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The Mysterious Hands at Gargas: A Strange But True 15-Minute Tale
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Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Strange But True Tales. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,990. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Europe
It was 1887 in southern France. A man was exploring the hills near the town of Saint-Gaudens. He was in an area with lots of caves nestled into the soft rock and steep cliffs. Suddenly he came upon an opening in the rock. He pushed aside the bush covering the hole and looked into a long tunnel. What did he find in the cave that has mystified scientists to this day? Explore the Gargas Cave!
The Catacombs of Paris: A Strange But True Tale
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Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Strange But True Tales. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders
It all started with a smell. In Paris, France, during the 1800s, the people were starting to get sick. They could not escape the foul smells coming from the cemeteries. The worst cemetery was Saints-Innocents (the Cemetery of Innocents). This cemetery was in the heart of the city next to the central market place. Find out what was done to solve the problem, and about the mysterious catacombs.
The Bleeding Glacier of Antarctica: A 15-Minute Strange But True Tale
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Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Strange But True Tales. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Curiosities & Wonders
McMurdo Dry Valleys in Antarctica is one of the world’s cruelest deserts. Not all deserts are hot, dry places full of sand. In the Dry Valleys are a number of ice covered lakes. Some are saltwater. Some are freshwater. Each is different in its composition. Glaciers border the valleys. It is here, in Taylor Valley, that one of the strangest features on Earth has been discovered–a bleeding glacier!
The Wonder of Stonehenge: A 15-Minute Strange But True Tale, Educational Version
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Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 6,940. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2014 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Discoveries
Stonehenge has been surrounded by mystery and wonder. There have always been questions about where these massive stones came from. How did they get there? Do they hail from a magical world of giants and wizards, or are they man made? And then there's the most important question: what is their purpose? Find out about Stonehenge in this 15-Minute book. Includes Common Core exercises.