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

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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.

The Official World

Author: Mark Seltzer

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822374455

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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In his virtuosic new book noted cultural critic Mark Seltzer shows how suspense, as art form and form of life, depicts and shapes the social systems that organize our modern world. Modernity's predicament, Seltzer writes, is a society so hungry for reality that it cannot stop describing itself, and that makes for a world that continuously establishes itself by staging its own conditions. Employing the social theories of Georg Simmel, Erving Goffman, Niklas Luhmann, and Peter Sloterdijk, Seltzer shows how suspense novels, films, and performance art by Patricia Highsmith, Tom McCarthy, Cormac McCarthy, J. G. Ballard, Karl Ove Knausgaard, and others outline how we currently live and reveal the stress-points and mood-systems of the modern epoch. In its focus on social games, depictions of violent and explosive persons, along with its cast of artists, reporters, detectives, and others who observe and report and reenact, the suspense mode creates and recreates modern systems of action and autonomy, and defines the self-turned world's practices and aesthetics. By epitomizing a reflexive, self-legislating, and autonomous world, a suspense art with humans in the systems epoch provides the models and sets the rules for our modern, official world.

True Crime

Observations on Violence and Modernity

Author: Mark Seltzer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135867399

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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True crime is crime fact that looks like crime fiction. It is one of the most popular genres of our pathological public sphere, and an integral part of our contemporary wound culture-a culture, or at least cult, of commiseration. If we cannot gather in the face of anything other than crime, violence, terror, trauma, and the wound, we can at least commiserate. That is, as novelist Chuck Palahniuk writes, we can at least "all [be] miserable together." The "murder leisure industry," its media, and its public: these modern styles of violence and intimacy, sociality and belief, are the subjects of True Crime: Observations on Violence and Modernity. True Crime draws on and makes available to American readers—and tests out—work on systems theory and media theory (for instance, the transformative work of Niklas Luhmann on social systems and of Friedrich Kittler on the media apriori—work yet to make its impact on the American scene). True Crime is at once a study of a minor genre that is a scale model of modern society and a critical introduction to these forms of social and media history and theory. With examples, factual and fictional, of the scene of the crime ranging from Poe to CSI, from the true crime writing of the popular Japanese author Haruki Murakami to versions of "the violence-media complex" in the work of the American novelist Patricia Highsmith and the Argentinian author Juan José Saer, True Crime is a penetrating look at modern violence and the modern media and the ties that bind them in contemporary life.

Ripley's believe it or not!

Bizarre collection

Author: Ripley Entertainment, Inc

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780439644808

Category: Reference

Page: 362

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Test your knowledge of the bizarre by taking the wild quizzes and Ripley's "Brain Busters" throughout the book.

Ripley's Believe It Or Not!

Bizarre Collection

Author: Mary Packard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780681024793

Category: Curiosities and wonders

Page: 361

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Test your knowledge of the bizarre by taking the wild quizzes and Ripley's "Brain Busters" throughout the book.

Ripley's believe it or not!

optical illusions

Author: L. C. Casterline

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780439512046

Category: Psychology

Page: 80

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Can you trust your own eyes? Maybe ... maybe not. Enter Ripley's world of optical illusions. You'll be surprised at what you see.

Guinness World Records 2019

Deutschsprachige Ausgabe

Author: Guinness World Records Ltd.

Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH

ISBN: 3473554650

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

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- Mit Spannung erwartet: Guinness World Records 2019 - Neue atemberaubende Rekorde - Ideales Geschenk für Kinder ab 8 Jahren und die ganze Familie Der Bestseller unter den Rekord-Büchern ist zurück: Das Guinness Buch der Rekorde fasziniert seine Leser mit den besten neuen Rekorden und den beliebtesten Rekord-Klassikern. Die größte Sandburg, der längste Slackline-Gang über Wasser, der höchste Basketball-Wurf, der am häufigsten von Auge zu Auge gerollte Fußball, die beeindruckendsten LEGO®-Modelle, der lauteste Apfelbiss - den Ideen und Themen sind in diesem Buch keine Grenzen gesetzt. Verrückte Einfälle, unglaubliche Fakten und spektakuläres Fotomaterial bringen Kinder und Erwachsene zum Staunen, Schaudern, Gruseln und Lachen. Ein Weihnachtsgeschenk mit garantiertem Wow-Effekt! Technische Voraussetzungen: Der Titel ist optimiert für die Nutzung auf Tablet-Geräten (Kindle Fire, iPad und Android) und über die entsprechenden Apps auf dem Smartphone. Reguläre e-Ink-Reader sind für die Wiedergabe grundsätzlich ungeeignet.

When Life Becomes a Maze

Author: David Mains

Publisher: Mainstay Ministries

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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You've run into a wall. Now what do you do? Sooner or later everyone faces one of life's mazes. No matter who you are or where you live in the world, life presents labyrinths in finances, job situations, family relationships, and many other areas. So what do you do when you're stuck in one of life's mazes? . From his own experiences, David Mains honestly and vulnerably shares the principles he has learned while in his own maze. No matter what puzzling perplexity you face, you can press through to emerge with the Lord by your side! Utilize this resource in conjunction with the Adult Adventure Journal.

Short Strolls in Faith

Author: B. A. Brightlight

Publisher: WestBowPress

ISBN: 1490815449

Category: Religion

Page: 252

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Relax your body and let your heart and mind take a pleasant journey—a short stroll in faith. Travel along in forty-two separate trips with the writers, who find God’s presence in the ordinary moments of their lives. One author see the imprint of God’s hand in a game of golf, where the endless process of perfecting one’s shot is reminiscent of the never-ending struggle to rid oneself of sin. Another recalls childhood stories and the unconditional trust that children tend to place in their friends, knowing that this is the very same kind of trust they must strive to place in God. A third author describes the difficult journey of being diagnosed with terminal cancer and compares it to a cab ride with the Lord and the amazing peace that he has in his heart to trust God—whether He takes him to his home or God’s home. Short Strolls in Faith offers insightful and humorous commentary of applying the tenets of scripture into everyday life. “It’s virtually impossible not to recognize oneself in these homespun stories of Christians connecting with God as they go about the ordinary business of living their lives as the authors speak with voices that should make readers feel right at home.” —Clarion Review

Seeing is Believing

America's Sideshows

Author: A. W. Stencell

Publisher: E C W Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 260

View: 1809

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A history of midway attractions and the showmen who presented them on American midways from the 1870s to World War II, this fantastic, fully illustrated book showcases the manufacturers of the Polly-Moo-Zuke, the Two-Headed Giant and the Devil Fish, as well as stories of hoochie coochie dancing bears, monkeys racing miniature racecars and the strange people who made a living eating snakes. See war criminals, wax out-laws and papier mache torture victims. Learn about illusion on the midway and tricks of the trade in a journey into an age of America's last real showmen.

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Planet Eccentric!

Author: Ripley Entertainment, Inc,Ripley Publishing

Publisher: Ripley Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

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Gathers fantastic, but true, trivia and reports on unusual historical, natural, and cultural phenomena from around the world.

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Dare to Look!

Author: Ripley's Believe It Or Not

Publisher: Ripley Publishing

ISBN: 9781609910778

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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Dare to Look! is the 10th book – and best yet – in the phenomenal bestselling Ripley's Believe It or Not! annual series. It offers up the world of weird in an all-new collection of unbelievable stories from across the globe. The new Ripley's Believe It or Not! app allows hidden content in the book to come alive. Dare to Look! is the latest bestselling book in Ripley's Believe It or Not! annual series. It offers up the world of weird in an all-new collection of unbelievable stories from across the globe. The new Ripley's Believe It or Not! app allows hidden content in the book to come alive. A Parents’ Choice Winner in the FUN STUFF category, as well as winner of the 2013 USA Best Book Awards in categories of Young Adult: Non-Fiction and Best Cover Design: Non-Fiction, Dare to Look! is perfect for every household. Jam-packed with a mind-boggling selection of incredible facts, crazy stories, jaw-dropping pictures, lists and interviews, this fantastic book also comes with bonus hidden content that's accessible using our Ripley's Believe It or Not! app. Step right into the world of Ripley's and see it come alive by scanning the special oddSCAN™ logos with a smartphone to reveal exclusive videos, images and more. Organized into thematic chapters, the crazy stories are illustrated with a wealth of amazing images throughout. Published annually, with brand new extraordinary material every year, this interactive series presents the best of Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Nightmares and Dreamscapes

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848940742

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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The Stephen King Amusement Park – an unnerving experience, with rides every which way to hell...and a few to glory. A solitary finger pokes out of a drain. Novelty teeth turn predatory. The Nevada desert swallows a Cadillac. Meanwhile, the legend of Castle Rock returns... and grows on you. What does it all mean? What else could it mean? Stephen King is here with a powerful collection of stories – a vast, many-chambered cave of a volume. The long reach of Stephen King’s imagination will take you on a rollercoaster to places you’ve never been before. You will lose sleep. But Stephen King, writing to beat the devil, will do your dreaming for you.

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Eye-Popping Oddities

Author: N.A

Publisher: Ripley Publishing

ISBN: 9781609911362

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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Ripley's Believe It or Not!'s Eye-Popping Oddities 2016 is the newest edition of it's bestselling series. It is packed full of incredible photographs, unbelieveable stories, and amazing facts, and with thousands of crazy new oddities, this book is sure to entertain children and adults alike. Ripley's Believe It or Not! Eye-Popping Oddities is an incredible collection of the weirdest and wackiest facts in the world. From strange traditions in far-off places to weird collections from the town next door, this new Believe It or Not! title will amaze and astound everyone. Crystal clear photography and incredible facts will keep readers turning the pages, as every new fact is unbelievable, but verified to be true. Short stories and astounding facts will keep children and adults alike entertained for hours, as there is always something new to discover!

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Shatter Your Senses!

Author: N.A

Publisher: Ripley Publishing

ISBN: 9781609911782

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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Shatter Your Senses! is the 2018 edition of the bestselling annual series by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! There’s no way to prepare yourself for this all-true, all-new collection filled with incredible facts, unbelievable stories, and mind-blowing photography. A sensory overload, Shatter Your Senses! is sure to amaze and astound children and adults alike. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Shatter Your Senses! is filled with thousands of strange stories, bizarre feats, and hair-raising oddities from around the world. Discover the sport of underwater ice hockey or marvel at the flower that bloomed in space—it’s all weird and all true! Bursting with vibrant and eye-catching photos, as well as submissions from our dedicated readers, this book is a must-have for every Ripley’s fan.

Ripley’s RBI 07: Shock Horror

Author: Ripley's Believe It Or Not!

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1609910397

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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Join the RBI—a group of teen agents with special gifts—on a series of action-packed adventures as they travel the world! Reports of mysterious fires, exploding trees, and unexplained power outages in a remote Rocky Mountain town reach the RBI. Is there any truth in the terrifying stories of a strange figure in the forest with sparks flying from his fingertips? Using their own powerful skills, the RBI are tested to their limits on this sizzling adventure.

Einstein

His Life and Universe

Author: Walter Isaacson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1847395899

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 704

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NOW A MAJOR SERIES 'GENIUS' ON NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, PRODUCED BY RON HOWARD AND STARRING GEOFFREY RUSH Einstein is the great icon of our age: the kindly refugee from oppression whose wild halo of hair, twinkling eyes, engaging humanity and extraordinary brilliance made his face a symbol and his name a synonym for genius. He was a rebel and nonconformist from boyhood days. His character, creativity and imagination were related, and they drove both his life and his science. In this marvellously clear and accessible narrative, Walter Isaacson explains how his mind worked and the mysteries of the universe that he discovered. Einstein's success came from questioning conventional wisdom and marvelling at mysteries that struck others as mundane. This led him to embrace a worldview based on respect for free spirits and free individuals. All of which helped make Einstein into a rebel but with a reverence for the harmony of nature, one with just the right blend of imagination and wisdom to transform our understanding of the universe. This new biography, the first since all of Einstein's papers have become available, is the fullest picture yet of one of the key figures of the twentieth century. This is the first full biography of Albert Einstein since all of his papers have become available -- a fully realised portrait of this extraordinary human being, and great genius. Praise for EINSTEIN by Walter Isaacson:- 'YOU REALLY MUST READ THIS.' Sunday Times 'As pithy as Einstein himself.’ New Scientist ‘[A] brilliant biography, rich with newly available archival material.’ Literary Review ‘Beautifully written, it renders the physics understandable.’ Sunday Telegraph ‘Isaacson is excellent at explaining the science. ' Daily Express

Ripley’s RBI 08: The Lost Island

Author: Ripley's Believe It Or Not!

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1609910400

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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Join the RBI—a group of teen agents with special gifts—on a series of action-packed adventures as they travel the world! The RBI travel to the plains of East Africa to investigate strange sightings of unbelievable animals, and find local people terrified of the unnatural animal cries they hear in the night. With DUL agents hot on their trail, the RBI find themselves on one of their most scary and dangerous missions so far as the adventure leads them to the mysterious lost island.

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Reality Shock!

Author: Ripley's Believe It Or Not!

Publisher: Ripley Publishing

ISBN: 9781609911096

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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Reality Shock! is the 2015 edition of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! bestselling annual series. This incredible collection is loaded with unbelievable facts, amazing stories, and incredible animals. With amazing photography, zany stories and unbelievable facts and figures, this book is sure to be a favorite with adults and children alike. Reality Shock! Is filled with more of the amazing facts, unbelievable stories and extraordinary photography that makes Ripley’s Believe It or Not! so popular. Read all about the amazing things that people all over the world have done- from insane stunts to crazy traditions. Take a closer look at the extraordinary images nature produces, such as mutated animals and amazingly impossible vistas. Crystal clear photography paired with zany stories, amazing facts and figures that are undeniably true but incredibly hard to believe will make this book a must have for every household.