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The Mysterious Stones of Ndakunimba: A Discovery of the Fahnestock South Seas Expedition
By Bob Martin
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,550. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
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.
Rediscovering Richard III
By Natasha Sheldon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,310. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013 by Decoded Science. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Archaeology
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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
By Richard Lighthouse
Price: Free! Words: 710. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
This short historical note provides a link and description of an event for 21 December 2012.
Ordeal: Lost and facing death in a remote frozen forest
By Bob Martin
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,400. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
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 tragic ending.
Leopard on the Loose: Adventurer Frank Buck tackles an escaped leopard
By Bob Martin
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,510. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
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.
The Illuminati
By TempleofMysteries.com
Price: $3.68 USD. Words: 10,290. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012. Category: 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?
Treasure Hunt, Finding Solomon's Temple Treassure
By Walter Parks
Series: Learning Ancient Secrets. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,970. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
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.
Tesoros Ocultos I
By Jose Castillo
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 5,080. Language: Spanish. Published: August 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
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.
Vanille de Tahiti [Illustré]
By Jean-Louis Saquet
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 7,240. Language: French. Published: August 14, 2012 by Rhetorical Ratatouille. Category: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
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 !
Parcours fantomatique dans les châteaux écossais
By ludovic ardoise
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 31,420. Language: French. Published: February 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
Ouvrage sur l'origine des fantômes dans plus de 160 châteaux en Ecosse, sur la raison de leur présence ainsi que leurs manières de se manifester : frissons garantis, même pour les plus sceptiques ! Cet ouvrage se lit comme un carnet de voyages...déroutant !
El Tesoro en las Misteriosas Montanas de Llanganati
By Eugene K Brunner
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,650. Language: Spanish. Published: November 7, 2012 by Steven J. Charbonneau. Category: 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.
Turkish Stonehenge: Gobekli Tepe
By Joe Plegge
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 14,520. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Archaeology
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.
Hold Fast: Tom Crean with Shackleton 1913-1916
By David Hirzel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,300. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Polar regions
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.
The Execution of Thomas Doughty by Francis Drake
By David Wesley Hill
Price: Free! Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
An essay on the execution of Thomas Doughty by Francis Drake during the second circumnavigation of the world.
Treacherous Journey: Following Roosevelt down the River of Doubt
By Bob Martin
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.
ECUADOR EXPLORER: The Llanganati Mountains & Cerro Hermoso
By Eugene K Brunner
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,340. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2012 by Steven J. Charbonneau. Category: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
Eugene K. Brunner was an adventurer, explorer and treasure-hunter, conceded to have had the best chance of discovering the Lost Treasure of The Incas hidden deep within the Llanganati Mountains of Ecuador. Brunner's research was thorough, painstaking, and accurate. This narrative of the trials, tribulations, events and discoveries of the man's fifty year quest, is related in his own words!
Sailor on Ice: Tom Crean with Scott in the Antarctic 1910-1913
By David Hirzel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,130. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
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.
Searching for the Golden Hinde
By David Wesley Hill
Price: Free! Words: 3,500. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
An essay on the famous galleon commanded by Francis Drake during the second circumnavigation of the world.
Father Grigori
By George Foster Leal
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 135,450. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013 by Black Rose Writing. Category: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
The Story of Rasputin Follow the story from the mind of one of history’s most enigmatic characters as Rasputin describes in his own words his journey from his birth in a remote Siberian village to a seat beside Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra of Russia.
Terra Nova: Antarctic Voyager
By Tony Riches
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,190. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
On the 15th June, 1910 the S.S. Terra Nova left Cardiff Docks to the cheers of a huge crowd, sailing into maritime history and carrying the hopes of a nation. With a foreword by Captain Scott's granddaughter, Dafila Scott, this book tells the story of the ship and the men who sailed on her, including her re-discovery in 2012.