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- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 15.98
The international bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible gives us a stunning and provocative vision of the future Based on interviews with over three hundred of the world's top scientists, who are already inventing the future in their labs, Kaku-in a lucid and engaging fashion-presents the revolutionary developments in medicine,... more...
- Pan Macmillan Australia 2012; US$ 2.55
'I've dug a few graves in my time. But I have never made a man dig his own grave. There's no need to go that far ? it would be plain bad manners.' Mark Brandon 'Chopper' Read grew up hungry for revenge. He ended up cleaning the streets as an underworld standover man and executioner. He was released from Pentridge Prison in 1991 and became a... more...
- Pan Macmillan Australia 2012; US$ 2.55
'The governor called me into his office one fine day and in his best serious voice with his best serious look told me I could no longer write letters to my publishers because it appeared to him that I was trying to write another book. The man should have been a rocket scientist ...' Including stories about drinking with Bob Hawke, Chopper's reflections... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 149.99
How can a society prevent-not deter, not punish-but prevent crime? Criminal justice prevention, commonly called crime control, aims to prevent crime after an initial offence has been commited through anything from an arrest to a death penalty sentence. These traditional means have been frequently examined and their efficacy just as frequently questioned.... more...
- Basic Books 2009; US$ 16.99
In the age of globalization, some claim that where you live doesn?t matter: Alaska, Idaho, and Alabama are interchangeable. The world is, after all, flat. Not so fast. Place, argues the great urbanist Richard Florida, is not only important, it?s more important than ever. In fact, choosing a place to live is as important to your happiness as choosing... more...
- Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 24.99
Originally written in the mid-thirteenth century, The Tales of the Heike chronicles the epic Genpei war, a civil conflict that marked the end of the power of the Heike clan and changed the course of Japanese history. Featuring a vivid cast of characters, the book depicts the emerging world of the medieval samurai and recounts in absorbing detail... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95
?A compelling and powerfully written memoir about identity and coming of age?If the outlines of Justice Sotomayor?s life are well known by now, her searching and emotionally intimate memoir, My Beloved World, nonetheless has the power to surprise and move the reader?This account of her life is revealing, keenly observed and deeply felt?This insightful... more...
- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99
W.B. Yeats was a towering figure in twentieth-century letters. Though best remembered as a poet and playwright, Yeats was insatiably curious and devoted much of his life to the study of folk literatures. This collection brings together an astounding array of Irish legends, fables, and fairy tales. more...
- Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 26.95
Local Histories/Global Designs is an extended argument about the "coloniality" of power by one of the most innovative Latin American and Latino scholars. In a shrinking world where sharp dichotomies, such as East/West and developing/developed, blur and shift, Walter Mignolo points to the inadequacy of current practices in the social sciences and... more...