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Quick Quirk Quiz - Sweet Tooth
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,840. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
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?
Muslim Inventions in the Islamic Golden Age 750-1500 AD
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 17,250. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2012. Category: 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
A Short History of Transportation
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,050. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2012 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
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.
Handbook of Neapolitan Caffe
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You set the price! Words: 8,350. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2013 by Merchants Press. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Italian
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 Short History of Kites
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,590. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2012 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
The story of the kite is a fascinating one. Steeped deep in our history, the kite has provided many hours of pleasure for those that enjoy flying them. But the kite has been much more than just a toy.
Methods of Execution
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 5,300. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
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 Turin Shroud
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,850. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2012. Category: 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?
Have You Ever Tried to Sell a Diamond? And Other Investigations of the Diamond Trade
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 16,140. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2011. Category: 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 Great Pyramid Rainmaker
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,380. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Ancient
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.
Journal of the Wyandotte Legislative Committee September 27, 1848 to October 25, 1856
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 10,750. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2011 by Gregath Publishing Company, Inc.. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
This particular transcribed journal of the committee covers a period from September 27, 1848 to October 25, 1856.
Marking Time
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,800. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
A Guide to Russian Watch Collecting
A History of Wine in France from the Gauls to the Eighteenth Century
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Series: Le Grand d'Aussy's History of French Food. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,990. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
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.
Birth of the British Bobby
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 7,330. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
The introduction of early policing measures throughout the UK from industrialist MP Robert Peel and his 'Peeler' to the birth of the British Bobby, Scotland Yard, detectives, and Sherlock Holmes.
Defrauding America, Vo. One.
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Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 246,480. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2010. Category: 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.
Walking with the Widow's Son
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,850. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2011 by Grave Distractions Publications. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
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
Istanbul’da Yaşama Sanatı
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Price: $6.90 USD. Words: 57,060. Language: Turkish. Published: March 2, 2011 by Timas Yayin Grubu. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
İstanbul erguvanlarının, mimozalarının açıp açmadığını izlemek; bir eski İstanbul tadını yakalamak için köşe-bucak dolaşmak; bir eski İstanbul Efendisi’nin sohbetine koşmak; son İstanbul bostanlarında ne ekildiğini takip etmek; İstanbul’da güzel sesli bir müezzinin ezanına kulak vermek gibi İstanbul’da yaşama sanatının bütün güzellikleri.
Ontario's Old Mills
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 31,530. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - how to
(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.
Which Good Ol' Days Are You Missing?
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,170. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
Do you feel like you are missing the good old days of a slower pace? What about all the conveniences available now? Are you moving forward or is your mind clouded with what you think it used to be? Was it really that good with all the hard work, doing a job with an old typewriter or finding ways to entertain yourself without a new movie brought right to your screen whenever you wanted it.
Building the Second Mind: 1956 and the Origins of Artificial Intelligence Computing
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 66,250. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Category: 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.
Knife, Fork and Spoon: The History of Table Manners
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Have you ever wondered why you feel so embarrassed when you spill a glass of wine or dribble food down your chin while dining out in public? The shame that accompanies those feelings stems back to the beginning of mankind itself, and how he began to socialize. Table manners evolved from civilized protocols and were meant for people to relax and to enjoy the company of those they chose to be with.