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Best Practical Books to Read

Our list of some of the best Practical books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. The Essential Guide to Practical Astrology: Everything from zodiac signs to prediction, made easy and entertaining (2016)

Best Practical Books to ReadAstrology is an ancient tool for understanding ourselves, our relationships, and our life’s path. It begins with the belief that everything in the cosmos is connected. Then it traces the connection between us and the planets at the moment of our birth. That connection reflects and influences every facet of our life on Earth, from love to money. Once you learn the language of astrology, it makes perfect, practical sense. The Essential Guide to Practical Astrology offers an easy-to-understand exploration of this celestial language that goes far beyond daily horoscopes. In these pages,…
Author(s): April Elliott Kent

2. Practical Research: Planning and Design (11th Edition) (2015)

Best Practical Books to ReadEngaging and cross-disciplinary, Practical Research: Planning and Design is a do-it-yourself, understand-it-yourself manual for planning and conducting research.  Suitable for a wide variety of courses in basic research methodology, the text guides the reader, step-by-step, from the selection of a problem, through the process of conducting authentic research, to the preparation of a completed report, with practical suggestions throughout. The authors emphasize the idea that quality research demands planning and design, and they provide what is needed for readers to…
Author(s): Paul D. Leedy, Jeanne Ellis Ormrod

3. Practical Argument: A Text and Anthology (2016)

Best Practical Books to ReadGet to heart of argumentative writing with the accessible, step-by-step introduction to the process found in Practical Argument….
Author(s): Laurie G. Kirszner, Stephen R. Mandell

4. By Richard Hahn Practical Hints on Playing the Flute [Paperback] ()

Best Practical Books to ReadPaperback Publisher: Alfred Music (1643) ASIN: B00SB4Y9B8 Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,485,059 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?…
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5. A Practical Guide for Policy Analysis: The Eightfold Path to More Effective Problem Solving (2019)

Best Practical Books to ReadDrawing on more than 40 years of experience with policy analysis, best-selling authors Eugene Bardach and Eric M. Patashnik use real-world examples to teach you how to be effective, accurate, and persuasive policy analysts. The Sixth Edition of A Practical Guide for Policy Analysis presents dozens of concrete tips, new case studies, and step-by-step strategies for the budding analyst as well as the seasoned professional….
Author(s): Eugene S. Bardach, Eric M. Patashnik

6. Including Students with Special Needs: A Practical Guide for Classroom Teachers (6th Edition) (2011)

Best Practical Books to ReadThe Sixth edition integrates today’s expectations for students with the authors’ strong commitment to inclusive practices, tempered by the realities of day-today teaching. This text provides a firm grounding in special education practices, an understanding of the professionals who support these students and the procedures followed to ensure their rights are upheld, and a wealth of research-based strategies and interventions that can foster their success….
Author(s): Marilyn Friend, William D. Bursuck

7. Practical Strategies for Technical Communication (2015)

Best Practical Books to ReadIn Practical Strategies for Technical Communication, Mike Markel gives students the essentials they’ll need to communicate successfully in today’s workplace. The book offers concise and accessible yet thorough coverage of audience and purpose, research, style, and document design, and strategies for designing all of the major document types. For the second edition, Markel has worked with organizations to choose sample documents and annotate them with insights and advice from the employees who developed them. Throughout the text, a new set of engaging graphics provides visual…
Author(s): Mike Markel

8. Practical Magic (2003)

Best Practical Books to ReadFor more than two hundred years, the Owens women have been blamed for everything that has gone wrong in their Massachusetts town. Gillian and Sally have endured that fate as well: as children, the sisters were forever outsiders, taunted, talked about, pointed at. Their elderly aunts almost seemed to encourage the whispers of witchery, with their musty house and their exotic concoctions and their crowd of black cats. But all Gillian and Sally wanted was to escape. One will do so by marrying, the other by running away. But the bonds they share will bring them back—almost as if by magic……
Author(s): Alice Hoffman

9. What To Do When: Practical Guidance Strategies for Challenging Behaviors in the Preschool (2007)

Best Practical Books to ReadWhat To Do When: Practical Guidance Strategies for Challenging Behaviors in Preschool, 6E is a text intended to help teachers work effectively with young children whose behaviors are challenging. It begins with a series of chapters that provide developmentally appropriate guidelines for working with challenging behaviors. Included is discussion of a range of guidance techniques and their theoretical underpinnings; consideration of why children misbehave; exploration of effective preventive techniques through setting up an inviting and supportive environment;…
Author(s): Eva Essa

10. Management (2019)

Best Practical Books to ReadManagement: A Practical Introduction 9e empowers students to develop the management skills necessary in everyday life through the practical and relevant application of theory. Developed to help students read and learn management with a purpose, it takes a student-centered approach. The revision introduces a new strategic career readiness theme throughout to address employers’ concerns about students graduating without being career ready.  It continues to engage students through current examples, imaginative writing, and resources that work. Their unique Teaching Resource Manual offers…
Author(s): Angelo Kinicki, Brian Williams

11. Practical Guide for Policy Analysis: The Eightfold Path to More Effective Problem Solving (Fifth Edition) (2015)

Best Practical Books to ReadIn the Fifth Edition of A Practical Guide for Policy Analysis: The Eightfold Path to More Effective Problem Solving, Eugene Bardach and new co-author Eric Patashnik draw on more than 40 years of experience teaching students to be effective, accurate, and persuasive policy analysts. This bestselling handbook presents dozens of concrete tips, interesting case studies, and step-by-step strategies that are easily applicable for the budding analyst as well as the seasoned professional. In this new edition, Bardach and Patashnik update many examples to reflect the shifting landscape of policy issues. A new…
Author(s): Eugene Bardach, Eric M. Patashnik

Book your official DVSA practical driving test for cars from £62, or other types of practical driving tests, including motorcycle and driving instructor tests Books shelved as practical-knowledge: David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell, How Cars Work by Tom New Search the world’s most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library “The book of practical principles may look at first like a theoretical book. In a sense it is, as we have seen. It deals with the theory of a particular kind of practice. You can always tell it is practical, however. The nature of its problems gives it away. It is always about a field of human behavior in which men can do better or worse.

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some practical books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Practical applications in sports nutrition

Author(s): Heather Hedrick Fink; Alan E Mikesky
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, Year: [2015], Size: 36 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1176069

Practical mind reading : a course of lessons on thought-transference, telepathy, mental-currents, mental rapport, etc.

Author(s): William Walker Atkinson
Publisher: Advanced Thought Pub. Co., Year: [1908], Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1317900

DNA of the Spirit, Volume 1: A Practical Guide to Reconnecting With Your Divine Blueprint

Author(s): Rae Chandran
Publisher: Light Technology Publishing, Year: Sep 8, 2014, Size: 5 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2208256

Practical Cloud Security

Author(s): Chris Dotson
Publisher: O’Reilly Media, Inc., Year: March 2019, Size: 6 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2344117

DNA of the Spirit, Vol. 2: A practical Guide to Reconnecting With Your Divine Blueprint

Author(s): Rae Chandran
Publisher: Light Technology Publishing, Year: Feb 24, 2015, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2208271

Run Like a Girl 365 Days a Year: A Practical, Personal, Inspirational Guide for Women Athletes

Author(s): Mina Samuels
Publisher: Skyhorse, Year: 9 July 2019, Size: 46 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2387912

The Practical Art of Divine Magic: Contemporary & Ancient Techniques of Theurgy

Author(s): Patrick Dunn
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications, Year: 8 Aug 2015, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2290047

Enjoy Sex (How, when and if you want to): A Practical and Inclusive Guide

Author(s): Meg-John Barker, Justin Hancock
Publisher: Icon Books, Year: 5 Jan 2017, Size: 397 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2394764

A Practical Education: Why Liberal Arts Majors Make Great Employees

Author(s): Randall Stross
Publisher: Redwood Press, Year: 4 Sept 2018, Size: 401 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2306794

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly record-breakers according to Los Angeles Times, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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