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  • Deadly Innocenceby Scott Burnside; Alan Cairns

    Grand Central Publishing 2008; US$ 7.99

    Karla and Paul seemed like the picture-perfect newlyweds, but were really a pair of vicious killers who abducted, sexually tortured and murdered innocent schoolgirls, videotaping their evil acts in suburban Niagara Falls. Billed as the crime of the century in Canada, this case has received a great deal of media coverage on both sides of the border.... more...

  • Language!by Jonathon Green

    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...

  • Odd Job Manby Jonathon Green

    Random House 2014; US$ 26.18

    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...

  • iOS Game Development Cookbookby Jonathon Manning; Paris Buttfield-Addison

    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...

  • It's True! This Book is a Load of Rubbishby Deborah Burnside

    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...

  • The Glisterby John Burnside

    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...

  • The Devil's Footprintsby John Burnside

    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...

  • Fiscal Sustainability in Theory and Practiceby Craig Burnside

    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...

  • Wordwatching: field notes from an amateur philologistby Julian Burnside

    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...

  • Waking Up in Toytownby John Burnside

    Random House 2010; US$ 13.08

    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...