Звезда «русского фэнтези» Мария Семёнова и известный автор документальных бестселлеров Андрей Константинов, объединившись, написали увлекательнейший авантюрный роман из истории дохристианской Руси времён князя Рюрика. Жанр этой книги определить трудно, порой — просто невозможно. Но занимательность, яркость стиля и закрученность сюжета гарантирует её несомненный успех у читателя.
Life hasn’t been easy for Isabella. She spent most of her childhood in the foster care system, and now at twenty-two she has landed herself in prison on drug charges. Her troubled past is what makes her a perfect candidate for the government’s latest scientific endeavor, Operation Gene Re-sequencing. No one will miss her. No one will question her absence. But, when it’s discovered Isabella is immune to their DNA-changing drugs, she is selected to be used as prey for those who aren’t. Chase and Brayden couldn’t be more opposite; Chase is calm, reserved, and completely insistent that he will control the changes the virus is causing in his body. Brayden, on the other hand, has always been wild and uninhibited. He welcomes the new animalistic nature coming over him. The one thing they have in common? They both have a taste for the cute little inmate who is now sharing their cell.
This masterpiece of comics storytelling brings to life a dark world…and an even darker man. Frank Miller completely reinvents the legend of Batman in his saga of a near-future Gotham City gone to rot, ten years after the Dark Knight’s retirement.
70 after Christ. Tito has just conquered Jerusalem, the rebel.
When he returns from Palestine, the victorious general receives all the state honours. The Jerusalem's prophecy is going to be fulfilled: the chosen heir of emperor Vespasian, his father, Titus is preparing himself to became the world's master. His beloved Jewish princess joins him in Rome. Yet jealousy, envy, intrigue and above all the hatred of the roman people- who still remembers another foreigner who went by the name of Cleopatra- will not be easy on this proud beautiful woman. Should Titus choose his beloved, or the love of his people?
"Eminently sensible and practical." - The New York Times Book Review **** "A simple and usable technique of living...
All I want to do is to buttonhole each and every one of my friends and say, 'You must read Wake up and Live!'" - Jean Starr Untermeyer **** "Fascinating and exactly the spring tonic that most of us need." - Chicago Tribune **** "She made her own test with sincerity and faith, and her entire life was changed to one of overwhelming success." - Earl Nightingale, The Strangest Secret
An exhilarating journey of natural renewal through a year with MacArthur fellow Carl Safina Beginning in his kayak in his home waters of eastern Long Island, Carl Safina's The View from Lazy Point takes us through the four seasons to the four points of the compass, from the high Arctic south to Antarctica, across the warm belly of the tropics from the Caribbean to the west Pacific, then home again. We meet Eskimos whose way of life is melting away, explore a secret global seed vault hidden above the Arctic Circle, investigate dilemmas facing foraging bears and breeding penguins, and sail to formerly devastated reefs that are resurrecting as fish graze the corals algae-free. "Each time science tightens a coil in the slack of our understanding," Safina writes, "it elaborates its fundamental discovery: connection." He shows how problems of the environment drive very real matters of human justice, well-being, and our prospects for peace. In Safina's hands, nature's continuous renewal points toward our future. His lively stories grant new insights into how our world is changing, and what our response ought to be.