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The Bangkok Story, an Historical Guide to the Most Exciting City in the World
By Jonathan Copeland
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 54,590. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013 by Murni. Category: Nonfiction
The Bangkok Story traces the history of Bangkok up to the present day, and describes and places the main buildings in the city in context, to explain to the visitor their meaning and relevance, something that the usual guide books do not cover. There are a lot of places not mentioned in other books. There are directions and opening hours. The book is illustrated with over 400 colour photographs.
Mongolia: Travels in An Untamed Land
By Jasper Becker
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 134,870. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
For seventy years Mongolia was all but closed to the west - a forbidden country, shrouded in darkness. Jasper Becker had long dreamed of exploring the sweeping land that lay just beyond China’s Great Wall and when communism disintegrated, he finally did. Setting out from Kublai Khan’s capital, Beijing, Becker was one of the first westerners to cross the border tracing the course of Yellow River.
Ladyboy: Thailand's Theater of Illusion
By Cognoscenti Books
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 3,690. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
The photographs in this coffee table e-book colourfully reveal the glamorous world of Thai transvestite cabaret. 4,000 words, 86 full colour images
Thai Twist: A Cultural Romance
By D.R. Ransdell
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,670. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2013 by Assent Publishing. Category: Fiction
In Thai Twist, instead of visiting temples with her older sister, high school graduate Gina spends her trip to Thailand chasing lost relatives as she falls for a mysterious native and his country.
14 Fun Facts About Elephants: Educational Version
By Caitlind L. Alexander
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,030. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction
You might know that they are the biggest land animal on earth, but here are some other things about elephants that you might not know. How much water can an elephant’s trunk hold? Can an elephant drink through its trunk? Can an elephant’s foot get stuck in the mud? Can elephants run? The Educational Version has activities that reinforce Common Core Curriculum Standards.
14 Fun Facts About Giant Pandas: Educational Versions
By Caitlind L. Alexander
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,220. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction
Giant pandas are one of the most loved of all animals. Here are some fun facts you may not have known about them. Is a giant panda an herbivore or a carnivore? Do giant pandas hibernate like other bears? What do a giant panda’s pupils look like? Learn the answer to these questions and many more in this 15-Minute Book. The Educational Version has activities that reinforce Common Core Curriculum.
Tigers: The Lion With Stripes: Educational Version
By Caitlind L. Alexander
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 5,910. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction
Tigers are members of the cat family. They are the biggest cats still alive today. The saber-toothed tiger used to be bigger, but there are no more saber-toothed cats around. How much do you know about these cats? Find out: What a tiger uses his tail for? What is a liger or a tigon? How often do tigers catch the animals they chase? How much a tiger eats at one time? Has CCSS activities.
Komodo Dragons: The Biggest Lizard in the World: Educational Version
By Caitlind L. Alexander
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 5,720. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction
The Komodo dragon is the biggest lizard in the world. In fact, a Komodo dragon can grow to be 10 feet (3 metres) long. If a full-grown man laid down next to a Komodo dragon, the dragon would be a lot bigger than the man! The Komodo dragon can weigh up to 360 pounds (163 kilograms). That is as much as two average men weigh! Educational Versions have CCSS activities.
Elephants: The Kings of the Land: Educational Version
By Caitlind L. Alexander
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,380. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction
Elephants are the largest animal that lives on land. They are HUGE! A male elephant can stand 12 feet (3.75 metres) tall at the shoulders. It can weigh up to 26,000 pounds (12,000 kg). That means one elephant can weigh as much as 13 small trucks! Elephants have four very strong legs. Their legs are like posts. Educational Versions have CCSS activities.
Giant Pandas: Cuddly Bamboo Lovers: Educational Version
By Caitlind L. Alexander
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 5,450. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction
Giant pandas are animals that live in China. For many years, people couldn't decide if a panda was part of the bear family or part of the raccoon family. Now they know that they are really bears. They look like a huge, cuddly bear. They have four legs and a short, stubby tail. They also have a face that looks like a bear face. Educational Versions have CCSS activities.