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The Mysterious Stones of Ndakunimba: A Discovery of the Fahnestock South Seas Expedition by Bob Martin
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.
Rediscovering Richard III by Natasha Sheldon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,280. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2013 by Decoded Science. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Archaeology, Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries(5.00 from 2 reviews)
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 Execution of Thomas Doughty by Francis Drake by David Wesley Hill
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.
The End of Time: A Historical Note by Richard Lighthouse
Price: Free! Words: 710. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Time
This message fulfills Mayan predictions regarding the End of Time: 21 December 2012. Posted on youtube at the peak of the Winter Solstice, 21 December 2012. video on youtube: "RichardLighthouseAnnouncesEndOfTime1"
George Spearing: My Ordeal In A Disused Coal Pit by Charles Miller
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.
Leopard on the Loose: Adventurer Frank Buck tackles an escaped leopard by Bob Martin
Price: Free! Words: 2,510. 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.
Ordeal: Lost And Facing Death In A Remote Frozen Forest by Bob Martin
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 by Randall J Morris
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.
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. 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 by Joe Plegge
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.
Tesoros Ocultos I by Jose Castillo
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.
The Illuminati by TempleofMysteries.com
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?
Vanille de Tahiti [Illustré] by Jean-Louis Saquet
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 !
Decoding the Vikings by Valerie Dufeu, PhD, Jennifer Young, Frances Spiegel, Paris Franz, & Valerie Williamson, PhD
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.
Leif Erikson: Was He The First Man To Discover America? by Cullen Gwin
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
Why do we celebrate Columbus Day? Christopher Columbus wasn't the first man to discover America. He wasn't even the first European to set up a town in America. In fact, there were lots of people here before him. Many people think that the first man to explore North America was Leif Erikson. Leif's father was Erik Thorvaldson. He was also known as Erik the Red. Read about Leif's life in this book.
Scottish Inventors by Callan Anderson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,520. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
this book is not just about the scots and their greatest achievements, it’s more about the journey of our modern world. how inventions, ideas, beliefs all came into being, where it was not just about one nation or a group of nations, it was more about the evolution of ideas and beliefs, all for the betterment of man
Postcard Revolution Volume 2 by Bob Blain
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,610. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs, Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
Postcards sent to Congress and other leaders advocating a money supply based on citizenship rather than debt. It includes a series of SOS postcards to save our ship by decelerating production, calibrating money in hours of work, elevating citizenship by making ownership of the money supply a right of citizenship, and setting a maximum wage of no more than four times the minimum wage..
Lusitania Diary by Rick Fredericksen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,200. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries(5.00 from 1 review)
100 years after the Lusitania was torpedoed, a passenger’s diary was translated into English, revealing the story of an earlier journey aboard the doomed ocean liner. The author was a 33 year old Danish photographer, who describes his safe voyage to America; the hardships, joys and social life aboard the magnificent ship, seven years before disaster killed nearly 1,200 men, women and children.
Dream Time Magic and Other Australian Legends - A Quick Read Book by The Abbotts
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,470. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
The Dream Time of the Australian Aboriginal people is a fascinating place full of lively myths, great stories & amusing tales! Enter this mystical world & meet a variety of lovable people from a small boy, Wallunga to a modern outback nurse & hear their stories. Also discover amazing tales & myths created by the convicts, settlers & unusual visitors to this vast continent. A Beacon of Light Book.