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Sailors, Scientists, Spies
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,300. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Biography
Sailors describes the lives of two Spanish naval officers. Jorge Juan and Antonio Ulloa, chosen in 1735 by Philip V to represent Spanish interests on a French expedition to South America. Their experiences on this journey and their later contributions to eighteenth-century Spain were remarkable, from ship design to canal building, mining, dangerous sea patrols to naming the base metal platinum.
Out of Uca
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Price: Free! Words: 10,620. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Clark lives in the city of Uca, where the people are oppressed by a powerful god. On a quest to find his long-lost father, Clark and his friend flee into the wilderness. But they soon realize that it may have been better to be bound in slavery, then to face the wrath of the gods. A intriguing, moving tale of courage and sacrifice.
Sacajawea: Lewis and Clark Interpreter and Guide
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Series: 15-Minute Books ยท 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Many people have heard of Sacajawea and how she helped to lead the Lewis and Clark Expedition. But many people have not heard of her life before or after this time. Sacajawea had a very hard life, and she died young. Find out about the life of the 17-year-old girl who helped to lead Lewis and Clark to the Pacific in this 15-minute biography.
Hero's Journey 101
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 1,490. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013. Category: Essay » Literature
In this book you will learn about the Hero's Journey Framework, a framework popularly used by famous writers to create stories about heroic protagonists. This book was created to help writers create their own heroic stories by giving them a more in depth look at the framework.
From Border to Border: Crossing the Continent by Land Rover
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,530. Language: American English. Published: July 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Road travel
For Land Rover’s 50th anniversary in 1998 I joined a group of fifty people from all over North America to travel off-road from Canada to Mexico. From the wind-blasted bleakery of central Canada to the rocky playground of Moab, brake failure on a New Mexico hill to a harrowing drive up a flooding river, my journey hit incredible highs and lows before my luck finally ran out on the return home.
Treacherous Journey: Following Roosevelt down the River of Doubt
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,180. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
Explorer George M. Dyott was engaged to follow and photograph ex-president Roosevelt's route down the Amazon's River of Doubt. Roosevelt's 1914 trip nearly killed him. For Dyott to survive this journey he has to endure bandits, whitewater rapids, exhausting jungle portages, hostile cannibal Indians and maddening insects -- not to mention the loss of a canoe carrying the expedition's food supplies.
Matthew Henson: The First Man to Reach the North Pole: Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,510. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Matthew Alexander Henson was born in Maryland in 1866. As a boy he worked as a sharecropper. A sharecropper is a farmer, but they don't own the land they farm. They grow the food, then they share their crop with the landowner. Every year Matthew and his family would grow a crop. They would share half of what they grew with the man who owned the land. Educational Version has activities to meet CCSS
Sacajawea: Lewis and Clark Interpreter and Guide: Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,810. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Many people have heard of Sacajawea and how she helped to lead the Lewis and Clark Expedition. But many people have not heard of her life before or after this time. Sacajawea had a very hard life and she died young. She was born into the Shoshone tribe around 1787. No one knows the exact date of her birth. The Shoshone did not keep records of birthdays. The Educational Version has CCSS activities.
Janapar: Love, on a Bike
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,150. Language: British English. Published: December 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
It was the start of a brand new life, but Tom Allen’s bicycle journey round the world takes an unlikely detour when he falls in love with an Iranian-Armenian girl. Written alongside the award-winning documentary film of the same name, Janapar is an honest and life-affirming true story of finding what you’re looking for when you least expect it.
What's So Great About Sacagawea? A Biography of Sacagawea Just for Kids!
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,260. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2014 by BookCaps. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical
There are so many ways to think of Sacagawea. Some see her as a young mother trying to find her way home; some imagine her as a wise Native American guide showing American explorers though her homeland; and still others visualize her acting as an ambassador who helps bring peace to different groups of people. You may know Sacagawea’s name, but perhaps you've wondered, "What's so great about her?