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Ripley's believe it or not!: Optical illusions

Can you trust your own eyes? Maybe... maybe not! Are the red lines straight? Is this is spiral or concentric circles? Are the coeboy & the horse facing toward you or away from you? Enter Ripley's world of optical illusio [...]

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The Best of Isaac Asimov Presents Super Quiz

Do your know the occupation of Charlie Brown's father? What about Eleanor Roosevelt's maiden name, or how many people saw Casey strike out? Since 1982, trivia fans have enjoyed Isaac Asimov Presents Super Quiz, as it h [...]

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Schott's Almanac Page-A-Day Calendar 2008

From the Back Cover An Enlightening YearFeed your curiosity with smart trivia and tidbits of uncommon?yet indispensable?knowledge, meticulously curated by the author of the quirky international [...]

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Chariots of the Gods?: Unsolved Mysteries of the Past

Language Notes Text: English, German (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Read more Abo [...]

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The Know-It-All's Guide to Life: How to Climb Mount Everest, Cure Hiccups, Live to 100, and Dozens of Other Practical, Unusual, or Just Plain Fantasti

With wit and brevity this book contains useful advice on personal finance, health, sports, travel, automobiles, careers, and food. For example, in just six pages you will learn how to negotiate with a contractor. Conside [...]

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Conspiracies and Secret Societies: The Complete Dossier

From Booklist Name a conspiracy theory that has made its way into the popular mass media, and it is most likely included in this informative and entertaining encyclopedia, which provides an intro [...]

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Bananas don't grow on trees: A guide to popular misconceptions

Presents clarifications of numerous popular misconceptions concerning plants, animals, food, and other topics. [...]

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The Guinness Book of World Records 1998 (Serial)

Amazon.com Review If you were in elementary school the last time you saw The Guinness Book of World Records, the 1998 version might surprise you with its hardcover, high-gloss format; more than 3 [...]

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Jumbo's Hide, Elvis's Ride, and the Tooth of Buddha: More Marvelous Tales of Historical Artifacts

From Publishers Weekly In an irresistible, edifying romp through the centuries, Rachlin uses artifacts as portals to the past as he skips from a venerated tooth preserved in a Sri Lankan temple, [...]

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I, Fellini

Amazon.com Review This lusty, high spirited book came out of conversations, conducted over the course of fourteen years, between Frederico Fellini, the reknowned director of of such landmark film [...]

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Mechademia 2: Networks of Desire

“Japan's pop culture, once believed unexportable, is now hitting the shores of other nations like a tsunami. In North America, young fans consume vast amounts of manga and anime, while academics increasingly study [...]

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The Marx Brothers: Monkey Business, Duck Soup, A Day at the Races (Classic Screenplay Series)

Amazon.com Review 'How do you know there are four stowaways on board this ship?' 'They were singing Sweet Adeline!' 'Look at me. I've worked myself up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty.' [...]

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New Cinematographers

About the Author Alex Ballinger is an expert on film and the series editor for two forthcoming series of books on film: 'On Directors' and 'Inside Film.' Read more [...]

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Reality TV: An Insider's Guide to TV's Hottest Market -2nd edition

About the Author Troy DeVolld?s bestselling Reality TV: An Insider?s Guide to Television?s Hottest Market changed the game in 2011 as the first and only MWP title to focus exclusively on reality [...]

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Everybody Wins (Miller, Arthur)

From the Back Cover Everybody Wins, with a provocative preface on the role of language in screenwriting is a richly atmospheric, masterfully plotted suspense story, but of course, in the hands of [...]

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Stopped Rocking and Other Screenplays

From the Back Cover Tennessee Williams's Stopped Rocking and Other Screenplays encompass both the realistic style of 'the early Williams' and the more experimental dramatic devices of many of his [...]

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What! and Give Up Show Business?: A View from the Hollywood Trenches

From Library Journal 'As I look back on all of this, it comes to me that this story is really what Hollywood is all about. Or at least what it's supposed to be about,' says Wooley as he describes [...]

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Star Trek: The Starfleet Survival Guide

About the Author David Mack?is the?New York Times?bestselling author of more than twenty-five novels, including the?Star Trek Destiny?and?Cold Equations trilogies. He co-developed the acclaimed?S [...]

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Law & Order: The Unofficial Companion -- Updated and Expanded

Review 'Law & Order is still turning out absorbing, sharply written episodes plumbing the moral minefield of modern-day crime and punishment.' --TV Guide 'Law & Order has evolved into that rare j [...]

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To Boldly Go: Rare Photos from the TOS Soundstage - Season One

Review 'Gurian's book has hundreds of pictures of all aspects of the creation of the original Star Trek, giving us a great look at the sets, models, actors and work that went into bringing the sc [...]

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Oprah: The Gospel of an Icon

Review ?A fascinating study of the modern-day deity?s 25 years as the world?s most beloved BFF, exhaustively researched and elegantly considered. Buy it for the smartest Oprah fan you know.? (Mad [...]

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Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Making Of The RankinBass Holiday Classic

Review 'Sight Unseen, I can honestly recommend this book!' -- Jerry Beck, Animation Research'This book has it all! We were glad we could help out!' -- Larry Potash, WGN MORNING NEWS'We want to ge [...]

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THE TIME TUNNEL: A HISTORY OF THE TELEVISION SERIES

The Time Tunnel was by no means a superb product of Friday night entertainment. If the plot holes were not as large as the tunnel itself, viewers noticed the same props from Allen's other television programs popping up o [...]

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Whoniverse: An Unofficial Planet-by-Planet Guide to the World of the Doctor from Gallifrey to Skaro

Review ?The book is a beautiful item. Parkin and his publisher have gone all out and found many special items. There are numerous unique and stunning artworks in the pages along with some familia [...]

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Castle Loves Fandom: Celebrating the Detective Show's Quips, Homages, and Meta-Salutes

About the Author Valerie Estelle Frankel is the author of many books on pop culture, including Doctor Who ? The What, Where, and How, Sherlock: Every Canon Reference You May Have Missed in BBC's [...]

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Mad Men Carousel: The Complete Critical Companion

Review 'Took me back to the days when you?d actually look forward to your favorite TV hour, the immersive pleasure bath of now what are they going to do?' (David Chase, creator of The Sopranos)'M [...]

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Top Gear Drives of a Lifetime: Around the World in 25 Road Trips

About the Author Dan Read is?in TG?s best tradition?best described as ambitious but rubbish. Dan has been writing for Top Gear Magazine for seven years, and is occasionally allowed out of the off [...]

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