• Reference

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Strikingly True


Author: Ripley's Believe It Or Not!
Publisher: Ripley Publishing
ISBN: 9781609910006
Category: Reference
Page: 256
View: 1842
The newest title in the Ripley's Annual series is a compendium of new and bizarre stories, pictures and interviews all of which are packaged nicely within a vibrant red foil and lenticular cover. For the legions of dedicated Ripley’s fans, and anyone else on the planet who loves unbelievable facts and jaw-dropping images, the latest annual in our bestselling series is a feast of delights. Be amazed at a portrait made from 200,000 dead ants, the man who traversed the English Channel by holding onto a bunch of balloons, and the single human hair featuring paintings of all 42 American presidents. A compendium of incredible and bizarre facts, stories, interviews and features, presented in a stunning new design, this book also drives readers to Ripley’s fully interactive website. There are intriguing interviews with some of the astounding individuals who are featured in the book that spotlight their achievements and reveal more about what motivates them. A dramatic eight-page gatefold sections presents Ripley’s first ever odditorium, which showcased sideshow performers and was built for the World’s Trade Fair in 1933. This features a selection of choice memorabilia including Robert Ripley’s original annotated list of performers. Informative “Ripley’s Research” boxes give the scientific explanation behind some of the most incredible tales in the book, such as how people have turned their fingers into magnets. A section on the Olympic games, past and present, highlights the wacky as well as the amazing feats that have taken place at the height of sporting achievement. Additional black and white Ripley archive photographs feature throughout the book, and miscellaneous lists are also scattered throughout. This year specially commissioned photographic features will also appear in the book.

    • Reference

Ripley's Believe It Or Not!

Prepare to Be Shocked!
Author: Geoff Tibballs
Publisher: Ripley Publishing
ISBN: 9781893951310
Category: Reference
Page: 256
View: 8638
An illustrated collection of oddities that are sure to shock the reader.

    • Reference

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Remarkable Revealed


Author: Geoff Tibballs
Publisher: Ripley Publishing
ISBN: 9781893951228
Category: Reference
Page: 256
View: 2387
Presents an illustrated collection of unusual phenomena and oddities, grouped into such categories as curious creations, incredible animals, fantastic feats, and unusual tales.

    • Curiosities and wonders

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! 2015


Author: Robert Le Roy Ripley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781847947178
Category: Curiosities and wonders
Page: 256
View: 1305
The Ripley's Believe It or Not! annual has now firmly established itself as a Christmas must-have, with an ever-growing army of loyal fans. Following hot on the heels of last year's Top 10 bestseller, Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2015 offers a completely new compendium of strange but true facts and amazing stories, ranging from the daredevil skateboarding mouse to the man who ate 25,000 light bulbs, and from the restaurant that uses a volcano to cook food to the robot that loves playing Rock, Paper, Scissors. Packed with amazing photographs and jaw-dropping facts, Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2015 offers a feast of information and entertainment. Prepare yourself for this year's Ripley Reality Shock!

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! 2018


Author: No Author Details
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781847948151
Category:
Page: 256
View: 2335
Following hot on the heels of last year's Top 10 bestseller, Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2018 offers a completely new assortment of strange-but-true facts and amazing stories! From the elephant who can play baseball, to the flowers that bloomed in space, to the weasel found inside the world's biggest computer, Ripley's compendium of hair-raising oddities will delight and fascinate the whole family. Complete with a mind-blowing 3D-effect cover, and packed with gob-smacking photos and illustrations, Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2018 offers another feast of mind-blowing tales of the extraordinary. Prepare yourself for this year's Ripley's bonanza!

    • Biography & Autobiography

A Curious Man

The Strange and Brilliant Life of Robert "Believe It or Not!" Ripley
Author: Neal Thompson
Publisher: Crown Archetype
ISBN: 0770436218
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 432
View: 6264
A Curious Man is the marvelously compelling biography of Robert “Believe It or Not” Ripley, the enigmatic cartoonist turned globetrotting millionaire who won international fame by celebrating the world's strangest oddities, and whose outrageous showmanship taught us to believe in the unbelievable. As portrayed by acclaimed biographer Neal Thompson, Ripley’s life is the stuff of a classic American fairy tale. Buck-toothed and cursed by shyness, Ripley turned his sense of being an outsider into an appreciation for the strangeness of the world. After selling his first cartoon to Time magazine at age eighteen, more cartooning triumphs followed, but it was his “Believe It or Not” conceit and the wildly popular radio shows it birthed that would make him one of the most successful entertainment figures of his time and spur him to search the globe’s farthest corners for bizarre facts, exotic human curiosities, and shocking phenomena. Ripley delighted in making outrageous declarations that somehow always turned out to be true—such as that Charles Lindbergh was only the sixty-seventh man to fly across the Atlantic or that “The Star Spangled Banner” was not the national anthem. Assisted by an exotic harem of female admirers and by ex-banker Norbert Pearlroth, a devoted researcher who spoke eleven languages, Ripley simultaneously embodied the spirit of Peter Pan, the fearlessness of Marco Polo and the marketing savvy of P. T. Barnum. In a very real sense, Ripley sought to remake the world’s aesthetic. He demanded respect for those who were labeled “eccentrics” or “freaks”—whether it be E. L. Blystone, who wrote 1,615 alphabet letters on a grain of rice, or the man who could swallow his own nose. By the 1930s Ripley possessed a vast fortune, a private yacht, and a twenty-eight room mansion stocked with such “oddities” as shrunken heads and medieval torture devices, and his pioneering firsts in print, radio, and television were tapping into something deep in the American consciousness—a taste for the titillating and exotic, and a fascination with the fastest, biggest, dumbest and most weird. Today, that legacy continues and can be seen in reality TV, YouTube, America’s Funniest Home Videos, Jackass, MythBusters and a host of other pop-culture phenomena. In the end Robert L. Ripley changed everything. The supreme irony of his life, which was dedicated to exalting the strange and unusual, is that he may have been the most amazing oddity of all. From the Hardcover edition.

    • Self-Help

How to win friends & influence people


Author: Dale Carnegie
Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 9352613937
Category: Self-Help
Page: 224
View: 1013
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    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Lost City

The Discovery of Machu Picchu
Author: Ted Lewin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101652772
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
View: 9717
Caldecott Honor-winner Ted Lewin takes readers on a thrilling journey to the wilds of Peru in this story of Hiram Bingham, who, in 1911, carved a treacherous path through snake-filled jungles and across perilous mountains in search of Vilcapampa, the lost city of the Incas. Guided the last steps by a young Quechua boy, however, he discovered not the rumored lost city, but the ruins of Machu Picchu, a city totally unknown to the outside world, and one of the wonders of the world.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Creepy Stuff


Author: Mary Packard,Leanne Franson
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780439314572
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 87
View: 5533
Collects factual stories about visions and dreams, spooky coincidences, not-so-inanimate objects, phantasms and witches, and miscellaneous weird occurrences.

    • Curiosities and wonders

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! 2013


Author: Robert Ripley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781847946737
Category: Curiosities and wonders
Page: 256
View: 7418
For the legions of dedicated Ripley's fans, and anyone else on the planet who loves the unbelievable, the latest annual in the bestselling series is a feast of delights. Following hot on the heels of last year's best-selling edition, Ripley's Believe It or Not! 2013 offers an entirely new compendium of bizarre facts and features, including the largest crocodile ever captured, the village in China where three million snakes are bred each year, and the national sport that uses a headless goat as a ball! As well as the jaw-dropping images and strange stories are intriguing interviews with some of the astounding individuals who feature in the book, informative 'Ripley's Research' boxes, mind-boggling lists, fascinating black and white photos from the Ripley archive, submissions from Ripley fans around the world - and a brand new Ripley's Weird Records feature.

    • History

Propaganda


Author: Edward Bernays
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1387471066
Category: History
Page: 124
View: 8677
"Bernays' honest and practical manual provides much insight into some of the most powerful and influential institutions of contemporary industrial state capitalist democracies."-Noam Chomsky A seminal and controversial figure in the history of political thought and public relations, Edward Bernays (1891-1995), pioneered the scientific technique of shaping and manipulating public opinion, which he famously dubbed "engineering of consent." During World War I, he was an integral part of the U.S. Committee on Public Information (CPI), a powerful propaganda apparatus that was mobilized to package, advertise and sell the war to the American people as one that would "Make the World Safe for Democracy." The CPI would become the blueprint in which marketing strategies for future wars would be based upon.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Long Walk to Freedom

The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
Author: Nelson Mandela
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780759521049
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 576
View: 2643
The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life--an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.

    • Fiction

Enter If You Dare


Author: Alyson Larrabee
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1611608392
Category: Fiction
Page: 287
View: 3276
Anthony is so obsessed with Annabelle Blake that he would die for her. Except he's already dead. He's the ghost of the legendary Lonesome Boy but he's not lonesome anymore because now he has Annabelle. He's with her all the time. Stalking her. Waking her up in the middle of the night with his constant weeping and his ice cold wordless whispers. She needs help. Fast. Enter the mysterious new boy in town. Wyatt Silver is an amateur medium, but he doesn't just see dead people. He becomes them. Anthony takes possession of Wyatt's body and their terrifying adventure begins.

    • Drama

Barber Shop Chronicles


Author: Inua Ellams
Publisher: Oberon Books
ISBN: 1786821796
Category: Drama
Page: 96
View: 3637
One day. Six cities. A thousand stories. Newsroom, political platform, local hot spot, confession box, preacher-pulpit and football stadium. For generations, African men have gathered in barber shops to discuss the world.

    • Artists

The Third Violet


Author: Stephen Crane
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Artists
Page: 220
View: 5647

    • Sports & Recreation

Pressure Point Karate Made Easy

A Guide to the Dillman Pressure Point Method for Beginners and Younger Martial Artists
Author: George A. Dillman,Chris Thomas
Publisher: Dillman Karate International Publications
ISBN: 9781889267029
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 144
View: 4332
Practical self-defense explained in words and photos. Includes illustrations showing the pressure points used in self-defense techniques.

    • Reference

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Seeing Is Believing


Author: Ripley's Believe It Or Not!
Publisher: Ripley Publishing
ISBN: 9781893951457
Category: Reference
Page: 256
View: 5101
The 6th title in the best selling Ripley’s Believe It or Not! annual series is a compendium of incredible bizarre facts, stories, interviews and features all presented in a stunning bright new design. This year’s book features icons that guide readers to astounding video clips on our new fully-integrated website, where they can see some of our subjects in action. Be amazed at the dentist with no arms, the snake that swallowed a wallaby, an underwater sculptor and a four-eared cat! For the legions of dedicated Ripley’s fans, and anyone else on the planet who loves unbelievable facts and jaw-dropping images, the latest annual in this successful series is a feast of delights. Also, a dramatic eight-page gatefold section presents some extraordinary performers of the past, and additional black and white Ripley archive photographs feature throughout the book.

    • Medical

Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation:

An Unmet Public Health Problem
Author: Committee on Sleep Medicine and Research,Board on Health Sciences Policy,Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309101115
Category: Medical
Page: 424
View: 5783
Clinical practice related to sleep problems and sleep disorders has been expanding rapidly in the last few years, but scientific research is not keeping pace. Sleep apnea, insomnia, and restless legs syndrome are three examples of very common disorders for which we have little biological information. This new book cuts across a variety of medical disciplines such as neurology, pulmonology, pediatrics, internal medicine, psychiatry, psychology, otolaryngology, and nursing, as well as other medical practices with an interest in the management of sleep pathology. This area of research is not limited to very young and old patients-sleep disorders reach across all ages and ethnicities. Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation presents a structured analysis that explores the following: Improving awareness among the general public and health care professionals. Increasing investment in interdisciplinary somnology and sleep medicine research training and mentoring activities. Validating and developing new and existing technologies for diagnosis and treatment. This book will be of interest to those looking to learn more about the enormous public health burden of sleep disorders and sleep deprivation and the strikingly limited capacity of the health care enterprise to identify and treat the majority of individuals suffering from sleep problems.

    • Reference

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! 100 Years


Author: N.A
Publisher: Ripley Publishing
ISBN: 9781609912406
Category: Reference
Page: 256
View: 6263
Ripley's Believe It or Not! is globally renowned as the authority on the weird, the eccentric, and the amazing. Ripley's Believe It or Not! provides entertaining books for children of all ages which educates and informs them in a humorous style. The Ripley brand is known around the world as a trend-setting source of family-friendly fun and excitement! Every day the researchers at Ripley's are busy digging up the craziest true stories and the most unbelievable facts. From its inception in 1918 and the days of Robert Ripley’s travels and broadcasts to the creation of the first BION and the company’s proud publishing history through the years after Ripley’s death to the incredible collections and the expansion into a world-class attractions company, fans and friends of the brand will be inspired, awed, and amazed. This book is a spectacular artifact of an American icon that people will want to make a part of their own collection and enjoy again and again.

    • Cuba

From Flag to Flag

A Woman's Adventures and Experiences in the South During the War, in Mexico and Cuba
Author: Eliza Ripley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Cuba
Page: 296
View: 6365