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Coin Collecting For Dummies

Coin Collecting For Dummies

  • Author: Neil S. Berman,Ron Guth
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781118052181
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 384
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Can’t make heads or tails out of coin collecting? You need Coin Collecting For Dummies, 2nd Edition, the treasure trove on information on numismatics. This hands-on guide escorts you through the world’s oldest hobby, helping you decide which type of coins you want to collect, keep your collection in mint condition, buy and sell coins on the Internet, find interesting coin shows to attend, and assemble and diversify a great collection. The purpose of this fun, easy-to-access guide is to turn you into a world-class coin collector in as little time as possible. You’ll learn what coins can teach you about history and geography, develop organizational and observational skills, and learn to use analytical tools, all without event thinking about it. And you’ll learn the basics about ancient coins, U.S. coins, world coins, and the wild-and-wooly stuff that really gets your numismatic juices flowing. Discover how to: Start your collection correctly Evaluate coins using age, condition, rarity, and more Buy interesting coins without breaking the bank Locate rare and expensive coins Get savvy about avoiding fakes Get the whole family involved in your collection Develop a buying strategy Clean and handle coins safely Keep your collection secure at home and on the road Investigate tokens, medals, and miscellaneous coins Create complete collections of copper, nickel, silver, or gold U.S. coins When it comes to numismatics, Coin Collecting For Dummies, 2nd Edition is right on the money!

Coin Collecting For Dummies

Coin Collecting For Dummies

  • Author: Ron Guth
  • Publisher: For Dummies
  • ISBN: 9780764553899
  • Category: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Page: 384
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There’s a special comfort in collecting, in surrounding yourself with familiar objects and building a store of assets. The allure of money is especially strong. Coins represent real value. The warmth of silver and the weight of gold are irresistible to some. Coins travel throughout the world and through time itself, representing and absorbing history as they pass from one person to the next. Oh the stories coins could tell if they only had voices. Coin-collecting is a relaxing and inexpensive (although it can be very expensive!) hobby. If you buy properly, coins can be an excellent place to park your money for a rainy day, and if you buy the right coins and the market improves, you may even be able to make a profit on your collection. In fact, numismatics (the fancy term for coin collecting) offers more riches than you may realize. This rewarding hobby also opens the door to some serious life skills, such as History Geography Observational skills Organizational skills Analytical tools. This book is designed to appeal to collectors at every level, from beginner to advanced. This is not a hardcore coin book; rather, Coin Collecting For Dummies is a great general reference that points you in different directions for further investigation. Perhaps the most important goal of this book is to get you excited – and to keep you excited – about coin collecting. Coin Collecting For Dummies covers all these topics and more: Deciding what to collect Storing your collection correctly Finding out about repaired, restored, and recolored coins Pricing world coins Finding a good coin dealer Buying at auction Understanding that condition equals value Exploring the wild side with rare, expensive, and esoteric coins Selling your coins No one needs coins, but if you decide to collect them, you certainly need this book. Coin collecting can sometimes be a confusing maze of choices sprinkled with little traps along the way. Sure, you can go it alone, but why not make your journey into numismatics a lot easier by picking the brain of an expert collector and learning from the mistakes of others.

GPS For Dummies

GPS For Dummies

  • Author: Joel McNamara
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780470457856
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 416
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Need directions? Are you good at getting lost? Then GPS is just the technology you’ve dreamed of, and GPS For Dummies is what you need to help you make the most of it. If you have a GPS unit or plan to buy one, GPS For Dummies, 2nd Edition helps you compare GPS technologies, units, and uses. You’ll find out how to create and use digital maps and learn about waypoints, tracks, coordinate systems, and other key point to using GPS technology. Get more from your GPS device by learning to use Web-hosted mapping services and even how to turn your cell phone or PDA into a GPS receiver. You’ll also discover: Up-to-date information on the capabilities of popular handheld and automotive Global Positioning Systems How to read a map and how to get more from the free maps available online The capabilities and limitations of GPS technology, and how satellites and radio systems make GPS work How to interface your GPS receiver with your computer and what digital mapping software can offer Why a cell phone with GPS capability isn’t the same as a GPS unit What can affect your GPS reading and how accurate it will be How to use Street Atlas USA, TopoFusion, Google Earth, and other tools Fun things to do with GPS, such as exploring topographical maps, aerial imagery, and the sport of geocaching Most GPS receivers do much more than their owners realize. With GPS For Dummies, 2nd Edition in hand, you’ll venture forth with confidence!

GIS For Dummies

GIS For Dummies

  • Author: Michael N. DeMers
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470521503
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 384
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GIS (geographic information system) is a totally cool technology that has been called “geography on steroids.” GIS is what lets you see the schools in your neighborhood or tells you where the nearest McDonald’s is. GIS For Dummies tells you all about mapping terminology and digital mapping, how to locate geographic features and analyze patterns such as streets and waterways, and how to generate travel directions, customer location lists, and much more with GIS. Whether you’re in charge of creating GIS applications for your business or you simply love maps, you’ll find GIS For Dummies is packed with information. For example, you can: Learn all the hardware and software necessary to collect, analyze, and manipulate GIS data Explore the difference between 2D and 3D maps, create a map, or manage multiple maps Analyze patterns that appear in maps and interpret the results Measure distance in absolute, comparative, and functional ways Recognize how spatial factors relate to geographic data Discover how GIS is used in business, the military, city planning, emergency services, land management, and more Find out how GIS can help you find out where flooding may occur Determine what your organization needs, do appropriate analyses, and actually plan and design a GIS system You’ll find dozens of applications for GIS queries and analyses, and even learn to create animated GIS output. Whether your goal is to implement a GIS or just have fun, GIS For Dummies will get you there! Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Divorce For Dummies

Divorce For Dummies

  • Author: John Ventura,Mary Reed
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780470485361
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 384
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Since Divorce For Dummies, 2nd Edition published in 2005, there have been considerable changes in collaborative divorces, common law marriages, same sex marriages, visitation, and even custody laws (from children to pets). Divorce For Dummies, 3rd Edition includes 25 percent new, revised, and refreshed material covering all of the above.

Schizophrenia For Dummies

Schizophrenia For Dummies

  • Author: Jerome Levine,Irene S. Levine
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470444878
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 384
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Practical tools for leading a happy, productive life Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling mental disorder that afflicts one percent of the population, an estimated 2.5 million people in America alone. The firsthand advice in this reassuring guide will empower the families and caregivers of schizophrenia patients to take charge, offering expert advice on identifying the warning signs, choosing the right health professional, understanding currently available drugs and those on the horizon (as well as their side effects), and evaluating traditional and alternative therapies.

Grilling For Dummies

Grilling For Dummies

  • Author: John Mariani,Marie Rama
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780470504123
  • Category: Cooking
  • Page: 384
  • View: 3769
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Grilling For Dummies, 2nd Edition provides readers with the how-to and what-to cook information they need to make their grilling season hot. It also offers tips sure to benefit grillers of all levels, including basic information on equipment; grill setup and maintenance; new grilling techniques for meat, poultry, seafood, and vegetables; and new and updated grilling recipes.

Joomla! For Dummies

Joomla! For Dummies

  • Author: Steve Holzner,Nancy Conner
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 047046514X
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 384
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BlackBerry For Dummies

BlackBerry For Dummies

  • Author: Robert Kao,Dante Sarigumba
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470498900
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 408
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Wilderness Survival For Dummies

Wilderness Survival For Dummies

  • Author: Cameron M. Smith,John F. Haslett
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9780470542316
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 480
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Learn to: Use survival techniques to stay alive on land or at sea Understand basic navigation Find enough water and food Signal for help and get rescued Your one-stop guide to surviving and enjoying the Great Outdoors Want to know how to stay alive in extreme situations? This practical, accurate guide gives you all the expert, field-tested tools and techniques you need to survive. Whether you find yourself lost in the woods, adrift on a life raft, bitten by a snake, or needing shelter in cold weather, this hands-on resource teaches you how to stay safe (and sane), find rescue, and live to tell the tale! Know the basics of survival — perform life-saving first aid, make fire and shelter, and find water and food Manage your emotions — cope with panic and anger, get the "survivor's attitude," and foster cooperation and hope with others Increase your chances of rescue — signal for help and navigate using a compass or the sky Practice expert survival methods — tie essential knots, craft your own weapons and tools, and make natural remedies Gain wisdom for water emergencies — stay afloat when your ship or boat sinks, avoid dehydration and starvation, and make it to shore Open the book and find: Common survival scenarios you may encounter Tried-and-tested advice for individuals or groups The items you need to stay alive Basic orientation skills Ways to keep warm or cool The best methods for building a fire in any environment What you can (and can't) eat and drink in the wild True stories of survival