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Early Railways
Series: Age of Engineering, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2011 by Ragged Angel Ltd. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads, Nonfiction » History » History of things
This is a set of short pieces about unusual early railways. The Surrey Iron Railway the first public railway, the South Devon atmospheric railway, and the North Star, the first broad gauge engine which outlived the rails it ran on. It concludes with a selection of other steam engines, as ideas for projects and further research.
1s Upon A Time
Price: Free! Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Mathematics
(4.00 from 1 review)
For those who hate numbers; and those who like them. Are numbers weird, annoying things that don't mean much? And where did they come from anyway? We don't learn the history of numbers in Math class. This gives them an unreal image that confuses a lot of people. But they came from somewhere for a reason and it helps to know where. This is a short article about the invention of 1, long, long ago.
The Coracle: One Man in a Tub
Price: Free! Words: 10,700. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012 by Black Morning Marsh Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Outdoor activities
(5.00 from 1 review)
My introduction to the coracle was not the most promising, I grant you, just a joke email from a bored colleague. But, apparently, it was all I needed. Because, it’s not just racing down a river in a glorified snow sled, shield, or basket, but a journey through such wild territories as Welsh Indians, cadavers, poaching, and sheep wrasslin’, just to name a few.
British Hang Gliding History
Price: Free! Words: 40,320. Language: British English. Published: August 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
British Hang Gliding History. The Golden Years from 1971 to 1981 by Terry Aspinall
The Successful Treasure Hunter’s Essential Guide
Price: Free! Words: 32,530. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » History, Nonfiction » History » History of things
With over 40 years experience in the hobby of metal detecting or treasure hunting, David Villanueva tackles the major problems metal detectorists face. Obtaining search permission; research and finding sites; laws and code of practice; choosing a metal detector and overcoming detector limitations; identifying and preserving finds, coping with buried trash and techniques for locating finds.
'Correcting History' Who Invented The Modern Hang Glider
Price: Free! Words: 17,020. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
The invention of the Modern Hang Glider seems to have been shrouded in mystery and incorrect information for many years. It is only now with the luxury of hindsight, very fast computers, IT media and our constant quest for more and more information, that the story has been slowly unravelled. I'm not sure if it would have been possible fifteen or twenty years ago, as earlier hang gliding historians
Early VTOL Aircraft (before 1967)
Price: Free! Words: 11,540. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Engineering
This ebook is a brief history, up until late 1967, of vertical take-off and landing aircraft. Originally written before the use of computers it contains some interesting photographs of aircraft some of which failed to go into production and others which proved to be successful. This ebook is offered in the hope that it will prove useful to others interested in the topic of early VTOL aircraft.
The Many Different Handbag Fashions Throughout The Years
Price: Free! Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A brief history of the handbag from the 1800s up to the 1980s.
Quick Quirk Quiz - In the Kitchen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,070. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Have you ever considered the items that are crammed into your kitchen cupboards and cabinets? Behind every box of cereal, every utensil, and every sauce a story waits to be told. Test your knowledge of common kitchen items with these 28 true tales of culinary origins.
The Quick Quirk Quiz - Dinnertime Edition
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,020. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
You’ll never look at your dinner plate the same way again after reading the amazing origins behind the things we eat for supper. Your freezer is full of fascinating stories of the men, the women, and the miracles behind the invention of the items you stuff into your microwave and your mouth. 28 tales will whet your appetite for more. Can you match the product to the story of its creation?
Quick Quirk Quiz - Science & Technology
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,980. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Test your knowledge of the things that make our lives easier in these 28 true tales behind researchers and their discoveries. Can you match the inventors to their inventions after hearing the story behind their development?
Epitome for Eleanor: A Short History of the Known Universe: I. The Big Bang to the Bronze Age
Price: Free! Words: 28,020. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History
From the formation of our galaxy and solar system to the emergence of life and the first civilisations, Epitome for Eleanor is a short history of the known Universe for children. Part I covers the period from the Big Bang to the Bronze Age.
Operation Rediscover action plan
Price: Free! Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Bronze plaques and memorials are an important part of our cultural heritage and deserve to be preserved. This action plan shows you step by step how to locate, care for and share information about them.
Quick Quirk Quiz - Words & Phrases
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,820. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Words are worth their weight in wonder, and the dictionary is full of discoveries. Can you guess these 28 common words and phrases after hearing their history? A “quirk” is defined as “an unexpected twist.” What could be more interesting than a twist in the plot of a story? Quick Quirks first tell a short story- a true tale- and then ask a question. The answer to the question is the quirk!
The Quick Quirk Quiz - Names of Drinks
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,860. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Next time you pour yourself something to drink, whether it’s juice, beer, or a soft drink, take the time to consider how that drink came to be. Here are 28 stories behind the creation of popular drinks. Can you match the drink to its story?
The Quick Quirk Quiz - National Chains & Name Brands
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,180. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Behind every national chain and name brand lies the story of the people and the circumstances that turned an idea into a readily recognized icon. Try your hand at matching these 28 stories to the names that make America great.
Quick Quirk Quiz - Things In the Bathroom
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,920. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
The stuff you store in your bathroom didn’t get their by accident. Long before you bought it, brought it home, and crammed it into your medicine chest, someone was wondering… experimenting… discovering… manufacturing… and marketing. Here are 28 tales behind the things you use when you’re in the bathroom. Can you guess the product after hearing the story behind its invention?
Quick Quirk Quiz - Sweet Tooth
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,840. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Next time you’re hungry for something sweet, consider that behind every candy bar, there’s a story waiting to be told. These 28 tales reveal the secrets behind the invention of the candies, cakes, ice cream, and other goodies we all love to cram into our mouths. Will you be able to guess which dessert is under discussion when you hear the story of its discovery?
Handbook of Neapolitan Caffe
You set the price! Words: 8,350. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2013 by Merchants Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Italian, Nonfiction » History » History of things
A brief history of coffee in Naples, Italy, this work claims that coffee use in the Campania region pre-dated its introduction to the whole of Europe.
A Brief History of the Intertestamental Period
Price: Free! Words: 3,020. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / History & Culture
Ever wonder what happened in the 400 years between the Old and New Testaments? This compact reference guide will provide a cursory overview of the Bible's "time of silence".