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Author : Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Publisher : Milkweed Editions
Release : 2020-09-08
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Category : Nature
ISBN 13 : 157131959X
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From beloved, award-winning poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil comes a debut work of nonfiction—a collection of essays about the natural world, and the way its inhabitants can teach, support, and inspire us. As a child, Nezhukumatathil called many places home: the grounds of a Kansas mental institution, where her Filipina mother was a doctor; the open skies and tall mountains of Arizona, where she hiked with her Indian father; and the chillier climes of western New York and Ohio. But no matter where she was transplanted—no matter how awkward the fit or forbidding the landscape—she was able to turn to our world’s fierce and funny creatures for guidance. “What the peacock can do,” she tells us, “is remind you of a home you will run away from and run back to all your life.” The axolotl teaches us to smile, even in the face of unkindness; the touch-me-not plant shows us how to shake off unwanted advances; the narwhal demonstrates how to survive in hostile environments. Even in the strange and the unlovely, Nezhukumatathil finds beauty and kinship. For it is this way with wonder: it requires that we are curious enough to look past the distractions in order to fully appreciate the world’s gifts. Warm, lyrical, and gorgeously illustrated by Fumi Nakamura, World of Wonders is a book of sustenance and joy.


Author : Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Publisher :
Release : 2020-08-11
Page : 152
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9781571313652
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Author : Willy Puchner
Publisher : NorthSouth Books
Release : 2019-10-01
Page : 64
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 073584383X
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The world is full of surprises! Willy Puchner opens his treasure chest for us. With his unique outlook, this book awakens the curious and inspires the imagination. Some wonders are huge, such as dinosaurs, some are so small they hardly catch your eye ... From shimmering beetles and birds getting married to cats strolling down red carpets—Puchner’s photographs, illustrations, and little gems of text will find their way into your heart.


Author : Robertson Davies
Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
Release : 2015-08-25
Page : 280
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 077102987X
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World of Wonders, the concluding novel in Robertson Davies’ celebrated Deptford Trilogy, is available as an e-book for the first time. Called “a spectacular, soaring work, an astounding tour de force unequaled in recent literature,” World of Wonders follows the story of Magnus Eisengrim—the most illustrious magician of his age—who is spirited away from his home by a member of a traveling sideshow, the Wanless World of Wonders. “One of the great modern novelists.” Sunday Times


Author : Alisa Solomon
Publisher : Metropolitan Books
Release : 2013-10-22
Page : 448
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN 13 : 0805095292
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A sparkling and eye-opening history of the Broadway musical that changed the world In the half-century since its premiere, Fiddler on the Roof has had an astonishing global impact. Beloved by audiences the world over, performed from rural high schools to grand state theaters, Fiddler is a supremely potent cultural landmark. In a history as captivating as its subject, award-winning drama critic Alisa Solomon traces how and why the story of Tevye the milkman, the creation of the great Yiddish writer Sholem-Aleichem, was reborn as blockbuster entertainment and a cultural touchstone, not only for Jews and not only in America. It is a story of the theater, following Tevye from his humble appearance on the New York Yiddish stage, through his adoption by leftist dramatists as a symbol of oppression, to his Broadway debut in one of the last big book musicals, and his ultimate destination—a major Hollywood picture. Solomon reveals how the show spoke to the deepest conflicts and desires of its time: the fraying of tradition, generational tension, the loss of roots. Audiences everywhere found in Fiddler immediate resonance and a usable past, whether in Warsaw, where it unlocked the taboo subject of Jewish history, or in Tokyo, where the producer asked how Americans could understand a story that is "so Japanese." Rich, entertaining, and original, Wonder of Wonders reveals the surprising and enduring legacy of a show about tradition that itself became a tradition. Wonder of wonders, miracle of miracles.


Author : Nicholas Wolterstorff
Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release : 2019-01-16
Page : 334
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1467452726
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World-renowned Christian philosopher. Beloved professor. Author of the classic Lament for a Son. Nicholas Wolterstorff is all of these and more. His memoir, In This World of Wonders, opens a remarkable new window into the life and thought of this remarkable man. Written not as a complete life story but as a series of vignettes, Wolterstorff’s memoir moves from his humble beginnings in a tiny Minnesota village to his education at Calvin College and Harvard University, to his career of teaching philosophy and writing books, to the experiences that prompted some of his writing—particularly his witnessing South African apartheid and Palestinian oppression firsthand. In This World of Wonders is the story of a thoughtful and grateful Christian whose life has been shaped by many loves—love of philosophy, love of family, love of art and architecture, love of nature and gardening, and more. It’s a lovely, wonderful story.


Author : Sir Tony Robinson
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Release : 2012-04-26
Page : 160
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 1447216172
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In Sir Tony Robinson's Weird World of Wonders Egyptians, Sir Tony Robinson takes you on a headlong gallop through time, pointing out all the most important, funny, strange, amazing, entertaining, smelly and disgusting bits about the Egyptians! It's history, but not as we know it! Find out everything you ever needed to know in this brilliant, action-packed, fact-filled book including: - Why the gods looked so strange - Why tomb raiding is a bad idea - Why they loved cats, and - How to make a mummy in eight easy steps For more funny history facts discover British.


Author : Dawood Y. Farahi
Kean University
Publisher :
Release : 2004
Page : 90
Category : Children's reference books
ISBN 13 : 9780976389606
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Author : Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Publisher : Copper Canyon Press
Release : 2018-05-01
Page : 80
Category : Poetry
ISBN 13 : 1619321769
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"Nezhukumatathil’s poems contain elegant twists of a very sharp knife. She writes about the natural world and how we live in it, filling each poem, each page with a true sense of wonder." —Roxane Gay “Cultural strands are woven into the DNA of her strange, lush... poems. Aphorisms...from another dimension.” —The New York Times “With unparalleled ease, she’s able to weave each intriguing detail into a nuanced, thought-provoking poem that also reads like a startling modern-day fable.” —The Poetry Foundation “How wonderful to watch a writer who was already among the best young poets get even better!” —Terrance Hayes With inquisitive flair, Aimee Nezhukumatathil creates a thorough registry of the earth’s wonderful and terrible magic. In her fourth collection of poetry, she studies forms of love as diverse and abundant as the ocean itself. She brings to life a father penguin, a C-section scar, and the Niagara Falls with a powerful force of reverence for life and living things. With an encyclopedic range of subjects and unmatched sincerity, Oceanic speaks to each reader as a cooperative part of the earth, an extraordinary neighborhood to which we all belong. From “Starfish and Coffee”: And that’s how you feel after tumbling like sea stars on the ocean floor over each other. A night where it doesn’t matter which are arms or which are legs or what radiates and how— only your centers stuck together. Aimee Nezhukumatathil is the author of four collections of poetry. Recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and the prestigious Eric Hoffer Grand Prize, Nezhukumatathil teaches creative writing and environmental literature in the MFA program at the University of Mississippi.


Author : R. J. Palacio
Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release : 2017-09-26
Page : 341
Category : Abnormalities, Human
ISBN 13 : 1524720194
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"Now a major motion picture! Includes full-color movie photos and exclusive content!"--Dust jacket.


Author : Nadia Drake
Publisher : National Geographic Books
Release : 2016
Page : 128
Category : Natural history
ISBN 13 : 1426216890
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This jewel of a book is filled with wondrous facts about the world that will delight the senses, calm the mind, and awaken the soul.aThis perfect package provides peace, contemplation, and inspiration page after page with awe-inspiring facts about the world paired with breathtaking National Geographic nature and wildlife photography. Each striking image will allow readers to appreciate the wonder and beauty of the world around us.


Author : Jasmine Richards
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2012-01-17
Page : 416
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0062099183
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Sorcerers, Cyclops, Djinnis . . . Magic. Thirteen-year-old Zardi loves to hear stories about fantastical beings long banned from the kingdom of Arribitha. But anyone who is caught whispering of their powers will feel the rage of the sultan—a terrifying tyrant who, even with his eyes closed, can see all. When her own beloved sister is captured by the evil ruler, Zardi knows that she must risk everything to rescue her. Along with Rhidan, who is her best friend, and an unlikely crew of sailors led by the infamous Captain Sinbad, Zardi ventures forth into strange and wondrous territory with a seemingly impossible mission: to bring magic back to Arribitha and defeat the sultan once and for all.


Author : David G. Hartwell
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 2017-01-24
Page : 320
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 0765398133
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Age of Wonders: Exploring the World of Science Fiction gives an insider's view of the strange and wonderful world of science fiction, by one of the most respected editors in the field, David G. Hartwell (1941-2016). David G. Hartwell edited science fiction and fantasy for over twenty years. In that time, he worked with acclaimed and popular writers such as Robert A. Heinlein, Poul Anderson, Frank Herbert, Roger Zelazny, Robert Silverberg, Gene Wolfe, Nancy Kress, L.E. Modesitt, Terry Bisson, Lisa Goldstein, and Philip Jose Farmer, and discovered hot new talents like Kathleen Ann Goonan and Patrick O'Leary. Now in Age of Wonder, Hartwell describes the field he loved, worked in, and shaped as editor, critic, and anthologist. Like those other American art forms, jazz, comics, and rock 'n' roll, science fiction is the product of a rich and fascinating subculture. Age of Wonder is a fascinating tour of the origins, history, and culture of the science fiction world, written with insight and genuine affection for this wonder-filled literature, and addressed to newcomers and longtime SF readers alike. Age of Wonder remains "the landmark work" Roger Zelazny called the first edition. The book contains sections that offer advice on teaching courses in science fiction, disquisitions on the controversial subgenre of hard SF, and practical explanations of the economics of publishing science fiction and fantasy. Age of Wonder still lives up to Hugo and Nebula Award winner Vonda McIntyre's description: "An entertaining and provocative book that will inspire discussion and argument for years to come." At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Author : Jimmy Katz
Dena Katz
Publisher : powerHouse Books
Release : 2009
Page : 84
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN 13 : 9781576874929
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Working in brilliant color and with a large format camera, photographers Jimmy and Dena Katz spent three seasons following the last authentic traveling side show in America to create this elegy to a uniquely American art form. Their powerful, poignant, and respectful portraits of aging performers and young recruits reveal disappointment, despair, and tenacity played out against the tawdry glitter of the fairground. These images, along with anecdotes and commentary by the performers, are brought together for the first time in World of Wonders. Sword swallowers, fire eaters, freaks, and illusionists have excited generations of Americans. Today, only this one troop persists, led by the legendary Ward Hall and his partner Chris Crist, who mounted multiple extravaganzas for Ringling Brothers more than fifty years ago. As the photographers listened to hard-luck stories and felt the power of hard-lived lives, they were moved by these men and women who continue to perform despite changing times and tastes. The Katzes' widely acclaimed book about the surreal effects of human action on the salt flats of Utah, Salt Dreams (powerHouse Books, 2006), featured images deemed spectacularo by New York Times critic Grace Glueck. With this powerful and unsettling new work, Jimmy and Dena Katz continue to explore the postmodern aesthetics of American subcultures. Born in New York City, photographer Jimmy Katz spent more than a decade based in Utah as a mountaineer and Nordic skier, photographing the desert and mountainous terrain. He often contributed photographs and articles to climbing publications about his expeditions and first ski descents in remote areas of the world. Back in New York, he established himself as a well-known music photographer, shooting over 250 recording projects and more than 60 Jazz magazine covers. Although he lives in New York City, Katz is still closely connected to the American West, where he often finds inspiration for his personal projects.


Author : David G. Hartwell
Publisher : Macmillan
Release : 2017-01-24
Page : 320
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 076539331X
Description :


Age of Wonders: Exploring the World of Science Fiction gives an insider's view of the strange and wonderful world of science fiction, by one of the most respected editors in the field, David G. Hartwell (1941-2016). David G. Hartwell edited science fiction and fantasy for over twenty years. In that time, he worked with acclaimed and popular writers such as Robert A. Heinlein, Poul Anderson, Frank Herbert, Roger Zelazny, Robert Silverberg, Gene Wolfe, Nancy Kress, L.E. Modesitt, Terry Bisson, Lisa Goldstein, and Philip Jose Farmer, and discovered hot new talents like Kathleen Ann Goonan and Patrick O'Leary. Now in Age of Wonder, Hartwell describes the field he loved, worked in, and shaped as editor, critic, and anthologist. Like those other American art forms, jazz, comics, and rock 'n' roll, science fiction is the product of a rich and fascinating subculture. Age of Wonder is a fascinating tour of the origins, history, and culture of the science fiction world, written with insight and genuine affection for this wonder-filled literature, and addressed to newcomers and longtime SF readers alike. Age of Wonder remains "the landmark work" Roger Zelazny called the first edition. The book contains sections that offer advice on teaching courses in science fiction, disquisitions on the controversial subgenre of hard SF, and practical explanations of the economics of publishing science fiction and fantasy. Age of Wonder still lives up to Hugo and Nebula Award winner Vonda McIntyre's description: "An entertaining and provocative book that will inspire discussion and argument for years to come."


Author : Benji Bennett
Publisher : Adams Amazing Adventure Series
Release : 2011
Page : 28
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781906818050
Description :



Author : Taro Gomi
Publisher : Chronicle Books
Release : 2012-09-14
Page : 40
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1452122423
Description :


A winsome calf provides the backdrop—literally—for this charming story. With each turn of the page, the young animal is imaginatively transformed to reflect some activity of the four seasons: snow melting, seedlings springing up, harvest, all the way to the snow melting again and revealing that—the calf has grown. The story line follows the cycle of the seasons from one spring to the next, and its spare, fluid text—wedded to the vigorous graphics—vividly conveys the underlying themes of renewal and growth. The colors are joyful and fresh, and the artist's playful approach to perspective makes this a lovely picture book.


Author : Irena Trevisan
Publisher : Chartwell Books
Release : 2018-09-04
Page : 240
Category : Architecture
ISBN 13 : 9780785836285
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Featuring stunning photography, Wonders of the World traces the history of many unique places and sights—ancient wonders, modern and futuristic works of architecture, and some of nature’s incredible gifts. By the year 300 BC, the ancient Greeks had already identified their seven wonders of the world—the most amazing architectural and artistic achievements of man in the ancient world. The Lighthouse of Alexandria, the Rhodes Colossus, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, and others that no longer exist today were testament to an impressive past and referenced mythology, extraordinary figures and ancient empires. Today, the number of wonders continues to grow. In addition to the new seven wonders of the world identified in 2007, there are incredible natural sites where water, land and sky—without the intervention of man—have created rare and startlingly beautiful phenomena. The Iguazu Falls, Ayers Rock, the Great Coral Reef, and the Perito Moreno glacier are symbols of nature’s power and are as awe-inspiring as man-made wonders such as Angkor Wat, Machu Picchu, the Parthenon, Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, and many others. Discover and explore the beautiful, man-made and natural treasures on display in Wonders of the World.


Author : Doug Batchelor
Publisher : Amazing Facts
Release : 2012-10-20
Page : 396
Category : Religion
ISBN 13 : 9781580195096
Description :


A Devotional for the Curious Be inspired every day by God's miraculous world all around us ... A World of Wonders is a devotional for the thinkers and the curious. It features 366 short devotionals full of amazing facts to pique your curiosity and see the miracles of God's world. From the Jesus lizard to the Pleiades constellations and the tiny proton, the hand of God can be seen everywhere in the universe. So every day in A World of Wonders, you'll get a devotional that will elevate your mind with amazing facts from nature, science, history, technology, and more--12 distinct categories, one for each month--while communicating a vital spiritual message to connect you to God. * Durable, leathersoft cover * 366 daily entries * 12 distinct categories, one for each month, including nature, science, history, technology, and more * Featuring the most fascinating facts and inspiring spiritual lessons from Pastor Doug Batchelor's 19 years as a Bible teacher at Amazing Facts * Two-color design and large print for easy reading * A devotional for every member of the family--each entry will leave you in awe of God and will give you a deeper glimpse into His Word! * First-ever devotional from Pastor Doug! Says Pastor Doug Batchelor, author and host of Amazing Facts Presents, "A World of Wonders is all about worshiping our Lord for His creative power. It comes out of my own personal interest in collecting amazing facts that can be used to illustrate Bible truths. I'm always looking for new ways to point people to God's amazing book of nature and His Word, so you'll find new and amazing stories about people, historic discoveries, and fascinating creatures in this devotional that can provide readers a deeper glimpse into the wonderful power of God." "He does great things past finding out, yes, wonders without number" (Job 9:10).


Author : Geraldine Brooks
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release : 2011-07-14
Page : 336
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0007390351
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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of ‘March’ and ‘People of the Book’. A young woman’s struggle to save her family and her soul during the extraordinary year of 1666, when plague suddenly struck a small Derbyshire village.