.

  • Access to audio tracks and instructional videos
  • New musical exercises as well as updates to charts,illustrations, photos, and resources

Whether you're a beginner picking up a bass for the first timeor an experienced player looking to improve your skills, BassGuitar For Dummies is an easy-to-follow reference that givesyou just enough music theory to get you going on your way fast!

Do-it-yourself home energy audits : 140 simple solutions to lower energy costs, increase your home's efficiency, and save the environment

This hands-on guide shows you how to access your home's energy efficiency, and offers 140 energy- and money-saving solutions you can use right away. Inside, you'll find simple, no- and low-cost measures to identify problems and increase your home's livability and efficiency--as well as your expendable income--each and every year.

Whether you're moving into a brand new home, buying an existing property, or improving your current residence, you'll find the practical tips and step-by-step projects inside Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Audits will dramatically reduce your energy usage and boost your savings in no time.

Discover how to:

  • Implement immediate no- and low-cost improvements for lighting, heating, electricity, insulation, water use, and more
  • Identify and modify the most costly appliances in your home
  • Reduce carbon emissions
  • Develop a personal energy plan
  • Determine how and when to contract your green renovation
  • Understand ratings, standards, and conversions
  • Fund your green home improvement projects and take advantage of grants, rebates, and tax incentives

Adobe Photoshop 2020 release : classroom in a book : the official training workbook from Adobe

Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop choose Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book (2020 release) from Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons show key step-by-step techniques for working in Photoshop, including how to correct, enhance, and distort digital images, create image composites, and prepare images for print and the web.


In addition to learning the essential elements of the Photoshop interface, this revised edition for the 2020 release covers features like the new Object Selection tool, saving Cloud Documents for easy access from Photoshop on other devices such as the Apple iPad, removing objects with upgraded Content-Aware Fill, applying styles and objects such as gradients and shapes, instantly using redesigned Presets panels, and much more!


The online companion files include all the necessary assets for readers to complete the projects featured in each chapter. All buyers of the book get full access to the Web Edition: A Web-based version of the complete ebook enhanced with video and multiple-choice quizzes