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Parallel Developments: A Geophysical / Paleontological Timeline from Big Bang to 3000BC
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 80,300. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Reference
This book is intended to provide a quick reference for anyone with an interest in Earth – from layman to scientist, and compiles the events Earth has experienced through its 4.6 billion years of history, presenting them in an orderly chronological sequence in order to allow the reader to place them in context with some of the global issues facing the world today.
Executions & Horrible Tortures From Olden Times
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,740. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
During past centuries, crimes such as filing metal shavings from a coin, shoplifting a handkerchief, or a bit of lace was usually punished with torture or even death. More serious crimes like treason, inciting civil disobedience, or witchcraft could result in some truly horrendous punishments like being drawn and quartered. People accused of witchcraft were subjected to a water test & burned if-
Traditi e traditori
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 63,920. Language: Italian. Published: April 4, 2014 by PulpEdizioni. Category: Essay » Political
Una storia suddivisa in tre parti - "Latina tradita", "La Destra tradita" e "L'Italia tradita" - che si apre con una dedica ad una persona davvero speciale e si chiude con riflessioni legate all'attualità
Pirates and Raiders of the Southern Shore
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,210. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Near-forgotten now, the blood-stained legends of the pirates and buccaneers who prowled the high seas and endless coasts of the South Atlantic during the Golden Age of Piracy, 1680 to 1720, live to burn, pillage, and destroy again in this amazing book.
Στου Χατζηφράγκου
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 80,080. Language: Greek. Published: December 6, 2012 by PELEKANOS BOOKS. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Πρωταγωνιστής του έργου είναι η λαϊκή συνοικία της Σμύρνης, του Χατζηφράγκου, όπου Έλληνες, Τούρκοι, Εβραίοι, Φραγκολεβαντίνοι και Αρμένιοι ζουν αρμονικά μέσα σε μία ακμάζουσα κοινότητα, λίγο πριν το κίνημα των Νεότουρκων.
A History of the British Monarchy in Brief(s)
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 53,500. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
The British Monarchy spans twelve hundred years and more than sixty people. This books examines them one by one, centering on the strange and unusual events that occurred to each of them. Most of it is factual, but the author takes great liberties in reporting the facts, in an attempt to find the humor missing in so much of recorded history.
Building the Second Mind: 1956 and the Origins of Artificial Intelligence Computing
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 66,250. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Building the Second Mind: 1956 and the Origins of Artificial Intelligence Computing tells the history of the origins of AI. As the field that seeks to do things that would be considered intelligent if a human being did them, AI is a constant of human thought. Yet it was impossible until the digital computer was invented during WWII, and the field itself was not declared until 1956.
Sacred Welsh Waters
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,340. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011 by Paul D. E. Mitchell. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Chris Thomas has written a definitive guide to the sacred wells and springs of Wales. Once sites of pagan ritual, many were appropriated by early Christian saints who continued to promote their magical healing properties. More than just a must-see list, the author has researched the local history of the well and their sometimes less than saintly patrons. Includes a guide to Welsh pronunciation.
The Soldier, the Builder & the Diplomat
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 69,010. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011 by Cune Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
The book consists of rapier-like literary thrusts into the lives of General George Armstrong Custer, Thomas Andrews (the builder of the Titanic), and Edward Grey (British Foreign Secretary before World War I). However spectacular their failures, it's generally agreed that these men (or, in the case of Edward Grey, the men around them) could have avoided disaster except for arrogance - a flaw that