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Lusitania Diary
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,200. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
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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.
Postcard Revolution Volume 2
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..
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.
Sputnik The Soviet Challenge
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Arms control, Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries
Sputnik's launch put the United States scientific and military programs up against it. The U.S. Vanguard rockets began orbiting only months later. Yet there was a sense of urgency for the U.S. to catch up to its Cold War rival. U.S. Politicians, especially President Eisenhower, were pressured to step up testing of scientific and military rockets in order to bring the U.S. forward in the Space Age.
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.
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
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.
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: $5.99 USD. Words: 11,230. 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: 1,610. 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: $4.99 USD. Words: 6,460. 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: $2.99 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Terra Nova: Antarctic Voyager
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,190. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries, Nonfiction » Transportation » Ships & Shipbuilding / History
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.
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 !
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?