Ripley S Believe It Or Not Absolutely Absurd

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Publisher: Ripley Publishing
ISBN: 160991144X
Size: 13.15 MB
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Are you ready for something Absolutely Absurd? The tenth book in Ripley’s wildly successful Curioddities series offers more than 1,200 incredible stories of the hard to believe, the hard to swallow, and the hard to miss! From Romeo, a Bengal cat who rides a skateboard, to musician Oz Bayldon’s super-cool gig at the 21,825-foot summit of Mera Peak in the Himalayas, you won’t believe the jaw-dropping facts, stories, and photos contained in every one of this book’s 384 full-color pages. From cover to cover, Absolutely Absurd! is filled to the brim with Ripley’s fun for all ages. Welcome to Ripley’s world of the Absolutely Absurd! This brand-new installment in the bestselling Curioddities series features even more of the amazing stories, astounding full-color photos, and incredible facts Ripley’s is famous for. Is pop culture your thing? Discover Lord of the Rings fan Jeremy Telford’s very own Hobbit Hole—which he built out of 2,600 balloons! Love animals? Meet Buddy, the five legged and five-pawed dog! From food to sports and everything in between, you’ll find something to amaze and astound you on every one of this book’s 384 pages. A must-have for Ripley fans and perfect for reluctant readers of all ages, you won’t believe what you’ll find in Absolutely Absurd!

Atlas Obscura

Author: Joshua Foer
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761189671
Size: 12.92 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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It's time to get off the beaten path. Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world. Talk about a bucket list: here are natural wonders—the dazzling glowworm caves in New Zealand, or a baobob tree in South Africa that's so large it has a pub inside where 15 people can drink comfortably. Architectural marvels, including the M.C. Escher-like stepwells in India. Mind-boggling events, like the Baby Jumping Festival in Spain, where men dressed as devils literally vault over rows of squirming infants. Not to mention the Great Stalacpipe Organ in Virginia, Turkmenistan's 40-year hole of fire called the Gates of Hell, a graveyard for decommissioned ships on the coast of Bangladesh, eccentric bone museums in Italy, or a weather-forecasting invention that was powered by leeches, still on display in Devon, England. Created by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras and Ella Morton, ATLAS OBSCURA revels in the weird, the unexpected, the overlooked, the hidden and the mysterious. Every page expands our sense of how strange and marvelous the world really is. And with its compelling descriptions, hundreds of photographs, surprising charts, maps for every region of the world, it is a book to enter anywhere, and will be as appealing to the armchair traveler as the die-hard adventurer. Anyone can be a tourist. ATLAS OBSCURA is for the explorer.

Ripley S Believe It Or Not Impossibly Amazing

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Publisher: Ripley Publishing
ISBN: 1609911210
Size: 17.50 MB
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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.

Ripley S Believe It Or Not Completely Awesome

Author: Ripley's Believe It Or Not
Publisher: Ripley Publishing
ISBN: 1609911016
Size: 14.10 MB
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Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Completely Awesome is sure to thrill anyone who enjoys learning about the world of the extraordinary. The 384 pages of this book are packed with captivating facts, implausible feats, and far-fetched yet completely true stories. Readers will learn about a man who gargles molten lead, shoes made from elephant dung, a real-life invisibility coat, and the world’s scariest airplane runways.

Trigger Happy

Author: Steven Poole
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781628722246
Size: 13.24 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Edge calls Trigger Happy a "seminal piece of work." For the first time ever, an aficionado with a knowledge of art, culture, and a real love of gaming takes a critical look at the future of our videogames, and compares their aesthetic and economic impact on society to that of film. Thirty years after the invention of the simplest of games, more videogames are played by adults than children. This revolutionary book is the first-ever academically worthy and deeply engaging critique of one of today's most popular forms of play: videogames are on track to supersede movies as the most innovative form of entertainment in the new century.

Microbionic Radical Electronic Music And Sound Art In The 21st Century

Author: Thomas Bey William Bailey
Publisher: Belsona Books Ltd.
ISBN: 9780615736624
Size: 13.75 MB
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Micro Bionic is an exciting survey of electronic music and sound art from cultural critic and mixed-media artist Thomas Bey William Bailey. This superior revised edition includes all of the original supplements neglected by the publishers of the first edition, including a full index, bibliography, additional notes / commentary and an updated discography. As the title suggests, the unifying theme of the book is that of musicians and sound artists taking bold leaps forward in spite of (or sometimes because of) their financial, technological, and social restrictions. Some symptoms of this condition include the gigantic discography amassed by the one-man project Merzbow, the drama of silence enacted by onkyo and New Berlin Minimalism, the annihilating noise transmitted from the humble laptop computers of Russell Haswell and Peter Rehberg and much more besides. Although the journey begins in the Industrial 1980s, in order to trace how the innovations of that period have gained greater currency in the present, it surveys a wide array of artists breaking ground in the 21st century with radical attitudes and techniques. A healthy amount of global travel and concentrated listening have combined to make this a sophisticated yet accessible document, unafraid to explore both the transgressive extremes of this culture and the more deftly concealed interstices thereof. Part historical document, part survival manual for the marginalized electronic musician, part sociological investigation, Micro Bionic is a number of different things, and as such will likely generate a variety of reactions from inspiration to offense. Numerous exclusive interviews with leading lights of the field were also conducted for this book: William Bennett (Whitehouse), Peter Christopherson (r.i.p., Throbbing Gristle / Coil), Peter Rehberg, John Duncan, Francisco Lopez, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Bob Ostertag, Zbigniew Karkowski and many others weigh in with a diversity of thoughts and opinions that underscore the incredible diversity to be found within new electronic music itself."

Mr Todiwala S Bombay

Author: Cyrus Todiwala
Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont
ISBN: 9781743581384
Size: 16.35 MB
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The latest book from TV chef Cyrus Todiwala, Mr Todiwala’s Bombay incorporates the best of both classic and modern Indian cuisine. Since the release of his bestselling The Incredible Spice Men, also a hit BBC Two series, Cyrus has made a name for himself as a master of spices and Indian cuisine. To Cyrus, Mumbai will always be Bombay: the jostling, colourful city of his childhood and the land that cultivated his passion for food. Join Cyrus and his wife Pervin on a bustling culinary jaunt around one of the world’s most exciting and mysterious places. Feast on moreish jumping chicken samosas from street vendors, succulent hot and spicy tiger prawns, tender lamb cooked with sizzling Indian Puy lentils, and homemade golden Pooris that will melt in your mouth. Learn how to make fragrant sweet puddings, authentic-tasting curries, delicate chutneys and some of the most delicious treats known to mankind. Set against the backdrop of stunning on-location photographs, Mr Todiwala’s Bombay is a charming celebration of Indian food.