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What the Q? Attempting to Answer the Synoptic Problem
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Price: Free! Words: 2,710. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Who wrote the Bible? What does "Synoptic Gospel" mean? Where did all the information in the Bible come from? This text briefly addresses these questions, and more.
Casanova's Winning Ticket
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Price: Free! Words: 2,290. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
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Giacomo Casanova is best known for his amorous adventures. But did you know about his role in founding the first successful modern lottery?
A Brief History of the Intertestamental Period
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Price: Free! Words: 3,020. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
Ever wonder what happened in the 400 years between the Old and New Testaments? This compact reference guide will provide a cursory overview of the Bible's "time of silence".
'Correcting History' Who Invented The Modern Hang Glider
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Price: Free! Words: 17,020. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2014. Category: 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
Ten thousand year old boats found on Britain's hillsides
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Price: Free! Words: 4,040. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014. Category: 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.
Early VTOL Aircraft (before 1967)
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Price: Free! Words: 11,540. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
This ebook is a brief history, up until late 1967, of vertical take-off and landing aircraft. Originally written before the use of computers it contains some interesting photographs of aircraft some of which failed to go into production and others which proved to be successful. This ebook is offered in the hope that it will prove useful to others interested in the topic of early VTOL aircraft.
Assam Tea - The journey
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Price: Free! Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
"Tea" is perhaps the world's highest consumed drink, after water! Everyday, innumerable cups of this brew is consumed by millions all over the world without actually knowing or understanding the "how" factor. This book looks at "the journey" that the finished product has to undergo in order to get into our "morning cuppa" to kick-start our day!
Handbook of Neapolitan Caffe
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You set the price! Words: 8,350. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2013 by Merchants Press. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Italian
A brief history of coffee in Naples, Italy, this work claims that coffee use in the Campania region pre-dated its introduction to the whole of Europe.
The Many Different Handbag Fashions Throughout The Years
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Price: Free! Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
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A brief history of the handbag from the 1800s up to the 1980s.
The Coracle: One Man in a Tub
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Price: Free! Words: 10,700. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012 by Black Morning Marsh Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
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My introduction to the coracle was not the most promising, I grant you, just a joke email from a bored colleague. But, apparently, it was all I needed. Because, it’s not just racing down a river in a glorified snow sled, shield, or basket, but a journey through such wild territories as Welsh Indians, cadavers, poaching, and sheep wrasslin’, just to name a few.
The Castle Ciphers
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Price: Free! Words: 9,430. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
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.
Operation Rediscover action plan
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Price: Free! Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012. Category: 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.
1s Upon A Time
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Price: Free! Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » History of things
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For those who hate numbers; and those who like them. Are numbers weird, annoying things that don't mean much? And where did they come from anyway? We don't learn the history of numbers in Math class. This gives them an unreal image that confuses a lot of people. But they came from somewhere for a reason and it helps to know where. This is a short article about the invention of 1, long, long ago.
Early Railways
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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.