Wunder

Author: Raquel J. Palacio

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783446241756

Category:

Page: 384

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Obwohl der 10-jährige August schon 27 Operationen hinter sich hat, ist sein Gesicht durch Gendefekte immer noch schwer entstellt. Nun soll er erstmals eine Schule besuchen und trifft dort nicht nur auf wohlgesonnene Mitschüler. Ab 12.

Das Wunder

Roman

Author: Emma Donoghue

Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH

ISBN: 364120352X

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Irland Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts: In einem kleinen Dorf, dessen Bewohner tief im katholischen Glauben verwurzelt sind, staunt man über ein leibhaftiges Wunder. Seit vier Monaten hat die kleine Anna O'Donnell keine Nahrung zu sich genommen und ist doch durch Gottes Gnade gesund und munter. Die unglaubliche Geschichte lockt viele Gläubige an, aber es gibt auch Zweifler. Schließlich beauftragt man die resolute englische Krankenschwester Lib Wright, das elfjährige Mädchen zu überwachen. Auch ein Journalist reist an, um über den Fall zu berichten. Werden sie Zeugen eines ausgeklügelten Schwindels oder einer Offenbarung göttlicher Macht? Ihnen gefällt die Ausstattung unserer WUNDERRAUM-Titel? Wollen Sie mehr Geschichten lesen, die vom Kopf direkt ins Herz gehen? Dann laden Sie sich das kostenlose WUNDERRAUM-Leseproben-E-Book „Willkommen im WUNDERRAUM. Unsere neuen Bücher ab August 2017“ (978-3-641-22290-1) auf Ihren E-Book-Reader.

Wonder

Author: Wise

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 059518829X

Category: Fiction

Page: 450

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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.

Wonder - Brandenburger Bilder

Author: Susanne Meyer

Publisher: BoD E-Short

ISBN: 3746065402

Category: Art

Page: 16

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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 Wood

Holz in Design, Architektur und Kunst

Author: Barbara Glasner,Stephan Ott

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3034610882

Category: Design

Page: 296

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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.

The Secret History of Wonder Woman

Author: Jill Lepore

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385354053

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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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

I Wonder Why

Author: Neeraja Raghavan

Publisher: Children's Book Trust

ISBN: 9788170119371

Category: Science

Page: 87

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For children.

Wonder & Science

Imagining Worlds in Early Modern Europe

Author: Mary B. Campbell

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801489181

Category: History

Page: 366

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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.

Wonder

Author: R J Palacio

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448119146

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 416

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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.

Wonder

From Emotion to Spirituality

Author: Robert C. Fuller

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807889909

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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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.

Partners in Wonder

Women and the Birth of Science Fiction, 1926-1965

Author: Eric Leif Davin

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739112670

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 429

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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.

The Age of Wonder

How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science

Author: Richard Holmes

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307378323

Category: Science

Page: 576

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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.

Empirical Wonder

Historicizing the Fantastic, 1660-1760

Author: Riccardo Capoferro

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783034303262

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 238

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Eighteenth-century England did not only see the rise of the novel, but also the rise of genres of what we now call the fantastic, such as imaginary voyages and apparition narratives. Combining theoretical reflection and cultural analysis, the author of this book investigates the origins, and demonstrates the formal and historical identity of a great variety of texts, which have never been considered as part of the same family. The fantastic, he argues, is an intrinsically modern mode, which uses the devices of realistic representation to describe supernatural phenomena. Its origins can be found in the seventeenth century, when the rise of modern empiricism threatened the ontological and epistemological underpinnings of traditional religious culture. The author shows how a broad range of discursive formations - demonology, providential literature, teratology, and natural philosophy - attempted to reconcile world-views that were felt to be increasingly incompatible, and traces the development of a new kind of fiction that gradually replaced them and took over their work of reconciliation. Coalescing as an autonomous system of genres, free from the restrictions of modern science and at the same time self-consciously aesthetic, the fantastic emerged as an instrument both to affirm and to transcend the empirical vision.

A Horse Called Wonder

Author: Joanna Campbell

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: 9780061067242

Category: Farm life

Page: 201

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After her family moves to a new farm, Ashley falls in love with a sickly foal, but she is not sure if her love is enough to save him.

A Sense of Wonder

Samuel R. Delany, Race, Identity, and Difference

Author: Jeffrey A. Tucker

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819566898

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

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In-depth study places a major American writer in the African-American tradition.

Wonder Women

Feminisms and Superheroes

Author: Lillian S. Robinson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415966313

Category: Art

Page: 148

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In her sparkling new book, Lillian Robinson looks at Wonder Women - all of them - Supergirl, Invisible Girl, Invisible Woman, She Hulk - and examines what these cartoon heroines mean for everyday life. Can you balance a home, career, and the struggle for justice? What about men? Does flying help? Drawing upon her long career as a formidable feminist critic yet wearing her knowledge lightly, Lillian Robinson finds the essence of wonder women in our non-animated three-dimensional world. This book will delight and provoke anyone interested in the history of feminism or the importance of comics in contemporary life.

Recapture the Wonder

Author: Ravi Zacharias

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418570362

Category: Religion

Page: 188

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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.

Wonder

Author: Raquel J. Palacio

Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen GmbH

ISBN: 3125781779

Category:

Page: 278

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"My name is August. I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse". Auggie Pullman beginnt bald die fünfte Klasse an der Beecher Prep School, und als 'der Neue' wird er es dort nicht leicht haben. Doch Auggie ist ein ganz gewöhnliches Kind mit einem außergewöhnlichen Gesicht. Kann er seine Klassenkameraden davon überzeugen, dass er genau wie sie ist, obwohl er so anders aussieht?

The Mechanics of Wonder

The Creation of the Idea of Science Fiction

Author: Gary Westfahl

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780853235736

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 344

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This is a sustained argument about the idea of science fiction by a renowned critic. Overturning many received opinions, it is both controversial and stimulating Much of the controversy arises from Westfahl's resurrection of Hugo Gernsback - for decades a largely derided figure - as the true creator of science fiction. Following an initial demolition of earlier critics, Westfahl argues for Gernsback's importance. His argument is fully documented, showing a much greater familiarity with early American science fiction, particularly magazine fiction, than previous academic critics or historians. After his initial chapters on Gernsback, he examines the way in which the Gernsback tradition was adopted and modified by later magazine editors and early critics. This involves a re-evaluation of the importance of John W. Campbell to the history of science fiction as well as a very interesting critique of Robert Heinlein's Beyond the Horizon, one the seminal texts of American science fiction. In conclusion, Westfahl uses the theories of Gernsback and Campbell to develop a descriptive definition of science fiction and he explores the ramifications of that definition. The Mechanics of Wonder will arouse debate and force the questioning of presuppositions. No other book so closely examines the origins and development of the idea of science fiction, and it will stand among a small number of crucial texts with which every science fiction scholar or prospective science fiction scholar will have to read.

I Wonder

Author: Tana Hoban

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152048754

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

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While walking through the park, a child sees a wondrous variety of animals.