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14 Fun Facts About Elephants: A 15-Minute Book
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Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,180. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2011 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Animals
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? Learn the answer to these questions and many more in this 15-Minute Book.
14 Fun Facts About Giant Pandas: A 15-Minute Book
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Series: 15-Minute Books · 14 Fun Facts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2011 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Animals
Giant pandas are one of the most loved of all animals. Here are some fun facts you may not have known about giant pandas. 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? Which has more fingers; a giant panda or a human? Learn the answer to these questions and many more in this 15-Minute Book.
The Ambassador's Wife
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Series: The Inspector Samuel Tay Novels, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 111,250. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
The first body is in Singapore, on a bed in an empty suite in the Marriott Hotel. The second in Bangkok, in a seedy apartment close to the American embassy. Both women. Both Americans. Both beaten viciously and shot in the head. Both stripped naked and lewdly displayed. The FBI says it’s terrorism, but the whispers on the street are that a serial killer is stalking American women across Asia.
The Emperor, His Bride and the Dragon Robe
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,790. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
"The Emperor, His Bride and the Dragon Robe" is a fairytale set in ancient China, in the days of emperors and empresses. Full of magic, evil plots and twists and turns, the story is about a young emperor and two very beautiful young women who hope to become the young emperor's bride and gain the coveted title of empress of China. And so begins an unexpected struggle between good and evil forces.
No Definite Plans: Eleven Stories of Laughter, Love, Travel (Townsend 11, Vol 3)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,520. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
The Townsend 11 collective of award-winning writers keeps the momentum going with eleven more stories of laughter, love, travel, and imagination. Their third volume, No Definite Plans, muses about routine events spun into chaos, draws wisdom from experience, and delves into novella-style fiction. If you like the adventures in Travelers’ Tales and other anthologies, you'll love No Definite Plans.
Now, We Begin
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,080. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
A strategy for baby-boomers to grab life, have fun, and make a difference in our world. The reader is transported to the farthest corners of the world. They are exposed to the tribal and cultural eccentricities of Namibia in Africa, and to the unique cultures of Cambodia, Vietnam and Bhutan.
Life in the Margins
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2011 by Float Street Press. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Biography
The view from the margins is quite different from that along the main highways and byways of life. These are poems written from a life played out in the margins of the mainstream world. Comments and observations from a poetic perspective.
L'artiglio del Drago.
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Series: Incroci, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,750. Language: Italian. Published: January 9, 2012. Category: Essay » Political
Strategia, armamento e capacità dell'Esercito Popolare di Liberazione cinese nel XXI secolo.
Istanbul Walking Tour
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Series: Walking Tours. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 840. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
A walk through the only city in the world to span across two continents.
Xiamen: Our Fragile World
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Author Nicco Mallcott gives his impression of the city of Xiamen in southeast China, from historical architecture to night life to cuisine. Filled with charming hand-drawn illustrations and cartoons, this book is not a tourist guide, but an introduction to whet your appetite to be your own guide--by visiting Xiamen for yourself!