In 1972, Bob Cohen, an American science teacher serving in the Peace Corps, found himself halfway around the world, in the holy village of Mayapur, West Bengal, on a search for spiritual enlightenment. There, in a small bamboo hut, he found a teacher able to answer his questions. Perfect Questions, Perfect Answers is the record of his transformative talks with Srila Prabhupada.
The perfect crime is not the crime that goes unsolved. The perfect crime is the one which remains undetected. Almost honest Larry Fabian, a Venture Flier, sees his chance to grab that illusive, brass ring. However, it might be a tad shady. No Biggie; he's merely doing what telemarketers and credit companies do to us all the time---just selling our personal information. What he doesn't know is that he's snagged the Echelon Archive; the repository of secret information on Presidents, Popes and Prime Ministers. Heavy with corporate, government and defense data of the most sensitive nature, Echelon is the target of keenly interested parties who will stop at nothing to get it. The resultant chase propels Fabian through both horrible and hilarious dilemmas while a twist at the end will leave the reader satisfied that our Government finally gets its long overdue comeuppance. Echelon is real with a potential for mischief and the reader will also come away aghast that our government has done this to us.
In Perfect Murder, Perfect Town, Lawrence Schiller thoroughly recreates every aspect of the complex case of the death of JonBenét Ramsey. A brilliant portrait of an inscrutable family thrust under the spotlight of public suspicion and an affluent, tranquil city torn apart by a crime it couldn't handle, Perfect Murder, Perfect Town uncovers the mysteries that have bewildered the nation. Why were the Ramseys, the targets of the investigation, able to control the direction of the police inquiry? Can the key to the murder be found in the pen and writing pad used for the ransom note? Was it possible for an intruder to have killed JonBenét?
Offers an exhaustive account of the murder of JonBenet Ramsey based on hundreds of interviews with all involved.
Here is a photo essay about the prairie--about landscape and sharing an affection for it. Spells out the importance of preserving our open spaces and simple pleasure of walking the land. 34 black-and-white duotone photographs.
Robert Adams: Perfect Places, Perfect Companyis a two-volume reworking of a series of photographs that Robert Adams (born 1937) made in the mid-1980s at Colorado’s Pawnee National Grassland. First published in 1988 under the title Perfect Times, Perfect Places, these photographs powerfully convey the deep sensory pleasure of walking in vast, open spaces. With Kerstin, his wife, and Sally, their dog, Robert Adams would drive out to the reserve to experience silence, stillness and affection; his walking companions occasionally appear in the frame, set against the Grassland’s scrubby ground and infinite horizons. Although he is perhaps best known for picturing a damaged or modified American geography in publications such as The New West(1974) and From the Missouri West(1980), here Adams has recorded scenes that are flawless, efficiently implying the necessity of maintaining and fighting for these spaces. A New York Timesarticle about the photographer published in 1989 immediately comprehended the stakes of Adams’ project: “Robert Adams’ pictures are not designed to be overtly political, but like any deeply felt images they are capable of reorganizing the way we perceive the world.” With Perfect Places, Perfect Company, Adams shows us what we stand to lose.
We may dream of excelling in our career, at public speaking or sport, or of looking and feeling healthier, more confident and more attractive. But sometimes we find it difficult to fulfil our dreams. To maximise our potential and health, we need to rediscover our natural poise, balance and co-ordination so that both body and mind can function at their best capacity. We all have the instinct for this perfect balance and poise, but bad postural habits brought about by the constant stresses of modern day living cause us to lose this instinct. In this unique guide, world-renowned expert on posture and balance Noel Kingsley combines insight into how balance and poise affect you on all levels with practical help on how to improve them. reasons why we lose our poise, the principles of perfect balance, and the way to rediscover it. From the best possible career to a more confident personal life, Perfect Poise, Perfect Life will give you the courage to try all those new things you've never quite been able to. Good postural habits also make you appear more attractive - better breathing will help your skin become clearer and your hair shinier. You can even achieve a slimmer-looking waist. Learn how to rediscover your natural perfect balance and change every part of your own life for the better.
After the apocalypse, only the dead are safe. Once the plague has swept across the world, a small community fights for survival. Hannah leads a crew disposing of the bodies of those who succumbed to the disease. It's a horrific job - each day spent handling the infected, decaying bodies. She and the fledgeling community must fight to survive in this stuttering dark new Britain. Will they find a way to live together, or will human nature and the problems of the old world push them to extinction?
Possessing the right mind-set and relevant mental skills has long been considered vital in achieving top performances in all sports. And yet, to many riders mental fitness still remains something of an afterthought. In Perfect Mind: Perfect Ride, the author demonstrates how to develop and achieve the right kind of attitude, motivation and mental skills to make the most of the rider’s abilities whether it be riding as a recreation or as a competitive sport. Horses are highly sensitive flight animals - they’ll react first and ask questions, well, never...! In essence, this means that every time riders get on their horse, they need to be fully committed, aware and in control of their body, their thoughts and their emotions, in order to communicate with their horse in precisely the right kind of manner. The combination of research in the field of sport and performance psychology and real-life examples contained in this book will help readers identify with and understand different topics. Current scientific theories surrounding sport and performance psychology are translated into practice, allowing readers to fully understand why they think, feel and act the way they do - and what they need to do change it. Hands-on advice on how to develop relevant attitudes and mental skills will make Perfect Mind: Perfect Ride an essential companion for the rider wanting to get more out of the sport.
Jerry Duvinsky, PhD, is back and ready to help you navigate the journey through the heart of darkness toward ultimate freedom from the prison of reactive emotions. In this follow-up to the first book in his series, How to Lose Control-an introductory guide that taught readers how to embrace "dark emotions" through integrative mindful exposure-Duvinsky gets to the core of human suffering and disease: toxic shame, or the "core shame identity." Duvinsky postulates that the answer to dealing with toxic shame isn't control or mastery of negative emotions. Instead, the first section of his book covers the generational pandemic of shame-both its impact and its genesis. The second section exposes readers to the concept of "radical presence"-or mindful exposure to "perfect pain" rather than seeking to master shame. The third section then dives into "perfect shame" and advocates cultivating mindfulness, finding inner compassion, and practicing vulnerability. Utilizing a unique combination of behavioral exposure and Eastern mindfulness practices, Duvinsky gives you the key to unlocking the shackles of shame. Full of case studies, self-assessments, exercises, and meditations, this guide will help you navigate the rocky terrain that is your personal journey of healing.
New college graduate Georgiana Harper is ready for the internship of her life. She’s going to work for the Prime Minister of Great Britain and get a glimpse of what a perfect family looks like. So what if she’s lusting after the Prime Minister’s oldest son. She can control it. Zane Wise has been restricted, restrained and controlled his whole life. He’s over it. He’s ready to run free and be the biggest player in London. The last person he needs around him is a lady with family on the brain. Then again, sometimes a guy doesn’t know what he really wants. These two are headed for hot sexy times, but they don’t know the secret her family’s keeping, one that could destroy their relationship before it’s even begun. Perfect Not Perfect – a standalone contemporary romance, single female POV, with a happily ever after (rated R)
Spencer, Aria, Emily, Hanna and their best friend Alison were the most popular girls at Rosewood Day School. Alison was the group's ringleader, the one who knew all their darkest secrets. So when Alison vanished one night, Spencer, Aria, Emily, and Hanna's grief was tinged with relief. But when Ali's body was later discovered in her own backyard, the girls were forced to unearth some ugly memories of their old friend, too. Is there more to Alison's death than anyone realises? Now someone named A, someone who seems to know everything, is pointing the finger for Ali's murder at one of them. And A is poised to ruin their perfect little lives . . . for ever.
Overcoming a turbulent childhood, lovely Hillary Spencer finds romance with the man of her dreams in a most unlikely place
In Rosewood, Pennsylvania, four perfect-looking girls aren't nearly as perfect as they seem.Aria can't resist her forbidden ex. Hanna is on the verge of losing her BFF. Emily is freaking out over a simple kiss. And Spencer can't keep her hands off anything that belongs to her sister.Lucky me. I know these pretty little liars better than they know themselves. But it's hard keeping all of their secrets to myself. They better do as I say . . . or else!
Does the end justify the means? Cyrus Johnson is rich, powerful, and used to getting his way. When his estranged wife shows up at his office demanding a divorce once and for all, he not only refuses, he makes a demand of his own. Daniella Barrett-Johnson has little bargaining power where Cyrus is concerned, and he’s already used his vast financial resources to prolong their divorce and keep her tied to him. Her only hope is to give him what he wants, but if she does, how will she ever be able to leave him for good?
Depicting with humor and insight the pressure to be outwardly perfect, this novel for ages 10-13 shows how one girl develops compassion for her own and others’ imperfections. For 13-year-old Isabelle Lee, whose father has recently died, everything's normal on the outside. Isabelle describes the scene at school with bemused accuracy--the self-important (but really not bad) English teacher, the boy that is constantly fixated on Ashley Barnum, the prettiest girl in class, and the dynamics of the lunchroom, where tables are turf in a all-eyes-open awareness of everybody's relative social position. But everything is not normal, really. Since the dealth of her father, Isabelle's family has only functioned on the surface. Her mother, who used to take care of herself, now wears only lumpy, ill-fitting clothes, cries all night, and has taken every picture of her dead husband and put them under her bed. Isabelle tries to make light of this, but the underlying tension is expressed in overeating and then binging. As the novel opens, Isabelle's little sister, April, has told their mother about Isabelle's problem. Isabelle is enrolled in group therapy. Who should show up there, too, but Ashley Barnum, the prettiest, most together girl in class.
In Cecelia Ahern's thrilling sequel to Flawed, Celestine must make a choice: save just herself or risk her own life to save all Flawed people. Celestine North lives in a society that demands perfection. After she was branded Flawed by a morality court, Celestine's life has completely fractured--all her freedoms gone. Since Judge Crevan has declared her the number one threat to the public, she has been a ghost, on the run with Carrick--the only person she can trust. But Celestine has a secret--one that could bring the entire Flawed system crumbling to the ground. A secret that has already caused countless people to go missing. Judge Crevan is gaining the upper hand, and time is running out for Celestine. With tensions building, can she prove that to be human in itself is to be Flawed?
Northern Nevada teenagers Cara, Kendra, Sean, and Andre, tell in their own voices of their very different paths toward perfection and how their goals change when tragedy strikes.
Discover the sensual and sweeping power of love in New York Times bestselling author Judith McNaught’s contemporary romances that will make “you laugh, cry, and fall in love again” (RT Book Reviews)—now available for the first time on ebook. A rootless foster child, Julie Mathison has blossomed under the love showered upon her by her adoptive family. Now a lovely and vivacious young woman, she is a respected teacher in her small Texas town and is determined to give back all the kindness she has received, believing that nothing can ever shatter the perfect life she has fashioned. Zachary Benedict is an actor whose Academy Award-winning career was shattered when he was wrongly convicted of murdering his wife. After the tall, ruggedly handsome Zack escapes from a Texas prison, he abducts Julie and forces her to drive him to his Colorado mountain hideout. She’s outraged, cautious, and unable to ignore the instincts that whispers of his innocence. He’s cynical, wary, and increasingly attracted to her. Desire is about to capture them both in its fierce embrace but the journey to trust, true commitment, and proving Zack’s innocence is just beginning. “A mixture of virtue and passion that is almost—ahem—perfect” (Kirkus Reviews) this is a captivating tale that fans will adore.