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dMAC Digest Vol 7 No 1A - History Behind the Lindisfarne Gospels by Duncan MacDonald
Price: Free! Words: 11,930. Language: Australian English. Published: June 3, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things(5.00 from 1 review)
We trace the history surrounding The Lindisfarne Gospels, one of the world’s greatest masterpieces of Latin calligraphy and illumination; from when it was written at the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, through the Viking attacks, to its current resting place in the British Library.
How to always be positive in life by OnlineGatha
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,140. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
The word positive implies affirmation, agreement or consenting to a statement. In sadness, you become happy, in death and bereavement, inside of your heart springs forth laughter, in pain, you beam with delight. In sorrows and disgust, you embrace hope and where there is no way at all, you speak of a way in the wilderness and of rivers in the desert. In barrenness, you speak life, a fountain of li
The Annotations by A Naturalbeing
Price: Free! Words: 13,830. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » European philosophy, Nonfiction » History » History of things
I read big so that you can read small. I know that being contemplative about life is not always beneficial as the excessive thoughts can weigh you down and take you out of the eternal moment, but I also know that reading snippets like the ones in the book help to put some of your present worries and troubles into a larger perspective. None of us can ever be too busy to wonder how to make ourselves
Street Furniture of the Lackagh Area by Michael J. Hurley
Price: Free! Words: 4,800. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Transportation
A record of the various items of street and road furniture to be seen in the area of Lackagh, Turloughmore, County Galway in Ireland
Toys in the Community: Valuing Memories of Teddy Bears, Dolls and Construction Toys by Andrea Dumbrell
Price: Free! Words: 19,900. Language: British English. Published: April 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » History » Social history
This book is the result of a Heritage Lottery funded project run by Brighton Toy and Model Museum which collected memories of teddy bears, dolls and construction toys. Extracts from the interviews, accompanied by illustrative photographs, show how such memories provide a valuable insight not only into the types of toys that people owned, but also into the relationships between people and toys.
Her Nobel Voice: Women Laureates of the Nobel Peace Prize Sampler by Andrea M Owens
Price: Free! Words: 2,210. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2016 by Shoestring Book Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
These women have forged a path for humanity and have proved that gender has no bounds when it comes to accomplishing true greatness of peace. Come with us on the journey, and imagine for yourself what lies ahead if only you put peace in the forefront of your life.
Children's Nursery Rhymes: The Dark History & Origins of Kid's Nursery Rhymes by Albert Jack
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,080. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Social Science » Mythology, folklore and legend
From the Author of the Internationally Bestselling Red Herrings & White Elephants, Pop Goes the Weasel, What Caesar did for My Salad, Shaggy Dogs, They Laughed at Galileo: The dark history and real origins of our favourite children's nursery rhymes. The stories you were told by your grandmother and the ghoulish reality of them.
Secrets, Stories and Scandals of Ten Welsh Follies. by Graham Watkins
Price: Free! Words: 11,680. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
Secrets, Stories and Scandals of Ten Welsh Follies contains the stories behind ten weird and wonderful Welsh buildings.
50 Glorious Years 1965-2015 VITM Stands Tall by Raintree Media
Price: Free! Words: 16,810. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
One of the most popular places for visitors in Bengaluru is the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, which gets over a million visitors a year. This popularity is an affirmation of the success of its mission over the last 50 years to foster a scientific temper amongst Indians. The exhibits here engage people directly, getting them not just to look but touch and react.
Dear Arlie: Postcards to a Friend (1907-1913) by Trisha Faye
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,410. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Postcards, Nonfiction » History » History of things
Traces of a friendship over a hundred years ago remain in the postcards Pauline Washburn sent to her friend Arlie Shinkle. Enjoy the journey of their friendship through these 21 postcards from 1907 to 1913. The historic images along with the words inscribed on the back take us back to a different time and place.
Casanova's Winning Ticket by Alan Donald
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?
The Saggar Maker's Bottom Knocker, or The Story of Pottery in a Box by LJ Gormley & Nat Kemp
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,440. Language: American English. Published: December 17, 2014 by Black Morning Marsh Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Pottery and ceramics
Yes, not only was there (and is there) such a thing as a saggar, but there was also something or someone known as a saggar maker’s bottom knocker. And the route to the saggar bottom knocking starts with ancient China and takes in a few alchemists, white gold, Marco Polo, missionaries, house arrest, and even a wallaby along the way.
Unwavering Echoes: Poems and Stories of a Culture's Longing Legacy by Augusta Williams, Jr
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,030. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Anthology of Poems and Short Stories some fiction most are based on true events. Pulitzer Prize Nominee and award winning Writer Augusta Williams Jr. This book features works that are part of the estates of prominent Afro-Americans such as Yolonda King, Dr. Bettye Shabazz and President Barack Obama.
Autómatas, del Gólem al Cyborg by David Garcés, Sr
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 17,850. Language: Spanish. Published: September 8, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Desde la mas remota antigüedad los autómatas han formado parte de nuestra historia. Comenzando por las piezas móviles del antiguo egipto, pasando por los relojes y atomátismos de la edad media y finalizando en los cyborgs actuales. Además podemos encontrarlos en libros, películas, leyendas, mitos e incluso en algunas religiones. En definitiva el hombre siempre ha estado rodeado de ellos aunque no
American Presidents History Poem by Tim Cashmore
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,050. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » U.K. Poetry, Nonfiction » History » History of things
Each verse gives the memorable and shocking events surrounding each presidency, with a chorus to familiarise you with the names so far. The pattern repeats until all the presidents since the Constitution have been detailed, with a rhyming chorus featuring the names of all 44 presidents, in the order in which they've served. Learn the chorus to change your USA history knowledge from zero to hero!
'Correcting History' Who Invented The Modern Hang Glider by Terry Aspinall
Price: Free! Words: 16,970. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
The invention of the Modern Hang Glider seems to have been shrouded in mystery and incorrect information for many years. It is only now with the luxury of hindsight, very fast computers, IT media and our constant quest for more and more information, that the story has been slowly unravelled. I'm not sure if it would have been possible fifteen or twenty years ago, as earlier hang gliding historians
A Short History of the Game Of Chess by Paul R. Wonning
Series: History of Things. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,260. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2014 by Mossy Feet Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Chess has been a favored game for almost fifteen hundred years. A Short History of the Game Of Chess recounts a brief history of this much loved game.
A Collection of Historical Quotations by Thomas J. Strang
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,450. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » History » History of things
An inspiring collection of historical quotations from some of the most prolific of our time.
Ten thousand year old boats found on Britain's hillsides by Robert John Langdon
Price: Free! Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
On the hillsides of Britain are chalk and stone remnants of monuments that are between five and ten thousand years old. These monuments are curious for they are long and thin in shape, surrounded by moats and our ancestors placed their dead inside for their last journey - the problem is these symbolic images were built thousands years before ships were supposedly invented.