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The Successful Treasure Hunter’s Essential Guide
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Price: Free! Words: 32,530. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » History
With over 40 years experience in the hobby of metal detecting or treasure hunting, David Villanueva tackles the major problems metal detectorists face. Obtaining search permission; research and finding sites; laws and code of practice; choosing a metal detector and overcoming detector limitations; identifying and preserving finds, coping with buried trash and techniques for locating finds.
A Star in a Jar: The Search for Cold Fusion
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Series: Steve's Life & Times, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 32,570. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Energy
Twenty years ago, two scientists, Martin Fleischmann & Stanley Pons, Professors of electrochemistry, announced to a stunned world they had discovered the secret to Cold Fusion by literally creating a star in a jar in a modest basement using just $100 000 of their own money. Here is this truly fascinating story with more twists and turns, ravels and unravels, than an Alfred Hitchcock movie.
The Book of British Firsts
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 456,190. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Ever wondered what all the things are the British invented? What the Scots discovered? What records the English set, what world firsts belong to Wales? The Book of British Firsts presents the biggest-ever, most extensively researched collection of the inventions, discoveries, records and other firsts of the British people from pre-history to the modern day ever assembled.
Epitome for Eleanor: A Short History of the Known Universe: I. The Big Bang to the Bronze Age
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Price: Free! Words: 28,020. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History
From the formation of our galaxy and solar system to the emergence of life and the first civilisations, Epitome for Eleanor is a short history of the known Universe for children. Part I covers the period from the Big Bang to the Bronze Age.
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
Un lombardo alla prima guerra mondiale
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 28,190. Language: Italian. Published: April 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Le memorie che il nonno di mia moglie, Ettore Molinari, ha scritto, ormai quasi ottantenne, nella seconda metà degli anni ’60. Sono ricordi che, partendo dalla famiglia d’origine, raccontano in prima persona cos’è stato, per un laborioso artigiano del Varesotto col talento dello scultore, il più sanguinoso e inutile conflitto della storia, combattuto da alpino nelle trincee, nel fango e nella neve
The United States Open Golf Champions: Their Championship and Story
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 184,340. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Golf
Professionals and amateurs from all walks of life and from all social and economic backgrounds have won the US Open championship. This is the history of all of the US Open champions through 2013.
Chrysler's Mightiest V-8
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 29,720. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
The definitive history of the great Chrysler hemi-head V-8 and the cars it powered from the 1950s through the 1970s. Illustrated with many rare photos. Anthony Young is also the author of the best-selling Mighty Mopars.
American Celebration
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Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 28,000. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014 by Spero Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Holidays (non-religious)
Thoroughly researched, American Celebration analyzes and discusses the various components of holidays, festivals, and celebrations. Why do brides wear white? Why do new fathers pass out cigars? These, and many more questions are answered in depth and detail.
Book of Firsts - First Time Almost Everything Happened
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,990. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: January 16, 2014 by RW Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
‘It’s not winning silver; it’s losing gold’, says a famous Nike ad, hammering home the painful truth that posterity has little compassion for those who finish second. They are, more often than not, expunged from history, years – perhaps even decades – of grinding toil and desperate hope cast into the dustbin of history.
One Last Thing: The Untold History Of The Martial Arts Philosophy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,120. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
What if, in a dialog between the past and the present, between the real and the fictitious, innovative writers and fighters such as Bruce Lee, Alan Watts, Marshall McLuhan, Kwai Chang Caine, Carl Young, and Lao Tzu were brought back to life and transported to the present so they might raise an index finger, lean forward and whisper knowingly, “Oh, before I forget, One Last Thing!"
Why the Victorians Saw Ghosts – An Illustrated Guide to 19th Century Spiritualism
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You set the price! Words: 24,370. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2014 by Seventh Rainbow Publishing. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Originally conceived as a blog to accompany Gallagher's historical YA novels, this guide provides a great introduction to the fascinating phenomenon of 19th Century spiritualism. If you can't tell your materializations from your Mumlers, or never realized just how physical ghost-grabbing could get, then this may well be the perfect book for you.
Spirits of the Moon
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,570. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Spirits of the Moon is a collection of Druid and Native American lunar lore, as well as many other ancient cultures. It is the history of the myths, legends and astrology of early man’s beliefs concerning the moon, our nearest celestial neighbor. The Moon's constantly changing nature, led early man to equate its many phases to the cycles of human life, with its birth, death and rebirth.
Burr, Clinton and the Falls of General Benjamin Hovey
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,950. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
This history highlights the triumphs and falls of Vice Presidents Aaron Burr, George Clinton and a minuteman, Benjamin Hovey, as well as chronicling the land boom and canal mania that followed the Revolutionary War.
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.
Medieval Underpants and Other Blunders: A Writer’s (& Editor’s) Guide to Keeping Historical Fiction Free of Common Anachronisms, Errors, & Myths [Second Edition]
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,590. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2013 by Spyderwort Press. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
A detailed guide to the factual mistakes that writers of historical fiction often make—and how to avoid them. From medieval knights smoking cigars to characters crossing streets that wouldn’t exist for another 2000 years, historical novelist Alleyn exposes and explains the often hilarious, always painful goofs that turn up most frequently in fiction set in the past.
The Great Pyramid Rainmaker
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,380. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Ancient
This operating manual for Cheops shows how the Great Pyramid worked and the various stages of its development. The benefits for the builders are described within this framework. The penultimate rainmaking function is truly unique. Equally unique is the chapter that shows how to build and test a small rainmaker in the style of Cheops.
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.
Shift Report
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 153,780. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
How we mined a lot of coal, and how most of us lived to tell about it: a not terribly serious history of mining life in the Upper Ohio Valley.
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.