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Minecraft Crash Course

by Megan Miller
January 2023, 304 pp.
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Heralded as one of the greatest video games of all time, Minecraft is an inconceivably vast, constantly growing open world—and downright intimidating if you aren’t sure where to start. 

Have no fear: Minecraft Crash Course is here!

In a beginner’s guide that takes readers from the launch screen to the strange (and dangerous!) realms of the Nether and the End, they’ll learn the most efficient ways to craft, travel, and battle in a world that is uniquely their own. Chapters are loaded with hands-on challenges, so novice players have the opportunity to learn everything their world has to offer, and find various hidden secrets scattered throughout. Readers learn tips for mining rare ores, protecting villagers from enemy raids, making healing potions, building advanced, automated contraptions with redstone, and more!

Author Bio 

Megan Miller is the author of Hacks for Minecrafters (NYT bestseller), Ultimate Unofficial Encyclopedia for Minecrafters (Amazon bestseller), Quest for the Golden Apple, and many more Minecraft-related titles. Prior to writing books, Miller has worked in book production and editing, including children’s publishing at Penguin and Random House, and website development. Miller has a Bachelor degree in Radio Television Film from University of Texas at Austin.

Table of contents 

Part I: Survive!
Chapter 1:
What You Do When You Play Minecraft
Chapter 2: Starting Your World
Chapter 3: Survive Your First Day
Chapter 4: Your First Week: Shelter and Staying Safe

Chapter 5: Farming and Food
Chapter 6: Mining and Caving
Chapter 7: The Natural World
Chapter 8: Places to Go
Part II: Thrive!
Chapter 9:
Blocks and Items: The Stuff of Minecraft
Chapter 10: Weapons, Armor, and Tools
Chapter 11: Passive Mobs
Chapter 12: Hostile Monsters
Chapter 13: Villagers and Villages
Chapter 14: Technology: Redstone and Rails
Chapter 15: Surviving the Nether
Chapter 16: Magic: Enchanting and Potions
Chapter 17: The End Game: Dragons and Withers
Appendix A: Installation and Setup Options
Appendix B: Customizing Minecraft
Appendix C: Beyond Survival: Other Ways to Play
Appendix D: More Resources

The chapters in red are included in this Early Access PDF.