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- Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 23.32
In this richly entertaining book, Jonathon Green traces the development of slang and its trajectory through society, and offers an impassioned argument for its defence. Beginning, at least in recorded terms, in the gutter and the thieves' tavern, and displayed only in a few criminological pamphlets, slang has made its way up and out: across social... more...
- Random House 2014; US$ 26.15
For thirty years Jonathon Green has been collecting slang - the indefinable language of the gutter, the brothel, the jail, the barroom - producing a succession of dictionaries, most recently the three-volume Green's Dictionary of Slang , that have been recognised as the most comprehensive and authoritative ever compiled. In this fascinating memoir... more...
- O'Reilly Media 2014; US$ 39.99
Want to build games with iOS technologies? This cookbook provides detailed recipes for a wide range of common iOS game-development issues, ranging from 2D and 3D math to Game Center integration, and OpenGL to performance. If you?re familiar with iOS and Objective-C, this is the problem-solving guide you want. Rather than focus on specific game engines... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 10.86
A book that unearths the facts about rubbish and recycling through the ages: from dustmen, mudlarks, toshers and rakers to litter on Everest; from George Clooney's pig pal, Max, to a dunny fit for a Chinese emperor. This is the fourteenth title in the more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95
Acclaimed author John Burnside delivers a profound, page-turning novel about innocence, evil, morality, and the dark corners of the human psyche. Mysterious illnesses affect the inhabitants of the post-industrial village of Innertown, and a pervasive sense of malaise hangs everywhere. So when teenage boys disappear into the poisoned woods surrounding... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 14.95
A novel of mysterious beauty, The Devil's Footprints explores the elemental forces of everyday life: love, fear, grief, and the hope of redemption.Michael Gardiner has lived in Coldhaven all his life yet still feels like an outsider. Married but distant from his wife, he discovers that a school friend, Moira Birnie, has killed herself and her two... more...
- World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 24.99
Fiscal sustainability analysis is the use of a simple set of tools to analyze a government's budget and its debt position, and leads to conclusions - given the government's debt level - about the appropriateness of fiscal policy. Many economists are familiar with fiscal sustainability analysis, but there is no single reference work that explains... more...
- Scribe Publications 2009; US$ 21.99
A bonzer (p. 288) discussion of the strange but dinkum (p. 289) pedigree (p. 224) of the naughty (p. 202), nice (p. 212), and, sometimes, obscene (p. 217) English language. We live in a torrent of words ? from radio and television, books and newspapers, and now from the internet. But, as Julian Burnside reminds us in this new edition... more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 13.07
In the early 80s, after a decade of drug abuse and borderline mental illness, John Burnside resolved to escape his addictive personality and find calm in a 'Surbiton of the mind'. But the suburbs are not quite as normal as he had imagined and, as he relapses into chaos, he encounters a homicidal office worker who is obsessed with Alfred Hitchcock... more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 13.07
The children of Innertown exist in a state of suspended terror. Every year or so, a boy from their school disappears, vanishing into the wasteland of the old chemical plant. Nobody knows where these boys go, or whether they are alive or dead, and without evidence the authorities claim they are simply runaways. The town policeman, Morrison... more...