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Living Green: The Missing Manual by Nancy Conner

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The Missing Credits

About the Author

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Nancy Conner holds a Ph.D. from Brown University and is the author of numerous books, including QuickBase: The Missing Manual and Google Apps: The Missing Manual. She lives in Ithaca, NY, recently named one of the greenest U.S. cities, where she shops for organic produce at the local farmers market and browses second-hand stores. Each day, she commutes up the stairs to her home office, where she works as an author, editor, and distance educator. Read Nancy’s Living Green blog at www.missingmanuals.com.

About the Creative Team

Dawn Frausto (editor) is assistant editor for the Missing Manual series. When not working, she plays soccer, beads, and causes trouble. Email: .

Nellie McKesson (production editor) lives in Brighton, Mass., where she makes t-shirts for her friends (http://mattsaundersbynellie.etsy.com) and plays music with her band Dr. & Mrs. Van Der Trampp. Email: .

Alison O’Byrne (copy editor) is a freelance editor from Dublin, Ireland. Alison has provided editorial services for corporate and government clients at home and internationally for over eight years. Email: . Website: www.alhaus.com.

Ron Strauss (indexer) is a full-time freelance indexer specializing in IT. When not working, he moonlights as a concert violist and alternative medicine health consultant. Email: .

Willis Brown (tech reviewer, Chapters Chapter 3, Chapter 6Chapter 11) is a founder and the president of Michler & Brown, LLC, an ecological restoration company based in Madison, WI.

Farhad Ebrahimi (tech reviewer, Chapters Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 8, and Chapter 9) is the founder of the Chorus Foundation in Boston, MA. When indulging his narcissism, he plays exceptionally loud music in his bands Summerduck and Big Bear. Email: .

Don Willmott (tech reviewer, Chapters Chapter 2 and Chapter 3) is a New York-based writer and editor specializing in Internet, consumer electronics, and environmental topics.

Michele Brogunier (tech reviewer, Chapter 5) is a mother and family practice physician in Madison, WI.

Vivina Boster (tech reviewer, Chapter 4) is a Realtor and green-living consultant who lives and works in Portland, Oregon and New York. You can read more of her thoughts at www.spaceforinspiredliving.com.

Photina Ree Brown (tech reviewer, Chapter 3) tutors math and sciences at Madison Area Technical College and enjoys drawing and painting in Wisconsin.

Acknowledgments

A book like this requires the knowledge, skills, and talents of many people to take it from initial idea to finished product. I was fortunate to work with a world-class team. Pete Meyers helped me shape the outline and offered invaluable feedback. Dawn Frausto worked with me every step of the way, editing with care, extraordinary attention to detail, and a much appreciated sense of humor. Because this book covers such a broad range of topics, I needed the expertise of quite a few technical reviewers. Thanks to Willis Brown, Farhad Ebrahimi, Don Willmott, Michele Brogunier, Vivina Boster, and Photina Ree Brown for their suggestions, comments, and corrections. Thanks also to copyeditor Alison O’Byrne for rooting out typos, inconsistencies, and other mistakes, and to Ron Strauss for writing a great index.

As always, my husband Steve Holzner was loving and supportive throughout the many long hours it takes to write a book. (He’s written more than 125 books himself, so he knows better than most what the process requires.) Thanks to him for hand-holding, back-patting, and steady supply of pizza on the weekends. He’s the best!

—Nancy Conner

The Missing Manual Series

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