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Early Railways
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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
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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
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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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,560. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2012 by Decoded Science. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics
(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
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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.
Quick Quirk Quiz - Science & Technology
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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 Many Different Handbag Fashions Throughout The Years
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Price: Free! Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A brief history of the handbag from the 1800s up to the 1980s.
The Quick Quirk Quiz - Dinnertime Edition
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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
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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 - Names of Drinks
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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?
New Orleans Nostalgia - Ponchartrain Beach
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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. . .
Titanic, A Search For Answers
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport
(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.
The Quick Quirk Quiz - National Chains & Name Brands
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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.
Quick Quirk Quiz - Words & Phrases
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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!
Quick Quirk Quiz - Things In the Bathroom
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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?
Operation Rediscover action plan
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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.
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?
A Short History of Transportation
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,260. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2012 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Confined for millennia to the distance our feet or compliant animals could carry us, the industrial age revolutionized our travel possibilities by birthing trains, cars and airplanes.
A Short History of Kites
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,050. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2012 by Mossy Feet Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
The kite, toy or tool of science and war? A Short History of Kites recounts the story of the kite, its Asiatic origins and the various ways that the kite has been used to advance science, sometimes in surprising ways.
Who Killed God's Banker?: An EJE Single
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,190. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2011. Category: 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.