Author: Raquel J. Palacio
Category: Children with disabilities
Wonder is the funny, sweet and incredibly moving story of Auggie Pullman. Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old, but he is far from ordinary. Born with a terrible facial deformity, this shy, bright ten-year-old has been home-schooled by his parents for his whole life, in an attempt to protect him from the stares and cruelty of the outside world. Now, for the first time, Auggie is being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. Auggie sees himself as just an ordinary kid and all he wants is to be accepted. But can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all?
Author: Tana Hoban
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Juvenile Fiction
While walking through the park, a child sees a wondrous variety of animals.
From Emotion to Spirituality
Author: Robert C. Fuller
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
The attempt to identify the emotional sources of religion goes back to antiquity. In an exploration that bridges science and spirituality, Robert C. Fuller makes the convincing case that a sense of wonder is a principal source of humanity's belief in the existence of an unseen order of life. Like no other emotion, Fuller argues, wonder prompts us to pause, admire, and open our hearts and minds. With a voice that seamlessly blends the scientific and the contemplative, Fuller defines wonder in keeping with the tradition of Socrates--as an emotion related to curiosity and awe that stimulates engagement with the immediate physical world. He draws on the natural and social sciences to explain how wonder can, at the same time, elicit belief in the existence of a more-than-physical reality. Chapters examining emotions in evolutionary biology and the importance of wonder in human cognitive development alternate with chapters on John Muir, William James, and Rachel Carson, whom Fuller identifies as "exemplars of wonder." The writings and lives of these individuals express a functional side of emotion: that the very survival of life on earth today may depend on the empathy, compassion, and care that are aroused by a sense of wonder. Forging new pathways between the social sciences, philosophy, belief, and cultural history, Wonder deepens our understanding of the complex sources of personal spirituality and fulfillment.
Author: R J Palacio
Publisher: Random House
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Now an Oscar nominated film starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay. 'My name is August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.' Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary kids aren't stared at wherever they go. Born with a terrible facial abnormality, Auggie has been home-schooled by his parents his whole life. Now, for the first time, he's being sent to a real school - and he's dreading it. All he wants is to be accepted - but can he convince his new classmates that he's just like them, underneath it all? WONDER is a funny, frank, astonishingly moving debut to read in one sitting, pass on to others, and remember long after the final page.
How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science
Author: Richard Holmes
The Age of Wonder is a colorful and utterly absorbing history of the men and women whose discoveries and inventions at the end of the eighteenth century gave birth to the Romantic Age of Science. When young Joseph Banks stepped onto a Tahitian beach in 1769, he hoped to discover Paradise. Inspired by the scientific ferment sweeping through Britain, the botanist had sailed with Captain Cook in search of new worlds. Other voyages of discovery—astronomical, chemical, poetical, philosophical—swiftly follow in Richard Holmes's thrilling evocation of the second scientific revolution. Through the lives of William Herschel and his sister Caroline, who forever changed the public conception of the solar system; of Humphry Davy, whose near-suicidal gas experiments revolutionized chemistry; and of the great Romantic writers, from Mary Shelley to Coleridge and Keats, who were inspired by the scientific breakthroughs of their day, Holmes brings to life the era in which we first realized both the awe-inspiring and the frightening possibilities of science—an era whose consequences are with us still. BONUS MATERIAL: This ebook edition includes an excerpt from Richard Holmes's Falling Upwards.
Holz in Design, Architektur und Kunst
Author: Barbara Glasner,Stephan Ott
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Holz inspiriert und fasziniert. Seit jeher haben Gestalter aller Disziplinen diesen vielseitigen und nachwachsenden Rohstoff eingesetzt. Neue Verarbeitungstechnologien erweitern heute das Spektrum seiner Einsatzmöglichkeiten und ermöglichen dabei überraschende Lösungen. Wonder Wood präsentiert diesen zeitlosen Werkstoff in seiner zeitgenössischen sowie zukunftsorientierten Anwendung und dokumentiert eine Auswahl aktueller Projekte und Prozesse, Making-of's und Experimente von 120 international renommierten Designer, Architekten und Künstlern, die durch ihren kreativen und innovativen Umgang mit dem Material überzeugen. Bei ausgewählten Projekten geben Interviews mit den Gestaltern einen fundierten Einblick in die kreativen Arbeitsprozesse und Ergebnisse. In einem Material- und Technologieteil werden innovative Entwicklungen und elementare Grundlagen über Holz, Holzwerkstoffe, Fertigungsverfahren und Holzbau-Konstruktionsprinzipien erläutert. Mit Biografien der im Buch vertretenen Gestaltern, einem alphabetischen Sach-Index, Fach- und Recherchequellen bietet Wonder Wood den Service eines zeitlosen Nachschlagewerks.
Author: Susanne Meyer
Publisher: BoD E-Short
In den Jahren 2010 bis 2017 sind im Atelier Wonder in Brandenburg ca. 200 Bilder entstanden. Susanne Meyer hat den Entstehungsprozess der Bilder biografisch begleitet. Im Auftrag des Cyberinstitutes hat sie in Zusammenarbeit mit Wolf Wonder eine Auswahl von 42 Bildern zusammengestellt, die diesen Schaffensprozess repräsentativ wiedergeben. Die Bilder von Wolf Wonder sind klein, quadratisch und ohne Pinsel direkt aus der Tube gemalt, teils in Öl, teils in Acryl. Die begleitenden Texte zu den einzelnen Bildern sollen einen assoziativen Zugang zum Inhalt vermitteln, sowohl künstlerisch als auch entstehungsgeschichtlich.
Wonder... is a thinker's novel that is spiritual, not religious. Questions raised and answered provide profound, not superficial, insights for living. Gently, the reader is drawn deeply into the splintered mind and emotions of a sensitive woman genius who creates life vividly while engaged in a career dependent on the dying and the dead. Wise uses a quick plot, un-simple characters and vivid imagery to provide a captivating, often humorous, idea book for anyone who faces death.
Author: Ravi Zacharias
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Break free from the weariness and cynicism of life to enjoy God's amazing promise of childlike joy! It's time to reclaim that awesome sense of wonder--to experience God's amazing promise of childlike joy.
From the World in a Box to Images on a Screen
Author: Barbara Maria Stafford,Frances Terpak,Isotta Poggi,J. Paul Getty Museum
Publisher: Getty Publications
Exhibition held at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 13 November 2001 to 3 February 2002.
Author: Jill Lepore
Category: Social Science
A riveting work of historical detection revealing that the origin of Wonder Woman, one of the world’s most iconic superheroes, hides within it a fascinating family story—and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminism Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has uncovered an astonishing trove of documents, including the never-before-seen private papers of William Moulton Marston, Wonder Woman’s creator. Beginning in his undergraduate years at Harvard, Marston was influenced by early suffragists and feminists, starting with Emmeline Pankhurst, who was banned from speaking on campus in 1911, when Marston was a freshman. In the 1920s, Marston and his wife, Sadie Elizabeth Holloway, brought into their home Olive Byrne, the niece of Margaret Sanger, one of the most influential feminists of the twentieth century. The Marston family story is a tale of drama, intrigue, and irony. In the 1930s, Marston and Byrne wrote a regular column for Family Circle celebrating conventional family life, even as they themselves pursued lives of extraordinary nonconformity. Marston, internationally known as an expert on truth—he invented the lie detector test—lived a life of secrets, only to spill them on the pages of Wonder Woman. The Secret History of Wonder Woman is a tour de force of intellectual and cultural history. Wonder Woman, Lepore argues, is the missing link in the history of the struggle for women’s rights—a chain of events that begins with the women’s suffrage campaigns of the early 1900s and ends with the troubled place of feminism a century later. This edition includes a new afterword with fresh revelations based on never before seen letters and photographs from the Marston family’s papers. With 161 illustrations and 16 pages in full color
Voices of Advent
Author: Katerina Katsarka Whitley
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
Imagine the hushed excitement and the vivid anticipation of a child on Christmas Eve. How much more intense that anticipation must have been for those who waited for the wonder of the very first Christmas. From the ancient prophets to the three kings, from the angel Gabriel to the stalwart Joseph, Katarina Katsarka Whitley imagines their astonishment and joy at the events unfolding around them. In her inimitable style, Whitley places herself in the hearts and minds of the biblical characters–both real and imagined–who played a part in the Christmas narrative. She weaves stories, solidly based in Scripture, at once compelling and thought-provoking. The voices of her characters lead us closer to the Christ Child and deepen the meaning of the season of Advent for twenty-first century readers.
Author: Wright Morris
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Category: Literary Collections
"When Warren Howe, middle-aged TV script writer, receives an invitation to the funeral of Monsieur Dulac, he attempts to round up all the people who were guests with him three decades ago in Riva. Dulac's castle in the Austrian Alps. Neither Uncle Fremont, who 'invented the dust bowl' nor an old college friend cares to re-experience the good old days. But Sol Spiegel, a junk collector who salvages the past, is eager to return. To escape a world firmly anchored in space and bound to clock time, to re-experience the unbelievable, they go back to Riva--an imaginative creation fixed in neither time nor space, but like its master, both in and out of the world."--Saturday Review of Literature. "Wright Morris has an uncommon facility for constantly shifting from past to present without confusion or annoyance to the reader. In Cause for Wonder the time shifts are faster than in The Field of Vision--and all to good purpose. They make of this novel a ghost story that needs no bed sheets and white-paint props, though a few are used."--Newsweek. One of the most distinguished American authors, Wright Morris (1910-1988) wrote thirty-three books including The Field of Vision, which won the National Book Award.
Imagining Worlds in Early Modern Europe
Author: Mary B. Campbell
Publisher: Cornell University Press
During the early modern period, western Europe was transformed by the proliferation of new worlds—geographic worlds found in the voyages of discovery and conceptual and celestial worlds opened by natural philosophy, or science. The response to incredible overseas encounters and to the profound technological, religious, economic, and intellectual changes occurring in Europe was one of nearly overwhelming wonder, expressed in a rich variety of texts. In the need to manage this wonder, to harness this imaginative overabundance, Mary Baine Campbell finds both the sensational beauty of early scientific works and the beginnings of the divergence of the sciences—particularly geography, astronomy, and anthropology—from the writing of fiction.Campbell's learned and brilliantly perceptive new book analyzes a cross section of texts in which worlds were made and unmade; these texts include cosmographies, colonial reports, works of natural philosophy and natural history, fantastic voyages, exotic fictions, and confessions. Among the authors she discusses are André Thevet, Thomas Hariot, Francis Bacon, Galileo, Margaret Cavendish, and Aphra Behn. Campbell's emphasis is on developments in England and France, but she considers works in languages other than English or French which were well known in the polyglot book culture of the time. With over thirty well-chosen illustrations, Wonder and Science enhances our understanding of the culture of early modern Europe, the history of science, and the development of literary forms, including the novel and ethnography.
Women and the Birth of Science Fiction, 1926-1965
Author: Eric Leif Davin
Publisher: Lexington Books
Category: Literary Criticism
Partners in Wonder revolutionizes our knowledge of women and early science fiction. Davin finds that at least 203 female authors published over a thousand stories in science fiction magazines between 1926 and 1965. This work explores the distinctly different form of science fiction that females wrote, offers a comprehensive bibliography of these works, and provides biographies of 133 of these women authors.
Popular Religious Belief in Early New England
Author: David D. Hall
Publisher: Harvard University Press
This book tells an extraordinary story of the people of early New England and their spiritual lives. David Hall describes a world of religious consensus and resistance: a variety of conflicting beliefs and believers ranging from the committed core to outright dissenters.
A Woman Keeps a Secret
Author: Susanna Centlivre
Publisher: Broadview Press
Susanna Centlivre’s play The Wonder (1714) was one of the most popular works on the eighteenth-century English stage. Set in Lisbon, the plot interweaves two romantic intrigues around one “secret”: the heroine Violante is hiding her best friend, Isabella (who is the sister of her own lover, Don Felix) from Isabella’s father who wishes to marry her off to a rich but decrepit old merchant. Because she is sworn to secrecy, Violante cannot reveal Isabella’s whereabouts, nor can she explain to Felix why Isabella’s new lover, a dashing British soldier, happens to be about the house, prompting Felix’s intense jealousy. Centlivre’s critique on the tyrannical patriarchs in the world of the play is at the same time a veiled critique of similar conditions in Augustan-era Britain. This Broadview edition includes contemporary responses (by Richard Steele and Arthur Bedford), biographical accounts, selections of Centlivre’s poetry, and early nineteenth-century criticism (by Elizabeth Inchbald and William Hazlitt).