What makes a publishing house great? The easy answer is the consistency with which it produces books of value over a lengthy period of time. That would include in our day, beyond the obvious candidates, houses as unalike as Oxford University Press and New Directions. But thereʼs also the energy and flair with which it brings its books to the attention of the general reading public, so doing justice to its authors. And theres its loyalty to those authors. And its over-all conviction that books matter. And, of course, turning a profit.

A new book «Hothouse» (Simon & Schuster), by Boris Kachka takes as a given that its subject, Farrar, Straus&Giroux, has been and remains a great publisher, and without any question that’s the case. FSG, as it’s generally called, has brought us more than half a century of distinguished books, rarely slipping below the level of distinction it hoped to achieve. How it did so is certainly worth both parsing and paying tribute to, but a degree of disillusionment with this project sets in when we get past the cute title to the even cuter and more hyperbolic subtitle: «The Art

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PERIOD PIECE

The hand of time guides this Hamilton, Ont., home in more ways than one. From the different periods present in the decor to the prolonged approach to pulling the whole look together, this house is a testament to the fact that time isn’t always of the essence.

The architecture is Victorian, the art is mostly modern and the furnishings span four centuries: In this late-19th-century Hamilton, Ont., home, it all adds up to timeless style, a trademark of designer and stylist Susan Burns, whose common sense approach to decorating her home resulted in an interior that’s far from common.

Susan’s

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TW olntsepodobnaya star in the constellation of Hydra, which lies about 175 light-years long attracted to the gas from the disk. At the same time, scientists have discovered a planet inside it at a record distance from the star.

Among other benefits, the system TW Hydrae very similar to our Sun, which it was during its infancy. This period is, by the way, lasted only a few million years.

«ALMA gave us the first real picture of the snow line around a young star, which is extremely interesting, because it tells the story of the earliest period of the history of the solar scientists understanding, because it is very near to us shining a protoplanetary disk. In January this year, astronomers have measured the mass of the star. And in June, clearly seen as light «eats»

Chinese Swords

When it comes to the Far weapons in the first place comes to mind the image of a fearless and loyal samurai with a sparkling long curved sword in his hand. The thought of Chinese military officials have seen clever, put his hands in the sleeves of gowns, bent in a respectful bow and outlining plans tricky warfare.

The estate of warriors in ancient China enjoyed less esteem than the class of officials. The civil service has been much more prestigious than the military. Although it should be noted, possession of the sword was one of the criteria for

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Hot «interglacial period»

Perhaps the most stunning discovery in the XIX century (and indeed in the history of climatology) became a phenomenon called «freezing». It turned out that thousands of years ago the huge Arctic glaciers moved inland, covering almost all of Europe and North America. By the end of the road in front of the glaciers pushed the great masses of soil and rock fragments. After reaching a maximum, they left behind a pile of rubble in the form of chains of hills — the so-called «glacial moraines,» whose origin is a long time, geologists could not explain. As part of

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Lawyer: Opposition neutralized early

"It shows the essence of today’s beating power, its hypocrisy and heresy.’s Wild and eerie. Peaceful people gathered for a peaceful rally. They intended to draw attention to what is happening in the country. Missing people and to this day not found. Power dida. And now apprehensive to about But people heard, because elections are approaching. Must also hold them quietly and calmly, that voters are not ignored. " Lawyer Sergei Housha does not consider overclocking action in Minsk random. He refers to the recently produced Brest opposition official document which regulates training police, the KGB and the courts to

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Konstantin Kiriyenko: The problem of using an advanced farm lagging in the poem is not solved

"Lim" in 1947, tells the story of the poem discuss the latest Anton Belevich "Neighbors" at the meeting of the poetic section of the Union of Writers "By K.Kireenki views, the problem of mutual aid lagging best farm in the poem is not resolved. R.Nyahay in his speech said that individual paintings shown in the poem, contrary to the actual truth. So, in lagging farm sow flax not on the soil in which it can grow. turns out that farmers do not understand the things that they do. ""Teacher’s Newspaper", year 1967, in the "information desk". Someone E.Hamichenka asks: "Either

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Just Does Belarus divorce?

Divorce can be exclusively in the courts. Earlier, when the couple had no kids and common property claims could divorce in the registry office.Now even if spouses have no kids, they all the same need to seek divorce through the tribunal. But such a situation acts facilitated the procedure of divorce: by mutual consent, without a time limit for conciliation. My companion Olga knows about his experience of divorce: "I think that it is very simply. Easier than to marry. Divorce itself did not take any time. We had no problems with the children or with the property. With spouse

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Siege 2 March

The forums portal is discussed tut.by trip of representatives of the Belarusian opposition in the United States. Let me remind you, that at the moment in the United States are the chairman of the BPF party Vintsuk Vyachorka, chairman of the United Civil Party Anatoly Lebedko, first secretary of the Communist Party Sergei Kalyakin, wife of political prisoner Ira Kozulin and Chairman of the Working Group of the Assembly of NGOs Sergei Mackiewicz. Member, signer Citizen Lukashenko speaks: "A as for trips favorites opposition, I can tellNot drive there, in Russia it is necessary to drive our homeland Lukashenku holds

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Russia — the world leader in the export of fighters

Russian Federation ranks first in the world in world exports of fighters in the period 2008 to 2011. The same trend will continue in the period from 2012 to 2015. Total delivered and to be delivered in the period from 2008 to 2015 369 fighter totaling 16.54 billion U.S. dollars. 198 aircraft were sold for export during the period from 2008 to 2011 (total amount is estimated at 8.33 billion. Dollars), and from 2012 to 2015, to deliveries under the contracts has 171 fighter (8.21 billion. Dollars). The total volume of the world market spices fighters estimated as follows:

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