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Early Railways
By Ciamar Price
Series: Age of Engineering, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2011 by Ragged Angel Ltd. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
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
By Richard Kerr
Price: Free! Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
(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
By LJ Gormley
Price: Free! Words: 10,700. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012 by Black Morning Marsh Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
(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.
Unsung Heroes of The Universe
By Ira Mark Egdall
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,560. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2012 by Decoded Science. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics
0.75 star(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Of course you've heard of Albert Einstein, creator of special and general relativity, and other famous scientists - but there are many other physics pioneers who have received very little mainstream recognition for their contributions to history. Join me as I explore the fascinating history of six unsung heroes of the universe in this second-edition ebook.
Nostalgic Notions
By Austin Torney
Price: Free! Words: 6,960. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Free. Fully color Illustrated. The good old days. I am 66 and so I can remember the 50's.
The Hidden Masters
By Michael Faust
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,620. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2011 by Mike Hockney. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Who are the Hidden Masters? It's time to enter the world of secrets. It's time for the Illuminati, the secret society that has fought for millennia to liberate humanity from the slavery of the archons, the secret princes of the world. Read explosive inside information about the true Illuminati by a current member.
Quick Quirk Quiz - Science & Technology
By Janet Spencer - Trivia Queen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,980. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
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?
The Quick Quirk Quiz - Dinnertime Edition
By Janet Spencer - Trivia Queen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,020. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
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 - In the Kitchen
By Janet Spencer - Trivia Queen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,070. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
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 - National Chains & Name Brands
By Janet Spencer - Trivia Queen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,180. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
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.
New Orleans Nostalgia - Ponchartrain Beach
By Stephen Austen
Price: $1.04 USD. Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
(5.00 from 1 review)
In 1928, when Harry Batt, Sr. opened Ponchartrain Beach, a New Orleans dynasty was born. Until it was shuttered for good in 1983, “The Beach” captured the imagination of generations. But now, in the mid-1950’s, while Walt Disney was just embarking on his vision of family entertainment, Harry had it all down pat at a long time ago. . . Enjoy a stroll down memory lane to a simpler time. . .
Quick Quirk Quiz - Words & Phrases
By Janet Spencer - Trivia Queen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,820. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
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 Many Different Handbag Fashions Throughout The Years
By s loates
Price: Free! Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A brief history of the handbag from the 1800s up to the 1980s.
Quick Quirk Quiz - Things In the Bathroom
By Janet Spencer - Trivia Queen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,920. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
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?
The Quick Quirk Quiz - Names of Drinks
By Janet Spencer - Trivia Queen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,860. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
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?
Titanic, A Search For Answers
By Joe C Combs 2nd
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
0.75 star(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Good for casual Titanic readers and fans. An introduction to the ship, its sinking, and the controversies surrounding the ship to this day.
Sacred Welsh Waters
By Chris J Thomas
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,340. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011 by Paul D. E. Mitchell. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Chris Thomas has written a definitive guide to the sacred wells and springs of Wales. Once sites of pagan ritual, many were appropriated by early Christian saints who continued to promote their magical healing properties. More than just a must-see list, the author has researched the local history of the well and their sometimes less than saintly patrons. Includes a guide to Welsh pronunciation.
Medieval Underpants and Other Blunders: A Writer’s (& Editor’s) Guide to Keeping Historical Fiction Free of Common Anachronisms, Errors, & Myths [Second Edition]
By Susanne Alleyn
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,590. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2013 by Spyderwort Press. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills
A detailed guide to the factual mistakes that writers of historical fiction often make—and how to avoid them. From medieval knights smoking cigars to characters crossing streets that wouldn’t exist for another 2000 years, historical novelist Alleyn exposes and explains the often hilarious, always painful goofs that turn up most frequently in fiction set in the past.
The Rise and Fall of Diamonds
By Edward Jay Epstein
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 79,140. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
(5.00 from 1 review)
An investigation by Edward Jay Epstein into the De Beers cartel and the fantastic machine that created the illusion that diamonds are forever.
Operation Rediscover action plan
By James Walker
Price: Free! Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012. Category: 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.