Die Ordnung der Dinge

Im Reich der Elemente
Author: Sam Kean
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
ISBN: 3455850030
Category: Psychology
Page: 448
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Woraus besteht die Welt, woraus Mikroben, Meere, der Mensch? Kean gelingt etwas Schönes: Man kapiert’s auch ohne dröge Formeln. Das Hauptgebäude der modernen Chemie, das Periodensystem der Elemente, sieht langweilig aus, doch in ihm verbergen sich spannende Geschichten über Alchimisten, Entdecker und Goldgräber, Medizinalräte und Quacksalber, Kriegsstrategen, Spione, Geschäftemacher und Spinner. So macht Naturwissenschaft Spaß! Das periodische System der Elemente ist nicht nur eine große wissenschaftliche Leistung, sondern auch eine Schatzkiste voller skurriler Episoden, die von Leidenschaft, Abenteuern, Betrug und Besessenheit handeln. Während Kean die Grundbausteine des Universums und die Ordnung, die sie schaffen, erklärt, erzählt er zugleich, welche Rolle sie vom Urknall bis heute gespielt haben. Wie etwa Gerhard Domagk das Leben seiner Tochter riskierte, um die ersten Antibiotika zu entwickeln. Wie Portugal sowohl den Nazis als auch den Alliierten zu astronomischen Preisen Wolfram lieferte, weil beide Seiten es dringend für den Krieg brauchten.

A Pair of Spoons (Storycuts)

Author: Shena Mackay
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448128293
Category: Fiction
Page: 20
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To the untrained eye, married antiques dealers Bonnie and Vivien have grown to become almost identical over the years. However, Vivien secretly struggles to retain her own diminishing identity, as she increasingly defers to Bonnie's actions and attitudes. When Vivien spends a dreamy afternoon wandering the countryside without Bonnie, she rediscovers her independence in a secret hiding place, piquing her partner's fear and jealousy. But ultimately it is their shared passion - and an act of criminality - which brings them back together. Part of the Storycuts series, this story was previously published in the collection The Atmospheric Railway.


Schnitzen - Das Handwerk und die neue Kultur vom Holz
Author: Barn the Barn the Spoon
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783038009832
Page: 224
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An Appreciation of Spoons

Author: Norman Stevens
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781365935015
Category: Art
Page: 40
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At the time I purchased my first spoon from Dan Dustin, in the early 1970s, I had no knowledge of wooden spoons, their history, or the work of any other spoon carvers. That simple inexpensive purchase set me forth on a wonderful continuing journey of almost forty years. Shortly afterwards I met Barry Gordon and Norm Sartorius at regional craft shows and began to purchase their work. Since that time I have acquired well over 500 contemporary spoons, including now more than 375 nine inch teaspoons. Carvers from around the world created almost all of those small treasures specifically for that collection. A Gathering of Spoons (Linden, 2012) describes that project in detail and contains photographs of the first 283 9" spoons. This short treatise includes photographs of some 9," and other, spoons added since that earlier book. -Norman Stevens

A Gathering of Spoons

The Design Gallery of the World's Most Stunning Wooden Art Spoons
Author: Norman D. Stevens
Publisher: Linden Publishing
ISBN: 1610351436
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 104
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"Featuring over 200 hand-carved art spoons, "A Gathering of Spoons" is the definitive photographic record of the world's most brilliant and beautiful examples of art spoon design. Spoonmaking has been a respected craft and art form in many cultures for centuries, providing not just utilitarian tools but also revered and powerful ceremonial and symbolic objects. Artists and craftspeople from many walks of life are exploring this ancient tool of daily life and creating designs that hark back to centuries of tradition but also speak to contemporary life. "A Gathering of Spoons" celebrates the resurgence of spooncarving in recent years. Presenting a dazzling variety of forms, materials, and carving techniques, "A Gathering of Spoons" presents the finest work in spoonmaking from around the world. Each piece is beautifully photographed to present its unique visual appeal, making "A Gathering of Spoons" a fascinating visual record of great art in an unusual form"--

On Top of Spoon Mountain

Author: John Nichols
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 0826352723
Category: Fiction
Page: 232
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Jonathan Kepler wants to climb Spoon Mountain with his grown son and daughter on his sixty-fifth birthday in three weeks. The kids, Ben and Miranda, think he’s crazy. For starters, Spoon Mountain is almost the tallest alpine peak in New Mexico. Jonathan’s health is terrible. Still reeling from his third, nearly fatal, divorce, he has a rotten heart, serious asthma, and a fed-up girlfriend who is about to drop him like a bad habit. Once a celebrated novelist, Hollywood screenwriter, and environmental activist, Jonathan is now tottering at the ragged end of his career and yearning to make amends to his children for his past sins before it’s too late. Years ago, Spoon Mountain was very special to the Kepler family. They once shared halcyon days in the wilderness. Can they go home again? Does Spoon Mountain offer redemption . . . or annihilation? And why is getting there so laden with pratfalls? John Nichols is at his hilarious and poignant best in this rollicking tale of love, anarchy, and the awesome Rocky Mountains. It is drop-dead comedy with an inspiring and beautiful message.

Die erstaunliche Familie Telemachus

Author: Daryl Gregory
ISBN: 3732557359
Category: Fiction
Page: 541
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Auf den ersten Blick ist Matty Telemachus ein typischer vierzehnjähriger Junge mit den typischen Problemen eines vierzehnjährigen Jungen. Aber Matty ist alles andere als normal und seine Familie ist es schon gar nicht. Als Matty entdeckt, dass er über ungewöhnliche Fähigkeiten verfügt, macht er sich auf die Suche nach dem lange gehegten Familiengeheimnis: Sind seine Verwandten wirklich Medien, beherrschen sie Telepathie, Telekinese und vielleicht noch andere Kräfte? Ein umwerfender Roman über eine ganz besondere Familie und die unsichtbaren Kräfte, die uns alle zusammenhalten.


A Guide to Spoon Carving and the New Wood Culture
Author: Barn The Spoon
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0753545969
Category: House & Home
Page: 224
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'No one in Britain knows more about crafting a spoon from greenwood than Barn The Spoon.' Guardian 'London's most famous and charismatic spoon whittler ... King of the whittlers.' Sunday Telegraph Barn The Spoon, as he’s affectionately known is a rare master craftsman in the art of spoon carving. In this book he generously shares his extraordinary skill, gentle philosophy and his life’s work – designing and carving beautiful spoons that are both a joy to use and hold. The simple, ordinary spoon is part of our everyday lives, intimately entwined with the acts of eating and socialising, from stirring our first cup of coffee to scraping the last bit of pudding from the bowl. And who doesn't like to spoon in bed? Barn’s spoons will take you on a journey into the new wood culture, from understanding the relationship between wood, the raw material and its majestic origins in our trees and woodland, to the workshop and the axe block, and into your own kitchen. Barn will show you how to use the axe and knife, from how they should feel in your hand to honing the perfect edge when carving your own spoons. Featuring sixteen unique designs in the four main categories of spoon – eating, serving, cooking and measuring spoons, Barn takes you through the nuances of their making, how each design is informed by its function at the table or in the kitchen, and the key skills you will learn – such as creating octagonal handles, manipulating grain patterns and mastering bent branches. Beautiful photography will inspire and act as a blue-print to help perfect your technique.

Summary: Investing Without a Silver Spoon

Review and Analysis of Fischer's Book
Author: BusinessNews Publishing
Publisher: Primento
ISBN: 2806247411
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 10
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The must-read summary of Jeff Fischer's book: "Investing Without a Silver Spoon: How Anyone Can Build Wealth Through Direct Investing". This complete summary of the ideas from Jeff Fischer's book "Investing Without a Silver Spoon" puts forward a case for sensible investing that yields a long-term return without massive capital at the start. In fact, direct investment plans allow a person to build wealth slowly and steadily by investing in companies at whatever rate they can afford on a regular basis without using (or paying) a broker. By then reinvesting the dividends that are earned through buying more stock, compound growth occurs over the longer term. This summary explains that direct investors can take positive control of their own financial futures. Prospective investors will be taken through the financial jargon, what you need to begin, and how to invest for the long-term, not short-term. It acknowledges that Direct Investment isn’t for everyone – if you have a high interest debt, for example – but believes that good research combined with intelligent decision-making can yield financial freedom and a worry-free retirement. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand the key concepts • Increase your business knowledge To learn more, read "Investing Without a Silver Spoon" and invest effectively!

The Art of Spoon Carving

A Classic Craft for the Modern Kitchen
Author: Lora Susan Irish
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486813495
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 160
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Beautifully illustrated guide by a master woodcrafter presents 12 projects, with mix-and-match suggestions for creating dozens of spoons and other implements. Perfect for beginners, the book features clear, detailed directions.

The Clatter of Forks and Spoons

Author: Richard Corrigan
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007248903
Category: Cooking
Page: 392
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'The Clatter of Forks and Spoons' is about joyous eating and the sharing of recipes that all carry the distinctive Richard Corrigan imprint and have been carefully adapted for the home kitchen. It includes an account of the suppliers Richard has come to know and trust.

The Big Book of Oz, Volume 1: The Oz Series

Author: L. Frank Baum
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1847533140
Category: Fiction
Page: 572
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L. Frank Baum originally published 14 Oz books. Presented here in The Big Book of Oz, Volume 1: The Oz Series, are the first 7 books. The first one being the famous 'Wonderful Wizard of Oz.' The books are still sure to delight all ages.

The Spoon of Doom

Author: Sam Hay
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408153440
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 112
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'It was never meant to feed the needy; but to serve up grief to the mean and greedy' The unfortunately named Albert Grub (A. Grub) has parents who are obsessed by mini-beasts; there are insects in the fridge, woodlice living in the hall and spiders dwelling in the cupboard under the stairs. But everything changes one day when Albert discovers that his dad is heir to the factory of the legendary Piddler's Porridge. Why is the town's noodle King, and owner of the adjacent factory so keen to get his hands on the Piddler's place? Is he after the legendary Spoon of Doom, believed to be hidden somewhere in the factory? And what can our reluctant hero do to stop him? A mix of quirky characters and outlandish goings on topped with lashings of bugs and porridge, this is a laugh-out-loud comic adventure that will appeal especially to boys.

A Spoon of God

Author: Didi Brown
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1604773642
Category: Religion
Page: 328
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Brown reflects on the miracle of her birth in this faith-affirming memoir.

Collectible Spoons of the 3rd Reich

Author: James A. Yannes
Publisher: Trafford on Demand Pub
ISBN: 9781425186951
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 224
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About the Book Collectible Spoons of the 3rd Reich is a detailed, heavily illustrated reference book containing relevant historical exposition on many of the personal, organizational and commemorative spoons of the 3rd Reich period from 1933 to 1945. These spoons, unlike most other collectibles from this period, were actually owned and used daily by the people and organizations of those times. The book includes many spoon types, for example: Hitler’s personal silverware, Red Cross, SS, the U-47 etc. With over 200 photos / graphics and over 19,000 words of text, the book extensively explores the relevant historical highlights which in turn illuminate this unique period in history as reflected by the spoons. These spoons are history that you can hold in your hand and were once in the hands of the German history makers of the 3rd Reich era. As the years pass, the 3rd Reich era will move from the monster of history to just plain history as did the Napoleonic era and like Napoleon collectibles, there is increasing interest in acquiring 3rd Reich collectibles, although understandably relatively modest in our lifetime. Thus, this book should be of interest to the collector and educational for the casual reader of history.

The Wooden Spoon Book of Old Family Recipes

From the Wooden Spoon Kitchen
Author: Marilyn M. Moore
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN: 9780871136947
Category: Cooking
Page: 194
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Provides recipes and tips for preparing traditional American entrees and side dishes, such as pot roast, creamed corn, and apple crisp.