Wonder

Author: Vlad P. Glaveanu

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350085162

Category: Education

Page: 224

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This book is dedicated to wonder and wondering, mundane phenomena that, despite their great value for education and other spheres of human experience, often go unnoticed both inside and outside the classroom. Praised as the origin of philosophy in ancient times, the concern for understanding and educating wonder has been present throughout history. It is not only the case that this basic psychological process opens our everyday experience to what is possible, what lies beyond the here-and-now, but does so with extraordinary consequences. Wonder transforms our experience of the world from early childhood onwards. It is ever-present in children's play and games, it offers constant opportunities for learning and it fuels our creativity. And yet, we know little about this phenomenon, its biological, psychological, social and cultural underpinning, and even less about how to foster it and harness its benefits in education. This book fills this gap and gives a scientific yet accessible account of wondering. It proposes a new way of understanding wonder, while at the same time offering practical tools for cultivating wonder within ourselves, our interpersonal relations, and within educational practice.

To Wonder

Author: Hari Kleia

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466964707

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 36

View: 3011


I write to tell of something I know and I find interesting. I like to spark the curiosity of children, excite them, and provoke their enthusiasm. I like the writing to be pleasant, fun, and joyful, and if lucky, it may reveal some unexpected wisdom also, as wisdom hides almost everywhere. To Wonder is like a tale in the form of poetry, telling children of the story of how the universe came to be. It is an attempt to answer the old and new questions of how it all came about, with references to both religious and scientific knowledge and understanding. From the beginning to the end, what was the first cause that started and created it all? Why do we wonder? Surprisingly at the end, both the religious and the scientific approaches seem to coincide and appear to be one and the same.

Wonder Woman and Philosophy

Author: Jacob M. Held,William Irwin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119280753

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Wonder Woman and Philosophy: The Amazonian Mystique explores a wide range of philosophical questions surrounding the most popular female superhero of all time, from her creation as feminist propaganda during World War II up to the first female lead in the blockbuster DC movie-franchise. The first book dedicated to the philosophical questions raised by the complex and enduringly iconic super-heroine Fighting fascism with feminism since 1941, considers the power of Wonder Woman as an exploration of gender identity and also that of the human condition – what limits us and what we can overcome Confronts the ambiguities of Wonder Woman, from her roles as a feminist cause and fully empowered woman, to her objectification as sexual fantasy Topics explored include origin stories and identity, propaganda and art, altruism and the ethics of care, Amazonians as transhumanists, eroticism and graphic novels, the crafting of a heroine, domination, relationships, the ethics of killing and torture, and many more.

The Wonder of You

Author: Lynn K. Russell

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1789041309

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 200

View: 8936


What is life? Why are we here? What are we supposed to do in this physical existence? The Wonder of You, takes the reader on an in-depth exploration of the NDE (Near Death Experience) and the amazing life lessons being brought back. Through examining thousands of accounts, Lynn K. Russell offers a step-by-step explanation of the astonishing messages and beyond to the incredible wonder you are. This book is filled with research that stretches from man’s beginnings and onwards to the future through the exciting discoveries of physics.

Everywhere, Wonder

Author: Matthew Swanson

Publisher: Imprint

ISBN: 1250153417

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

View: 8022


“Open your eyes and open your window and let your story out into the world. It is a little gift from you to me.” In this heartfelt picture book, readers are taken on a stunning journey into the imagination of a young boy—who explores everything from the pyramids of Egypt to a dusty footprint on the moon—and then back out again to the wonderful world right in front of him. From a lost balloon to an endless road, there are stories to discover, to dream about, and to share. Everywhere, Wonder explores the wonder in the world, while encouraging young minds to discover the extraordinary in the ordinary, and creatively share their stories with others. An Imprint Book “Swanson's fanciful and whimsical exploration of the meeting of imagination and story is strengthened by the jewel-toned colors and sheer scope of Behr's illustrations.” —Kirkus Reviews "A tribute to the power of imagination awaiting those who are open to the marvels that surround them." School Library Journal

Walton Dorsey, Wonder Boy

Author: M A Field

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490867767

Category: Fiction

Page: 126

View: 6231


Walton Dorsey, Wonder Boy is the exciting story of an unusual teenager who has a special gift. The news media are so impressed that they refer to him as "Wonder Boy." But when he expresses his ideas in a TV interview, there are antagonistic reactions--including a serious death threat. Walton then goes into hiding, but when it seems that a terrible catastrophe is about to happen, he risks his life in an attempt to save his beloved grandmother. "I think everyone who reads Walton Dorsey, Wonder Boy will enjoy reading it, and many will be challenged by it." - Trevor Dearing, co-author of 'The God of Miracles' and author of 'Total Healing' etc.

The Story of King Wonder Wolf

Author: Bonnie L. Bash

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1434962202

Category:

Page: 58

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I Wonder

Author: Annaka Harris

Publisher: Four Elephants Press

ISBN: 1940051029

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 5214


“I Wonder offers crucial lessons in emotional intelligence, starting with being secure in the face of uncertainty. Annaka Harris has woven a beautiful tapestry of art, storytelling, and profound wisdom. Any young child – and parent – will benefit from sharing this wondrous book together.”—Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence “I Wonder captures the beauty of life and the mystery of our world, sweeping child and adult into a powerful journey of discovery. Magnificent!”—Dr. Daniel Siegel, author of Mindsight and The Whole-Brain Child Eva takes a walk with her mother and encounters a range of mysteries: from gravity, to life cycles, to the vastness of the universe. She learns that it’s okay to say “I don’t know,” and she discovers that there are some things even adults don’t know—mysteries for everyone to wonder about together! I Wonder is a book that celebrates the feelings of awe and curiosity in children, as the foundation for all learning.

Of Wonder and Fear

Author: Nicole Zoltack

Publisher: Nicole Zoltack

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9053


Enjoy this twisted fairy tale retelling by USA Today bestselling author Nicole Zoltack where the Alice character aims to destroy Wonderland. Not all is wonderful in Wonderland when Avice finds a way to crash the party. The Queen of Hearts wants nothing more than for life to be as it was. Avice, however, begins to steal magic from the Wonders and proceeds to dismantle the very fabric of Wonderland. Soon, the queen has no choice but to bring Avice back to her homeland, a strange place called Saxonia. There, perhaps she can find allies against her foe, a new home for her Wonders, and perhaps even a man to love. Of Wonder and Fear also includes the short story The Cost of Time. KEYWORDS: Alice in Wonderland, fairytale fantasy, fantasy romance, romantic fantasy, slow burn romance, supernatural powers, magic, come into powers, dark fantasy romance, clean fantasy, king, prince, royal, historical fantasy, Free Royal, Raven Kennedy, Kelly St. Clare, Caroline Peckham, Susanne Valenti, C.N Crawford, Elise Kova, Robin D. Mahle, Elle Madison, D.K. Holmberg, Cordelia Castel, Kay L Moody, Alisha Klaphe

A Wonder Book

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486432092

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 157

View: 2266


Retells six classic Greek myths: The gorgon's head; The golden touch; The paradise of children; The three golden apples; The miraculous pitcher; and The chimaera.