Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with Minecraft 7 Chapter 1: Entering Minecraft 9 Chapter 2: Surviving the First Night 25 Part II: Learning the Basic Skills 47 Chapter 3: Surviving Hunger 49 Chapter 4: Discovering Blocks and Items 65 Part III: Mastering Techniques 83 Chapter 5: Understanding Biomes and Mastering Farms 85 Chapter 6: Mastering Mines 115 Chapter 7: Increasing Resources through Villages and Excavation 125 Chapter 8: Developing Redstone 139 Chapter 9: Progressing Through the Later Block Ages 163 Chapter 10: Powering Up 193 Chapter 11: Advancing to the Nether, the End, and Beyond 213 Part IV: Expanding Your Minecraft Experience 225 Chapter 12: Playing in Multiplayer Worlds and Cheats 227 Chapter 13: Customizing Your Experience 241 Chapter 14: Minecraft in the Larger World 267 Part V: Making Minecraft a Family Affair 275 Chapter 15: Choosing the Platform That Works for You 277 Chapter 16: Understanding the Minecraft Game Modes 283 Chapter 17: Understanding What Every Parent Needs to Know about Minecraft 295 Part VI: The Part of Tens 313 Chapter 18: Ten Helpful Survival Tips 315 Chapter 19: Ten Helpful Building Tips and Tricks 325 Chapter 20: Ten Helpful Redstone Tips and Contraptions 339 Index 357
Jesse Stay is a social media technologist consultant and developer. Thomas Stay, Jesse's 12-year-old son, eats, drinks and breathes Minecraft. Jacob Cordeiro won an award for his game entry in the 2011 Scholastic Art and Writing competition.
this book is actually really good. For the beginner who wants to get involved, to the creative type who want some help with the more advanced mechanics, to the seasoned survival goon who wants to conquer the end. This book really does cover everything. (Invision Game Community, February 2015) Whether you are a family of Minecraft players or like me; you are a parent of a Minecraft addict and you want to know a little more information, then this book is a worthwhile investment. (Stressy Mummy parenting blog, April 2015)