The Penguin Dictionary of Building is the ideal guide to steer you through the often confusing maze of jargon and technical terms. From abrasives to Z-purlin, via the murder clause, this clear and comprehensive dictionary provides succinct and accurate explanations of the techniques, equipment and issues of the building world.
John Scott's novel What Have I Written won the Victorian Premier's Prize for Fiction and was made into an award-winning film directed by John Hughes. Before I Wake, his sequence of five novellas, was shortlisted for the National Book Council Banjo Award, the Miles Franklin Award and the Victorian premier's Prize. The Architect was shortlisted for the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature, The Miles Franklin Award, and the Victorian Premier's Prize. John Scott lives in Bowral, New South Wales.