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Wondrous Beauty: Betsy Bonaparte, the Belle of Baltimore Who Married Napoleon's Brother
Carol Berkin

Vintage, 2014

From the award-winning historian and author of Revolutionary Mothers , here is the remarkable life of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, renowned as the most beautiful woman of nineteenth-century Baltimore, whose marriage in 1803 to Jérôme Bonaparte, the youngest brother of Napoleon Bonaparte, became inextricably bound to the diplomatic and political histories of the United States, France, and England. In Wondrous Beauty , Carol Berkin tells ...


A Wondrous Thing

Edward Marcus, 2014

After his boss gives him a laptop computer to use at home, Gordon Fireman is intrigued by the thought that he might be able to write fiction. Cloistered in a small room, ears keenly alert to the possibility of intrusion, Fireman types out the beginning of a story that has been in his head for years. Thus begins Gordon Fireman's unfolding discovery of his own creative abilities, and the discovery of the support and respect he has always had ...


The Wondrous Tree (A Christmas Story for Kids), 2014

A lonely oak tree living on a hill was hoping to find happiness in life. She befriended animals, but still she felt empty as the creatures just came and went. Her life changed when a cabin was built on the hill and a family moved there for good.


Wondrous Words: Writers and Writing in the Elementary Classroom
Katie Wood Ray

National Council of Teachers of English, 1999

Wondrous Words: Writers and Writing in the Elementary Classroom


Wondrous Strange (Wondrous Strange (Quality))
Lesley Livingston

HarperTeen, 2009

Since the dawn of time, the Faerie have taken. . . . Seventeen-year-old actress Kelley Winslow always thought faeries were just something from childhood stories. Then she meets Sonny Flannery. He's a changeling—a mortal taken as an infant and raised among Faerie—and within short order he's turned Kelley's heart inside out and her life upside down. For Kelley's beloved Central Park isn't just a park—it's a gateway between her ordinary ...


Wondrous Strange: The Wyeth Tradition
N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth, ...

Bulfinch, 1998

A collection of art by America's first family of the art world: the Wyeths


The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Junot Diaz

Riverhead Trade, 2008

Oscar is a sweet but disastrously overweight ghetto nerd who—from the New Jersey home he shares with his old world mother and rebellious sister—dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, finding love. But Oscar may never get what he wants. Blame the fukú—a curse that has haunted Oscar’s family for generations, following them on their epic journey from Santo Domingo to the USA. Encapsulating Dominican-American ...


Wondrous One Sheet Origami
Meenakshi Mukerji

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013

This is a step by step how-to book for folding stunning single sheet origami. You will be amazed that these designs are made out of something as ordinary as a single sheet of paper, employing no cuts or glue. Author Meenakshi Mukerji is the winner of Origami USA's 2005 Florence Temko Award and after four highly acclaimed books on modular origami, she has launched her first book on single sheet origami. The designs presented in this richly ...


Wondrous Works of God: A Family Bible Story Book
Starr Meade

Crossway, 2012

“Let them thank the Lord for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man!” PSALM 107:8 We want our children to know the God we love and worship, but communicating abstract truths about God can sometimes be difficult. It's good for us and for our children that God wants to be known. So he doesn’t simply tell us what he’s like; he shows us in the stories of the Bible. As the sequel to Mighty Acts of God , this ...


The Wondrous Story of Anesthesia

Springer, 2015

Edited and written by an international "who's who" of more than 100 authors, including anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, bench scientists, a surgeon, and representatives of industry, this text provides a comprehensive history of anesthesia, unique in its focus on the people and events that shaped the specialty around the world, particularly during the past 70 years when anesthesia emerged from empiricism and developed into a science-based ...


Angkor: Cambodia's Wondrous Khmer Temples (Sixth Edition) (Odyssey Illustrated Guides)
Dawn Rooney

Airphoto International Ltd., 2011

This long-awaited sixth edition, with an additional 180 pages of text and more than 80 new color photographs, offers detailed monument-by-monument itineraries and maps to the temple sites. Includes practical information on hip Siem Reap, plus historic Phnom Penh. The great legacy of the ancient Khmer civilization, the temples of Angkor cover an area well over 200 square kilometers (77 square miles) in northwest Cambodia. These monuments, built ...


The Wondrous Mushroom: Mycolatry in Mesoamerica
R. Gordon Wasson

City Lights Publishers, 2015

"From now on any comprehensive study of Ancient Mexican civilization must start from (and with) your discoveries."—Octavio Paz "The late Mr. Wasson is the Abraham of the reborn awareness in Western civilization of the presence of the shamanically empowering mushroom."—Terence McKenna In 1957 Life magazine created a sensation by publishing an article about the experiences of a JP Morgan executive who took mind-altering mushrooms with a ...


Dalia's Wondrous Hair / El cabello maravilloso de Dalia (English and Spanish Edition)
Laura Lacamara

Pinata Books, 2014

One night, while Dalia slept safely wrapped in her mother's cool silken sheets, her hair grew and grew. By the time the rooster crowed, her hair had "grown straight up to the sky, tall and thick as a Cuban royal palm tree." Her mother was amazed, and wondered what her daughter would do with her wondrous hair. As Dalia looked at the flowers blooming in the garden, an idea sprouted inside her. She decorated her hair with leaves from the forest ...


What Wondrous Love Is This: Hymns of Wonder and Worship to Remember His Love (Great Hymns of Our Faith)
Joni Eareckson Tada, John MacArthur, ...

Crossway, 2002

There are few things that create in our hearts such myriad emotions as meditating on Christ's crucifixion. Focusing on His sacrifice moves us to struggle with our humanity and guilt. Yet we cannot help but sing with joy as we remember His resurrection and the life that it brings us. The heart-stirring lyrics of the hymns that center on these momentous events help us fully experience the meaning of Christ's great work on the cross. The ...


The Where, the Why, and the How: 75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science
Matt Lamothe, Julia Rothman, ...

Chronicle Books, 2012

A science book like no other, The Where, the Why, and the How turns loose 75 of today's hottest artists onto life's vast questions, from how we got here to where we are going. Inside these pages some of the biggest (and smallest) mysteries of the natural world are explained in essays by real working scientists, which are then illustrated by artists given free rein to be as literal or as imaginative as they like. The result is a celebration of ...


Citizens of the Sea: Wondrous Creatures From the Census of Marine Life
Nancy Knowlton

National Geographic, 2010

The astonishing diversity of ocean life will wow you in this riveting book, perfect for all ages, by marine scientist Nancy Knowlton. Citizens of the Sea reveals the most intriguing organisms in the ocean, captured in action by skilled underwater photographers from National Geographic and the Census of Marine Life. As you read lively vignettes about sea creatures’ names, defenses, migration, mating habits, and more, you’ll be amazed at ...


The Wondrous Journals of Dr. Wendell Wellington Wiggins
Lesley M. M. Blume

Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2012

The journals of Dr. Wendell Wellington Wiggins might just be the most extraordinary contribution to the study of the earth's past since the discovery of the Rosetta Stone. In the incredible pages of these thought-to-be-lost diaries, Dr. Wiggins—whom we now must consider the greatest paleozoologist of all time—has divulged the secrets of the truly ancient animal world: a world before human beings; a world before dinosaurs; a world that, until ...


Wondrous Encounters: Scripture for Lent
Richard Rohr O.F.M.

St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2010

Rohr's meditations on the daily readings of Lent are not for the sake of mere information, or even for academia (although the author hopes it will satisfy both), but for the sake of our transformation into our original "image and likeness," which is the very image of God. What always and finally matters for all of us is encounter! Father Rohr begins each meditation with a single title or phrase that sums up the point. Then he offers the ...


The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Publisher: Riverhead Trade; Reprint edition
Junot Díaz

Penguin Group USA, 2007

This is the long-awaited first novel from one of the most original and memorable writers working today. Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. From his home in New Jersey, where he lives with his old-world mother and rebellious sister, Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J. R. R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the ...


This Odd and Wondrous Calling: The Public and Private Lives of Two Ministers
Lillian Daniel, Martin B. Copenhaver

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2009

This Odd and Wondrous Calling offers something different from most books available on ministry. Two people still pastoring reflect honestly here on both the joys and the challenges of their vocation. / Anecdotal and extremely readable, the book covers a diversity of subjects revealing the incredible variety of a pastor’s day. The chapters move from comedy to pathos, story to theology, Scripture to contemporary culture. This Odd and Wondrous ...



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