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True Earth: The Short History of Our Planet Part 1
By Bruce Hendler
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 133,080. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2010. Category: Nonfiction
A Tour Guide with a Bad Attitude made somewhat bearable by a sense of humor - the Author leads you on a journey through our Home in The Universe. Somehow he wanders off into all kinds of diversions: UFOs and Fairies; Dragons, Monsters and Vampires; various plots and conspiracies; some history you never knew. Earth Science made Fun for anyone curious about the real story of our planet.
Righteous Might: One Man's Journey Through War in the Pacific
By Craig Siegel
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 70,970. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction
Righteous Might: One Man’s Journey Through War in the Pacific is based on the extraordinary memoirs of Leonard Gordon who served in the 6th Infantry Division in New Guinea and the Philippines in World War II, earning three bronze star commendations and three purple hearts. It fills a significant gap that exists in material covering the lesser-known Pacific campaigns of the U.S. Army.
Of Lion Paw and Tiger Jaw
By Glenn Vanstrum
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,090. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2011. Category: Fiction
Humans may not be the only animals who crave freedom. In these stories, we enter the minds of thirteen wild creatures and the people interacting with them. No anthropomorphizing here--these beasts may be sentient, but they do not think like us. Whether we encounter an eagle nervous about an approaching photographer or a tiger aching to kill a deer, we step through these pages into an alien world.
When John Frum Came - A Novel of South Pacific Cargo Cults
By Bill Schroeder
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 110,870. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2011 by Fideli Publishing. Category: Fiction
Pacific Islanders were plantation slaves to the Brits before WWII. Mythic John Frum urged natives to “go back to custom,” earning a price on his head. A Boston missionary and a cargo cult shaman awaiting ships full of food meet on Christ’s Despair Island and experience the culture clash with ironic humor and action adventures involving the Japanese, US Navy, and cannibal headhunters.
Journey to the Golden Hour—My Path to the Most Dangerous Job in America: Flying a Medical Helicopter
By Randolph Mains
You set the price! Words: 94,400. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction
Journey to the Golden Hour is the sequel to Randy Mains’ highly successful second book Dear Mom I’m Alive. It follows his incredible journey to Australia, New Guinea, Iran, and back home again where he and six other dedicated ex-Vietnam helicopter pilots try to prove to a doubting public and skeptical medical community that the helicopter can save lives in peacetime just as it did in Vietnam.
Feathers: A Comedic Ornithological Melodrama
By James Babcock
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,520. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2012. Category: Fiction
A retired professor revisits the Pacific to update his famous book on island birds, but in a comedy of errors he inadvertently foils a revolution--and also finds romance. Great fun!
The Amazing Echidna: Puggles In Pouches
By Sharon Greenaway
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Animals. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2012 by LearningIsland.com. Category: Nonfiction
Echidnas have spiny hairs all over their body. This makes them look like a porcupine. Echidnas are also covered in fur. Depending on where they live, some are furrier than others. They can vary in color from very light brown to red-brown and right through to black. Did you know that the spines are really hairs? They are just very large and strong hairs. Find out more about the amazing echidna!
Twins Sail Into Adventure
By Jocelyn Price
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,040. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Category: Fiction
Twins, Nia and Ngaire along with their dog “Lik-lik” sail from their New Guinea home to explore an island and the reefs around it. Little do they know that they will be sailing straight into a host of dangers, shipwreck, komodo dragons, giant squid, and most deadly of all, criminals with guns who are determined to keep their secret at all cost. An exciting read for children age 8 to 13.
McAlister's Way
By Richard Marman
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,060. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2013 by john Halsted. Category: Fiction
By his fifteenth birthday, Danny McAlister in on the run. He has escaped from a draconian boarding school after seriously injuring the principal. His flight takes him through Northern Queensland to the New Guinea Highlands where he searches for his father, lost while fighting the Japanese on the Kokoda Track.
The U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II: Weapon of Denial - Air Power and the Battle for New Guinea, Japanese Onslaught, Coral Sea through Milne Bay, Air Power and the Supply War
By Progressive Management
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,540. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
Gen. Douglas MacArthur, commander of Pacific forces in World War II, viewed the Battle of the Bismarck Sea as a disaster for the Japanese and a triumph for the Allies. In that great air-sea confrontation, U.S. and Australian air forces proved that air power could be decisive in preventing the resupply of ground troops by sea.