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Istanbul’da Yaşama Sanatı
By Haluk Dursun
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.
The Secret History of Nursery Rhymes
By Linda Alchin
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,120. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Many nursery rhymes are believed to be associated with actual events in history, and include references to murder, torture, betrayal, greed, and to tyrants and royalty. Reciting them to our children is an enjoyable first step to developing their language skills, the words passed from one generation to the next but the secret histories behind them are long forgotten . . . until now.
Only Behind a Cloud
By Stephe Jitts
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 19,020. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Old Linton is one of the most significant buildings in the Yass district. This book traces its fascinating and varied history from its earliest construction by ex-convict Moses Moses, through its ownership by AB Triggs (one of Australia's greatest pastoralists), to its service as a war veterans' home and lastly to its latest use as a historic home in private hands.
Methods of Execution
By Sascha von Bornheim
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.
Early Railways
By Ciamar Price
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.
Floating Tombstone The Mysterious Disappearance of North America's First Concrete Ship
By Sonny Moran
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 19,430. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Do you find it hard to imagine cement floating? A SHIP MADE OF CONCRETE? The Concretia was North America's first ship made of concrete to move under her own power! She has silently sailed through the pages of history - until now! Canadian Navy Command Historian Dr. Richard H. Gimblett states, "I recall watching the (Concretia) refit process as a cadet."
Defrauding America, Vo. One.
By Rodney Stich
Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 247,210. 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.
Design and Test Flying the 777 airliner
By peter dancey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
An overview of the design and development of Boeing first fly-by-wire twin-engined wide-body airliner the B.777 it was also the first Boeing airliner to be designed completely by computer. It was also designed by an invited consortium of airlines in a 'Working Together' programme as well as all Boeing design offices. This book a special for the SAE Imt PA fans and AS Kansas avionics gurus.
New Orleans Nostalgia - Ponchartrain Beach
By Stephen Austen
Price: $1.04 USD. Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
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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. . .
Quick Quirk Quiz - Words & Phrases
By Janet Spencer - Trivia Queen
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
By Janet Spencer - Trivia Queen
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?
Quick Quirk Quiz - Sweet Tooth
By Janet Spencer - Trivia Queen
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?
Quick Quirk Quiz - Science & Technology
By Janet Spencer - Trivia Queen
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?
Quick Quirk Quiz - In the Kitchen
By Janet Spencer - Trivia Queen
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 - National Chains & Name Brands
By Janet Spencer - Trivia Queen
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.
The Quick Quirk Quiz - Names of Drinks
By Janet Spencer - Trivia Queen
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?
The Quick Quirk Quiz - Dinnertime Edition
By Janet Spencer - Trivia Queen
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?
Israelology: The Birthright, House of Israel, Kingdom, ans Sons of God
By Paul Andree
Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 160,380. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2008. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
The Houses of Israel and Judah dominate the scriptures from the time of King David until they both were sent into captivity. God sent the House of Israel into captivity to Assyria, where they lost their national identity. However, the Biblical prophets continued to prophesy of their actions and future. God is fulfilling all of the prophecies as they relate to these Houses and to us personally.