topical encyclopedias

‘Self-made’ Means More Than Ever

Books Bygone: ‘Self-made’ means more than everMarica Bernstein Did you know “there are at present time three types of motor vehicles—steam, gasoline, and electrical?” Regarding electrical vehicles: “its sphere of usefulness is confined to city traffic or very short tours out of town” because its battery must be charged after 40 miles. Did you know …

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Our Wonder World

Jesse has been thinking, talking, and writing about wonder for quite a while. I think he’s on to something. I wonder if too many people–especially kids–have lost the ability to feel wonder these days? Certainly you can’t marvel at the heavens if you can’t see them at night. Nor can you find wonder in books …

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