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The Resource Fooled you! : fakes and hoaxes through the years, Elaine Pascoe ; with illustrations by Laurie Keller

Fooled you! : fakes and hoaxes through the years, Elaine Pascoe ; with illustrations by Laurie Keller

Label
Fooled you! : fakes and hoaxes through the years
Title
Fooled you!
Title remainder
fakes and hoaxes through the years
Statement of responsibility
Elaine Pascoe ; with illustrations by Laurie Keller
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Chapters on 11 infamous hoaxes from the 1800s to the present, exploring the stories behind them and pondering why people are so easily fooled. Hoaxes are meant to fool the world-and some people fall for them. Would you? Crop circles. Aliens on earth. Fairies caught on film. Giant cats. What do these phenomena have in common? They are all hoaxes. Elaine Pascoe presents well-researched chapters on nearly a dozen infamous hoaxes-from the 1800s to the present-exploring the stories behind them (how they came to be as well as who instigated them) and pondering why people were so easily fooled. These tantalizing accounts hold tremendous appeal for all ages and are as much about the craftiness of perpetrators as about the gullibility of believers. Would you have been fooled? You'll just have to read Fooled You! to find out
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pascoe, Elaine
Dewey number
001.9/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
CT9980
LC item number
.P37 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Keller, Laurie
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Impostors and imposture
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Fooled you! : fakes and hoaxes through the years, Elaine Pascoe ; with illustrations by Laurie Keller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 86-87) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The daring balloonists -- The lost princess -- The Fejee mermaid -- The stone giant -- The marvelous machine -- The missing link -- The fraudulent fairies -- The brass plate -- The creature in the woods -- The sign in the field -- Snowball
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 87 p.
Isbn
9780805075281
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004060732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
97808050752 81
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocm57311444
  • 1207630
Label
Fooled you! : fakes and hoaxes through the years, Elaine Pascoe ; with illustrations by Laurie Keller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 86-87) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The daring balloonists -- The lost princess -- The Fejee mermaid -- The stone giant -- The marvelous machine -- The missing link -- The fraudulent fairies -- The brass plate -- The creature in the woods -- The sign in the field -- Snowball
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 87 p.
Isbn
9780805075281
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2004060732
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
97808050752 81
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocm57311444
  • 1207630

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