• Необъяснимые явления природы. Катастрофы, изменившие мир

    Познавательная и справочная литература
    Все существование планеты Земля смело можно назвать непрекращающейся катастрофой. Из огненного шара к оледенениям, затем к расцвету, затем вновь к оледенениям. Тернистый путь планеты к нынешнему состоянию длился 4,5 миллиона лет. Но сказать, что сейчас природа устоялась, было бы неправильно: смерчи и ураганы, землетрясения и лавины, сели и извержения вулканов. Этот "веселый" список пополняется ежедневно… Чего же еще ждать нашей "зеленой планете" в будущем?

  • Illusion of Justice

    Познавательная и справочная литература
    Over his career, Jerome F. Buting has spent hundreds of hours in courtrooms representing defendants in criminal trials. When he agreed to join Dean Strang as co-counsel for the defense in Steven A. Avery vs. State of Wisconsin, he knew a tough fight lay ahead. But, as he reveals in Illusion of Justice, no-one could have predicted just how tough and twisted that fight would be—or that it would become the center of the documentary Making a Murderer, which made Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey household names and thrust Buting into the spotlight. Buting’s powerful, riveting boots-on-the-ground narrative of Avery’s and Dassey’s cases becomes a springboard to examine the shaky integrity of law enforcement and justice in the United States, which Buting has witnessed firsthand for more than 35 years. From his early career as a public defender to his success overturning wrongful convictions working with the Innocence Project, his story provides a compelling expert view into the high-stakes arena of criminal defense law; the difficulties of forensic science; and a horrifying reality of biased interrogations, coerced or false confessions, faulty eyewitness testimony, official misconduct, and more. Combining narrative reportage with critical commentary and personal reflection, Buting explores his professional and personal motivations, career-defining cases—including his shocking fifteen-year-long fight to clear the name of another man wrongly accused and convicted of murder—and what must happen if our broken system is to be saved. Taking a place beside Just Mercy and The New Jim Crow, Illusion of Justice is a tour-de-force from a relentless and eloquent advocate for justice who is determined to fulfill his professional responsibility and, in the face of overwhelming odds, make America’s judicial system work as it is designed to do.

  • The Girl on the Velvet Swing

    Познавательная и справочная литература
    In 1901 Evelyn Nesbit, a chorus girl in the musical Florodora, dined alone with the architect Stanford White in his townhouse on 24th Street in New York. Nesbit, just sixteen years old, had recently moved to the city. White was forty-seven and a principal in the prominent architectural firm McKim, Mead & White. As the foremost architect of his day, he was a celebrity, responsible for designing countless landmark buildings in Manhattan. That evening, after drinking champagne, Nesbit lost consciousness and awoke to find herself naked in bed with White. Telltale spots of blood on the bed sheets told her that White had raped her.She told no one about the rape until, several years later, she confided in Harry Thaw, the millionaire playboy who would later become her husband. Thaw, thirsting for revenge, shot and killed White in 1906 before hundreds of theatergoers during a performance in Madison Square Garden, a building that White had designed.The trial was a sensation that gripped the nation. Most Americans agreed with Thaw that he had been justified in killing White, but the district attorney expected to send him to the electric chair. Evelyn Nesbit's testimony was so explicit and shocking that Theodore Roosevelt himself called on the newspapers not to print it verbatim. The murder of White cast a long shadow: Harry Thaw later attempted suicide, and Evelyn Nesbit struggled for many years to escape an addiction to cocaine. The Girl on the Velvet Swing, a tale of glamour, excess, and danger, is an immersive, fascinating look at an America dominated by men of outsize fortunes and by the the women who were their victims.

  • Большая книга темноты

    Для детей, Познавательная и справочная литература
    Думаете, с наступлением ночи жизнь на земле замирает? А вот и нет! С "Большой книгой темноты" ребенок совершит захватывающее путешествие в глубины океана, по ночным улицам в городе и деревне. Он познакомится с животными, которые ведут ночной образ жизни, и узнает, что находится на темной стороне Луны. В этой книге маленьких исследователей ждут удивительные факты из истории, астрономии и биологии. Когда изобрели лампочку? Сколько времени нужно солнечному свету, чтобы добраться до нашей планеты? Почему растения растут ночью? Под каждой иллюстрацией скрывается еще одна. Когда ребенок раскроет большие клапаны, он увидит, что происходит ночью в лесу, в городе, в деревне и аэропорту. Книга отлично подходит для детей 7-12 лет.

  • Удивительная генетика

    Для детей, Познавательная и справочная литература
    Кто такие ученые? Ты думаешь, это люди, которые знают все на свете? Нет. Это люди, которые никогда не перестают задавать вопросы. Из этой книги ты узнаешь, что такое гены, как работает ДНК и почему у собаки никогда не рождаются котята. А самое главное, ты узнаешь, какие вопросы сейчас увлекают генетиков и, возможно, именно тебе суждено в будущем ответить на них. Как знать? Вперед, в мир удивительной генетики!


  • Что это? Кто это? Зачем это? Энциклопедия для девочек и мальчиков

    Для детей, Познавательная и справочная литература
    Из этой книги ваш умный ребёнок узнает, когда появился первый поезд, где живут обезьяны-"призраки" и как дышат рыбы. Он прочитает на её страницах про древнюю рептилию, живущую в наше время, и про современного домашнего робота


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    Первая помощь детям. Новейшие приключения Колобка. Приключения в мире идей школьника Мики (комплект из 3 книг)

    Для детей, Познавательная и справочная литература, Медицинская литература
    Более подробную информацию о книгах, вошедших в комплект, вы сможете узнать, пройдя по ссылкам: "Первая помощь детям. Справочник для родителей" "Приключения в мире идей школьника МиКи и его друзей" "Новейшие приключения Колобка, или Наука думать для больших и маленьких. Часть 1"

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    Первая помощь детям. Денис изобретатель. Страна загадок (комплект из 3 книг)

    Для детей, Познавательная и справочная литература, Медицинская литература
    Более подробную информацию о книгах, вошедших в комплект, вы сможете узнать, пройдя по ссылкам: "Денис-изобретатель. Книга для развития изобретательских способностей детей младших и средних классов" "Первая помощь детям. Справочник для родителей" "Страна загадок. Книга о развитии творческого мышления детей"

  • Мой любимый зоопарк

    Для детей, Познавательная и справочная литература
    Приходите к нам в зоопарк! Но только просим - не роняйте в вольеры рюкзаки, а также хлеб, конфеты, сосиски и прочие "человеческие" лакомства!


  • Slither and Crawl

    Для детей, Познавательная и справочная литература
    Snake fangs, alligator claws, and turtle shells—all lifesize! Go belly down on the ground, eye to reptilian eye, with acclaimed naturalist Jim Arnosky. Through large gatefolds and marvelously detailed, realistic art, he takes kids (safely!) up close and personal with these slithery, crawly creatures. Arnosky explains how to identify venomous snakes and their harmless cousins, where to find a 200-pound lizard, how to avoid becoming an alligators lunch, and much more. Its the perfect gift for a budding naturalist, animal lover, or artist.

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    Первая помощь детям. Я и мой котенок. Я и мой щенок (комплект из 3 книг)

    Для детей, Познавательная и справочная литература, Медицинская литература
    Более подробную информацию о книгах, вошедших в комплект, вы сможете узнать, пройдя по ссылкам: "Я и мой котёнок. Взрослеем вместе" "Я и мой щенок. Взрослеем вместе" "Первая помощь детям. Справочник для родителей"

  • Shimmer & Splash

    Для детей, Познавательная и справочная литература
    What can you see in the deep blue sea? Dolphins, stingrays, men o war and more! In Shimmer and Splash, acclaimed author and artist Jim Arnosky, whose award-winning nature books delight children, parents and teachers alike, captures the endless variety of spectacular marine species. From the beautiful (starfish, coral reefs) to the scary (sharks, barracudas) to the yucky (jellyfish), these undersea inhabitants and seven gatefolds will amaze kids.

  • 2018

    Ответы на самые важные вопросы о саде и огороде

    Сад и огород, Познавательная и справочная литература
    У огородников и садоводов-любителей каждый день возникает множество вопросов: как и где правильно сажать растения, какие сорта выбирать, почему болеют зеленые питомцы? Галина Александровна Кизима – садовод с многолетним стажем – дает только разумные советы по выращиванию овощей, деревьев, кустарников и цветов. Книга построена на основе тех вопросов, которые волнуют садоводов и которые чаще всего задают автору читатели и радиослушатели.

  • Women Heroes of World War II

    Для детей, Познавательная и справочная литература, Биографии и мемуары, История, Военное дело, оружие, спецслужбы
    Noor Inayat Khan was the first female radio operator sent into occupied France and transferred crucial messages. Johtje Vos, a Dutch housewife, hid Jews in her home and repeatedly outsmarted the Gestapo. Law student Hannie Schaft became involved in the most dangerous resistance work--sabotage, weapons transference, and assassinations. In these pages, young readers will meet these and many other similarly courageous women and girls who risked their lives to help defeat the Nazis.Twenty-six engaging and suspense-filled stories unfold from across Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Denmark, Great Britain, and the United States, providing an inspiring reminder of women and girls' refusal to sit on the sidelines around the world and throughout history.An overview of World War II and summaries of each country's entrance and involvement in the war provide a framework for better understanding each woman's unique circumstances, and resources for further learning follow each profile. Women Heroes of World War II is an invaluable addition to any student's or history buff's bookshelf.

  • Al Capone

    Познавательная и справочная литература
    Born in 1899 in Brooklyn, New York, to poor, Italian immigrant parents, Al Capone went on to become the most infamous gangster in American history. In 1925, during the height of Prohibition, Capone's multi-million-dollar Chicago bootlegging, prostitution, and gambling operation dominated the organized-crime scene. His competition with rival gangs was brutally violent, a long-running war that crested with the shocking St. Valentine's Day Massacre of 1929. Through it all, and despite the best efforts of law enforcement and the media elite, Capone remained above the fray. Federal income-tax evasion was the strongest charge that could be made to stick, and in 1931 he was sentenced to eleven years in federal prison. After serving six-and-a-half years, mostly in Alcatraz, a severely impaired Capone, badly damaged by neurosyphilis, was released to live out his final years with his family in Miami. From his heyday to the present moment, Al Capone's life has gripped the public imagination, and his gangster persona has been immortalized in the countless movies and books inspired by his exploits.But who was the man behind the legend? Capone loved to tell tall tales that perpetuated his mystique; newspapers loved him and frequently embellished or fabricated stories about him to sell copies. While some remember him as fundamentally kind and good, others speak of how frightening he was, a vicious, cold-blooded killer. Was Al really such a quotable wit? Did he really shower the poor with hundred-dollar bills and silver dollars from the window of his bulletproof car? Did he really keep a bevy of mistresses ensconced in his hotel headquarters in Chicago? Writing with exclusive access to Capone's descendants, Deirdre Bair finally gets at the truth behind this eternally fascinating man, who was equal parts charismatic mobster, doting father, and calculating monster.

  • Who Killed These Girls?

    Познавательная и справочная литература
    The facts are brutally straightforward. On December 6, 1991, the naked, bound-and-gagged bodies of the four girls--each one shot in the head--were found in an I Can't Believe It's Yogurt! shop in Austin, Texas. Grief, shock, and horror spread out from their families and friends to overtake the city itself. Though all branches of law enforcement were brought to bear, the investigation was often misdirected and after eight years only two men (then teenagers) were tried; moreover, their subsequent convictions were eventually overturned, and Austin PD detectives are still working on what is now a very cold case. Over the decades, the story has grown to include DNA technology, false confessions, and other developments facing crime and punishment in contemporary life. But this story belongs to the scores of people involved, and from them Lowry has fashioned a riveting saga that reads like a Russian novel, comprehensive and thoroughly engrossing.

  • This Gulf of Fire

    История, Познавательная и справочная литература
    On All Saints' Day 1755, tremors from an earthquake measuring perhaps 9.0 or higher on the moment magnitude scale swept furiously from their origin along the Atlantic seabed toward the Iberian and African coasts. Directly in their path was Lisbon, then one of the wealthiest cities in the world and the capital of a vast global empire. Within minutes, much of the city lay in ruins. But this was only the beginning. A half hour later, a giant tsunami unleashed by the quake smashed into Portugal's coastline and barreled up the Tagus River, carrying countless thousands out to sea. By day's end, the great wave chain would claim victims on four separate continents. To complete Lisbon's destruction, a hellacious firestorm then engulfed the city's shattered remains. Subjecting survivors to temperatures exceeding 1,832°F (1,000°C), it burned for several weeks, killing thousands and incinerating much of what the earthquake and tsunami had spared.Drawing on a wealth of new sources, the latest scientific research, and a sophisticated grasp of European history, Mark Molesky gives us the authoritative account of the Great Lisbon Disaster and its impact on the Western world--including descriptions of the world's first international relief effort; the rise of a brutal, yet modernizing, dictatorship in Portugal; and the effect of the disaster on the spirit and direction of the European Enlightenment. Much more than a chronicle of destruction, This Gulf of Fire is, at its heart, a gripping human drama, involving an array of unforgettable characters--such as the Marques de Pombal, the once-slighted striver who sees in the chaos his path to supreme power, and Gabriel Malagrida, the charismatic Jesuit whose view that the earthquake was a punishment sent by God leads inexorably to his demise. There is Dom Jose, the unremarkable king of Portugal, who stands by his people in their moment of greatest need but ultimately abandons them to the tyranny of his first minister. There is Kitty Witham, the plucky English nun who helps her fellow sisters escape from their collapsing convent, and Manoel Portal, the Oratorian priest who flees the burning capital on his broken leg and goes on to write one of the definitive accounts of the disaster. Philosophers, kings, poets, emperors, scientists, scoundrels, journalists, and monkeys all make their appearance in this remarkable narrative of the mid-eighteenth century.

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