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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: 11,230. 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: $2.99 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: $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.
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 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.
Retablo de Ponce de León
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,520. Language: Spanish. Published: November 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries, Fiction » Historical » General
San Juan de Puerto Rico, otoño de 1520. Juan Ponce de León, conquistador y primer gobernador de la isla, proyecta su segundo viaje hacia Florida. Oficialmente, su propósito es fundar la primera ciudad en ese territorio, pero, secretamente, planea también llegar esta vez hasta la Fuente de la Eterna Juventud, aprovechándose de los datos que ha ido recopilando en sus viajes por el Caribe.
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.
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.
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.
INCA GOLD: History, Conquest & Legend
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 29,690. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries, Nonfiction » History » South American
Prepare yourself to travel into the realm of the unknown with the conquistadores and embark on a journey back in time with this historical story of an indigenous people, their social structure, culture, religion, architecture, military, empire, administration, myths, legends and conquest. A subjugation that leads to the creation of the world’s greatest treasure deposit!
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 !
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.
Parcours fantomatique dans les châteaux écossais
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 31,420. Language: French. Published: February 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Expeditions & Discoveries, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
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 !
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?