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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.
Muslim Inventions in the Islamic Golden Age 750-1500 AD
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 17,250. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
This short, crisp, easy to read account, would take you through an amazing 6,000 years of human history to trace the origins of the sciences from the ancient world (mainly Greek) through the medieval Islamic world to the modern world. It explains the contiguity in the sciences, as explained by civilizational epochs. Commendation Certificate, National Book Foundation Pakistan, 2009
Myths of the Media: An EJE Single
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,340. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Seven investigative essays by Edward Jay Epstein including his classic essay on the myths of the Black Panthers, the Watergate exposé, and the fake heroin epidemic.
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?
The Great Pyramid Rainmaker
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,380. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Ancient, Nonfiction » History » History of things
This operating manual for Cheops shows how the Great Pyramid worked and the various stages of its development. The benefits for the builders are described within this framework. The penultimate rainmaking function is truly unique. Equally unique is the chapter that shows how to build and test a small rainmaker in the style of Cheops.
What the Q? Attempting to Answer the Synoptic Problem
Price: Free! Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / History & Culture
Who wrote the Bible? What does "Synoptic Gospel" mean? Where did all the information in the Bible come from? This text briefly addresses these questions, and more.
Have You Ever Tried to Sell a Diamond? And Other Investigations of the Diamond Trade
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 16,140. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Five essays by Edward Jay Epstein on the international diamond cartel including the investigation that appeared in the Atlantic "Have You Ever Tried to Sell a Diamond?"
The Turin Shroud
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,850. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
For centuries belief that the Shroud of Turin really bears the likeness of the crucified Jesus Christ was a matter of faith alone. Then in 1898 it was photographed and the negative image revealed a wealth of detail. Was this the image of Jesus?
Methods of Execution
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 5,300. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Methods of Execution lists and describes the different ways in which humans have put each other to death throughout history. It is recommended reading for anyone with an interest in the death penalty, the macabre, or for fans of horror or gore movies.
The Dead Media Handbook
Price: Free! Words: 216,000. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » History
From Pigeon Post to Magic Lanterns to the Talking View-Master, this book is a compendium of dead and forgotten media formats.
Dead Men Tell No Tales: Investigating the Truth of the Resurrection of Jesus
Price: Free! Words: 2,830. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / History
(5.00 from 1 review)
Jesus Christ was killed, buried, and rose to life. Fact or Fiction? Truth or Lies? People have been calling the resurrection story a hoax for hundreds of years, and it's time to get some answers. This brief survey of the historical facts asks the biggest question of them all - did it really happen?
Casanova's Winning Ticket
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Mathematics
(5.00 from 1 review)
Giacomo Casanova is best known for his amorous adventures. But did you know about his role in founding the first successful modern lottery?
CAPTURED...! Based on the True Story of the Crew ofthe Ill-Fated Schooner, 'Nightingale'
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,850. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Based on the true story of a schooner bound for North Queensland in 1864 wih a load of sawn lumber and wrecked in a cyclone. The crew escape in a crude boat built from the lumber, but are eventually captured by a tribe of wild Aborigines.Enslaved, all except the Captain survive their harsh treatment. Befriended by a small tribe of friendly pygmies who assist them to eventully escape to freedom.
Marking Time
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,800. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » General
A Guide to Russian Watch Collecting
Journal of the Wyandotte Legislative Committee September 27, 1848 to October 25, 1856
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 10,750. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2011 by Gregath Publishing Company, Inc.. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
This particular transcribed journal of the committee covers a period from September 27, 1848 to October 25, 1856.
A History of Wine in France from the Gauls to the Eighteenth Century
Series: Le Grand d'Aussy's History of French Food. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,990. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Wine
One of the most complete histories of wine in France was written in the eighteenth century, a long chapter within Le Grand d'Aussy's work on French food and wine. Le Grand starts with the Gauls, Greeks and Romans and the introduction of wine into France and continues through the centuries, discussing the appearance of the bottle, the best wines and grapes of his time and a host of other details.
Walking with the Widow's Son
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,850. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2011 by Grave Distractions Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious history
Often misunderstood, Freemasonry has been the center of conspiracy theorists jabs and speculations of horrifying rituals. Author Heather Carver endeavors to demystify the nature and practices in Freemasonry in Walking with the Widow's Son. Drawing from experiences as the wife of a Past Lodge Master, Carver uses easy to understand prose and examples to make the history and observances of Masons
Defrauding America, Vo. One.
Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 246,790. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Defrauding America, volumes one and two, are a documented history of corruption and consequences in covert and overt government operations as discovered by a coalition of government agents.
Ontario's Old Mills
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 31,530. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - how to, Nonfiction » History » History of things
(4.00 from 1 review)
A 250 page guide to over 180 Historical Mills in Ontario, Canada. This Guide includes directions and GPS locations, Hundreds of photos as well as photo tips both generally and specific to each site. Included is a short history of each site including such details as the builder, type of milling and current use. You will also find 10 Self guided tours to get you started.
Building the Second Mind: 1956 and the Origins of Artificial Intelligence Computing
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 66,250. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Building the Second Mind: 1956 and the Origins of Artificial Intelligence Computing tells the history of the origins of AI. As the field that seeks to do things that would be considered intelligent if a human being did them, AI is a constant of human thought. Yet it was impossible until the digital computer was invented during WWII, and the field itself was not declared until 1956.