Ripley s Believe It Or Not Seeing Is Believing

Author: Ripley's Believe It Or Not!
Publisher: Ripley Publishing
ISBN: 1893951456
Release Date: 2009-08-04
Genre: Reference

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.

LIFE Seeing is Believing

Author: The Editors of LIFE
Publisher: Life
ISBN: 1603201424
Release Date: 2014-09-23
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Readers who love the "strange but true" realm-which includes bestsellers from the Guinness Book of World Records to Ripley's Believe It or Not-will love this book from LIFE. The LIFE book falls at the high end of the genre, in that our readers trust LIFE's veracity, and treasure LIFE's always vivid, always truthful photography. The allure of the incredible is mighty, and in this book one incredible story after another is set before the reader in riveting narratives and pictures that are as beguiling-and often as beautiful-as they are persuasive. Myths are explored (some are exploded!) and legends probed. LIFE's editors travel from the highlands of Scotland to the low country of the American Southeast, investigating occurrences and objects that locals swear are real. The world's tallest man and its largest animal are visited. Microscopic animals are revealed, as are beasts dating back to the dinosaurs. Could these chimps be our closest cousins? Witness their behavior and decide for yourself (with the help, of course, of information provided in the incisive text). This is a captivating volume for young and mature readers alike.

Ripley s Believe It Or Not Planet Eccentric

Author: Ripley Entertainment, Inc
Publisher: Ripley Publishing
ISBN: IND:30000109933345
Release Date: 2005-10-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

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

Ripley s Believe It Or Not

Author: Geoff Tibballs
Publisher: Ripley Publishing
ISBN: 1893951316
Release Date: 2008-08-05
Genre: Reference

An illustrated collection of oddities that are sure to shock the reader.

Ripley s Believe It Or Not Strikingly True

Author: Ripley's Believe It Or Not!
Publisher: Ripley Publishing
ISBN: 1609910001
Release Date: 2011-09-13
Genre: Reference

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.

Ripley s Believe It or Not

Author: Ripley's Believe It Or Not!
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781609910419
Release Date: 2011-12-06
Genre: Reference

Facsimile of the original 1929 book. From the original 1929 promotion, Robert Ripley describes the land where rain has fallen for a million years; here he talks with you about the Ever-Standing Men and the Upside-Down Men of Benares. Sport enthusiasts will prick up their ears at the queer tales told by the man who it is said can answer more questions on sports than any other living man. All these stores, all these marvelous adventuring into the countries of the fantastically true are lavishly illustrated with a multitude of those vivid cartoons which are followed eagerly every night in the New York Evening Post and more than 100 other newspapers. You will find your old favorites-and some new puzzlers which Mr. Ripley has uncorked now for the first time. Believe It Or Not this volume contains a thousand new things under the sun!

Frankly Speaking

Author: Janet Dash-Harris
Publisher: Whitaker House
ISBN: 9780997169485
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: Religion

This book was born out of the author's attempts to encourage others (and herself) following the death of her mother in March 2015. What started out as broadcasting daily Bible verses via WhatsApp quickly blossomed into full length devotionals, some of which are autobiographical in nature. It is hoped that by sharing personal and everyday experiences with which many people can identify, readers will be encouraged as they face many of life's challenges.

Ripley s Believe it Or Not

Author: Inc Scholastic
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
ISBN: 0545143454
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A collection of strange facts and coincidences about animals and human beings in the world of science, art, and entertainment.

Ripley s Believe It Or Not 2008

Author: Geoff Tibballs
Publisher:
ISBN: 1905211139
Release Date: 2007-10
Genre: Curiosities and wonders

Following hot on the heels of last year's best-selling edition,Ripley's Believe it or Not 2008offers a whole new feast of bizarre facts and fiends - all guaranteed to fascinate, surprise and amaze. Gasp at the snake with feet. Stare in wonder at the dog with wheels. Marvel at the catfish whose fight started a fire which destroyed an entire house. Imagine dodging 68,000 kilos of over-ripe tomatoes, pelted in the two-hour annual Spanish tomato festival. And cower before the Black Widow - America's competitive eating champion who can put away 552 oysters in ten minutes. Illustrated throughout with extraordinary colour photographs, this is a must-have for anyone intrigued by the stranger aspects of our planet and its inhabitants.

White Field Black Sheep

Author: Daiva Markelis
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226505312
Release Date: 2010-11-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Her parents never really explained what a D.P. was. Years later Daiva Markelis learned that “displaced person” was the designation bestowed upon European refugees like her mom and dad who fled communist Lithuania after the war. Growing up in the Chicago suburb of Cicero, though, Markelis had only heard the name T.P., since her folks pronounced the D as a T: “In first grade we had learned about the Plains Indians, who had lived in tent-like dwellings made of wood and buffalo skin called teepees. In my childish confusion, I thought that perhaps my parents weren’t Lithuanian at all, but Cherokee. I went around telling people that I was the child of teepees.” So begins this touching and affectionate memoir about growing up as a daughter of Lithuanian immigrants. Markelis was raised during the 1960s and 1970s in a household where Lithuanian was the first language. White Field, Black Sheep derives much of its charm from this collision of old world and new: a tough but cultured generation that can’t quite understand the ways of America and a younger one weaned on Barbie dolls and The Brady Bunch, Hostess cupcakes and comic books, The Monkees and Captain Kangaroo. Throughout, Markelis recalls the amusing contortions of language and identity that animated her childhood. She also humorously recollects the touchstones of her youth, from her First Communion to her first game of Twister. Ultimately, she revisits the troubles that surfaced in the wake of her assimilation into American culture: the constricting expectations of her family and community, her problems with alcoholism and depression, and her sometimes contentious but always loving relationship with her mother. Deftly recreating the emotional world of adolescence, but overlaying it with the hard-won understanding of adulthood, White Field, Black Sheep is a poignant and moving memoir—a lively tale of this Lithuanian-American life.

Ripley s Believe It Or Not Impossibly Amazing

Author:
Publisher: Ripley Publishing
ISBN: 1609911210
Release Date: 2015-03-10
Genre: Reference

The latest title in Ripley’s Curioddities series, Impossibly Amazing lives up to its name! Featuring incredible stories and amazing pictures, this new title is sure to thrill audiences of all ages. Learn about the crazy sport of buzkashi that uses a headless goat carcass as a ball, or how the incredible vampire woman got her fangs. These unbelievable tales and more can be found within this wildly awesome new book. Impossibly Amazing is the brand new volume in Ripley’s Believe It or Not Curioddities series, and certainly lives up to its name! Featuring incredible stories, amazing facts and astounding pictures, this new title is sure to provide a thrill for audiences of all ages. Learn about the crazy sport of buzkashi that uses a headless goat carcass as a ball, or how the incredible vampire woman got her fangs. And did you hear about the skydiving dog or the cat with two faces? With pages filled with facts and images similar to these and more, this title is perfect for reluctant readers and fans of the unbelievable of all ages.

The Tragedy of Othello

Author: Tamara Hollingsworth
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 1433312735
Release Date: 2010-07-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Act out Othello's tragic story of vengeance and betrayal! Iago is angry at Othello for not promoting him, so he schemes to ruin Othello's life with his lies, ruining his own in the process. The six roles in this script match different reading levels, enabling teachers to use differentiation and English language learner strategies in their instruction. These strategies allow all students to engage in the same activity, regardless of their current reading level. All students can feel successful and can gain confidence in their reading fluency. Students can also practice reading aloud, interacting cooperatively, and using expressive voices and gestures while performing the story together. An accompanying poem and song give readers additional resources to practice fluency in an engaging way. This dynamic script is the perfect tool for a classroom of varied readers!

This Book Will Make You Think

Author: Alain Stephen
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
ISBN: 9781782430971
Release Date: 2013-10-18
Genre: Philosophy

We may have heard of Socrates, Plato, Descartes and Nietzsche, but what did they believe? What were their famous aphorisms? This Book Will Make You Think: Philosophical Quotes and What They Mean explains as simply as possible the ideas behind the world's most highly regarded philosophers, examining their beliefs and presenting choice quotes that succinctly distil their most famous theories. Written in an accessible and informative style, this book will help readers get to grips with the complex concepts of philosophy through the ages, and help match the theories to the names.

The Internet of Us Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data

Author: Michael P. Lynch
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9781631491863
Release Date: 2016-03-21
Genre: Philosophy

With far-reaching implications, this urgent treatise promises to revolutionize our understanding of what it means to be human in the digital age. We used to say "seeing is believing"; now googling is believing. With 24/7 access to nearly all of the world's information at our fingertips, we no longer trek to the library or the encyclopedia shelf in search of answers. We just open our browsers, type in a few keywords and wait for the information to come to us. Indeed, the Internet has revolutionized the way we learn and know, as well as how we interact with each other. And yet this explosion of technological innovation has also produced a curious paradox: even as we know more, we seem to understand less. While a wealth of literature has been devoted to life with the Internet, the deep philosophical implications of this seismic shift have not been properly explored until now. Demonstrating that knowledge based on reason plays an essential role in society and that there is much more to “knowing” than just acquiring information, leading philosopher Michael Patrick Lynch shows how our digital way of life makes us overvalue some ways of processing information over others, and thus risks distorting what it means to be human. With far-reaching implications, Lynch's argument charts a path from Plato's cave to Shannon's mathematical theory of information to Google Glass, illustrating that technology itself isn't the problem, nor is it the solution. Instead, it will be the way in which we adapt our minds to these new tools that will ultimately decide whether or not the "Internet of Things"—all those gadgets on our wrists, in our pockets and on our laps—will be a net gain for humanity. Along the way, Lynch uses a philosopher's lens to examine some of the most urgent issues facing digital life today, including how social media is revolutionizing the way we think about privacy; why a greater reliance on Wikipedia and Google doesn't necessarily make knowledge "more democratic"; and the perils of using "big data" alone to predict cultural trends. Promising to modernize our understanding of what it means to be human in the digital age, The Internet of Us builds on previous works by Nicholas Carr, James Gleick and Jaron Lanier to give us a necessary guide on how to navigate the philosophical quagmire that is the Information Age.

Ripley s Believe It Or Not Enter If You Dare

Author: Ripley's Believe It Or Not!
Publisher: Ripley Publishing
ISBN: 1893951634
Release Date: 2010-08-10
Genre: Reference

The all new 7th title in the successful Ripley’s Believe It or Not! annual series. A compendium of incredible bizarre facts, stories, interviews and features, this year’s book also offers access to a fully-integrated website featuring astounding clips, and two 8-page pull out gatefold sections, one featuring vampires.