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- Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 169.99
John Bryant's book is a strong and significant argument for the centrality of the comic and repose in Melville's novels. The purpose of Melville and Repose is dual: to ground the uses of romantic humor in Melville in sensitive readings of contemporaneous European and American writings, and to offer a definitive account of the comic as the shaping... more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 15.50
'If you want to win something, run 100 metres. If you want to experience something, run a marathon' - Emil Zatopek The London Marathon salutes 25 years of the London Marathon by exploring the incredible physical and mental challenge that lies at the very heart of marathon running. It begins with the author standing on the start line at Blackheath... more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 12.68
The years 1953-4 were marked by the conquests of two unattainable peaks - Mount Everest and the Four Minute Mile. But the dream of setting a new track record for this distance started as early as the 1880s, by the American Lon Myers, a stick-thin hypochondriac who was sick before and after every race, yet still held every US record from 50 yards to... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2014; US$ 15.99
A bumper collection of yarns from motorcyclist enthusiasts around Australia. Get out on the highway and into this new collection of all-Australian motorcycle stories - the latest addition to ABC Books' bestselling Great Australian series. Edited by John Bryant and full of laconic Aussie humour, the collection features 40 stories that capture the freedom,... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 10.99
A bumper collection of hilarious and heartwarming Australian stories collected by ute-aficionado John Bryant. We invented it. We love it. the ute is a national icon alongside the pie and sauce. It is the very symbol of our resourceful ingenuity. No matter what you drive, this collection of ute yarns will charm you with its laconic humour and Aussie... more...
- Lion Hudson 2012; US$ 10.34
As the news constantly reminds us, recent advances in the biomedical sciences have brought within reach things that were unthinkable only a few years ago: Designer babies, Genetically enhanced athletes, Human clones, Stem cell treatment, Medical technology, Transhumanism. All these issues raise huge questions. Our power to intervene in the natural... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 12.95
?In The Confidence-Man ,? writes John Bryant in his Introduction, ?Melville found a way to render our tragic sense of self and society through the comic strategies of the confidence game. He puts the reader in the game to play its parts and to contemplate the inconsistencies of its knaves and fools.? Set on a Mississippi steamer on April Fool?s Day... more...
- Wiley 2010; US$ 24.50
A dynamic young leader shows how leading with love and respect creates success in business and life Written by the founder of Operation HOPE and advisor to the past two U.S. presidents, this groundbreaking book makes the case that the best way to get ahead is to figure out what you have to give to a world seemingly obsessed with the question:... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2009; US$ 10.19
In the space of 24 hours in July 1908, dramatic events came to a climax at the first London Olympic Games. The marathon distance of 26 miles 385 yards set at that time has since been accepted worldwide and this thrilling account of heroism, ambition and scandal tells for the first time the story of three remarkable men whose destinies collided in... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 26.34
How do you draw a straight line? How do you determine if a circle is really round? These may sound like simple or even trivial mathematical problems, but to an engineer the answers can mean the difference between success and failure. How Round Is Your Circle? invites readers to explore many of the same fundamental questions that working engineers... more...