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The Mysterious Stones of Ndakunimba: A Discovery of the Fahnestock South Seas Expedition
Price: Free! Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries, Nonfiction » History » Oceania
Three men stood talking on the deck of the schooner Director, in the harbor at Suva, Fiji. One man was a local planter. The other two were the Fahnestock brothers, the schooner’s owners. The three chatted easily, discussing Fijian myths and legends. But the two brothers perked up when they heard the man say “slabs of stone.” What were these stone slabs they wondered, and they set sail to find out.
Searching for the Golden Hinde
Price: Free! Words: 3,500. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
An essay on the famous galleon commanded by Francis Drake during the second circumnavigation of the world.
Rediscovering Richard III
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,310. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013 by Decoded Science. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Archaeology, Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
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In September 2012, archaeologists unearthed remains from a Leicester car park, covering what was once the city’s medieval Franciscan friary. After five months of waiting and exhaustive scientific tests, those bones were revealed to be those of Richard III, the infamous last Plantagenet king of England and the last English King to die in battle.
The End of Time: A Historical Note
Price: Free! Words: 710. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Time
This short historical note provides a link and description of an event for 21 December 2012.
The Execution of Thomas Doughty by Francis Drake
Price: Free! Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
An essay on the execution of Thomas Doughty by Francis Drake during the second circumnavigation of the world.
Leopard on the Loose: Adventurer Frank Buck tackles an escaped leopard
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries, Nonfiction » History » Asian
In 1920 adventurer and animal collector Frank Buck stood on a ship’s rolling deck, face to face with a leopard that had escaped its cage. Man and animal eyed each other. Buck was armed, but he didn’t want to shoot the leopard. He wanted to get it back into its cage. He knew, though, it might be easier to squeeze toothpaste back into its tube.
George Spearing: My Ordeal In A Disused Coal Pit
Price: Free! Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography, Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
In 1769, George Spearing, a British naval officer, fell into a pit and was stuck for a week before being rescued. His account is a family document of his descendant, Charles Miller, who introduces it, and tells the story of what happened to Spearing and his family in the years that followed his lucky escape from near death.
Ordeal: Lost And Facing Death In A Remote Frozen Forest
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,400. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries, Nonfiction » History » Polar regions
In 1920 U.S. Navy free balloon A-5598 smashed down in a remote winter forest in northern Ontario, Canada. The three crewmen, ill-equipped to be lost in a snow-covered woodland, faced a life and death struggle against cold, hunger and exhaustion. But luck was with them. A dog and a Cree Indian each played a role in saving the balloonists. Still, the story had a distressing ending.
Gateway to the Vikings: L'Anse aux Meadows
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
This article explores the idea that L'Anse aux Meadows could be the gateway to the Viking Vinland settlement mentioned in the Scandinavian sagas and possibly founded by Leif Ericson. L'Anse aux Meadows is still the only widely accepted evidence of pre-Columbian contact with North America.
Treasure Hunt, Finding Solomon's Temple Treassure
Series: Learning Ancient Secrets. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,970. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Ancient philosophy
Solomon's Temple Treasure is currently hidden in a secret cave in a place where you could never have guessed. This is the story of how I traced the Temple Treasure to its current location and of the mixed, perhaps illegal plans to retrieve it.
Treacherous Journey: Following Roosevelt down the River of Doubt
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,180. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries, Nonfiction » History » South American
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 had 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.
Turkish Stonehenge: Gobekli Tepe
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 14,520. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Archaeology, Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
While researching an archaeological site (Gobekli Tepe) in Turkey, Joe Plegge discovered that the stone pillars, similar to Stonehenge, were aligned to keep track of solar events, but this site is at least 7,000 years older. His discovery forces us to redefine the beginnings of astronomy and helps shed light on the knowledge of early human society. Over 50 illustrations.
The Lost Expedition: Colonel Fawcett's Fate Searching for the Amazon's Lost City of Z
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 31,500. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
The Lost Expedition is the true story of Colonel Fawcett’s 1925 disappearance searching for an ancient lost city hidden in the Amazon. Since that time Fawcett’s fate has remained a mystery. Now, author Bob Martin has built a well-documented case establishing the ultimate fate of the lost explorer. And along the way he has written a thrilling tale of adventure, courage, determination and tragedy.
The Illuminati
Price: $3.68 USD. Words: 10,290. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
Whether or not The Illuminati – an elite body claiming an ancient pedigree – does exist, it is important that growing numbers of people nonetheless do believe it exists. So does it exist? If so, is it a force for evil or a force for good - or, as some would have it, a conspiracy aimed at making us believe there is a conspiracy?
Hold Fast: Tom Crean with Shackleton 1913-1916
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,300. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions, Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
When Shackleton’s ship was caught in the ice and crushed, 2nd officer Tom Crean faced each setback as though he did this sort of thing every day. When 28 men were forced to take to sea in three small boats, he took the helm of one of them. To save those men, he crossed the southern ocean in an open boat, to land on a barren shore and cross an unknown territory. Hold Fast follows on that journey.
Tesoros Ocultos I
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,080. Language: Spanish. Published: August 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Outdoor activities
Un guia de como convertirte en un exitoso cazador de tesoros perdidos y ocultos rodeados de peligros ineludibles. Este es el primer libro de una serie de libros con instrucción de la exploración y recuperación de tesoros. No te dejes engañar con cuentos y ficción aprende a cazar tesoros de verdad.
Sailor on Ice: Tom Crean with Scott in the Antarctic 1910-1913
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,130. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries, Nonfiction » History » Polar regions
Tom Crean’s courage in the face of deadly odds his fellow Antarctic explorers. Had he weakened and failed their lives would have remained stories untold. This is the story of a common man in uncommon circumstances who met every challenge as it came with steadfast purpose. If he knew fear, he never showed it.
Vanille de Tahiti [Illustré]
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 7,240. Language: French. Published: August 14, 2012 by Rhetorical Ratatouille. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Amateur naturalist
Orchidée aux origines génétiques mystérieuses, la vanille tahitienne est le résultat d’un heureux mariage réalisé il y a un siècle et demi dans les Établissements français de l’Océanie. Découvrez la merveilleuse histoire de ce fruit aux arômes enivrants qui a su inspirer de nombreuses passions commerciales, cosmétiques, culinaires et bien d'autres !
El Tesoro en las Misteriosas Montanas de Llanganati
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 24,650. Language: Spanish. Published: November 7, 2012 by Steven J. Charbonneau. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
Eugene K. Brunner era un aventurero, explorador y cazador de tesoros que dedica la mayor parte de su vida en Ecuador para investigar la historia y la geologia del pais mientras exploran sus selvas, montanas, rios y oceanos. Generalmente se admitio que Brunner tuvo la mejor oportunidad de eventualmente descubrir el tesoro perdido de Inca oculto en las montanas de Llanganati.
Decoding the Vikings
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 9,170. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014 by Decoded Science. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries, Nonfiction » History » European
The Vikings sailed the most difficult coastlines, navigated in the worst weather conditions, and built the most magnificent ships, yet they were warriors. Enjoy the Vikings from a totally new perspective in this anthology of historical articles written by historians, anthropologists, archaeologists, and other experts. Edited by Valerie Williamson, PhD.