Das Wunder

  • Filename: das-wunder.
  • ISBN: 9783641203528
  • Release Date: 2017-10-16
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Emma Donoghue
  • Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH

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.

The Age of Wonder

  • Filename: the-age-of-wonder.
  • ISBN: 0307378322
  • Release Date: 2009-07-14
  • Number of pages: 576
  • Author: Richard Holmes
  • Publisher: Vintage

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.

Devices of Wonder

  • Filename: devices-of-wonder.
  • ISBN: 0892365900
  • Release Date: 2001-01-01
  • Number of pages: 405
  • Author: Barbara Maria Stafford
  • Publisher: Getty Publications

Exhibition held at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 13 November 2001 to 3 February 2002.

The Secret History of Wonder Woman

  • Filename: the-secret-history-of-wonder-woman.
  • ISBN: 9780385354059
  • Release Date: 2014-10-28
  • Number of pages: 448
  • Author: Jill Lepore
  • Publisher: Vintage

A riveting work of historical detection revealing that the origin of one of the world’s most iconic superheroes hides within it a fascinating family story—and a crucial history of twentieth-century feminism Wonder Woman, created in 1941, is the most popular female superhero of all time. Aside from Superman and Batman, no superhero has lasted as long or commanded so vast and wildly passionate a following. Like every other superhero, Wonder Woman has a secret identity. Unlike every other superhero, she has also has a secret history. 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.

Wonder Science

  • Filename: wonder-science.
  • ISBN: 0801489180
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 366
  • 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.

Wonder Wood

  • Filename: wonder-wood.
  • ISBN: 9783034610889
  • Release Date: 2013-01-30
  • Number of pages: 296
  • Author: Barbara Glasner
  • 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.

WWW Wonder

  • Filename: www-wonder.
  • ISBN: 9781101476338
  • Release Date: 2011-04-05
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Robert J. Sawyer
  • Publisher: Penguin

Caitlin Decter discovered Webmind, the vast artificial intelligence that spontaneously emerged from the World Wide Web and changed the world-from curing cancer to easing international tensions. But the Pentagon has declared war on it, recruiting hackers to delete Webmind out of existence...

A Place for Wonder

  • Filename: a-place-for-wonder.
  • ISBN: 9781571104328
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 178
  • Author: Georgia Heard
  • Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

In A Place for Wonder, Georgia Heard and Jennifer McDonough discuss how to create "a landscape of wonder," a primary classroom where curiosity, creativity, and exploration are encouraged. For it is these characteristics, the authors write, that develop intelligent, inquiring, life-long learners. A Place for Wonder will help teachers reclaim their classrooms as a place where true learning is the norm.

Happy Days and Wonder Years

  • Filename: happy-days-and-wonder-years.
  • ISBN: 0813533902
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 264
  • Author: Daniel Marcus
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press

In the 21st century, why do we keep talking about the fifties and sixties? In "Happy Days and Wonder Years", Daniel Marcus reveals how interpretations of these decades have figured in the cultural politics of the United States since 1970.

Wonder of the Age

  • Filename: wonder-of-the-age.
  • ISBN: 9781588394309
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: John Guy
  • Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art

Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Sept. 28, 2011-Jan. 8, 2012.

Little Wonder

  • Filename: little-wonder.
  • ISBN: 9783742778000
  • Release Date: 2017-08-14
  • Number of pages: 41
  • Author: Gordon Goh
  • Publisher: neobooks

Little Wonder lebt als kleinwüchsige Katzenprinzessin in der Postapokalypse. Die Menschen sind längst verschwunden, doch der Kampf zwischen Katzen und Mäuse geht noch immer weiter. Damit dieser Krieg ein Ende findet, kommen Katzen und Mäuse auf eine unkonventionelle Idee. Und Little Wonder ist Teil dieses Plans.

Recapture the Wonder

  • Filename: recapture-the-wonder.
  • ISBN: 9781418570361
  • Release Date: 2005-03-30
  • Number of pages: 188
  • 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.


  • Filename: wonder.
  • ISBN: 9783125781771
  • Release Date: 2015-06-15
  • Number of pages: 278
  • Author: Raquel J. Palacio
  • Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen GmbH

"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?

I Wonder How

  • Filename: i-wonder-how.
  • ISBN: 8170119863
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 78
  • Author: Neeraj Raghavan
  • Publisher: Children's Book Trust

For children.

Marvelous Possessions

  • Filename: marvelous-possessions.
  • ISBN: 0226306577
  • Release Date: 2008-11-26
  • Number of pages: 216
  • Author: Stephen Greenblatt
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Marvelous Possessions is a study of the ways in which Europeans of the late Middle Ages and the early modern period represented non-European peoples and took possession of their lands, in particular the New World. In a series of innovative readings of travel narratives, judicial documents, and official reports, Stephen Greenblatt shows that the experience of the marvelous, central to both art and philosophy, was cunningly yoked by Columbus and others to the service of colonial appropriation. He argues that the traditional symbolic actions and legal rituals through which European sovereignty was asserted were strained to the breaking point by the unprecedented nature of the discovery of the New World. But the book also shows that the experience of the marvelous is not necessarily an agent of empire: in writers as different as Herodotus, Jean de Léry, and Montaigne—and notably in Mandeville's Travels, the most popular travel book of the Middle Ages—wonder is a sign of a remarkably tolerant recognition of cultural difference. Marvelous Possession is not only a collection of the odd and exotic through which Stephen Greenblatt powerfully conveys a sense of the marvelous, but also a highly original extension of his thinking on a subject that has occupied him throughout his career. The book reaches back to the ancient Greeks and forward to the present to ask how it is possible, in a time of disorientation, hatred of the other, and possessiveness, to keep the capacity for wonder from being poisoned? "A marvellous book. It is also a compelling and a powerful one. Nothing so original has ever been written on European responses to 'The wonder of the New World.'"—Anthony Pagden, Times Literary Supplement "By far the most intellectually gripping and penetrating discussion of the relationship between intruders and natives is provided by Stephen Greenblatt's Marvelous Possessions."—Simon Schama, The New Republic "For the most engaging and illuminating perspective of all, read Marvelous Possessions."—Laura Shapiro, Newsweek

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