Ted Spencer on finishing the school of magic starts to work as an employee at the Department of Magic in the British Museum. Putting Meryl the Magician’s last will into effect, he and his girlfriend Alice Fortescue set off through the Time Portal into the past, to look for the magic artefacts. The first page of the Magic Book delegates them to the 14th century Scotland.
Join the Mysterious Benedict Society as Reynie, Kate, Sticky, and Constance embark on a daring new adventure that threatens to force them apart from their families, friends, and even each other. When an unexplained blackout engulfs Stonetown, the foursome must unravel clues relating to a nefarious new plot, while their search for answers brings them closer to danger than ever before. Filled with page-turning action and mind-bending brain teasers, this wildly inventive journey is sure to delight.
The daring foursome from the well-received The Mysterious Benedict Society returns in a second perilous adventure. As the book opens, the children reunite at Mr. Benedict's home, where he has arranged a treasure hunt. Alas, they discover that Benedict and his assistant are being held captive somewhere, and dire consequences will result if Benedict's evil twin doesn't receive the information he desires in four days. The children undertake a worldwide journey to save Benedict and find the duskwort that will cure his narcolepsy. Lots of backstory is needed to set up this sequel, which makes for a choppy beginning. In the previous book, the protagonist's personal stories provided heft, but this is pure adventure-lots of racing, scheming, fighting. Punches are pulled on the violence front, but the threat is always there, creating page-turning tension. It's this roller coaster, along with the essential goodness of the characters (except, perhaps, for Constance), that will draw kids to this breathless follow-up.
"Minus depicts post-Soviet Siberians as people with dormant inner power languishing in the cage of their circumstances. The narrator, a young man named Roman, and his friends are the losers in the new Russian society. Their life is shown with painful veracity." - Die Welt
This book studies a crucial phase in the history of Roman slavery, beginning with the transition to chattel slavery in the third century bce and ending with antiquity’s first large-scale slave rebellion in the 130s bce. Slavery is a relationship of power, and to study slavery – and not simply masters or slaves – we need to see the interactions of individuals who speak to each other, a rare kind of evidence from the ancient world. Plautus’ comedies could be our most reliable source for reconstructing the lives of slaves in ancient Rome. By reading literature alongside the historical record, we can conjure a thickly contextualized picture of slavery in the late third and early second centuries bce, the earliest period for which we have such evidence. The book discusses how slaves were captured and sold; their treatment by the master and the community; the growth of the conception of the slave as “other than human,” and as chattel; and the problem of freedom for both slaves and society.
The collection contains articles based on the results of the round table discussion «Law as the basis of interaction of state and society» in Moscow Institute of State Management and Law. For researchers, professionals and educators in the field of legal science. В сборнике представлены статьи, подготовленные по итогам круглого стола «Право как основа взаимодействия государства и общества» в Московском институте государственного управления и права. Для научных работников, специалистов и преподавателей в области юридической науки.
Арт-блокнот c ухом легендарного художника Ван Гога. Пластиковое ухо — объемное, выглядит как настоящее и крепится к нижней обложке, в блоке под него сквозная вырубка. Рисуя или делая записи на каждом листке, ты видишь это ухо и понимаешь, что настоящее искусство действительно требует жертв.