The Wonderbox

The Wonderbox

History is usually read for pleasure or for insight into current affairs, but The Wonderbox, stepping into the territory of Alain de Botton and Theodore Zeldin, is 'practical history' - using the past to think about our day to day lives.

Author: Roman Krznaric

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781847654458

Category: History

Page: 527

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There are many ways to try to improve our lives - we can turn to the wisdom of philosophers, the teachings of religions or the latest experiments of psychologists. But we rarely to look to history for inspiration - and when we do it can be surprisingly powerful. Showing the lessons that can be learned from the past, cultural historian Roman Krznaric explores twelve universal topics, from work and love to money and creativity, and reveals the wisdom that we've been missing. There is much to be learned from Ancient Greece on relationships, from the industrial revolution on job satisfaction, and from Ming-dynasty China on bringing up our children. Just as a Renaissance 'Wunderkammer' was a curiosity cabinet full of fascinating objects, each with a story behind it, The Wonderbox is full of stories and ideas from history, each of which sheds invaluable light on the decisions we make every day, whether we think about the different uses of the senses or changing attitudes to time. History is usually read for pleasure or for insight into current affairs, but The Wonderbox, stepping into the territory of Alain de Botton and Theodore Zeldin, is 'practical history' - using the past to think about our day to day lives.
Categories: History

Encyclopedia of Kitchen History

Encyclopedia of Kitchen History

In Simply Living, the Story of Compassion and the Wonderbox (1989), Anna Pearce of Saffron Walden, Essex, described Box-Aid, a Quaker-sponsored project ...

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135455729

Category: Reference

Page: 696

View: 246

First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Reference

Delphi Complete Weird Tales of Robert W Chambers Illustrated

Delphi Complete Weird Tales of Robert W  Chambers  Illustrated

THE WONDERBOX As long as she could remember she had been permitted to play with the contents ofthe lateHerr Conrad Wilner's wonderbox.

Author: Robert W. Chambers

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 7623

View: 496

The American Robert W. Chambers was a pioneer writer of weird, fantasy and supernatural tales, whose seminal collection of stories ‘The King in Yellow’ has had a lasting influence on the horror genre. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete Weird short story collections of Robert W. Chambers, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 2) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Chambers’ life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * 42 novels, with individual contents tables * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Many novels and tales are fully illustrated with their original artwork * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * The complete Weird short story collections, including many Weird tales appearing here for the first time in digital publishing * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Franco-Prussian War Trilogy The Novels In the Quarter The Red Republic Lorraine Ashes of Empire Cardigan The Maid-At-Arms The Maids of Paradise In Search of the Unknown The Reckoning Iole The Tracer of Lost Persons The Fighting Chance The Younger Set The Firing Line Special Messenger The Danger Mark The Green Mouse Ailsa Paige The Common Law The Adventures of a Modest Man Blue-Bird Weather The Streets of Ascalon Japonette The Gay Rebellion The Business of Life Quick Action The Hidden Children Anne’s Bridge Between Friends Who Goes There! Athalie The Girl Philippa The Dark Star Barbarians The Laughing Girl The Restless Sex The Moonlit Way In Secret The Crimson Tide The Slayer of Souls The Little Red Foot The Flaming Jewel The Short Story Collections The King in Yellow The Maker of Moons The Mystery of Choice The Haunts of Men A Young Man in a Hurry The Tree of Heaven Police!!! The Better Man A Story of Primitive Love The Short Stories List of Short Stories in Chronological Order List of Short Stories in Alphabetical Order Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles
Categories: Fiction

The Dark Star

The Dark Star

Reassured, she continued to explore the contents of the wonderbox—a toy she preferred to her doll, but not to her beloved set of water-colours and crayon ...

Author: Robert William Chambers

Publisher: Phoemixx Classics Ebooks

ISBN: 9783985941636

Category: Fiction

Page: 389

View: 887

The Dark Star - Robert William Chambers - Number the Stars is told from the point of view of ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen. The story is set in the city of Copenhagen, Denmark in September 1943, the third year of the Nazi occupation of Denmark. Annemarie and her best friend Ellen, who is Jewish, are stopped by soldiers on their way home from school. The two girls, who go to the same school and live in the same building, are unsettled by their first direct encounter with the Germans. Mrs. Johansen and Mrs. Rosen are concerned and ask the girls to take a new route to school. The encounter makes Annemarie reflect on what her father has taught her about Denmark and also about her older sister Lise's death a few years before the start of the novel. Later in the fall, Annemarie and her younger sister Kirsti discover that Mrs. Hirsch's neighborhood shop has been closed. This event further alarms Mrs. Johansen, though Annemarie does not understand why.During a late night visit from Peter Neilsen, a member of the Resistance and the man Lise was to marry, Annemarie is told more about the war. Her parents and Peter explain that Jewish stores are being closed. The next day, the Rosens must flee. They leave Ellen with the Johansens. During the night, German soldiers come to the apartment demanding that Mr. Johansen disclose the location of his friends. He refuses and they search the apartment. Ellen pretends to be one of the Johansen's daughters, but her dark hair causes the solider to be suspicious. Luckily, Mr. Johansen is able to show them a baby picture of Lise with dark hair, which convinces the soldiers.The next day, Mrs. Johansen takes the three girls to her brother Henrik's home in Gilleleje, Denmark, where Henrik is a fisherman. They spend a peaceful day in the house by the ocean before Henrik announces that their Great-aunt Birte has died. The service is to be held that evening. Annemarie knows that no such aunt exists, and demands the truth. Uncle Henrik explains the importance of not knowing too much when bravery is needed. That night the coffin arrives and they gather around it. Many more people arrive, but all are silent. Soon Peter appears with the Rosens, who are reunited with Ellen. Soldiers, drawn by the post-curfew lights, come to the house. They demand that the coffin be opened, a problem since the coffin is empty. Mrs. Johansen thinks quickly and says that her aunt died of highly contagious typhus.
Categories: Fiction

Russell Howard The Good News Bad News The Biography

Russell Howard  The Good News  Bad News   The Biography

Alan confirmed that Russ would be 'hitting the road on tour again for the second half of [his] Wonderbox tour' and wanted to know what Wonderbox meant.

Author: Abi Smith

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781786068521

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 903

Good news, Russell Howard fans! It's time to take a butcher's into the mad, rib-tickling, insane yet lovable world of the one of the UK's favourite comedians. Abi Smith heads deep into the West Country to discover how people from as far as Midsomer Norton, Somerset to Minneapolis, USA fell in love with this energetic, mesmerising, boyishly blond Bristolian. How exactly has Russell, the kid who used to sleep with his underpants on his head in an effort to cure his acne, become the geezer who is now headlining shows at the O2 Arena, Wembley and the Royal Albert Hall? How has the timid boy who wouldn't speak at family gatherings because he was too shy become a TV panel-show heavyweight? How has the teen who wore his jeans back-to-front because he thought he looked like a cool rapper become an award-winning stand-up with a string of worldwide sell-out tours to his name? He might describe himself as the 'munter' of all his friends with his wonky teeth and lazy eye, but there is something rather special about this good-natured, good-fun dude whose favourite topics of stand-up quite often include his mother's hilarious antics. One things for sure, he might have been bullied at school, had haircuts from hell and missed out on a career as a footballer but he is certainly having the last laugh now - and we are in the front row laughing out-loud with him.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Dark Star

The Dark Star

Reassured, she continued to explore the contents of the wonderbox—a toy she preferred to her doll, but not to her beloved set of water-colours and crayon ...

Author: Robert W. Chambers

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4057664625670

Category: Fiction

Page: 343

View: 726

"The Dark Star" by Robert W. Chambers. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
Categories: Fiction

Delphi Complete Works of Howard Pyle Illustrated

Delphi Complete Works of Howard Pyle  Illustrated

Huzza for the man with the golden key who came to unlock the WonderBox!” All the town was packed and crowded as they rode through the streets; ...

Author: Howard Pyle

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 9781788779555

Category: Fiction

Page: 5798

View: 410

The American illustrator and author Howard Pyle is best known for his celebrated children’s books. His magazine and book illustrations are regarded as among the finest of the turn-of-the-century period in the Art Nouveau style. Pyle achieved especial fame as an accomplished and original illustrator of historical legends and fairy stories, noted for the vivid richness and historical accuracy of his work — both as a writer and an artist. Many of Pyle’s children’s stories are now regarded as American classics, including 'The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood', 'Otto of the Silver Hand', 'Jack Ballister’s Fortunes' and his magical tales of Arthurian legend. For the first time in publishing history, this eBook presents Pyle’s complete published works, with hundreds of illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Pyle’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * All 14 novels, with individual contents tables * Features rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing, including ‘The Garden behind the Moon’ * All of the novels feature Pyle’s original illustrations — over a 1,000 illustrations * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Rare uncollected short stories available in no other collection * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * Includes a wide range of Pyle’s illustration work for other novelists * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood (1883) Within the Capes (1885) The Rose of Paradise (1888) Otto of the Silver Hand (1888) A Modern Aladdin (1892) Men of Iron (1892) The Story of Jack Ballister’s Fortunes (1895) The Garden behind the Moon (1895) Rejected of Men (1903) The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (1903) The Story of the Champions of the Round Table (1905) The Story of Sir Launcelot and His Companions (1907) The Ruby of Kishmoor (1908) The Story of the Grail and the Passing of King Arthur (1910) The Shorter Fiction Pepper and Salt (1886) The Wonder Clock (1888) Twilight Land (1895) The Price of Blood (1899) Stolen Treasure (1907) Howard Pyle’s Book of Pirates (1921) Uncollected Short Stories The Short Stories List of Short Stories in Chronological Order List of Short Stories in Alphabetical Order Works Illustrated by Pyle Grandmother’s Story of Bunker Hill Battle (1874) by Oliver Wendell Holmes A Story of the Golden Age by James Baldwin The One Hoss Shay (1892) by Oliver Wendell Holmes Sir Christopher (1901) by Maud Wilder Goodwin Captain Ravenshaw (1901) by Robert Neilson Stephens Illustrations from ‘Chivalry’ (1901) by James Branch Cabell The Island of Enchantment (1905) by Justus Miles Forman Dulcibel (1907) by Henry Peterson Lincoln’s Last Day (1910) by William H. Crook Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks
Categories: Fiction

The Garden Behind the Moon

The Garden Behind the Moon

But nevertheless this was known : that some day — aye , some day — a hero would appear who would bring back the WonderBox to the earth .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433074806260

Category: Adventure stories

Page: 192

View: 937

In the fishing village where he lives, David sits alone by the shore at night, watching the path of light that stretches across the sea until it almost touches the moon. Wondering, where does it go? Then one day he hears a voice of the Moon-Angel. Why not try the moon-path tonight? As David will discover, the path leads to a magical world behind the moon.
Categories: Adventure stories

The Wonderbox Stories

The Wonderbox Stories

Author: Will Bradley

Publisher:

ISBN: LCCN:16023043

Category: Children's stories

Page: 152

View: 736

Categories: Children's stories

People Places and Passions

People  Places and Passions

Roman Krznaric, The Wonderbox: Curious Histories of How to Live (London, 2012), p. 162. Krznaric, The Wonderbox, p. 162. Dylan Thomas, The Outing (London, ...

Author: Russell Davies

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 9781783162383

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 158

The first of two volumes on the social history of Wales in the period 1870–1948, People, Places and Passions concentrates on the social events and changes which created and forged Wales into the mid-twentieth century. This volume considers a range of social changes little considered elsewhere by studies in Welsh history, accounting for the role played by the people of Wales in times of war and the age of the British Empire, and in technological change and innovation, as they travelled the developing capitalist and consumerist world in search of fame and fortune.
Categories: History

Nick Groff A Paranormal Journey

Nick Groff  A Paranormal Journey

Pity the Wonderbox didn't pick up anything the first time, or I should say nothing came through on it, cos I like the Wonderbox, it's very clear when ...

Author: Mila Hasan

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780244903756

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

View: 499

Nick Groff's paranormal journey into this vast and unknown area, from early days to now. His TV shows, his passion for this field and how he succeeded in getting started. An inspiration to us all. Read about him here and much more. Including lots of fun stuff.
Categories: Performing Arts

Silver Screen to Digital

Silver Screen to Digital

Chapter Five Méliès and the Wonderbox I t Georges the is Antoine well known Méliès Lumière, who that one was the fundamental invited brothers' to father the ...

Author: Carlo Montanaro

Publisher: John Libbey Publishing

ISBN: 9780861969685

Category: Performing Arts

Page:

View: 102

An era has ended. After one hundred and twenty-five years, a change has taken place in cinemas. The thousands of figures formed by silver and coloured pigments can no longer be viewed through transparent film, instead, everything has become digital, compressed, virtual and built into the rapid alternation of millions (hopefully, for quality's sake) of dots, or pixels within a very neat and minuscule grid. But projection is just the last link in a chain that is transforming the most direct language invented by humanity over the centuries. The other links – shooting, editing, special effects, re-elaboration and sound reproduction – have by now undergone radical transformations that have often signified progress. Perhaps, it is worth the trouble, then, having accepted this transformation-revolution once and for all, to understand where we started out from, how cinematographic language was born and how its grammar first and later its syntax evolved thanks to technological development. Without lightweight equipment for sound recording, sensitive emulsions, portable and compact lighting, it would not have been possible, at the end of the 50s, for example, to create identifiable "currents" of experimentation and concept under such titles as free cinema or nouvelle vague, which were largely based on footage from life and no longer reconstructed in the studio. That which filmmakers today can achieve even more effectively thanks to a range of digital technologies, paradoxically, involves working with even more-minimal equipment such as a smartphone in front of green or blue screens, against absolutely virtual backgrounds. In short: no more silver and more and more pixels.
Categories: Performing Arts

Carpe Diem Regained

Carpe Diem Regained

Roman Krznaric is a social philosopher whose books, including Empathy, The Wonderbox and How to Find Fulfilling Work, have been published in more than ...

Author: Roman Krznaric

Publisher: Unbound Publishing

ISBN: 9781783523603

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

View: 750

Existentialism is back Carpe diem – ‘seize the day’ – is one of the oldest pieces of life advice in Western history. But its true spirit has been hijacked by ad men and self-help gurus, reduced to the instant hit of one-click online shopping, or slogans like ‘live in the now’. We need to reclaim it to make sense of our complex, confusing times. The last great expression of carpe diem was in the electrifying existential philosophy of the 1940s. Today it’s an idea that challenges us to confront our mortality and live with greater passion and intention rather than scroll mindlessly on our phones or allow freedom to become a mere choice between brands. In Carpe Diem Regained, Roman Krznaric reinvents existentialism for our age of information and choice overload. An essential and empowering work of contemporary philosophy, the book unveils the surprising ways of seizing the day that humankind has discovered over the centuries, ones we urgently need to revive. Carpe diem is the existentialism for our times.
Categories: Philosophy

Female Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies

Female Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies

... thanks to buying the Save80—she boiled the food, put it in the WonderBox, and put that in the boot of the car, and they left home for the picnic site.

Author: V. Ramadani

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137444516

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 281

View: 506

This book explores different topics in the field of female entrepreneurship, such as motivational factors of female entrepreneurs, career perspectives of women, social female enterprises, tourism and hospitality, and emotional and institutional support of female entrepreneurial initiatives in the perspective of different transitional countries.
Categories: Business & Economics

History of Cheese Cream Cheese and Sour Cream Alternatives With or Without Soy 1896 2013

History of Cheese  Cream Cheese and Sour Cream Alternatives  With or Without Soy   1896 2013

Simply living: the story of Compassion and the wonderbox. Saffron Walden, Essex, England: Box Publications in association with the Self Publishing ...

Author: William Shurtleff

Publisher: Soyinfo Center

ISBN: 9781928914617

Category:

Page: 567

View: 953

The world's most comprehensive, well documented, and well illustrated book on this subject. With extensive index. 28 cm. Free of charge in digital format on Google Books.
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History of Soybeans and Soyfoods in the United Kingdom and Ireland 1613 2015

History of Soybeans and Soyfoods in the United Kingdom and Ireland  1613 2015

Simply living: the story of Compassion and the wonderbox. Saffron Walden, Essex, England: Box Publications in association with the Self Publishing ...

Author: William Shurtleff; Akiko Aoyagi

Publisher: Soyinfo Center

ISBN: 9781928914761

Category:

Page: 1726

View: 207

The world's most comprehensive, well documented, and well illustrated book on this subject. With extensive index. 333 color photographs and illustrations. Free of charge in digital PDF format on Google Books.
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Urja

Urja

THE “ WONDERBOX " HIRLEKAR Hirlekar the symbol of precision instruments . LS AP regrem ? DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE GAUGES with switches 125 WC to 100 PSI Rugged ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015081903422

Category: Power (Mechanics)

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Categories: Power (Mechanics)

History of Soymilk and Other Non Dairy Milks 1226 2013

History of Soymilk and Other Non Dairy Milks  1226 2013

Page 77 states: “The last to come out [of the Wonderbox], and perhaps the most impressive course, was Christmas pudding with soya custard.

Author: William Shurtleff, Akiko Aoyagi

Publisher: Soyinfo Center

ISBN: 9781928914587

Category: Soyfoods

Page: 2972

View: 790

Categories: Soyfoods

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

... shteten Samples Sampler Thames , Sompler CHOCOLATES & CONFECTIONS Worterty hilmand Give Whitman's WONDERBOX - Se lected candies for chil . dren .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105015160323

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