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A Short History of Transportation by Paul R. Wonning
Series: History of Things. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,670. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2012 by Mossy Feet Books. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » History » Reference
A Short History of Transportation takes the reader on a short journey of human transportation history from walking to boats to airplanes. Millennia ago, humans learned to walk on two legs. Who knows what tomorrow holds?
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.
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?
Rosslyn Chapel by TempleofMysteries.com
Price: $3.68 USD. Words: 10,130. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
It is where the modern Knights Templar and the Freemasons meet, where researchers pour over every carving and niche, and where tourists flock to stand in awe before this extraordinary Gothic building. A few miles south of the city of Edinburgh, and half a mile from the small village of Roslin, Rosslyn Chapel, built in the second half of the 15th century, maintains its age-old mystery.
Journal of the Wyandotte Legislative Committee September 27, 1848 to October 25, 1856 by Ann Gregath
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 10,730. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2011 by Gregath Company, Inc.. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
This particular transcribed journal of the committee covers a period from September 27, 1848 to October 25, 1856.
Cat Pies - feline historical trivia. by Grace Elliot
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,530. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Cat Pies - Feline Historical Trivia (by Grace Elliot) Non-fiction - for lovers of cats, history and trivia! Did the Victorian's really eat 'cat pies'? Why are cats said to have nine lives? Is 'cat-gut' really made from cats? Who invented the cat flap? You'll find the answer to these and many other cat related trivia questions in 'Cat Pies.'
Seven Decks You Will Never Play Poker With by Bill Schroeder
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 8,280. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » General
An illustrated wonderland you never knew existed. Bill Schroeder displays seven decks of cards you’ve never seen and tells their exciting story. FDR censored one deck and spent $100K on another that wasn't printed. Millions died in Leningrad while propaganda cards rained from the sky and the USSR was barred from the 1933 Chicago Worlds Fair for trying to distribute an Anti-Religious deck.
The Train To Howth by Michael J. Hurley
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,070. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
A brief history of the short branchline to Howth off the main Dublin to Belfast mainline. Written to mark the 150th anniversary of the branch opening in 1846. The branch was part of the much loved Great Northern Railway of Ireland.
Knife, Fork and Spoon: The History of Table Manners by Julie Hayden
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Have you ever wondered why you feel so embarrassed when you spill a glass of wine or dribble food down your chin while dining out in public? The shame that accompanies those feelings stems back to the beginning of mankind itself, and how he began to socialize. Table manners evolved from civilized protocols and were meant for people to relax and to enjoy the company of those they chose to be with.
Who Killed God's Banker?: An EJE Single by Edward Jay Epstein
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,190. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Roberto Calvi was found hanged under a bridge in London. He was the Vatican banker. Edward Jay Epstein explores the mystery of who killed him.
Birth of the British Bobby by Don Hale
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 7,330. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
The introduction of early policing measures throughout the UK from industrialist MP Robert Peel and his 'Peeler' to the birth of the British Bobby, Scotland Yard, detectives, and Sherlock Holmes.
Have You Ever Tried to Sell a Diamond? And Other Investigations of the Diamond Trade by Edward Jay Epstein
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 16,140. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Five essays by Edward Jay Epstein on the international diamond cartel including the investigation that appeared in the Atlantic "Have You Ever Tried to Sell a Diamond?"
Walking with the Widow's Son by Heather Carver
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,850. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2011 by Grave Distractions Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » History » History of things, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious history
Often misunderstood, Freemasonry has been the center of conspiracy theorists jabs and speculations of horrifying rituals. Author Heather Carver endeavors to demystify the nature and practices in Freemasonry in Walking with the Widow's Son. Drawing from experiences as the wife of a Past Lodge Master, Carver uses easy to understand prose and examples to make the history and observances of Masons
All About the Game of Basketball - The History, Players and How to Play the Game by Grant John Lamont
Price: $4.97 USD. Words: 13,480. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sports business, Nonfiction » History » History of things
Contents: Get To Know NBA Basketball The NCAA Basketball And Its Distinction From Nba Checking On The Ncaa Basketball History Ncaa Basketball Standings Getting High Ncaa Basketball Schedule In A Flash Who Makes Up Nba Basketball History Important Facts About The History Of Basketball Getting To Know The Basketball Hall Of Fame And The Famers Getting To Know The Different Basketball Game
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 » History » History of things(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.