A Driver's Step-By-Step Guide to Optimizing Complex Sections Through the Physics of Racing
Author: Adam Brouillard,Paradigm Shift Driver Development
Category: Sports & Recreation
Learn how the physics of racing can be applied to advanced track sections. We show you the rules needed for double apexes and chicanes, as well as how to link them in complex sequences. Plus you'll learn the surprising science of optimizing straights. Finally, the last section will really put you to the test as we break down some of the most complex corner sequences in the world. If you can solve these puzzles, you will understand how to drive anything. Learn how there is no such thing as a throwaway corner and how every single section of a track can be driven to perfection.
Author: David C. Holroyd
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Category: Graphic novels
The Perfect Pair: The Enchanted Mirror is the graphic tale of commercial dolphins and the immensely personal account of a young boy’s first love – a special love that takes him on a mystical journey deep into the world of the dolphin, effectively casting him into a reality that constantly questions man’s overall appraisal of these very special people of the sea. It tells of a mind connection – a psychic bond so strong that it enables the boy and his charges to become Europe’s top performing team… The best of the best. Two dolphins famed for working in absolute unison, eventually leading them into achieving the much-revered full somersault routine – a shadow ballet of exquisite grace and beauty. A moving and emotional story, The Perfect Pair: The Enchanted Mirror will appeal to adults with an interest in dolphins and the people who work with them. Authors David and Tracy have been inspired by a number of authors and publications. David takes inspiration from Marvel comics, whilst Tracy is inspired by P G Wodehouse, Agatha Christie and Susan Hill.
Author: Susan Ireland
Category: Business & Economics
Resumé: revamped for the times, technology, and the recession... The recession has made finding a job harder than ever. Everything now takes place online, and a resumé's preparation is different than even a few years ago. This new edition has changed with the times, focusing on what's most important in an electronic resumé full of successful resumé samples and cover letters, the books also focuses on the key words and phrases that will bring readers' resumés to the top of the HR pile. - More than 100 samples of real-life resumés and cover letters, many of them new - Founded in real-life experience without the rigid resumé-writing rules of other guides - Ideal for all job seekers, from new grads to the laid off worker, new mothers to senior citizens
Author: Jim Wexell
Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC
Category: Sports & Recreation
A brief collection of popular stories about the famed " Steel Curtain" defense of the Pittsburgh Steeler football team of 1979.
A Complete Step-by-step Guide
Author: David Schiff
Publisher: Lark Books
Category: House & Home
From floor to ceiling, this is the guide that will take backyard builders step by step through the entire process of constructing an individualized, impressive gazebo. Every picture-filled chapter hones in on a particular aspect, explaining how to choose the style; pick a site; select materials; lay out the gazebo; erect and install floors and posts; make railings; assemble the roof; and much more. Then, in meticulous detail, the manual follows the building of one gazebo from start to finish. Beautiful photographs showcase a variety of styles, while sidebars feature images of innovative details. You’ll even discover how to meet special challenges, such as fancy frieze boards.
Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
The big orange pumpkin is no longer just for Halloween! Gail Damerow shows you how to cultivate more than 95 varieties of pumpkin, and provides recipes for pumpkin pies, muffins, and even pumpkin beer. You’ll also learn how to use pumpkins in a variety of craft projects, from carving unique jack-o’-lanterns to creating pumpkin-scented creams and soaps. With tips on growing giant pumpkins, preserving your harvest through the winter, and much more, The Perfect Pumpkin will delight pumpkin lovers of all sensibilities.
Author: David Dobson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Sports & Recreation
Becky Long has been a tremendous athlete her entire life; excelling in every sport she has ever played. Since the age of 10 she has focused and trained to reach her ultimate goal: to become the first woman to play Major League Baseball.
Author: Daniel Powers
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
A Journey with Renaissance Master Andrea Palladio
Author: Witold Rybczynski
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
"Palladio is the Bible," Thomas Jefferson once said. "You should get it and stick to it." With his simple, gracious, perfectly proportioned villas, Andrea Palladio elevated the architecture of the private house into an art form during the late sixteenth century -- and his influence is still evident in the ample porches, columned porticoes, grand ceilings, and front-door pediments of America today. In The Perfect House, bestselling author Witold Rybczynski, whose previous books (Home, A Clearing in the Distance, Now I Sit Me Down) have transformed our understanding of domestic architecture, reveals how a handful of Palladio's houses in an obscure corner of the Venetian Republic should have made their presence felt hundreds of years later and halfway across the globe. More than just a study of one of history's seminal architectural figures, The Perfect House reflects Rybczynski's enormous admiration for his subject and provides a new way of looking at the special landscapes we call "home" in the modern world.
How Penn State Came to Stop a Hurricane and Win a National Football Championship
Author: M. G. Missanelli
Publisher: Penn State Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
The 1987 NCAA championship football game between the Penn State Nittany Lions and the University of Miami Hurricanes is often considered the most memorable championship game in all of college football history. Both teams were undefeated going into the game, but the Hurricanes were heavily favored, as they had demolished each of their opponents during the regular season. Penn State pulled off of the most surprising upsets on January 2, 1987, by handing the University of Miami team its only loss of the season. The Perfect Season, with help from the Penn State players involved, Missanelli retells the story not just of this championship game but also of Penn States entire season. Beginning with its Orange Bowl loss in 1985, Missanelli recounts the glorious 1986 season through the eyes of those Penn State athletes. The book also focuses on the medias buildup of the national championship, explaining why the University of Miami team was considered the villain in this battle.
Author: Teresa E. Harris
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Treasure’s dad has disappeared and her mom sets out to track him down, leaving twelve-year-old Treasure and her little sister, Tiffany, in small-town Virginia with their eccentric, dictatorial Great-Aunt Grace. GAG (as the girls refer to her) is a terrible cook, she sets off Treasure’s asthma with her cat and her chain smoking, and her neighbors suspect her in the recent jewel thefts. As the hope of finding their dad fades, the girls and their great-aunt begin to understand and accommodate one another. When a final dash to their dad’s last known address proves unsuccessful, Treasure has to accept that he’s gone for good. When she goes back to Great-Aunt Grace’s, it is the first time she has returned to a place instead of just moving on. Convincing, fully realized characters, a snarky narrative voice, and laugh-aloud funny dialogue make The Perfect Place a standout among stories of adjustment and reconfigured families.
Author: Elaine Marie Alphin
Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ™
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Someone murdered Brian's girfriend, Amanda. The police think it was her father. Brian isn’t so sure. But everyone he knows is telling him to move on, get over it, focus on the present. Focus on basketball. Focus on hitting the perfect shot. Brian hopes that the system will work for Amanda and her father. An innocent man couldn’t be wrongly convicted, could he? But then Brian does a school project on Leo Frank, a Jewish man lynched decades ago for the murder of a teenage girl—a murder he didn’t commit. Worse still, Brian’s teammate Julius gets arrested for nothing more than being a black kid in the wrong place at the wrong time. Brian can’t deny any longer that the system is flawed. As Amanda’s father goes on trial, Brian admits to himself that he knows something that could break the case. But if he comes forward, will the real killer try for another perfect shot—this time against Brian?
The Philanthropic Imagination in Poetry and Prose
Author: Amy A. Kass
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Category: Literary Collections
This volume aims at cultivating and enlightening our philanthropic imagination. It addresses us all as present and future philanthropists, as human beings who give, serve, and seek to promote the well being of others. It suggests that we are continually confronted with choices about giving, and offers a collection of writings intended to help us reflect more seriously on these choices, and to make philanthropic acts, when they are undertaken, more meaningful. The readings contained in The Philanthropic Imagination come from a variety of cultures, time periods, and genres. They represent classical works of literature, philosophy, and religion, but also contemporary and popular writings. Selections are drawn from the works of Aristotle, Shakespeare, Dostoevsky, C. S. Lewis, Alexis de Tocqueville, Martin Luther King, P. G. Wodehouse, Sholom Aleichem, and Shel Silverstein, among others. They are organized by the specific question they address: When, why, how, to whom, and what should we give? Amy Kass provides a general introduction to the book, as well as introductions to each selection. The introductions offer context for each reading and questions to guide reflection, but they do not supply uniform answers. The answers must come from the reader.
Meet the Neo-Traditional Family and 8 Other Parent Groups You've Seen at the Playground
Author: Jennifer Conlin
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Category: Family & Relationships
With a classification system that has every parenting style down to a 't', The Perfect Parents Handbook is unputdownable reading for anyone who's ever forked over major three figures for the "must have" stroller or agonized over what their children's school says about them as parents. The real facts and details in this book gently skewer modern mothers and fathers and will at the same time delight them with dead-on accuracy in describing the habits and accouterments of nine types, including: --The Neo-Trads: Dad makes the cupcakes and kids' artwork is everywhere (not just on the fridge); the family's taste always exceeds its wallet --The Martyr Parents: They've sacrificed so much for the kids that the kids have taken over the asylum --The Power Parents: The IV sessions that led to triplets were coordinated on mom and dad's Blackberries and the real British nanny swabs the babies' Burberry button-downs on the way to their five bedroom Park Avenue apartment --The Classic Parents: Everybody's in LL Bean and their 2.3 children all climb into a little red wagon to get to the SUV Laced with titillating facts about our child-centric culture (unique baby announcements! nursery decorators! mandatory volunteering at preschool!), The Perfect Parents Handbook decodes the complex and terrifying (smothering doulas! educational vacations to the rainforest!) world of raising kids.,
And Its Stitches Across History, Expanded
Author: Nancy Johnson-Srebro
Publisher: C&T Publishing Inc
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Featherweight history at your fingertips. Enjoy an entertaining look at the history of the Featherweight sewing machine. Expanded third edition updated with the latest research. Packed with photos, stories, and handy information. Learn to date and troubleshoot your machine. A fun read for quilters, Featherweight owners, and history buffs.
A History of Rittenhouse Square
Author: Nancy M. Heinzen
Publisher: Temple University Press
Great cities and neighborhoods rise and fall, yet Rittenhouse Square in Philadelphia has seized the imagination and envy of social climbers, urban planners, and novelists alike for two centuries. In The Perfect Square, Nancy Heinzen—a resident of Rittenhouse Square for over 40 years and an activist committed to its preservation—provides the first full-length social history of this public urban space. One of the five squares William Penn established when he founded the city, the southwest-situated Rittenhouse Square has transformed from a marshy plot surrounded by brickyards and workers’ shanties into the epicenter of Philadelphia high society. A keystone of center city Philadelphia, it was once home to great dynasties, elegant mansions, and grand dames of the Victorian era. Today it is lined with million-dollar high-rise condominiums, where nouveau-riche entrepreneurs and descendants of ethnic immigrants live side-by-side. Heinzen lovingly chronicles this urban space’s development and growth, illustrating that not only is Rittenhouse Square unique, but so is the combination of human events and relationships that have created and sustained it. Painstakingly researched and generously illustrated with black-and-white photos from public archives, The Perfect Square will appeal to lay readers interested in history, to professional historians and urban planners, and to the thousands of new residents who have settled on or near Rittenhouse Square since the dawn of the 21st century.
Transform Plain Frames with Papers, Paints, & Embellishments
Author: Carin Heiden Atkins
Publisher: Creative Publishing int'l
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Craft the Perfect Frame presents 25 original projects to turn purchased frames into artistic decor accents and gifts. Crafters can create just the right settings for their favorite photographs, artwork, memorabilia, decorative objects, or scrapbook pages. Basic frames (plain, unfinished, shadow-box, or kit) and mattes are decorated with fabulous papers, specialty paints, and embellishments of all kinds. The step-by-step instructions and how-to photographs make it easy to create impressive results. Scrapbookers and crafters of all kinds will love these imaginative new ways to enjoy paper crafting, personalizing, and embellishing.
Author: Anne Gracie
Society rogue Sebastian Reyne's search for a practical wife comes to a crashing halt when he dances with the effervescent Hope Merridew--and is seduced into a delicious intrigue of sensuality and desire.
Author: Linda Barnes
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Mousy and shy to the point of agoraphobic, Em Moore is the writing half of a celebrity biography team. Her charismatic partner, Teddy, does the interviewing and the public schmoozing. But Em's dependence on Teddy runs deeper than just the job—Teddy is her bridge to the world and the main source of love in her life. So when Teddy dies in a car accident, Em is devastated, alone in a world she doesn't understand. The only way she can honor his memory and cope with his loss is to finish the interviews for their current book—an "autobiography" of renowned and reclusive film director Garrett Malcolm. Ensconced in a small cottage near Malcolm's Cape Cod home, Em slowly builds the courage to interview Malcolm the way Teddy would have. She finds Malcolm at once friendlier, more intimidating, and much sexier than she had imagined. But Em soon starts hearing whispers of skeletons in the Malcolm family closet. And then the police begin looking into the accident that killed Teddy, and Em's control on her life—tenuous at best—is threatened. In The Perfect Ghost, a stunning breakout novel from the beloved author of the Carlotta Carlyle mystery series, Linda Barnes slowly winds the strings tighter and tighter, leading the reader ever more deeply into the lives of her characters with pitch-perfect pacing and mesmerizing prose.