THE COMPLETE IDIOT’S GUIDE
Naoya Fujita Ph.D. and Naoya Fujita
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Conversational Japanese
You’re no idiot, of course. But you sure feel like one when you’re trying to decipher the symbols, sounds, and concepts of the Japanese language. Never mind grammar and greetings; you just want to pick up your phrasebook and say “Help!”Don’t fall into the tourist trap!
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Conversational Japanese has come to your rescue—with a beginner’s introduction to the language and culture of this beautiful country. In this Complete Idiot’s Guide, you get:–Idiot-proof instructions on how to pronounce essential, everyday phrases.–A simple introduction to grammar rules, kanas, and vocabulary words.–Knowledge-building exercises and quizzes to help reinforce what you’ve learned.–Worldly advice on how to blend into the Japanese culture—and make the most of your trip.
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to 20th-Century History
You’re no idiot, of course. You know that over the last 100 years, we’ve seen it all–world war, depression, assassinations, moon landings, an impeachment, and more. But when it comes to really understanding the significance of these events, you feel like you’re scaling Mount Rushmore itself. Don’t jump off Roosevelt’s nose! With The Complete Idiot,s Guide to 20th-Century History, you’ll discover the most significant people, ideas, and events that shaped this century–in terms anyone can understand.
W. Michael Kelley
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Calculus, 2nd Edition
Cast off the curse of calculus!
Students no longer have anything to fear: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Calculus, Second Edition, is here. Like its predecessor, it was created with an audience of students working toward a non-science related degree in mind. A non-intimidating, easy-to-understand textbook companion, this new edition has more explanatory graphs and illustrations and double the number of practice problems.
• First edition of this book has sold more copies than any of the other 70+ books on the subject
• Twice as many practice problems in this second edition
• More college students are now required to take calculus in college than ever before
• Author is an award-winning calculus teacher praised for his ability to make this topic fun and approachable
• His website, calculus-help.com, reaches thousands of students every month
Craig Hovey, Gregory Rehmke
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Global Economics
Global economics affects every aspect of our lives. Free trade agreements, tariffs, terrorism, trade deficits, international debt, global warming, OPEC, outsourcing, and sweat shops are just some of the forces driving our world, food supply, jobs, and future.
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Global Economics provides the key to understanding the various facts, figures, policies, and practices that offer insight into this dynamic subject.
Dennis William Hauck
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Alchemy (Idiot’s Guides)
Where else can one combine chemistry and philosophy to turn base metal into gold while discovering a magical elixir to prolong life? Here’s a simple and straightforward guide to alchemy that explains its basic principles. Written by one of the world’s few practicing alchemists, it’s a concise reference guide that provides easy-to-follow information so that anybody can be a wizard-in-training.