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From Bird Ponds to Monsters: A History of Diabetes
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,330. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / diabetes
From Bird Ponds to Monsters: A History of Diabetes is a book detailing the thousands of years of diabetes research and medical practice in the field of diabetes that have advanced our knowledge of this disease. This book revealing the extensive work that has gone into the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes up until the present day.
History of the Water Closet
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,070. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
A history of the development of the water closet, or toilet, in England; beginning with what was used as a privy in the monasteries and ending with the sewer system clean-up in 19th century London. Also included are descriptions of the various types of chamber pots and toilet furniture that came into use and the gadgets and mechanical devices invented prior to the toilet as we know it today.
With a Net: An Internet Memoir
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,680. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
From early BBS's to Facebook, J.A. Bell has been navigating the maze of the online world for years. Now he tells the story of his journey, while sharing the histories of his favorite Internet haunts along with the relationships he formed there. With a Net is funny, poignant, and informative at turns, bringing people and places of the Internet to life.
The Castle Ciphers
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 9,430. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
A small fortune, unknown until now, remains hidden on a small estate in Buckhannon, WV known by the locals as The Castle. Local legends tell of angered spirits, a curse and even a series of underground catacombs associated with the estate. Greed is a powerful drug. One that binds people to their most prized possessions all throughout life and even afterward. The Castle is living proof.
British Hang Gliding History
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Price: Free! Words: 40,320. Language: British English. Published: August 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
British Hang Gliding History. The Golden Years from 1971 to 1981 by Terry Aspinall
The Dark Traveller
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Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 8,630. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
SNIPPET FROM THE E-BOOK As people travelled, so too did the plague. Travel between towns and villages in the England of the 1660‟s were not nearly as easy as it would be today. Back then, it would take days to make a trip that these days would take only a few hours.
A Short History of Kites
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,050. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2012 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
The kite, toy or tool of science and war? A Short History of Kites recounts the story of the kite, its Asiatic origins and the various ways that the kite has been used to advance science, sometimes in surprising ways.
Unsung Heroes of The Universe
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,560. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2012 by Decoded Science. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Of course you've heard of Albert Einstein, creator of special and general relativity, and other famous scientists - but there are many other physics pioneers who have received very little mainstream recognition for their contributions to history. Join me as I explore the fascinating history of six unsung heroes of the universe in this second-edition ebook.
Filosofia y Teologia
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,610. Language: Spanish. Published: June 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy
La Teología es la disciplina que trata de expresar los contenidos de una fe religiosa presentados como un conjunto coherente de proposiciones
PERMISSION IMPOSSIBLE: Metal Detecting Search Permission Made Easy
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,620. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Outdoor Skills
The find of a lifetime starts with obtaining search permission or legally avoiding that obligation. Where can you legally search without permission? How do you find the landowner to ask for search permission? How do you persuade the landowner to give their permission? The author draws on his experience at successfully and painlessly gaining search permission on a wide range of sites to reveal All.
Roger Pringle Kirk and the Alberta Winner Furnace
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,470. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Coal furnaces were not unique in the early days of the West, but Roger Kirk and his Alberta Winner coal furnace and Kirk's stoker were different. Here we tell fascinating details from our 25 years spent with him.
A Devilish Pastime: A History of Football in all its Forms
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 156,560. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » History
Where did football come from? How did it get to be so popular? And why can't we, across the English-speaking world, even agree on what the word 'football' means? This book looks at how the modern sports of soccer, rugby, American/Canadian football, Gaelic football and Australian Rules evolved from games played in the distant past.
JFK VIP2RIP
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Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 67,060. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
This is the real JFK Assassination story by the real courageous hero assassin me!
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.
A Short History of Transportation
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,260. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2012 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Confined for millennia to the distance our feet or compliant animals could carry us, the industrial age revolutionized our travel possibilities by birthing trains, cars and airplanes.
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.
Lost Crossings: A Contemplative Look at Western North Carolina's Historic Swinging Footbridges
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,370. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Category: Essay » Sociology
(5.00 from 1 review)
This ebook contains 12 brief, contemplative essays and numerous photographs documenting North Carolina's most historic swinging footbridges. Mitchell and Yancey Counties are home to 13 of the state's 23 remaining footbridges, including the oldest in the state. Lost Crossings is the first book to offer comprehensive footbridge info. Read stories, view the map, and learn about this local feature.
The Search For Old King's Road
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Series: Old Kings Road, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 37,540. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Old Kings Road in Florida was built by British Engineers prior to the American Revolution. Right up to 1914 it was the main entry into Florida. Here slaves escaped to freedom, plantations large and small lined the route. The Second Seminole War along this road was one of the largest slave rebellions in the United State. Here is historian Bill Ryan's effort to locate Old Kings Road.
Muslim Inventions in the Islamic Golden Age 750-1500 AD
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 17,250. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
This short, crisp, easy to read account, would take you through an amazing 6,000 years of human history to trace the origins of the sciences from the ancient world (mainly Greek) through the medieval Islamic world to the modern world. It explains the contiguity in the sciences, as explained by civilizational epochs. Commendation Certificate, National Book Foundation Pakistan, 2009
Nostalgic Notions
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Price: Free! Words: 6,960. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Free. Fully color Illustrated. The good old days. I am 66 and so I can remember the 50's.