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True stories: discovery / historical / scientific

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The Treasure Hunter of Santiago

The Treasure Hunter of Santiago

Author: Peter Missler Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/2010

The Secret Years

The Secret Years

Author: Tim Mason Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2010

Trappers and Trailblazers

Trappers and Trailblazers

Author: Jack Boudreau Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/2010

The First Treasure Divers

The First Treasure Divers

Author: John Bevan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/04/2010

The recorded history of the diving industry has been fundamentally corrupted over the past 150 years. The result is a complete misunderstanding of how it all began. Who invented the diving helmet? Refer to any encyclopaedia or history book and the answer you will find will almost certainly be wrong. The First Treasure Divers reveals the true and fascinating story. It blows away the myths and deliberate misinformation that have crept into the historical record. Thanks to the painstaking research the author has carried out over the past 25 years, the falsehoods are peeled away to unveil the true, definitive account. It follows the lives of two brothers as they struggle to turn their newly-invented diving helmet to advantage and how they wrestle with apathetic and even hostile authorities for recognition of their invention. It thunders through sunken treasure adventures to the heroism and horrors of the Crimean War. The impact of the invention of the diving helmet is immense. In the 180 years since the Deane brothers carried out the first ever commercial helmet dive off the Isle of Wight on the south coast of England, the diving business has expanded to a global industry with an annual turnover in excess of $3,000,000,000. From another point of view, the life-support technology developed in the diving industry provided the knowledge for keeping the pioneering, high altitude pilots alive, which in turn evolved into the life-support systems of the astronauts who walked on the moon.

Arctic Explorers

Arctic Explorers

Author: Frances Hern Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/01/2010

Napoleon I Bonapart (in Russian Language)

Napoleon I Bonapart (in Russian Language)

Author: Blagovecshenskij Gleb Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2010

Slovno pretvoryaya slova davnego prorochestva v zhizn' Napoleon neistovo stremilsya stat' vladykoj - i ne odnoj otdel'no vzyatoj strany a celogo mira! On stiral s lica zemli odni narody pozvolyaya vozniknut' drugim. I nastal tot mig kogda demiurg v nem vlastno vozobladal nad chelovekom kotoro- go k kormilu vlasti nekogda privel prostoj narod. Otmahnuvshis' ot naroda prezrev ego chayaniya on i vpryam' stal mnit' sebya vladykoj celogo mira. Da chto tam - mira! Ochen' mozhet stat'sya chto svoimi pomyslami on uzhe nachinal stremitel'no voznosit'sya k Nebesam namerevayas' v itoge brosit' derzkij vyzov samomu Tvorcu vsego Sucshego... I eto stalo nachalom konca Napoleona Bonaparta. Pered vami udivitel'naya zhizn' cheloveka nadelennogo vysokoj i myatezhnoj dushoj poznavshego neveroyatnye vzlety i sokrushitel'nye padeniya i osmelivshegosya nizvergnut' vse ponyatiya i ustanovki obydennogo mira.

Ioann IV Groznyj (in Russian Language)

Ioann IV Groznyj (in Russian Language)

Author: Blagovecshenskij Gleb Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2010

On otkryto praktikoval chernuyu magiyu chto ne meshalo emu umercshvlyat' tysyachi lyudej po obvineniyu v zanyatiyah koldovstvom. On necshadno terzal svoyu stranu. On sozdal osobuyu karatel'nuyu sluzhbu - oprichninu - s ee pomocsh'yu utopiv Rus' v krovi. On do umopomracheniya obozhal fizicheskie pytki. Poistine eto byl palach-virtuoz! On byl dikim sladostrastnikom i v to zhe vremya otvratitel'nym muchitelem zhencshin. On umertvil sobstvennogo syna polagaya v nem pretendenta na tron. Pri etom emu byla prisucsha istinnaya gosudarstvennost' - v minuty prosvetleniya. On byl isklyuchitel'no talantlivym kompozitorom i zamechatel'nym pisatelem. O nem napisano velikoe mnozhestvo knig emu posvyacsheno besschetnoe kolichestvo nauchnyh issledovanij. Razgadat' tajnu nepostizhimoj lichnosti Ioanna Groznogo probuet i avtor etoj knigi...

Strike from the Sea

Strike from the Sea

Author: Tommy H. Thomason Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2009

Finding Amelia

Finding Amelia

Author: Ric Gillespie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2009

In the seventy years since the disappearance of Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan during a flight over the Central Pacific, their fate has remained one of history's most debated mysteries despite dozens of books offering solutions. This book is different. It draws on thousands of never before published primary source documents to present a narrative that corrects decades of misconception. Ric Gillespie offers a very realistic picture of Earhart, her attempted world flight, the events surrounding her disappearance, and the U.S. government's failed attempt to find her. Scrupulously accurate yet thrilling to read, the book is based on information uncovered by the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR). Gillespie, TIGHAR's executive director and a former aviation accident investigator, notes that he does not argue for a particular theory but supports the hypothesis that Earhart and Noonan died as castaways on a remote Pacific atoll. About the Author Ric Gillespie, a recognized authority on Earhart's disappearance, has led eight archaeological search expeditions to the Pacific. A resident of Wilmington, DE, he has written about the subject for Life and Naval History.

Buried in the Arctic Ice

Buried in the Arctic Ice

Author: Cyril Dunne Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2009

Tells the story of brave Arctic explorers who died in their attempts to seek the North-West Passage and North Pole during the years 1845-1877. Among them was Jim Hand from Bray, Co Wicklow.

Meriwether Lewis

Meriwether Lewis

Author: Thomas C. Danisi, John C. Jackson Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/03/2009

October 11, 2009 marks the bicentennial of Meriwether Lewis's death. As the leader of the Lewis and Clark expedition, an epic exploration of uncharted territory west of the Mississippi, Lewis has been the subject of several biographies, yet much of the published information is unreliable. A number of myths surrounding his life and death persist. Now independent scholars Thomas C. Danisi and John C. Jackson have written this definitive biography based on twelve years of meticulous research. They have re-examined the original Lewis and Clark documents and searched through obscure and overlooked sources to reveal a wealth of fascinating new information on the enigmatic character and life of Meriwether Lewis. Instead of focusing on the Lewis and Clark expedition, the authors concentrate on what Lewis was doing immediately before and after the journey through Western territory. They assess his role as a natural scientist and as governor of the Louisiana Territory. His lifelong mentor, Thomas Jefferson, thrust the latter role upon Lewis during a time of crisis. As Danisi and Jackson reveal, he would much rather have devoted this time compiling his notes and scientific findings into a vivid narrative of the expedition's adventures. Finally, using medical documentation, the book reveals the actual cause of Lewis's untimely death. The authors address both the conspiracy theories regarding murder as the cause of Lewis's death and the longstanding belief that he committed suicide. The Meriwether Lewis that emerges from this thoroughly researched biography is a man of honorable intentions who met severe challenges and handled difficult confrontations with patience and diplomacy. Both professional historians and armchair devotees of American history will want to add this important new work to their libraries.

The Lost Ark of the Covenant

The Lost Ark of the Covenant

Author: Tudor Parfitt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2009

Professor Tudor Parfitt, a real-life British Indiana Jones, has made the biggest discovery of the last 3,000 years - what became of the fabled Ark of the Covenant. This is the amazing story of his quest. This is the real-life account of Professor Tudor Parfitt's remarkable discovery - of the lost Ark of the Covenant that disappeared from the Temple of Jerusalem centuries ago. The holiest object in the world, the Ark of the Old Testament contains the tablets of law sacred to Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Scholar, orientalist and adventurer, Parfitt embarked on an incredible journey to discover where the Ark is hidden, and, when he reveals his discovery, history books will be rewritten forever. Parfitt's quest took him on an incredible detective trail across the Middle East and Africa, following the unknown journey that the guardians of the lost Ark took with their precious cargo centuries ago. His search led him through ancient documents and codes, and even the complexities of modern genetic science, for the clues to take him closer to the fabled Ark. But some people didn't want the Ark to be found. In the wilder reaches of the Yemen he narrowly escaped being kidnapped by Islamist fugitives. In Africa he was shot at, ambushed and arrested. Amongst crossing paths with a motley crowd of mystics, holy men, charlatans and politicians, he encountered a strange tribe in the mysterious lands of the Limpopo River who claimed that they knew the Ark's final resting place. When Parfitt finally set eyes on the Ark, it wasn't at all where he expected. This is the incredible story of his quest.