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Wonderland

Author : Steven Johnson
ISBN : 9780399184505
Genre : History
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“A house of wonders itself. . . . Wonderland inspires grins and well-what-d'ya-knows” —The New York Times Book Review From the New York Times–bestselling author of How We Got to Now and Where Good Ideas Come From, a look at the world-changing innovations we made while keeping ourselves entertained. This lushly illustrated history of popular entertainment takes a long-zoom approach, contending that the pursuit of novelty and wonder is a powerful driver of world-shaping technological change. Steven Johnson argues that, throughout history, the cutting edge of innovation lies wherever people are working the hardest to keep themselves and others amused. Johnson’s storytelling is just as delightful as the inventions he describes, full of surprising stops along the journey from simple concepts to complex modern systems. He introduces us to the colorful innovators of leisure: the explorers, proprietors, showmen, and artists who changed the trajectory of history with their luxurious wares, exotic meals, taverns, gambling tables, and magic shows. In Wonderland, Johnson compellingly argues that observers of technological and social trends should be looking for clues in novel amusements. You’ll find the future wherever people are having the most fun.

Wonderland

Author : Michael Bamberger
ISBN : 9781555845988
Genre : Social Science
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Pennsbury High School would be like any other were it not for one thing: its prom. Its spring dance is considered to be one of this country's best legacies. Wonderland is the inspiring true story of a dance floor and the kids who fill it: a tale of hope, sex, love, and loss. For one year, the students, parents, and teachers of Pennsbury invited Michael Bamberger, a senior writer for Sports Illustrated, into their classrooms, their homes, their parties, and their dreams. He discovered an extraordinary and disparate group of everyday teenagers whose stories were touching, odd, funny, and beautiful. In Wonderland, lives intersect in unpredictable ways and are never what they appear to be. The star quarterback hides the pain of not knowing where his father is. A student with cerebral palsy is desperate to learn to tie Eagle Scout knots, despite a useless left hand. And then there is Bob Costa, who dreams of bringing glory to the school by convincing John Mayer, whose song "Your Body Is a Wonderland" is an anthem for the students, to perform at the prom. Critically acclaimed in hardcover, Wonderland is published in paperback with a new afterword by the author.

Wonderland

Author : Stacey D'Erasmo
ISBN : 9780544074811
Genre : Fiction
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Disappearing for years after a meteoric rise in the indie rock scene, powerhouse singer Anna sells the last of her resources to finance a comeback album and reclaim an ultimate transcendent moment on the stage. By the award-winning author of The Art of Intimacy. 40,000 first printing.

A Day S Adventure In Math Wonderland

Author : J. Akiyama
ISBN : 9789812814777
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Math Wonderland is a museum of interactive mathematical models in Hokkaido, Japan, founded by one of the authors, Jin Akiyama, in 2003. The models in Wonderland, many of which have been exhibited all over Japan and in cities around the world, are meant to help children and young adults discover and experience the wonders of mathematics. This book is centered around the experiences of three fictional middle-school students during a visit to Wonderland. They spend a day in Wonderland, handling the interactive models and participating in the activities offered there. At the end of the day, they leave with a genuine appreciation of mathematics gained from witnessing its beauty, applicability and inevitability. The book is an important contribution to the genre because it presents mathematics and models that have never before appeared in books in the same category: reversible solids, plane tiling with developments of tetrahedrons, and double-packable solids, which are derived from the authors'' own research papers published in mathematics journals. It is designed to entertain, inform and even teach some mathematics. Although it is targeted at young adults, parents and teachers may learn something from the book as well. Chapter 1: Fat Triangles & Flattened Bagels (1,962 KB). Contents: Math is Fun?; Fat Triangles and Flattened Bagels; Cool Curves; A Roomful of Right Triangles; Math in Music; Pachinko Math; GCF-LCM Machine; Baumkuchen, Spaghetti and Watermelon; Automat(h); A Slice of a Cone; Paper Twists; Fold and Cut; Jigsaws from Tetrahedrons; Single and Double Duty Solids; Reversible Solids. Readership: Secondary-school students, math teachers and parents.

Alice S Adventures In Wonderland And Through The Looking Glass

Author : Lewis Carroll
ISBN : HARVARD:32044014292023
Genre : Adventure and adventurers
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Alice S Adventures In Wonderland

Author : Lewis Carroll
ISBN : HARVARD:HWHS7B
Genre : Adventure stories
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Alice S Adventures In Wonderland

Author : Lewis Carroll
ISBN : HARVARD:32044019660919
Genre : Fantasy
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Abby In Wonderland Whatever After Special Edition

Author : Sarah Mlynowski
ISBN : 9780545746656
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Down the rabbit hole . . . I'm spending the day with my best friends, Frankie and Robin, and -- UGH -- snobby Penny. I'm not expecting anything magical to happen, until Frankie falls into a mysterious hole behind Penny's house . . . and we all wind up in the story of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland! I've visited fairy tales before. But in Wonderland, everything is topsy-turvy. There are potions that make you grow, cakes that make you shrink, bossy caterpillars, and a horrible Queen of Hearts who wants to put us on trial. Now we have to: - Solve a riddle from the Cheshire cat - Attend a wacky tea party with the Mad Hatter - Become BFFs with Alice - And find Frankie . . . Or we'll be stuck in Wonderland for good! This special edition is extra-long, extra-enchanting, and comes with puzzles, games, and a Q&A with the author!

Wonderland

Author : Joanna Nadin
ISBN : 9780763648466
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Sixteen-year-old Jude hopes to finally become who she wants to be, away from tiny Churchtown and the father who cannot get over her mother's death, by joining a prestigious drama program in London until Stella, her wild childhood friend, returns and causes Jude to wonder if she really wants to be the center of attention, after all.

The Water Engine

Author : Michael Bamberger
ISBN : 0802141978
Genre : Education
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Chronicles one year in the life of the students, parents, and teachers of Pennsbury High School in eastern Pennsylvania, leading up to the single most important annual event--the prom.

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