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New Orleans Nostalgia - Ponchartrain Beach by Stephen Austen
Price: $1.04 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 Rise and Fall of Diamonds by Edward Jay Epstein
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.
Lost Crossings: A Contemplative Look at Western North Carolina's Historic Swinging Footbridges by Katey Schultz
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 11,370. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2012. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Essay » Sociology(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 Coracle: One Man in a Tub by LJ Gormley & Anthony John
Price: Free! Words: 10,700. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012 by Black Morning Marsh Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, 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.
Steam Age Machines by R. R. Green
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 3,430. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Machinery, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Machinery(5.00 from 1 review)
A brief history of steam power and 110 rare etchings and drawings of steam age machinery.
Casanova's Winning Ticket by Alan Donald
Price: Free! Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » History » History of things(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?
Titanic, A Search For Answers by Joe C Combs 2nd
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ocean transport, 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.
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. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics, 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.
The Many Different Handbag Fashions Throughout The Years by s loates
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.
1s Upon A Time by Richard Kerr
Price: Free! Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, 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.
Ontario's Old Mills by Harold Stiver
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 31,530. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - how to, 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.
Muslim Inventions in the Islamic Golden Age 750-1500 AD by Aliya Anjum
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