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ISBN13: 9780805061086
ISBN10: 0805061088
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Publisher Comments:

A user-friendly guide illustrated with 240 two-color photographs and illustrations, Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit sets forth the tenets of this gentle yet rigorous exercise as no other book has. Integrating the teachings of every tradition, internationally renowned yoga instructor Donna Farhi reveals how yoga enhances the connections between the mind, body, and spirit. She outlines the seven simple movement principles that underlie all human motion and provides exercises to help readers understand how they can achieve all yoga postures. She also discusses the ten ethical precepts that are the foundation of all yoga teachings and explains how to incorporate them into a spiritually and emotionally rewarding inner practice. At the heart of Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit are more than seventy-five yoga asanas or postures. Each is one pictured and described in detail, and they are arranged into related groups-including standing postures, sitting postures, arm balances, and breathing practices-for easy reference. A selection of yoga practices of varying lengths and levels of difficulty provides challenges and inspiration for beginner, inter- mediate, and advanced students. A huge resurgence of interest in yoga is sweeping the country. With its broad scope and holistic approach, Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit is the ideal book for today's mainstream audience.

Synopsis:

Nominated for Australia's Commonwealth Writer's Prize for Best First Book.

David Norfolk, an archaeologist searching for a sixteenth-century Portuguese ship, long rumored to be buried beneath sand dunes of southern Australia, unearths instead the body of a man apparently murdered fifty years ago. Nearing the of his funding and absolutely desperate to find the ship, David hears about a decrepit old man named Kurt Seligman, who lies dying in a shack near the excavation site. Hoping by some chance that Seligman may know something about the location of the Portuguese ship and perhaps even about the identity of the dead man, David begins a conversation that yields a strange and impassioned tale, a cryptic confession of obsessive love and betrayal in the 1930s and '40s. Sensuous, erudite, and framed by sixteenth- and eighteenth-century maritime history and myth, Wrack spins a web of lies, sex, and regret that is as unusual as it is beautiful.

About the Author

James Bradley's first novel, Wrack, won the 1998 Fellowship of Australian Writers Literature Award and was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writer's Prize. Holt will publish his next novel, The Deep Field, in the fall of 1999. He lives in Sydney.

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sian_mclellan, April 26, 2007 (view all comments by sian_mclellan)
Wrack can be best described as a non-linear, kaleidoscope narrative. The story is not by one, unified amd undisputed voice. The prolouge and 8 sections are each framed by a different epigraph and within each chapter there three different stories being told at once these overlap and interconnect at various stages of the novel.
This is an effective way of writing of which i enjoyed.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780805061086
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Bradley, James
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Portugal
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Shipwrecks
Subject:
Excavations (archaeology)
Subject:
Archaeologists
Subject:
Hermits
Subject:
New south wales
Subject:
New South Wales Antiquities Fiction.
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Literary
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Edition Description:
Us
Publication Date:
19990519
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.49x5.78x1.13 in. 1.12 lbs.

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Nominated for Australia's Commonwealth Writer's Prize for Best First Book.

David Norfolk, an archaeologist searching for a sixteenth-century Portuguese ship, long rumored to be buried beneath sand dunes of southern Australia, unearths instead the body of a man apparently murdered fifty years ago. Nearing the of his funding and absolutely desperate to find the ship, David hears about a decrepit old man named Kurt Seligman, who lies dying in a shack near the excavation site. Hoping by some chance that Seligman may know something about the location of the Portuguese ship and perhaps even about the identity of the dead man, David begins a conversation that yields a strange and impassioned tale, a cryptic confession of obsessive love and betrayal in the 1930s and '40s. Sensuous, erudite, and framed by sixteenth- and eighteenth-century maritime history and myth, Wrack spins a web of lies, sex, and regret that is as unusual as it is beautiful.

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