The Resource A history of ambition in 50 hoaxes, Gale Eaton ; introduction by Phillip Hoose

A history of ambition in 50 hoaxes, Gale Eaton ; introduction by Phillip Hoose

Label
A history of ambition in 50 hoaxes
Title
A history of ambition in 50 hoaxes
Statement of responsibility
Gale Eaton ; introduction by Phillip Hoose
Title variation
History of ambition in fifty hoaxes
Creator
Contributor
Author
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What do the Trojan Horse, Piltdown Man, Keely Motor Company, and Ponzi Scheme have in common? They were all famous hoaxes, carefully designed and bolstered with false evidence
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eaton, Gale
Dewey number
001.9/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Hoose, Phillip M.
Series statement
History in 50 series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • History
  • Hoaxes
  • Ambition
  • Ambition
  • History
  • Hoaxes
Target audience
adolescent
Label
A history of ambition in 50 hoaxes, Gale Eaton ; introduction by Phillip Hoose
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-265) 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
  • 1. The original Trojan horse -- What really happened at Troy? -- 2. The forgery underlying the power of medieval popes -- Constantine, Christian emperor of the Greek East and the Latin West -- 3. A letter from the mythical Prester John -- Imagining the world -- 4. Did Marco Polo really go to China? -- Mandeville's travels -- 5. The world's most mysterious book -- A question of motives -- Invented languages -- 6. Was Lambert Simnel a lost prince? -- Henry Tudor's claim to the throne -- The history of Crowland Abbey: a forged source? -- 7. Michelangelo fakes an antiquity -- A patriotic monk glorifies his hometown -- 8. A mythical island appears on maps of the North Atlantic -- Missing and misidentified islands -- 9. Secrets of an imaginary alchemist -- Paracelsus, scientific rebel -- 10. The stagecraft of Athanasius Kircher -- Kircher's museum: a scientific distraction? -- 11. Dr. Beringer reads lying fossils -- Interpreting fossils in 1725 -- 12. An ancient bard awes the literary world -- England and Scotland -- 13. Benjamin Franklin pretends to be the King of Prussia -- Benjamin Franklin's witch hoax -- 14. The Potemkin village: more than just a pretty façade -- 15. Newly discovered Shakespeare play jeered by theater-goers -- Literary forgery as an eighteenth-century epidemic -- 16. An astronomer discovers intelligent life on the Moon -- Voyages to the Moon deemed more plausible than microorganisms in a drop of water -- April fools -- 17. The Walam Olum: 90 generations of oral history of a hoax? -- Slanting history -- 18. Was the Fejee mermaid a genuine fake? -- How do you make a mermaid? -- 19. The Fox sisters invent spiritual telegraphy -- Was there really a murdered peddler? -- Spiritual telegraphy and Benjamin Franklin -- 20. Faking a trip to gold rush territory -- Getting to San Francisco -- 21. When giants roamed the earth -- Mark Twain's petrified man -- 22. The Keely Motor Company promises efficient world travel -- Scientific progress and perpetual motion -- 23. The case of the living encyclopedia -- Wikipedia -- 24. Extracting gold from seawater -- 25. Viking runes in Minnesota -- Scythian gold at the Louvre --
  • 26. A conspiracy to justify murder -- Conspiracy theories and the damage done -- 27. A future great novelist helps hoax the Royal Navy -- HMS Dreadnought and the lead-up to World War I -- 28. Missing link found at Piltdown -- The Piltdown chicken -- How do scientists decide which bones to trust? -- 29. Naked man conquers Maine woods -- Naked publicity gimmicks and hoaxes -- Isolated living in Biosphere 2 -- 30. the spectric poets unmasked -- Two spectric poems -- 31. the original Ponzi scheme -- Pyramid schemes -- 32. Fairies are caught on camera -- Why Arthur Conan Doyle believed in fairies -- 33. Did Grand Duchess Anastasia survive the Revolution? -- Princess Caraboo -- 34. Houdini debunks a medium -- Other ways of knowing: science and new religions -- 35. If you believe that, I have a tower to sell you -- Unloading the Eiffel Tower -- 36. The Loch Ness Monster -- Standards of evidence and scientific names -- 37. Martians attack -- The BBC panics Britain -- 38. Operation Mincemeat deludes Hitler -- the classic Haversack Operation: 1917 -- 39. Dutch artist arrested for selling a Vermeer to Hermann Göring -- Detecting art forgeries -- 40. The cursed tomb of the last Aztec emperor -- Tombs of heroes -- 41. Donald Crowhurst vanishes at sea -- Yachting technology -- 42. The Tasaday: a stone-age tribe or a hoax? -- Survivals from the dawn of humanity -- 43. A faked autobiography of Howard Hughes -- A memoir of live with wolves -- 44. Moon landing conspiracy theory -- Scientific literacy -- 45. Genuine fake Hitler diaries -- Why 1983? -- 46. More lying stones: Moroccan fossils in the Himalayas -- Why the scientific record needs setting straight -- 47. Crop circle artists confess -- The will to believe -- 48. Physicist Alan Sokal spoofs postmodern scholarship -- Legislating pi -- Scholarly journals and the peer review process -- 49. Joining the campaign to ban DHMO -- Getting both sides of the story -- 50. Microsoft technical support -- Curses and crashing computers: frightening the marks
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
xvi, 270 pages
Isbn
9780884484653
Lccn
2016015590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)939427486
  • 1223586
  • (OCoLC)ocn939427486
Label
A history of ambition in 50 hoaxes, Gale Eaton ; introduction by Phillip Hoose
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-265) 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
  • 1. The original Trojan horse -- What really happened at Troy? -- 2. The forgery underlying the power of medieval popes -- Constantine, Christian emperor of the Greek East and the Latin West -- 3. A letter from the mythical Prester John -- Imagining the world -- 4. Did Marco Polo really go to China? -- Mandeville's travels -- 5. The world's most mysterious book -- A question of motives -- Invented languages -- 6. Was Lambert Simnel a lost prince? -- Henry Tudor's claim to the throne -- The history of Crowland Abbey: a forged source? -- 7. Michelangelo fakes an antiquity -- A patriotic monk glorifies his hometown -- 8. A mythical island appears on maps of the North Atlantic -- Missing and misidentified islands -- 9. Secrets of an imaginary alchemist -- Paracelsus, scientific rebel -- 10. The stagecraft of Athanasius Kircher -- Kircher's museum: a scientific distraction? -- 11. Dr. Beringer reads lying fossils -- Interpreting fossils in 1725 -- 12. An ancient bard awes the literary world -- England and Scotland -- 13. Benjamin Franklin pretends to be the King of Prussia -- Benjamin Franklin's witch hoax -- 14. The Potemkin village: more than just a pretty façade -- 15. Newly discovered Shakespeare play jeered by theater-goers -- Literary forgery as an eighteenth-century epidemic -- 16. An astronomer discovers intelligent life on the Moon -- Voyages to the Moon deemed more plausible than microorganisms in a drop of water -- April fools -- 17. The Walam Olum: 90 generations of oral history of a hoax? -- Slanting history -- 18. Was the Fejee mermaid a genuine fake? -- How do you make a mermaid? -- 19. The Fox sisters invent spiritual telegraphy -- Was there really a murdered peddler? -- Spiritual telegraphy and Benjamin Franklin -- 20. Faking a trip to gold rush territory -- Getting to San Francisco -- 21. When giants roamed the earth -- Mark Twain's petrified man -- 22. The Keely Motor Company promises efficient world travel -- Scientific progress and perpetual motion -- 23. The case of the living encyclopedia -- Wikipedia -- 24. Extracting gold from seawater -- 25. Viking runes in Minnesota -- Scythian gold at the Louvre --
  • 26. A conspiracy to justify murder -- Conspiracy theories and the damage done -- 27. A future great novelist helps hoax the Royal Navy -- HMS Dreadnought and the lead-up to World War I -- 28. Missing link found at Piltdown -- The Piltdown chicken -- How do scientists decide which bones to trust? -- 29. Naked man conquers Maine woods -- Naked publicity gimmicks and hoaxes -- Isolated living in Biosphere 2 -- 30. the spectric poets unmasked -- Two spectric poems -- 31. the original Ponzi scheme -- Pyramid schemes -- 32. Fairies are caught on camera -- Why Arthur Conan Doyle believed in fairies -- 33. Did Grand Duchess Anastasia survive the Revolution? -- Princess Caraboo -- 34. Houdini debunks a medium -- Other ways of knowing: science and new religions -- 35. If you believe that, I have a tower to sell you -- Unloading the Eiffel Tower -- 36. The Loch Ness Monster -- Standards of evidence and scientific names -- 37. Martians attack -- The BBC panics Britain -- 38. Operation Mincemeat deludes Hitler -- the classic Haversack Operation: 1917 -- 39. Dutch artist arrested for selling a Vermeer to Hermann Göring -- Detecting art forgeries -- 40. The cursed tomb of the last Aztec emperor -- Tombs of heroes -- 41. Donald Crowhurst vanishes at sea -- Yachting technology -- 42. The Tasaday: a stone-age tribe or a hoax? -- Survivals from the dawn of humanity -- 43. A faked autobiography of Howard Hughes -- A memoir of live with wolves -- 44. Moon landing conspiracy theory -- Scientific literacy -- 45. Genuine fake Hitler diaries -- Why 1983? -- 46. More lying stones: Moroccan fossils in the Himalayas -- Why the scientific record needs setting straight -- 47. Crop circle artists confess -- The will to believe -- 48. Physicist Alan Sokal spoofs postmodern scholarship -- Legislating pi -- Scholarly journals and the peer review process -- 49. Joining the campaign to ban DHMO -- Getting both sides of the story -- 50. Microsoft technical support -- Curses and crashing computers: frightening the marks
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First hardcover edition.
Extent
xvi, 270 pages
Isbn
9780884484653
Lccn
2016015590
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)939427486
  • 1223586
  • (OCoLC)ocn939427486

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