The Age of Wonder

The Age of Wonder
Author: Richard Holmes
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 601
Release: 2009-07-14
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780307378323

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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.

The Age of Wonder How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science

The Age of Wonder  How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science
Author: Richard Holmes
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 578
Release: 2009-10-15
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780007349883

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Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize and winner of the Royal Society Prize for Science Books, Richard Holmes’s dazzling portrait of the age of great scientific discovery is a groundbreaking achievement.

Age of Wonders

Age of Wonders
Author: David G. Hartwell
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-01-24
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780765398130

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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.

A Gathering Storm

A Gathering Storm
Author: Lucas Fischhaber
Publsiher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 357
Release: 2020-11-26
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9781098015329

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A past long forgottenLegends return to lifeA reputation to restore In 500 years, civilization has come far since the time known as The Great Event. Ancient ruins remain scattered across the world of Solaris, echoes of a long-forgotten past. Siblings Amber, Zander, and Quinn have known only peace growing up in the mountain town of Thunder Ridge. Each works diligently to master their talents. Their futures seem secure. Until... news from Thunder Ridge sends shockwaves across the land. A creature of legend has been born. Drawing unwanted attention, the mythical creature becomes the target of a syndicate group known as the Dragon Clan. With a recent failure, clansman, Rex, has a reputation to restore.Worlds collide as Amber, Zander, and Quinn find themselves thrust into the middle of something far larger than themselves. As their environment transforms from a peaceful life at Thunder Ridge, a tempest brews on the horizon threatening to dramatically alter life as they know it. They begin to wonder if they have stumbled into the midst of a gathering storm.

Time of Wonder

Time of Wonder
Author: Robert McCloskey
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 64
Release: 1989-06-15
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780451481856

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Winner of the Caldecott Medal! For fans of Blueberries for Sal, One Morning in Maine, and Make way for Ducklings. "Out on the islands that poke their rocky shores above the waters of Penobscot Bay, you can watch the time of the world go by, from minute to minute, hour to hour, from day to day . . ." So begins this classic story of one summer on a Maine island from the author of One Morning in Maine and Blueberries for Sal. The spell of rain, the gulls and a foggy morning, the excitement of sailing, the quiet of the night, the sudden terror of a hurricane, and, in the end, the peace of the island as the family packs up to leave are shown in poetic language and vibrant, evocative pictures.

Recovery of Wonder

Recovery of Wonder
Author: Kenneth Schmitz
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2005-04-28
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9780773572621

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While acknowledging the significant gains modernity and post-modernity offer Western civilization in the areas of liberty and knowledge, Schmitz sees in their arguments a superficiality that does not bite to the bone. In The Recovery of Wonder he proposes we approach the world as a gift in order to regain the sense of wonder Shakespeare so eloquently recognized.

Season of Wonder

Season of Wonder
Author: RaeAnne Thayne
Publsiher: HQN Books
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2018-09-25
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781488096464

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The Perfect Holiday Read! It’s a long way from New York to Idaho…but could they have found a home at last? Dani Capelli has never truly belonged anywhere. And from her earliest days as a foster child in Queens, she would have been lost if it weren’t for her love of animals. Until high school, when she fell hard for the wrong boy, and found herself pregnant—and married—by graduation. Two daughters later, Dani realized her mistake and filed for divorce, and with the help of scholarships and loans—and a lot of macaroni and cheese dinners—she enrolled in vet school. Things were finally looking up…until her ex-husband became her late husband, in the most notorious way possible. Now Dani and her daughters need an out-of-town pass more than ever. So when the retiring Haven Point veterinarian offers her a chance to settle in the small Idaho town and take over his practice, she jumps at it. But adjusting to the charming mountain community isn’t easy; thirteen-year-old Silver begins acting out while six-year-old Mia is growing too attached to Haven Point and everything in it, especially their next-door-neighbor, Deputy Sheriff Ruben Morales. And Dani can’t blame her. Ruben is everything she’s secretly wanted—and everything she can’t bear to risk loving…and losing. As the holidays draw near, their shared concern for Dani’s daughters brings them closer together, giving Ruben the chance to show this big-city woman just how magical Christmas in Haven Point can be...and that the promise of a home at last is very real in the most wondrous season of the year… Don’t miss Christmas at the Shelter Inn, New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne’s latest charming story about two sisters coming together and finding hope one magical Christmas, years after tragedy and loss tore their family apart. Other heartwarming reads from RaeAnne Thayne: All is Bright Sleigh Bells Ring Christmas in Snowflake Canyon Snow Angel Cove (Hope's Crossing Series) Snowfall on Haven Point (Haven Point Series) Coming Home for Christmas (Haven Point Series) Cafe at Beach End Summer at the Cape The Sea Glass Cottage The Path to Sunshine Cove The Cliff House

Iyanu Child of Wonder Volume 1

Iyanu  Child of Wonder Volume 1
Author: Roye Okupe
Publsiher: Dark Horse Comics
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2021-09-21
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN: 9781506723044

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Soon to be a Cartoon Network/Max/Lion Forge Animation animated series! Part of the YouNeek YouNiverse! Extraordinary fantasy and superhero stories inspired by African history, culture, and mythology—created by the best Nigerian comics talent! Iyanu, a teenage orphan with no recollection of her past, suddenly discovers that she has abilities that rival the ancient deities told in the folklore of her people. It is these abilities that are the key to bringing back an "age of wonders," as Iyanu begins her journey to save a world on the brink of destruction! The Corrupt—cursed wildlife and strange, divine beasts—are determined to destroy humanity, unless Iyanu can stop them. "Our mission is and always has been about empowering African creatives and storytelling while bringing both to a global audience." — Roye Okupe, Founder/Creative Director at YouNeek Studios