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What's in Your First Name?: Our Personal Names, their History and Evolution in Britain
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,080. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » History, Nonfiction » Reference » Etymology
WILLIAM LEWIS uncovers the origins and development of first names in Britain. This unique insight takes the reader from the names of ancient Britons in Roman times through to the modern day and the cult of the celebrity. ‘What’s in your First Name’ discusses the history of over 1,500 names in common use in English, including the very latest names as well as those dating back over 2,000 years.
Since Hero: A Mechanic's History of the Age of Power
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,500. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » History
A general-interest history of the development of power technology over the last two thousand years. Steam engines, internal combustion engines, nuclear power, and more are described and simplified for the reader's understanding and enjoyment. The author is a professional mechanic who has worked on everything from humble lawn mower engines to multi-million dollar gas turbines.
The Box: An Oral History of Television, 1920-1961
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 282,240. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » History
Guaranteed to keep you up long after prime time, The Box re-creates the old-time TV years through more than three hundred interviews with those who invented, manufactured, advertised, produced, directed, wrote, and acted in them. “Wondrous... An oral scrapbook of the pioneering days of our video nation” —The New York Times Book Review