Spanning the period between the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and the years just after World War I, "Against the Day" moves from the labour troubles in Colorado to turn-of-the-century New York; from London to Venice, to Siberia, Mexico during the revolution; silent-era Hollywood, and one or two places not strictly speaking on the map at all. It is a time of unrestrained corporate greed, false religiosity, moronic fecklessness, and evil intent in high places. Maybe it's not the world, but with a minor adjustment or two it's what the world might be. Формат: 13 см х 19,5 см.
The wizards of Unseen University must once again defend Roundworld (aka Earth), not against elves or humans' ignorance, but against Discworld's Omnian priests, who have issued a writ claiming ownership of it. The Omnians fervently believe that the world is round, not flat, and view the discovery of Roundworld as a vindication of their faith. They argue that to leave this artifact in the hands of the wizards would be unacceptable: not only do the academics claim that Discworld is a flat world traveling through space on the back of a turtle, but by creating the Roundworld universe, they have elevated themselves to the level of gods. Ankh-Morpork's venerable tyrant Lord Vetinari agrees to a tribunal, where the wizards Ridcully, Rincewind and Ponder Stibbons can present their case, with key assistance from a Roundworld librarian named Marjorie Daw. Interwoven with the Discworld chapters are Pratchett, Cohen and Stewart's explorations of such topics as big science, creation (dicussing developments in the Big Bang Theory since the first Science of Discworld book was published), subatomic particles, the existence of dark matter, and the psychology of belief. A treat for Discworld fans and popular science readers alike.
An astonishing picture book featuring the enormously successful anti-bullying poem To This Day. In February 2013 a video of Shane Koyczan reading the poem was put up on YouTube and almost immediately the video went viral. Within two days it had received 1.4 million hits. Shane introduces the book with a letter in which he talks about why he wrote the poem and about the impact that bullying has on people. The book concludes with information about the To This Day Project and what young people, schools and families are doing to combat bullying. It ends with the message that young people can bring about change if they stand up for themselves, support each other and speak out against bullying in all its forms.
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A towering classic of Russian literature, Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment is a compelling story of a brutal double murder and its aftermath.An impoverished ex-student, Rodion Raskolnikov, kills a pawnbroker and her sister, apparently for financial gain. But as he encounters friends and family, strangers and adversaries, Raskolnikov is compelled to face the true forces that have led him to murder. His struggle with himself and those around him becomes a battle of the individual against society, radicalism against tradition, and ultimately the will of man against the mysteries of divine providence. A sensation in its day, Crime and Punishment has left an indelible stamp on the world of literature.This beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition of Crime and Punishment is translated from the Russian by Constance Garnett, with an afterword by Oliver Francis.
On September 15, 1946, the Wild Card virus was released, spreading a wave of mutations around the globe. "Aces" were endowed with extraordinary powers, while "Jokers" were cursed with bizarre mental or physical disabilities. September 15th is now Wild Card Day. With each passing year, the festivities become larger and more fevered. And 1986 - the fortieth anniversary - promises to be the biggest Wild Card Day ever. But in New York City not everyone is celebrating: The Astronomer, a twisted, powerful genius, has been planning his own special festivities for Wild Card Day... a day of revenge against those who have opposed him...