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The Resource Hoax : a history of deception : 5,000 years of fakes, forgeries, and fallacies, Ian Tattersall and Peter N. Nevraumont

Hoax : a history of deception : 5,000 years of fakes, forgeries, and fallacies, Ian Tattersall and Peter N. Nevraumont

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Hoax : a history of deception : 5,000 years of fakes, forgeries, and fallacies
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Hoax
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a history of deception : 5,000 years of fakes, forgeries, and fallacies
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Ian Tattersall and Peter N. Nevraumont
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eng
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"An entertaining collection of the most audacious and underhanded deceptions in the history of mankind, from sacred relics to financial schemes to fake art, music, and identities. World history is littered with tall tales and those who have fallen for them. Ian Tattersall, a curator emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, has teamed up with Peter Névraumont to create this anti-history of the world, in which Michelangelo fakes a masterpiece; Arctic explorers seek an entrance into a hollow Earth; a Shakespeare tragedy is "rediscovered"; a financial scheme inspires Charles Ponzi; a spirit photographer snaps Abraham Lincoln's ghost; people can survive ingesting only air and sunshine; Edgar Allen Pie is the forefather of fake news; and the first human was not only British but played cricket. Told chronologically, HOAX begins with the first documented announcement of the end of the world from 365 AD and winds its way through controversial tales such as the Loch Ness Monster and the Shroud of Turin, past proven fakes such as the Thomas Jefferson's ancient wine and the Davenport Tablets built by a lost race, and explores bald-faced lies in the worlds of art, science, literature, journalism, and finance. World history is littered with tall tales and those who have fallen for them. Ian Tattersall, a curator emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, has teamed up with Peter Névraumont to create this anti-history of the world, in which Michelangelo fakes a masterpiece; Arctic explorers seek an entrance into a hollow Earth; a Shakespeare tragedy is "rediscovered;" a financial scheme inspires Charles Ponzi; a spirit photographer snaps Abraham Lincoln's ghost; people can survive ingesting only air and sunshine; Edgar Allen Poe is the forefather of fake news; and the first human was not only British but played cricket. <!--EndFragment--> Organized chronologically, Hoax begins with the first documented announcement of the end of the world from 365 AD and winds its way through controversial tales such as the Loch Ness Monster and the Shroud of Turin, past proven fakes such as the Thomas Jefferson's ancient wine and the Davenport Tablets built by a lost race, and explores bald-faced lies in the worlds of art, science, literature, journalism, and finance"--
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An entertaining collection of the most audacious and underhanded deceptions in the history of mankind, from sacred relics to financial schemes to fake art, music, and identities
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10680823
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Tattersall, Ian
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001.9/509
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Névraumont, Peter N.
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  • History
  • Common fallacies
  • Hoaxes
  • Tall tales
  • Deception
  • Art
  • Folklore
  • REFERENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Art
  • Common fallacies
  • Deception
  • Folklore
  • History
  • Hoaxes
  • Tall tales
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adult
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a history of deception : 5,000 years of fakes, forgeries, and fallacies
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Hoax : a history of deception : 5,000 years of fakes, forgeries, and fallacies, Ian Tattersall and Peter N. Nevraumont
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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ocn993420087
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First edition.
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1 volume.
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9780316503723
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2017039798
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)993420087
Label
Hoax : a history of deception : 5,000 years of fakes, forgeries, and fallacies, Ian Tattersall and Peter N. Nevraumont
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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ocn993420087
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780316503723
Lccn
2017039798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)993420087

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