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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.
'Correcting History' Who Invented The Modern Hang Glider
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Price: Free! Words: 17,840. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
The invention of the Modern Hang Glider seems to have been shrouded in mystery and incorrect information for many years. It is only now with the luxury of hindsight, very fast computers, IT media and our constant quest for more and more information, that the story has been slowly unravelled. I'm not sure if it would have been possible fifteen or twenty years ago, as earlier hang gliding historians
Ten thousand year old boats found on Britain's hillsides
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Price: Free! Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
On the hillsides of Britain are chalk and stone remnants of monuments that are between five and ten thousand years old. These monuments are curious for they are long and thin in shape, surrounded by moats and our ancestors placed their dead inside for their last journey - the problem is these symbolic images were built thousands years before ships were supposedly invented.
Early VTOL Aircraft (before 1967)
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Price: Free! Words: 11,540. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
This ebook is a brief history, up until late 1967, of vertical take-off and landing aircraft. Originally written before the use of computers it contains some interesting photographs of aircraft some of which failed to go into production and others which proved to be successful. This ebook is offered in the hope that it will prove useful to others interested in the topic of early VTOL aircraft.
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 » History » History of things
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.
The Many Different Handbag Fashions Throughout The Years
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Price: Free! Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A brief history of the handbag from the 1800s up to the 1980s.
The Coracle: One Man in a Tub
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Price: Free! Words: 10,700. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012 by Black Morning Marsh Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
(5.00 from 1 review)
My introduction to the coracle was not the most promising, I grant you, just a joke email from a bored colleague. But, apparently, it was all I needed. Because, it’s not just racing down a river in a glorified snow sled, shield, or basket, but a journey through such wild territories as Welsh Indians, cadavers, poaching, and sheep wrasslin’, just to name a few.
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
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.
Operation Rediscover action plan
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Price: Free! Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Bronze plaques and memorials are an important part of our cultural heritage and deserve to be preserved. This action plan shows you step by step how to locate, care for and share information about them.
1s Upon A Time
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Price: Free! Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
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For those who hate numbers; and those who like them. Are numbers weird, annoying things that don't mean much? And where did they come from anyway? We don't learn the history of numbers in Math class. This gives them an unreal image that confuses a lot of people. But they came from somewhere for a reason and it helps to know where. This is a short article about the invention of 1, long, long ago.
Early Railways
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Series: Age of Engineering, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2011 by Ragged Angel Ltd. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
This is a set of short pieces about unusual early railways. The Surrey Iron Railway the first public railway, the South Devon atmospheric railway, and the North Star, the first broad gauge engine which outlived the rails it ran on. It concludes with a selection of other steam engines, as ideas for projects and further research.