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Wondrous Strange (Wondrous Strange (Quality))
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 ...
The Wondrous Story of Anesthesia
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 ...
Wondrous Beauty: The Life and Adventures of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte
From the award-winning historian and author of Revolutionary Mothers (“Incisive, thoughtful, spiced with vivid anecdotes. Don’t miss it.”—Thomas Fleming) and Civil War Wives (“Utterly fresh . . . Sensitive, poignant, thoroughly fascinating.”—Jay Winik), 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 ...
Wondrous Hymns, Bk 2 (Sacred Performer Collections)
Arranger James Koerts thoughtfully created these fresh renditions of traditional hymns. His contemporary arranging style, which blends syncopated rhythms and unexpected key changes, is sure to encourage inspired performances. Titles: Crown Him with Many Crowns * Holy, Holy, Holy * I Sing the Mighty Power of God * I Stand Amazed in the Presence * It Is Well with My Soul * Our Great Savior * The Solid Rock * What Wondrous Love Is This?
Wondrous Words: Writers and Writing in the Elementary Classroom
Katie Wood Ray
National Council of Teachers of English
Writing in the elementary classroom. Filled with voices of writers, young and old, experience and inexperienced. Beginning with thte concepts that underlie how we teach students to write by studing other writers. They discover the magic of literature and discover its value.
This Odd and Wondrous Calling: The Public and Private Lives of Two Ministers
Martin B. Copenhaver
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
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 ...
Wondrous Hymns, Bk 1 (Sacred Performer Collections)
Arranger James Koerts thoughtfully created these fresh renditions of traditional hymns. His contemporary arranging style, which blends syncopated rhythms and unexpected key changes, is sure to encourage inspired performances. Titles: Amazing Grace * Day by Day * He Leadeth Me * Jesus Is All the World to Me * Love Lifted Me * My Redeemer * Only Trust Him * Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus.
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Publisher: Riverhead Trade; Reprint edition
Penguin Group USA
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 ...
Wondrous Strange: The Wyeth Tradition
A collection of art by America's first family of the art world: the Wyeths
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
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 Child: The Joys and Challenges of Grandparenting
North Atlantic Books
A Santa Cruz postpartum doula, a New Hampshire flute-maker, a Zen teacher, a dance therapist, a Sri Lankan film director—these are a few of the grandparents who share their stories in this bracing collection. The essays cover a wide range of experiences as they examine the marrow of this often undervalued relationship from both the grandparent and the grandchild point of view. A common thread running throughout is the special importance of ...
Naturally Wild Musicians: The Wondrous World of Animal Song
Move over, Mozart. Animals are the real musicians. It's no secret that some animals can make beautiful music -- who hasn't been cheered by the chirping of songbirds? But for animals, making music isn't for fun: it's a matter of survival! Tune in to Naturally Wild Musicians and discover how animals use sound to communicate, to proliferate and to stay alive. Female frogs seek mates with the loudest, longest songs, and rightly so. ...
Yellowstone Autumn: A Season of Discovery in a Wondrous Land (American Lives)
W. D. Wetherell
University of Nebraska Press
Although Yellowstone is our oldest, most iconic, and most popular national park, it is perhaps, in W. D. Wetherell's words, “America’s least-known best-known place.” Wetherell, arriving at the park on the eve of his fifty-fifth birthday, feels the need to examine where life’s mileage has brought him. In the encounter that follows, a writer entering late middle age confronts not only a magnificent corner of the vast American landscape but ...
What Wondrous Love Is This: Hymns of Wonder and Worship to Remember His Love (Great Hymns of Our Faith)
Joni Eareckson Tada
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 ...
Heart of Art: A Glimpse into the Wondrous World of Special Effects Makeup and Fine Art of Akihito
Design Studio Press
Akihito brings inimitable and interesting characters to life. The Heart of Art welcomes one to look deeper into the creative process and motivation behind the work of Akihito. Whether you are a designer, sculptor, makeup artist, or fine artist, this book will regale, challenge and inspire. The Heart of Art features the extraordinary work of an artist that creates characters that meld a love of Japan, its culture, and its rich history into ...
Wondrous Encounters: Scripture for Lent
Richard Rohr O.F.M.
St. Anthony Messenger Press
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 ...
Wondrous Cold: An Antarctic Journey
Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service/Smithsonian Books
For centuries Antarctica has captured the imagination of explorers, scientists, and armchair travelers. Its starkly beautiful landscape, extraordinary wildlife, and harsh climate only begin to suggest the wonders of the world's least understood continent. Intrigued by a part of the planet vividly described in the journals of explorers Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Henry Shackleton, award-winning photographer Joan Myers set out to see for ...
The Where, the Why, and the How: 75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science
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 ...
Spells of Enchantment: The Wondrous Fairy Tales of Western Culture
Zipes brings together the best literary fairy tales ever written, giving readers a sense of the history of the genre and its evolution. Includes more than 60 tales by writers such as Hans Christian Andersen, Wilhelm Grimm, Voltaire, Goethe, Hawthorne, Yeats, Hesse, Thurber, Jane Yolen, Angela Carter, and more. Illustrated.
Wondrous Depth: Preaching the Old Testament
Ellen F. Davis
Westminster John Knox Press
Ellen Davis is concerned by what she calls a "shallow reading" of Scripture--a reading of what we think we already know instead of an attempt to dig deeper for new insights and revelations. Wondrous Depth is a collection of essays in which Davis argues for a more engaged reading of Scripture that opens the reader up to new knowledge and understanding. Davis also demonstrates that preaching and biblical interpretation are essentially related to ...
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