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History of the Water Closet by Marilyn Clay
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,060. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » History of things
A history of the development of the water closet, or toilet, in England; beginning with what was used as a privy in the monasteries and ending with the sewer system clean-up in 19th century London. Also included are descriptions of the various types of chamber pots and toilet furniture that came into use and the gadgets and mechanical devices invented prior to the toilet as we know it today.
With a Net: An Internet Memoir by J.A. Bell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,680. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
From early BBS's to Facebook, J.A. Bell has been navigating the maze of the online world for years. Now he tells the story of his journey, while sharing the histories of his favorite Internet haunts along with the relationships he formed there. With a Net is funny, poignant, and informative at turns, bringing people and places of the Internet to life.
The Castle Ciphers by Joshua (J.E.) Dyer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,430. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
A small fortune, unknown until now, remains hidden on a small estate in Buckhannon, WV known by the locals as The Castle. Local legends tell of angered spirits, a curse and even a series of underground catacombs associated with the estate. Greed is a powerful drug. One that binds people to their most prized possessions all throughout life and even afterward. The Castle is living proof.
The Dark Traveller by Cindy Wright
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 8,630. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
SNIPPET FROM THE E-BOOK As people travelled, so too did the plague. Travel between towns and villages in the England of the 1660‟s were not nearly as easy as it would be today. Back then, it would take days to make a trip that these days would take only a few hours.
A Short History of Kites by Paul R. Wonning
Series: History of Things. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,680. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2012 by Mossy Feet Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Parasailing and hang gliding
The kite played a key role in aviation history and the development of the airplane. Aviation pioneers like the Wright brothers used kites to fine-tune the design of the first airplanes.
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 » History » History of things(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.
Filosofia y Teologia by Adolfo Sagastume
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 7,610. Language: Spanish. Published: June 22, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy, Nonfiction » History » History of things
La Teología es la disciplina que trata de expresar los contenidos de una fe religiosa presentados como un conjunto coherente de proposiciones
Permission Impossible: Metal Detecting Search Permission Made Easy by David Villanueva
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,600. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Outdoor Skills, Nonfiction » History » History of things
The find of a lifetime starts with obtaining search permission or legally avoiding that obligation. Where can you legally search without permission? How do you find the landowner to ask for search permission? How do you persuade the landowner to give their permission? The author draws on his experience at successfully and painlessly gaining search permission on a wide range of sites to reveal All.
Roger Pringle Kirk and the Alberta Winner Furnace by Don Casselman
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,470. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Coal furnaces were not unique in the early days of the West, but Roger Kirk and his Alberta Winner coal furnace and Kirk's stoker were different. Here we tell fascinating details from our 25 years spent with him.
A Devilish Pastime: A History of Football in All its Forms by Graham Hughes
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 156,830. Language: British English. Published: June 9, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » History, Nonfiction » History » History of things
Where did football come from? How did it get to be so popular? And why can't we even agree on what the word 'football' means? A Devilish Pastime traces the intriguing story of how soccer, rugby, American/Canadian football, Gaelic football and Australian Rules evolved from games played in the distant past into the modern, mass-audience sports we know today. Updated and enhanced in 2017.
A History of the British Monarchy in Brief(s) by David Vance
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 53,500. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
The British Monarchy spans twelve hundred years and more than sixty people. This books examines them one by one, centering on the strange and unusual events that occurred to each of them. Most of it is factual, but the author takes great liberties in reporting the facts, in an attempt to find the humor missing in so much of recorded history.
A Short History of Transportation by Paul R. Wonning
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.
Building the Second Mind: 1956 and the Origins of Artificial Intelligence Computing by Rebecca Skinner
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.
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, Nonfiction » History » History of things(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 Search For Old King's Road by Bill Ryan
Series: Old Kings Road, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 37,540. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » History » North America
Old Kings Road in Florida was built by British Engineers prior to the American Revolution. Right up to 1914 it was the main entry into Florida. Here slaves escaped to freedom, plantations large and small lined the route. The Second Seminole War along this road was one of the largest slave rebellions in the United State. Here is historian Bill Ryan's effort to locate Old Kings Road.
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
Operation Rediscover action plan by James Walker
Price: Free! Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012. Categories: 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.
The Turin Shroud by TempleofMysteries.com
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?