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The Law Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained Hardcover – 3 September 2020
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- Publisher : DK (3 September 2020); Penguin Random House
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 336 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0241410193
- ISBN-13 : 978-0241410196
- Reading age : 5 - 7 years
- Item Weight : 295 g
- Dimensions : 20.3 x 2.5 x 24 cm
- Importer : Penguin Random House
- Packer : Penguin Random House
- Generic Name : Books
- Best Sellers Rank: #14,882 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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So far, I’m about halfway through the book and I feel it is an excellent purchase, particularly for someone like myself who knows very little about the laws that govern us and how many of them came about in the first place. Highly recommended.
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The first law of the sea was the Rex Rhoda of 500 BCE see the uniting of three city states of Rhodes as one federal state, and conquered by the Romans in 146 BCE, the Rhodian Sea Law were enacted and remained influential up to the 13th century. The story and significance of the Magna Carta marks another landmark in this book.
The rise of the rule of law is explained through several chapters including one on the Hague Conventions, and the well-known English case of Donoghue v Stevenson that propelled the law of negligence into the common law world. This case is well summarised and discussed that a first-year law student might find that it is all he needs for class.
Like all books in this series by DK Penguin, every topic is supported by maps and photographs, as well as snippets of side stories. For example, in the chapter on the International Court of Justice, there is a side note on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. What may prove most fascinating is the role of law in the current age of seeming chaos. ‘Law in the Modern Age’ touches on subjects that affect all of us – laws concerning the environment, scientific research, and people under disability.