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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
The Emerald Buddha - Its Mysteries and Chronicles by Corrie Lamprecht
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 11,920. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
The Emerald Buddha is the most revered Buddhist statue. The story starts in Northern India around 43 BCE and follows the trails throughout war and maritime disaster until the current location in its own dedicated temple at the Royal Palace of Bangkok. This is one of those historical cases where the truth is certainly more interesting than fiction.
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
Open Letter to America by Rodney Crawford, Jr
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 8,700. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
This book will discuss the racial divide in America from both sides, white and black. It will also ask the questions, "Why racially we feel the way that we do"? At the same time asking the most important question, "Can we survive and prosper together in the United States"?
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.
A Concise History of the Oxford English Dictionary by Rob Walters
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,550. Language: British English. Published: March 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Reference » Dictionaries
A slim volume describing the fascinating development of one of the most famous books in the world and answering the burning questions. How did it start? What preceded it? Who did the work? Why did it take so long? How did Oxford get involved? And why is the work never finished?
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.
Tides of March by David Baresch
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,350. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2016 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
A magnitude-9 earthquake triggers a rampaging tsunami that thrashes a nuclear power plant. Radiation streams skywards. Casualties mount. A country goes into lockdown. This is Japan, March 2011. ‘Tides of March' questions the official release of disaster information. It questions the adequacy of the radioactive exclusion zone.
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.
Who Are The Earliest True Vampires by Vidanage P. Karunaratne
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,740. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2015 by WSIC EBooks Ltd.. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Tracking backwards in time, commencing from the 11th—12th centuries A. D., particularly in the European Continent and more specifically in the Eastern European countries and subsequently spreading to other countries in the world, the preternatural and paranormal phenomenon of Vampirism had been plaguing and scaring the people at large in alarming, if not, in hysterical proportions.
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?
Past Times: Ancient Board Games by Jeffrey S. Johnston
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 4,420. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Past Times is a series of books about historical games and pastimes throughout the ages. This particular book is about games from Viking age and earlier.
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.
Een Amsterdammer ter haringvangst - seizoen 1910 by Hendrik Vaz Nunes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,530. Language: Dutch. Published: October 8, 2014 by Marlies Vaz Nunes. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
In "Een Amsterdamer ter haringvangst" beschrijft Hendrik Vaz Nunes met humor, inzicht en veel detail het leven en werk op een haringbom in 1910, waarbij alle facetten van de haringvangst op de Noordzee gedetailleerd aan bod komen.
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.