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Hoaxes & deceptions books

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Hippo Eats Dwarf by Alex Boese Hippo Eats Dwarf

The following news story apparently first appeared in the Las Vegas Sun: 'A circus dwarf, nicknamed Od, died recently when he bounced sideways from a trampoline and was swallowed by a yawning hippopotamus waiting to appear in the next act....
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/02/2016

Bullshit! Amazing Lies and Unbelievable Truths from Around the Globe by Michael Getz Bullshit! Amazing Lies and Unbelievable Truths from Around the Globe

This book brings together some of the most weird and wonderful true (and not-so-true) tales. Together with an amazing selection of unbelievable facts, Bullshit will inform you about the real colour of hippo's milk (pink), the human-banana DNA split (50:50),...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014

Understanding Tesla Coils and Beyond Everything You Need to Know by Mark Bean Understanding Tesla Coils and Beyond Everything You Need to Know


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2013

The Piltdown Man Hoax Case Closed by Miles Russell The Piltdown Man Hoax Case Closed

Published to celebrate the centenary and finally bring the mystery to a close, this book provides a definitive account of the Piltdown hoax.
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/11/2012

The Humbugs of the World by P. T. Barnum The Humbugs of the World

Originally published in 1866, this book explores somes of the most bizarre hoaxes, adverts and scams of the nineteenth century.
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/02/2012

Hoaxes & Hexes Daring Deceptions & Mysterious Curses by Barbara Smith Hoaxes & Hexes Daring Deceptions & Mysterious Curses


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/03/2011

Hippo Eats Dwarf by Alex Boese Hippo Eats Dwarf

The world's greatest urban myths, fakes and hoaxes, from Bonsai kittens to human-flavoured tofu
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/02/2010

Hoax! The Domesday Hide by Arthur Wright Hoax! The Domesday Hide

This is not like any history book you ever read for it exposes the biggest hoax and deception in English history. Unlike the Piltdown hoax the Domesday hide has actually influenced our knowledge of agriculture and socio-economics for a century...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/09/2009

Other books in this genre

Hippo Eats Dwarf by Alex Boese Hippo Eats Dwarf

The world's greatest urban myths, fakes and hoaxes, from Bonsai kittens to human-flavoured tofu
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2009

Fakers, Forgers and Phoneys Famous Scams and Scamps by Magnus Magnusson Fakers, Forgers and Phoneys Famous Scams and Scamps

Explores the shadowy world of deception and counter-feiting. This work reveals: how a house-painter-cum-art-restorer fooled the art world and became a national TV celebrity in 1979; the identity of the person who fabricated the 'missing link' human skull which was...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2006

Camera Clues A Handbook for Photographic Investigation by Joe Nickell Camera Clues A Handbook for Photographic Investigation

Joe Nickell shares his methods of identifying and dating photos and shows how to distinguish originals from copies and fakes. He discusses camera tricks, darkroom manipulations, retouching techniques, and computer technology. He concludes with a look at paranormal photography, from...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/05/2005

Unsolved History Investigating Mysteries of the Past by Joe Nickell Unsolved History Investigating Mysteries of the Past

Joe Nickell demonstrates techniques used in solving some of the most perplexing mysteries, such as the authenticity of Abraham Lincoln's Bixby letter, and the apparent real-life model for a mysterious character in a novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Nickell also uses...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/05/2005

Fakes and Forgeries by Peter (Lecturer, Department of Educational Research, University of Lancaster) Knight Fakes and Forgeries
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The possibility that works of art and literature might be forged and that identity might be faked has haunted the cultural imagination for centuries. That spectre seems to have returned with a vengeance recently, with a series of celebrated hoaxes...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/03/2005

Abracadabra by Nathaniel Schiffman Abracadabra


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/02/2005

Hoaxes & Deceptions (part of the Curious & Unusual Facts Series) by the editors of Time-Life Books Hoaxes & Deceptions (part of the Curious & Unusual Facts Series)


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/03/2004

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