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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.
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.
Titanic, A Search For Answers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport, Nonfiction » History » History of things
(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.
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 - 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.
New Orleans Nostalgia - Ponchartrain Beach
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2010. Categories: 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. . .
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?
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?
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 - 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?
Thompson Revisited Digital
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2013 and represented by Charlene Bays Rothenberger. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
A digital rendition of the original publication of 1788. Published by Thompson in London for use by English country dancers. Containing dances from the annual assemblies of 1781 through 1788. Translated from the original period dance and music notation into that used today by country dance masters by Boyd Rothenberger, a retired dance master for historical re-enactors, and contra dancers today.
Lost Crossings: A Contemplative Look at Western North Carolina's Historic Swinging Footbridges
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,370. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » History » History of things
(5.00 from 1 review)
This ebook contains 12 brief, contemplative essays and numerous photographs documenting North Carolina's most historic swinging footbridges. Mitchell and Yancey Counties are home to 13 of the state's 23 remaining footbridges, including the oldest in the state. Lost Crossings is the first book to offer comprehensive footbridge info. Read stories, view the map, and learn about this local feature.
The Secret History of Nursery Rhymes
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,120. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Many nursery rhymes are believed to be associated with actual events in history, and include references to murder, torture, betrayal, greed, and to tyrants and royalty. Reciting them to our children is an enjoyable first step to developing their language skills, the words passed from one generation to the next but the secret histories behind them are long forgotten . . . until now.
The Rise and Fall of Diamonds
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 79,140. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2011. Categories: 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.
Who Killed God's Banker?: An EJE Single
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,190. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Roberto Calvi was found hanged under a bridge in London. He was the Vatican banker. Edward Jay Epstein explores the mystery of who killed him.
Sacred Welsh Waters
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,320. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011 by Paul D. E. Mitchell. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » History » History of things
Chris Thomas's definitive guide to the sacred wells and springs of Wales. Once sites of pagan ritual, many were appropriated by early Christians who exploited their magical healing properties. Chris painstakingly researched the local history of each well and their sometimes less than saintly patrons. Edited by Paul D.E. Mitchell to also include a guide to Welsh pronunciations.
A Short History of Transportation
Series: History of Things. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,550. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2012 by Mossy Feet Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » History » Study & teaching
The history of transportation is a long and interesting one. For millennia travel was by foot or draft animal. The industrial age revolutionized travel by birthing modern transportation modes. Transportation methods between then and now have changed dramatically.
A Short History of Kites
Series: History of Things. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,680. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2012 by Mossy Feet Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Parasailing and hang gliding
The kite played a key role in aviation history and the development of the airplane. Aviation pioneers like the Wright brothers used kites to fine-tune the design of the first airplanes.