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

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

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Hoax : a history of deception : 5,000 years of fakes, forgeries, and fallacies
Title
Hoax
Title remainder
a history of deception : 5,000 years of fakes, forgeries, and fallacies
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Ian Tattersall and Peter Névraumont
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Language
eng
Summary
"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. 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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Tattersall, Ian
Dewey number
001.9/509
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D10
LC item number
.T38 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Névraumont, Peter
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  • History
  • Common fallacies
  • Hoaxes
  • Tall tales
  • Deception
  • Art
  • Folklore
  • REFERENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Art
  • Common fallacies
  • Deception
  • Folklore
  • History
  • Hoaxes
  • Tall tales
  • Curiosities and wonders
Target audience
adult
Label
Hoax : a history of deception : 5,000 years of fakes, forgeries, and fallacies, Ian Tattersall and Peter Névraumont
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-236) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Other animals: Evolution of the con -- Apocalypticism: the end of the world as we know it -- Pseudoarkeology: The ark at the end of the rainbow -- Predetermined combat: Gladiators and pro wrestlers -- Selling empires: The Julian purchase -- Cryptozoology: The Loch Ness Monster -- Sacred relics: The precious prepuce -- Gender bending: Pope Joan -- Sindonology: The Shroud of Turin -- Renaissance reprobates: Michelangelo's Cupid -- Fraudulent ethnicity: Psalmanazar -- Romantic suicide: Thomas Chatterton -- Counterfeit wine: Thomas Jefferson's Lafite -- PseudoShakespeare: The boy who would be bard -- Cryptoanthropology: The saga of Bigfoot -- Imaginary lands: Poyais -- Alternate realities: Faked photographs -- Aerial feats: Edgar Allan Poe and the great balloon hoax -- Communing with the departed: Spiritualism and evolution -- Diddling: The original con man -- Pseudoarchaeology: The Davenport tablets -- Ultimate diets: Breatharianism -- Deathbed conversions: The Lady Hope -- Forged documents: The Priory of Sion -- Public credulity: Political lies -- Political persecutions: The Dreyfus affair -- Financial fraud: The scammer scammed -- Fake paleoanthropology: Piltdown -- Arctic exploration: Robert Peary -- Quack medicine: Radionics -- Mythogenesis: the six Mona Lisas -- Fake music: Fritz Kreisler -- Pseudoplanetology: Flat and hollow Earths -- Fake art: Tribute or exploitation? -- Dialectical biology: Lysenkoism and its consequences -- Counterfeit cadavers: "The man who never was" -- Invented identities: Korla Pandit -- Misguided archaeology: A lion in winter -- Circumnavigations that weren't: The sad saga of Donald Crowhurst -- Lunacy: Conspiracy theories -- Human variation: The fallacy of race -- Eternal life: the frozen self -- Homeopathy: The memory of water -- Pseudopaleontology: "Archaeoraptor" -- Unreliable memories: Fake memoirs -- Irrational hysteria: Vaccines and autism -- Peer review: Jan Hendrik Schön -- Bogus security: Fake bomb detectors -- Faked deaths: Pseudocide -- Fake journalism: Stephen Glass, Jayson Blair, and their legacy
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 244 pages
Isbn
9780316503723
Lccn
2017039798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)993420087
  • 1711639
  • (OCoLC)ocn993420087
  • 1711639
Label
Hoax : a history of deception : 5,000 years of fakes, forgeries, and fallacies, Ian Tattersall and Peter Névraumont
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-236) 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
Other animals: Evolution of the con -- Apocalypticism: the end of the world as we know it -- Pseudoarkeology: The ark at the end of the rainbow -- Predetermined combat: Gladiators and pro wrestlers -- Selling empires: The Julian purchase -- Cryptozoology: The Loch Ness Monster -- Sacred relics: The precious prepuce -- Gender bending: Pope Joan -- Sindonology: The Shroud of Turin -- Renaissance reprobates: Michelangelo's Cupid -- Fraudulent ethnicity: Psalmanazar -- Romantic suicide: Thomas Chatterton -- Counterfeit wine: Thomas Jefferson's Lafite -- PseudoShakespeare: The boy who would be bard -- Cryptoanthropology: The saga of Bigfoot -- Imaginary lands: Poyais -- Alternate realities: Faked photographs -- Aerial feats: Edgar Allan Poe and the great balloon hoax -- Communing with the departed: Spiritualism and evolution -- Diddling: The original con man -- Pseudoarchaeology: The Davenport tablets -- Ultimate diets: Breatharianism -- Deathbed conversions: The Lady Hope -- Forged documents: The Priory of Sion -- Public credulity: Political lies -- Political persecutions: The Dreyfus affair -- Financial fraud: The scammer scammed -- Fake paleoanthropology: Piltdown -- Arctic exploration: Robert Peary -- Quack medicine: Radionics -- Mythogenesis: the six Mona Lisas -- Fake music: Fritz Kreisler -- Pseudoplanetology: Flat and hollow Earths -- Fake art: Tribute or exploitation? -- Dialectical biology: Lysenkoism and its consequences -- Counterfeit cadavers: "The man who never was" -- Invented identities: Korla Pandit -- Misguided archaeology: A lion in winter -- Circumnavigations that weren't: The sad saga of Donald Crowhurst -- Lunacy: Conspiracy theories -- Human variation: The fallacy of race -- Eternal life: the frozen self -- Homeopathy: The memory of water -- Pseudopaleontology: "Archaeoraptor" -- Unreliable memories: Fake memoirs -- Irrational hysteria: Vaccines and autism -- Peer review: Jan Hendrik Schön -- Bogus security: Fake bomb detectors -- Faked deaths: Pseudocide -- Fake journalism: Stephen Glass, Jayson Blair, and their legacy
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 244 pages
Isbn
9780316503723
Lccn
2017039798
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)993420087
  • 1711639
  • (OCoLC)ocn993420087
  • 1711639

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