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The Boy Who Could Keep A Swan In His Head (Paperback): John Hunt The Boy Who Could Keep A Swan In His Head (Paperback)
John Hunt 1
R260 R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Save R52 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

“Hillbrow, 1967. The New York of Africa. Someone wrote that the place would soon have more people per square kilometre than Tokyo. Everyone quoted that article to everyone. Some even cut it out and kept it folded in their wallets.”

While other boys daydream about racing cars and football, eleven-year-old stutterer Phen sits reading to his father. In number four Duchess Court, Phen’s dad looks like a Spitfire pilot behind his oxygen mask. But real life is different from the daring adventures in the books Phen reads and he is forced to grow up faster than other boys his age. This is until Heb Thirteen Two shows up: in his pinstriped suit pants and tie-dyed psychedelic top, the stranger could be any old bum, or a boy’s special angel come to live among men.

Poignant, witty and wise, John Hunt's "The Boy Who Could Keep a Swan in His Head" is a meditation on being alive and shows us the power of books when we need them the most.

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway and the Esk Valley Line Past & Present (Paperback): John Hunt The North Yorkshire Moors Railway and the Esk Valley Line Past & Present (Paperback)
John Hunt
R559 R446 Discovery Miles 4 460 Save R113 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Following the success of John Hunt's previous volumes on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and the healthy on going demand for these volumes, the desire for more is seemingly unabated!Considerable further rare and interesting past images have come to light since the publication of the third Past & Present volume in the series and John has been persuaded to venture forth to capture the present day scene. Many new locations have been visited and once again responding to popular demand the line from Whitby to Middlesborough and branches has been included in this brand new offering.

Palio (Hardcover): John Hunt Palio (Hardcover)
John Hunt 1
R1,353 R1,051 Discovery Miles 10 510 Save R302 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

*PALIO is the official publication launched in conjunction with the release of the award-winning film* The Palio, the famous bare-back horse race, is the most important event in Siena, taking place on July 2 and August 16 every year* Directed by Cosima Spender, written by John Hunt, and produced by James Gay-Rees, the producer or AMY"A compelling tale of Italian community, machismo, bribery and ambition." FinancialTimes The Greatest Story Never Told PALIO is a richly illustrated celebration of the legendary horse race which has united the people of Siena for centuries. Showcasing never before seen imagery from specially commissioned photography, together with epic film stills and rare archival images, PALIO is Italy in microcosm. This authoritative volume explains not only the civic ritualism and rich symbolism of this extraordinary event, but how "the game" is played both on and off the racetrack. For the "assassin" jockeys and the passionate Sienese - il Palio e vita - the Palio is life. PALIO is the official publication launched in conjunction with the release of award-winning film, PALIO, directed by Cosima Spender, written by John Hunt and Cosima Spender, and produced by John Hunt and James Gay-Rees. Contents: The Palio; Foreword; Introduction; An 800-Year Old Race; The Contrade; TheDrappellone; The Festival of the Palio; Countdown to the Race; The Day of theRace; Horses and Jockeys; Palio-inspired Culture; Facts and Figures.

Billy Hill Gyp and Me (Hardcover): Justin Hill, John Hunt Billy Hill Gyp and Me (Hardcover)
Justin Hill, John Hunt
R462 R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Save R91 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is the memoir of Billy and Gyp Hill - Britain's most successful criminal couple - and Justin, their only child. Billy was the Boss of Britain's underworld. He introduced 'project' crime to Britain and got clean away with the 1952 Eastcastle Street robbery even though the authorities knew that he did it. In 1956, he was at the centre of a phone tapping scandal that led to a Privy Council enquiry. When Billy published his memoir, the papers said there had been nothing like it since the days of Al Capone. Gyp was pure fire and beauty - she fought like a man and was the brains behind many of Billy's crime successes, including scams to fleece the upper classes at London's card tables. 'Mad' Frankie Fraser said she was 'the best thing that happened to Billy'. Glamorous Gyp travelled the globe in mink coats and diamonds, partied with celebrities (including the Rolling Stones) and ran a top nightclub in Tangier - with the chief of police as her minder - before retiring to become Justin's mother and raise him as a law-abiding citizen. She taught him many of her 'old school' values. Billy and Gyp's last fight with the law was to rescue Justin from an abusive children's home after his birth mother died. Justin saw a lot of his dad before he passed away in 1984 and Gyp told him many stories of their times together. Justin has combined these and his own memories with extensive research to bring you this story of his family.

Genes and Behaviour - Beyond Nature-Nurture (Hardcover): David J. Hosken, John Hunt, Nina Wedell Genes and Behaviour - Beyond Nature-Nurture (Hardcover)
David J. Hosken, John Hunt, Nina Wedell
R1,899 R1,719 Discovery Miles 17 190 Save R180 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Provides a broad snapshot of recent findings showing how the environment and genes influence behavior The great debate of nature versus nurture rages on -- but our understanding of the genetic basis of many behaviors has expanded over the last decade, and there is now very good evidence showing that seemingly complex behaviours can have relatively simple genetic underpinnings, but also that most behaviours have very complicated genetic and environmental architecture. Studies have also clearly shown that behaviors, and other traits, are influenced not just by genes and the environment, but also by the statistical interaction between the two. This book aims to end the nature versus nurture argument by showing that behaviors are nature and nurture and the interaction between the two, and by illustrating how single genes can explain some of the variation in behaviors even when they are seemingly complex. Genes and Behaviour: Beyond Nature-Nurture puts to rest the nature versus nurture dichotomy, providing an up-to-date synopsis of where we are, how far we've come and where we are headed. It considers the effects of a dual-inheritance of genes and culture, and genes and social environment, and highlights how indirect genetic effects can affect the evolution of behavior. It also examines the effect of non-self genes on the behavior of hosts, shines a light on the nature and nurturing of animal minds and invites us to embrace all the complexity nature and nurture generates, and more. Explores exciting new findings about behavior and where we go from here Features contributions by top scholars of the subject Seeks to end the nature versus nurture debate forever Genes and Behaviour: Beyond Nature-Nurture is a unique, and eye-opening read that will appeal to Ph.D. Students, post-doctoral fellows, and researchers in evolution and behavior. Additionally, the book will also be of interest to geneticists, sociologists and philosophers.

The Author's Guide to Publishing and Marketing (Paperback): Tim Ward, John Hunt The Author's Guide to Publishing and Marketing (Paperback)
Tim Ward, John Hunt
R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'It's always been difficult to get published. But up till the last couple of decades, if you managed to get published, you were sure of some sales, or at least that your publisher would work hard to get them with a reasonable prospect of results. It's a different world now. With electronic point of sale, print on demand, internet bookselling, new delivery formats like e-readers, several hundred thousand new titles in English coming out every year, a lot of what was said 6 years ago or even 6 months ago is now out of date. A few years ago when we started O Books I began writing down notes for new authors, based on questions they kept asking. It soon turned into a 100 page document. One of the authors it was a particular joy to work with was Tim Ward. We thought it would be helpful for others to share our thoughts, coming as they do from both sides of the fence'.'But there are titles around on every conceivable aspect of publishing and marketing books, from how to improve your style to increasing your sales through Amazon, finding the motivation to keep going or appearing on "Oprah". Why did we think another book would be helpful? Most focus either from the self-publishing end, from the viewpoint of an author who doesn't have a publisher, or from the perspective of mainstream publishers/publicists used to dealing with $50,000-plus publicity budgets. In our business we deal with the middle ground, where most real-life authors are and most potential ones hope to be'.'A company recently tracked the sales of 1.2 million books in the US, and the results were: 950,000 of these sold fewer than 100 copies; another 200,000 sold fewer than 1,000 copies; 25,000 sold more than 5,000 copies; less than 500 sold more than 100,000 copies; and, 10 titles sold more than 1,000,000 copies. The average sale was 500 copies. If your aim is to get above the average, or to reach it (because that includes J K Rowling etc.), to the level of 1000, on to 10,000 and up to 100,000 copies, this is the book for you. If you've already sold that many, you don't need this'.

Bringing God Back to Earth (Paperback): John Hunt Bringing God Back to Earth (Paperback)
John Hunt
R309 Discovery Miles 3 090 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Religion is an essential part of our humanity. We all follow some form of religion, in the original meaning of the word. But organised religion establishes definitions, boundaries and hierarchies which the founders would be amazed by. This is perhaps more true of Christianity than most other religions, due to the short life of Jesus, his sudden death, the lack of any contemporary records. His teaching about the kingdom of God is great; it could see us through our time on earth. But his followers watered it down and soon lost it altogether. It became a kingdom in heaven for the few, rather than one here and now for everyone. The Church, or Churches, that resulted became increasingly irrelevant, even a hindrance, to seeing it realised. Many will always find security and truth in the traditions that developed, and good for them. But for those who can't, for those who have given up on religion or never thought it worth considering, the original teachings are worth another look. If we could recover them and live by them, we could change ourselves and the world for the better. We could bring God back to earth.

Beyond the Edge (Blu-ray disc): Chad Moffitt, Sonam Sherpa, John Wraight, Joshua Rutter, Daniel Musgrove Beyond the Edge (Blu-ray disc)
Chad Moffitt, Sonam Sherpa, John Wraight, Joshua Rutter, Daniel Musgrove; Contributions by …
R178 Discovery Miles 1 780 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Docu-drama about the expedition that led mountaineers Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary up Mount Everest. As part of the British team led by Brigadier John Hunt, Norgay and Hillary quashed pessimistic thoughts of the undefeatable mountain by making it to the summit on 29th May 1953 and becoming the first British mountaineering team to conquer the formidable peak.

The Art Of The Idea  - And How It Can Change Your Life (Hardcover): John Hunt The Art Of The Idea - And How It Can Change Your Life (Hardcover)
John Hunt
R584 R449 Discovery Miles 4 490 Save R135 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

As an award-winning playwright, author, and Worldwide Creative Director of TBWA, John Hunt has witnessed again and again the power of original thinking to transform both companies and individuals.

In The Art of the Idea, Hunt addresses everyone from the global boardroom to the man on the street, bridging the gap with ease. Few can argue with Hunt's claim that it is ideas that move the world forward, and he refreshingly articulates that anyone can play: there is no hierarchy to original thinking.

The Art of the Idea provides a toolbox for achieving excellence and offers a new way of defining your world. By illustrating how to create space so ideas can breathe, it provides a lifeline to those who find themselves stuck in a rut. Unassuming, original, and accessible, the publication includes insights by this leader in creative thinking, and is accompanied by 20 original paintings and collages by the internationally acclaimed South African artist Sam Nhlengethwa.

The Art of the Idea grants permission to trust your instincts, endure initial ridicule, and practice thinking as a team sport.

Whatever your idea is about ideas, this book will change it.

The Last Blue Mountain - The great Karakoram climbing tragedy (Paperback, New edition): Ralph Barker The Last Blue Mountain - The great Karakoram climbing tragedy (Paperback, New edition)
Ralph Barker; Introduction by Ed Douglas; Appendix by John Emery; Foreword by John Hunt
R404 R350 Discovery Miles 3 500 Save R54 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

'When an accident occurs, something may emerge of lasting value, for the human spirit may rise to its greatest heights. This happened on Haramosh.' The Last Blue Mountain is the heart-rending true story of the 1957 expedition to Mount Haramosh in the Karakoram range in Pakistan. With the summit beyond reach, four young climbers are about to return to camp. Their brief pause to enjoy the view and take photographs is interrupted by an avalanche which sweeps Bernard Jillott and John Emery hundreds of feet down the mountain into a snow basin. Miraculously, they both survive the fall. Rae Culbert and Tony Streather risk their own lives to rescue their friends, only to become stranded alongside them. The group's efforts to return to safety are increasingly desperate, hampered by injury, exhaustion and the loss of vital climbing gear. Against the odds, Jillott and Emery manage to climb out of the snow basin and head for camp, hoping to reach food, water and assistance in time to save themselves and their companions from an icy grave. But another cruel twist of fate awaits them. An acclaimed mountaineering classic in the same genre as Joe Simpson's Touching the Void, Ralph Barker's The Last Blue Mountain is an epic tale of friendship and fortitude in the face of tragedy.

Bond of Secrecy - My Life with CIA Spy and Watergate Conspirator E. Howard Hunt (Paperback): Saint John Hunt Bond of Secrecy - My Life with CIA Spy and Watergate Conspirator E. Howard Hunt (Paperback)
Saint John Hunt; Afterword by Eric Hamburg; Foreword by Jesse Ventura
R755 R551 Discovery Miles 5 510 Save R204 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A father's last confession to his son about the CIA, Watergate, and the plot to assassinate President John F Kennedy, this is the remarkable true story of St John Hunt and his father E Howard Hunt, the infamous Watergate burglar and CIA spymaster. In Howard Hunt's near-death confession to his son St. John, he revealed that key figures in the CIA were responsible for the plot to assassinate JFK in Dallas, and that Hunt himself was approached by the plotters, among whom included the CIA's David Atlee Phillips, Cord Meyer, Jr, and William Harvey, as well as future Watergate burglar Frank Sturgis. An incredible true story told from an inside, authoritative source, this is also a personal account of a uniquely dysfunctional American family caught up in two of the biggest political scandals of the 20th century.

On the Iron Road to the Isles - The story of the 'Jacobite' steam service on the West Highland Line (Hardcover): John... On the Iron Road to the Isles - The story of the 'Jacobite' steam service on the West Highland Line (Hardcover)
John Hunt, James Shuttleworth 1
R1,320 R1,010 Discovery Miles 10 100 Save R310 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The North British Railway's West Highland Line, stretching from the banks of the Firth of Clyde to Fort William, opened in 1894, and was subsequently extended to the fishing port of Mallaig on the Atlantic coast in 1901. It is this latter part of the `Iron Road to the Isles' that forms the major part of this book, hailed as one of the most scenic railway routes in the British Isles. Steam trains returned to the Mallaig line in 1984, eventually becoming the celebrated `Jacobite' service. Now an integral and indispensible part of the Scottish tourist scene, the trains run from Easter to Christmas and the New Year, twice daily during the peak season. In this superbly illustrated portrait of the line, 35 of the UK's top railway photographers have contributed pictures to create a quite stunning pictorial record. The great variety of photographic styles, using the route's many glorious vantage points, provides a mesmerising mix of unforgettable images, not just of the steam trains themselves but also the majestic Scottish landscape through which they run.

Drug Lord (Paperback): John Hunt, Doug Casey Drug Lord (Paperback)
John Hunt, Doug Casey
R470 Discovery Miles 4 700 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Scala Design Patterns - Patterns for Practical Reuse and Design (Hardcover, 2013 ed.): John Hunt Scala Design Patterns - Patterns for Practical Reuse and Design (Hardcover, 2013 ed.)
John Hunt
R3,903 R3,172 Discovery Miles 31 720 Save R731 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Scala is a new and exciting programming language that is a hybrid between object oriented languages such as Java and functional languages such as Haskell. As such it has its own programming idioms and development styles. Scala Design Patterns looks at how code reuse can be successfully achieved in Scala. A major aspect of this is the reinterpretation of the original Gang of Four design patterns in terms of Scala and its language structures (that is the use of Traits, Classes, Objects and Functions). It includes an exploration of functional design patterns and considers how these can be interpreted in Scala's uniquely hybrid style. A key aspect of the book is the many code examples that accompany each design pattern, allowing the reader to understand not just the design pattern but also to explore powerful and flexible Scala language features. Including numerous source code examples, this book will be of value to professionals and practitioners working in the field of software engineering.

Speculator (Paperback): John Hunt, Doug Casey Speculator (Paperback)
John Hunt, Doug Casey
R464 Discovery Miles 4 640 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Beginner's Guide to Scala, Object Orientation and Functional Programming (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2018): John Hunt A Beginner's Guide to Scala, Object Orientation and Functional Programming (Paperback, 2nd ed. 2018)
John Hunt
R2,176 R1,913 Discovery Miles 19 130 Save R263 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Scala is now an established programming language developed by Martin Oderskey and his team at the EPFL. The name Scala is derived from Sca(lable) La(nguage). Scala is a multi-paradigm language, incorporating object oriented approaches with functional programming. Although some familiarity with standard computing concepts is assumed (such as the idea of compiling a program and executing this compiled from etc.) and with basic procedural language concepts (such as variables and allocation of values to these variables) the early chapters of the book do not assume any familiarity with object orientation nor with functional programming These chapters also step through other concepts with which the reader may not be familiar (such as list processing). From this background, the book provides a practical introduction to both object and functional approaches using Scala. These concepts are introduced through practical experience taking the reader beyond the level of the language syntax to the philosophy and practice of object oriented development and functional programming. Students and those actively involved in the software industry will find this comprehensive introduction to Scala invaluable.

Agile Software Construction (Paperback, illustrated edition): John Hunt Agile Software Construction (Paperback, illustrated edition)
John Hunt
R2,014 R1,614 Discovery Miles 16 140 Save R400 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Agile software construction is an attempt to put the software being developed first, and to acknowledge that user requirements change. It is agile because it can respond quickly to the users changing needs. In turn, agile software development puts the software first because almost any activity undertaken must be to the benefit of the software that will be delivered.Agile software Construction reviews the leading agile development processes. It will help you to determine if an agile approach is for you and which approach (or approaches) to adopt. It guides you in how to plan, organise and develop software systems in an Agile Manner. It introduces the core concepts in a concise and easily digested form, and evaluates how successful the core techniques can be, as well as what problems may be encountered. The book also shows how some of these problems have been overcome on real world projects by combining XP, Agile modelling and Feature Driven Development.

Guide to C# and Object Orientation (Hardcover, 2002 ed.): John Hunt Guide to C# and Object Orientation (Hardcover, 2002 ed.)
John Hunt
R2,905 R2,256 Discovery Miles 22 560 Save R649 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book shows readers how to get the most out of C# using Object Orientation. The author takes a hands-on approach to learning C# and object orientation, using lots of worked examples. The text provides an ideal base from which to start programming. After introducing the C# language and object orientation, John Hunt goes on to explain: how to construct a user interface for a simple editor; how to obtain information on files and directories and how objects can be stored and restored using serialization... -Presents C# and object-orientation as a coherent whole, using one to strengthen the presentation of the other -Includes lots of complete and worked examples to clarify readers'understanding -The source code for the examples is available at: http://www.guide-to-csharp.net -Hunt is a successful Springer author, and this book is written in the same style as his Java for Practitioners

Godfrey's Ghost - From Father to Son (CD): Nicolas Ridley, John Hunt Godfrey's Ghost - From Father to Son (CD)
Nicolas Ridley, John Hunt; Read by Nicolas Ridley
R383 R309 Discovery Miles 3 090 Save R74 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Alaskan Chronicles, The - The Provider (Paperback): John Hunt Alaskan Chronicles, The - The Provider (Paperback)
John Hunt
R247 Discovery Miles 2 470 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The year is 2020 and President Trump has just announced that the world is bracing itself for the effects of a huge solar storm. 17 year old Jim Richards is a gawky, unimpressive teenager in Anchorage, Alaska. As chaos descends and society breaks down into anarchy and violence, his family team up with others to leave the city and take their chances in the Alaskan wilderness. They can no longer flick a switch to get what they want, no mobile or internet, in fact no communication at all with the wider world, how will it play out? Jim must step up, and in doing so, find his true self, his first love, and his destiny. How will the human race survive in this new world? The Provider is the first of the Alaskan Chronicles.

Beyond the Edge (DVD): Chad Moffitt, Sonam Sherpa, John Wraight, Joshua Rutter, Daniel Musgrove Beyond the Edge (DVD)
Chad Moffitt, Sonam Sherpa, John Wraight, Joshua Rutter, Daniel Musgrove; Contributions by … 1
R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Docu-drama about the expedition that led mountaineers Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary up Mount Everest. As part of the British team led by Brigadier John Hunt, Norgay and Hillary quashed pessimistic thoughts of the undefeatable mountain by making it to the summit on 29th May 1953 and becoming the first British mountaineering team to conquer the formidable peak.

Self Discipline - The Complete Guide to Increase your Focus and Become a Highly Productive Person. Learn Techniques and... Self Discipline - The Complete Guide to Increase your Focus and Become a Highly Productive Person. Learn Techniques and Exercises to Control your Impulse, Beat Procrastination, Achieve your Goals (Paperback)
John Hunt
R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Treatment or Diagnosis - A study of repeat prescriptions in general practice (Paperback): Michael Balint, John Hunt Treatment or Diagnosis - A study of repeat prescriptions in general practice (Paperback)
Michael Balint, John Hunt
R1,191 Discovery Miles 11 910 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate. Published by Routledge, 112 volumes in total are being brought together under the name The International Behavioural and Social Sciences Library: Classics from the Tavistock Press. Reproduced here in facsimile, this volume was originally published in 1970 and is available individually. The collection is also available in a number of themed mini-sets of between 5 and 13 volumes, or as a complete collection.

Essential JavaBeans fast (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1998): John Hunt Essential JavaBeans fast (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1998)
John Hunt
R887 R689 Discovery Miles 6 890 Save R198 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Essential JavaBeans fast de-mystifies the terminology, and gets you using the JavaBean components quickly and effectively in your own applications. You can either read the book from start to finish (it shouldn take too long) or you can dip into it for various aspects of JavaBeans as and when you need to. It doesn't attempt to be a complete in-depth guide to every aspect of JavaBeans but it does foc us on all the things you need to know to get on and use JavaBeans - including linking JavaBeans to ActiveX components. You'll learn: how to use the BeanBox, how the Delegation Event Model works, how to create a simple Bean, what types of properties are currently supported by JavaBeans, how to define a BeanInfo object, and lots more. Lots of examples are included and you are encouraged to try them out as you go so that you get a real 'feel' for how JavaBeans work.

The Godly Trendsetter (Paperback): Bishop John Hunt The Godly Trendsetter (Paperback)
Bishop John Hunt
R335 Discovery Miles 3 350 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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