The Wonders of the Heavens:Being a Popular View of Astronomy, Including a Full Illustration of the Mechanism of the Heavens, Embracing the Sun, Moon, and Stars (Classic Reprint) Duncan Bradford
Dyslexia Wonders:Understanding the Daily Life of a Dyslexic from a Child´s Point of View Jennifer Smith
A special movie tie-in edition of R.J. Palacio´s #1 New York Times bestseller, now a major motion picture starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Daveed Diggs, and Mandy Patinkin! Over 6 million people have fallen in love with Wonder and Auggie Pullman, the ordinary boy with the extraordinary face, who inspired a movement to Choose Kind. This special movie tie-in edition features an eight-page full-color insert with photos from the film, a foreword by the director Stephen Chbosky, an afterword by R.J. Palacio, a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie with anecdotes from the cast and crew, and a family discussion guide. August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid--but his new classmates can´t get past Auggie´s extraordinary face. Wonder, a #1 New York Times bestseller, begins from Auggie´s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community´s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. In a world where bullying among young people is an epidemic, this is a refreshing new narrative full of heart and hope. R.J. Palacio has called her debut novel ´´a meditation on kindness´´ --indeed, every reader will come away with a greater appreciation for the simple courage of friendship. Auggie is a hero to root for, who proves that you can´t blend in when you were born to stand out. Join the conversation: #thewonderofwonder, #choosekind #1 New York Times bestseller USA Today bestseller Time Magazine´s 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time New York Times Book Review Notable Book Washington Post Best Kids´ Book ´´In a wonder of a debut, Palacio has written a crackling page-turner filled with characters you can´t help but root for.´´ --Entertainment Weekly ´´Rich and memorable.´´ --The New York Times ´´A beautiful, funny and sometimes sob-making story of quiet transformation.´´ --Wall Street Journal
WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013 Alice Munro mines her rich family background, melding it with her own experiences and the transforming power of her brilliant imagination, to create perhaps her most powerful and personal collection yet. A young boy, taken to Edinburgh´s Castle Rock to look across the sea to America, catches a glimpse of his father´s dream. Scottish immigrants experience love and loss on a journey that leads them to rural Ontario. Wives, mothers, fathers, and children move through uncertainty, ambivalence, and contemplation in these stories of hopes, adversity, and wonder. The View from Castle Rock reveals what is most essential in Munro´s art: her compassionate understanding of ordinary lives.
The View From the Window: Yolanda Johnson-Bryant
In his first memoir, Richard Dawkins shares a rare view into his early life, his intellectual awakening at Oxford, and his path to writing The Selfish Gene. He paints a vivid picture of his idyllic childhood in colonial Africa, and later at boarding school, where he began his career as a skeptic. Arriving at Oxford in 1959, Dawkins began to study zoology and was introduced to some of the university´s legendary mentors as well as its tutorial system. It´s to this unique educational system that Dawkins credits his awakening. In 1973, provoked by the dominance of group selection theory and inspired by the work of William Hamilton, Robert Trivers, and John Maynard Smith, he began to write a book he called, jokingly, ´´my best seller´´. It was, of course, The Selfish Gene. This is an intimate memoir of the childhood and intellectual development of the evolutionary biologist and world-famous atheist and how he came to write what is widely held to be one of the most important books of the 20th century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Dawkins, Lalla Ward. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003580/bk_harp_003580_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ted Kooser describes with exquisite detail and humor the place he calls home in the rolling hills of southeastern Nebraska, an area known as the Bohemian Alps. Nothing is too big or too small for his attention, including memories of his grandmother´s cooking. And Kooser reminds us that the closing of local schools, thoughtless county weed control, and irresponsible housing development destroy more than just the view. What makes life meaningful for Kooser are the ways in which his neighbors care for one another and how an afternoon walking with an old dog, baking a pie, or decorating the house for Christmas can summon memories of his Iowa childhood. This writer sees the extraordinary within the ordinary, the deep beneath the shallow, the abiding wisdom in the pithy Bohemian proverbs that are woven into his essays. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ted Kooser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/003379/bk_blak_003379_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Esteemed professor Jennifer Tobin leads a compelling series of lectures on the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. Examining the historical and social context of each wonder, Tobin answers such questions as "Why was it built?" and "What can it tell us about the people who built it?" From the Great Pyramid at Giza to the Colossus of Rhodes and the Pharos of Alexandria, the course provides a 360-degree view of these enduring marvels of human achievement. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Professor Jennifer Tobin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/004300/bk_reco_004300_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Showcasing some of his most enduring and insightful writings, including many previously unpublished works, a concise and illuminating introduction to Marcus J. Borg, the late spokesman for progressive Christianity and one of the most revered and influential theologians of our time. In his acclaimed books, including classics such as Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, The Heart of Christianity, Speaking Christian, and Convictions, Marcus J. Borg helped shape an enlightened modernist view of Christianity. A leading scholar of the historical Jesus acclaimed for his ability to speak about Christianity in the context of contemporary society, Borg offered profound wisdom and inspiration - a new way of seeing and living the Christian life - for believers, students, and lay listeners. Ultimately, he taught us that by developing a deeper understanding of Jesus and the New Testament, we can discover a more authentic way of being. Yet Borg himself was always conscious of a greater truth beyond what he could explain: the wonder of God. Now, two years after the liberal theologian´s death, comes The Days of Awe and Wonder, a selection of his writing, including many never before published works, that explores the Christian faith and what it means to be a Christian in the 21st century. Provocative and uplifting, this anthology illuminates Borg´s explorations of the miraculous and wonderful, his understanding of conviction and fulfillment, and his contention that we must keep an open mind and question assumptions and certainties in all our religious journeys. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Pruden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005841/bk_harp_005841_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Understanding the other person´s point of view, to see the world from their perspective, can make your life much easier. It can also demonstrate your professional maturity. We offer you a quick checklist that can be done while sitting in the many meetings you attend each week. It can work wonders with your key relationships at work. Change Masters has individually coached thousands of global executives to significantly improve their leadership communication skills since it was established in 1986. The Change Masters Leadership Success Series gives you usable information, containing pragmatic tools that have been road-tested by top leaders. Many times people consider a seminar successful if there is one usable nugget or idea. This series captures the most valuable nuggets we´ve gleaned to give you high value and save you time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Carol Ann Keers. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/chng/000010/bk_chng_000010_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.