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Shipwreck! Palau Discovered, 1783
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,530. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2014 by Fideli Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries, Nonfiction » History » Historical Geography
The people of Palau over the centuries had evolved their own culture, language, body of knowledge, oral history and myths entirely devoid of any input from persons from other lands. This account by the men of the ANTELOPE of their experiences in Palau is the first and only thorough report of this unique culture before there was a nearly overwhelming contact between Palau people and Europeans.
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.
The Lost Expedition: Colonel Fawcett's Fate Searching for the Amazon's Lost City of Z
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 31,410. 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Ancient American Conspiracy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,570. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries, Nonfiction » History » American
proof that the following civilizations reached America long before Christopher Columbus: Sumerians, Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Vikings, Jewish, just to name a few. There have been many relics discovered with Phoenician writings, Viking inscriptions, and a stone with the 10 commandments engraved on it, all discovered in the Americas.There have also been many underground civilizations discovered.
Scottish Inventors
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
La Pinta
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 136,330. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
A thrill packed history novel about the real Columbus combined with a CIA spy story using very high tech equipment. This fast paced adventure novel follows Asa Foley as he enters the world of spies and deep sea treasure hunters uncovering historical truths that countries and religions have worked to hide.
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.
There's Something Mysterious in God's Country (Nova Scotia)
Price: Free! Words: 61,140. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
The famous Oak Island "Money Pit" may be related to a nearby castle ruin. Who built them and why? The story of the "pit" may be familiar to many, but the theories proposed are completely new.
La última marcha. El capitán Scott en el Polo Sur
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 187,100. Language: Spanish. Published: August 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Hace un siglo tuvo lugar en la lejana Antártida un drama que conmocionó a sus contemporáneos y cautivó la imaginación de varias generaciones. El destino del capitán Scott y sus compañeros es parte de una historia épica de lucha y muerte, triunfo y fracaso, ambición, amistad, esperanza y decepción.
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.
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.
The Mysterious Stones of Ndakunimba: A Discovery of the Fahnestock South Seas Expedition
Price: Free! Words: 1,580. 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.
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.
Leopard on the Loose: Adventurer Frank Buck tackles an escaped leopard
Price: Free! 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.
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.
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.
Leif Erikson: Was He The First Man To Discover America?
Series: 15-Minute Books ยท 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2012 by 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.