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Randi, James

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Most widely held works by James Randi
The mask of Nostradamus by James Randi( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 1,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the legendary 16th-century astrologer and physician, Nostradamus
The faith healers by James Randi( Book )

17 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and Chinese and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exposes the pretension and fraud that surrounds the faith healer business, revealing how alleged faith healers prey on the insecurities and vulnerabilities of the people they preach to
Flim-flam! : psychics, ESP, unicorns, and other delusions by James Randi( Book )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A professional magician exposes mystics, mediums, psychic surgeons, and others who claim to possess supernatural or paranormal powers, demonstrating how their feats are little more than well-planned tricks that any competent magician can duplicate
An encyclopedia of claims, frauds, and hoaxes of the occult and supernatural by James Randi( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and German and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this remarkable encyclopedia, James Randi casts his cynical eye on the dubious genes of the occult and the supernatural. With 666 entries and hundreds of illustrations throughout, this book examines the shady world of manipulators, occultists, and shamanists in microscopic detail. Topics include Jeane Dixon's long string of failed predictions, the elaborate hoax surrounding the mystery of the Abominable Snowman, and much more
Conjuring by James Randi( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Korean and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Conjuring - more commonly known as magic - is said to be the world's second oldest profession. This sumptuously illustrated history tells the story of magic and its bizarre history through portraits of the conjurors themselves. Included are Chapters on Horace Goldin and His Buzz-Saw, "Kellar, the Man Who Spoke with Devils," and - yes - "Thurston, the King of Cards." The dark side of magic is explored in chapters on the fabulous Indian Rope Trick and the deadly Defying the Bullets Trick. In the Rope Trick - a staple of early conjuring history - a boy climbs a stiff rope and disappears into the clouds, where he is hacked apart and his limbs rain down from the sky. The conjuror then places the pieces into a basket from which the intact boy emerges to take up a collection from astonished, horrified spectators. In the Defying the Bullets Trick - so dangerous that not even Houdini would attempt it - the conjuror catches a bullet fired at point-blank range. Several great magicians were killed this way as the victims of mechanical error or sabotage. The rich history of conjuring is complete with unforgettable sections on the Bambergs, both Blackstones, Houdini and his entourage - perhaps the greatest conjuring act of all - not to mention lively pick-pockets, street entertainers, and the newly emerging women magicians." "This book is the life's work of a famed magician, investigator of "psychics" and "faith healers," and esteemed author. It is also grand entertainment, given an amusing edge by James Randi's notorious skeptical attitude. Indeed, Randi comes to the ironic conclusion that magic itself is nonexistent - if defined as the ability to defy human powers. What does exist is a dazzling collection of artists whose sleight-of-hand abilities and showmanship make this book an awe-inspiring pageant."--Jacket
Houdini( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wrapped in chains and encased in a crate, magician Harry Houdini was dropped into New York's icy East River. Horrified onlookers watched him emerge, unharmed, less than 60 seconds later. Easily the world's most famous escape artist, Houdini mesmerized audiences with astonishing acts of magic like the Water Torture Cell. A circus performer turned gifted artist, Houdini confronted humanity's greatest fears: entrapment, pain, and death
Houdini, his life and art by James Randi( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the life of master magician Harry Houdini, his magic and escapes, and the times in which he lived
Flim flam! : the truth about unicorns, parapsychology, and other delusions by James Randi( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Randi is internationally known as a magician and escape artist. But for the past thirty-five years of his professional life, he has also been active as an investigator of the paranormal, occult, and supernatural claims that have impressed the thinking of the public for a generation: ESP, psychokinesis, psychic detectives, levitation, psychic surgery, UFOs, dowsing, astrology, and many others. Those of us unable to discriminate between geniune scientific research and the pseudoscientific nonsense that has resulted in fantastic theories and fancies have long needed James Randi and Flim-Flam! In this book, Randi explores and exposes what he believes to be the outrageous deception that has been promoted widely in the media. Unafraid to call researchers to account for their failures and impostures, Randi tells us that we have been badly served by scientists who have failed to follow the procedures required by their training and traditions. Here he shows us how what he views as sloppy research has been followed by rationalizations of evident failures, and we see these errors and misrepresentations clearly pointed out. Mr. Randi provides us with a compelling and convincing document that will certainly startle and enlighten all who read it
The truth about Uri Geller by James Randi( Book )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu zhu yao jie lu le mei guo tou hao te yi gong neng da shi gai le de wan jin shu de neng li, xin dian gan ying deng suo wei de shen xing he chao zi ran li de pian shu
An honest liar by Tyler Measom( Visual )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An Honest Liar tells the story of the world-famous magician, escape artist and enemy of deception, James 'The Amazing' Randi. He devised intricate invesigations exposing the 'miracles' of psychics, faith healers and con-artists. A master deceiver who came out of the the closet [at] 81, Randi created fictional characters, fake psychics, and even turned his partner of 25 years, the artist Jose Alvarez, into a sham guru named Carlos. But when a shocking revelation in Randi's personal life is discovered, it isn't clear whether Randi is still the deceiver--or the deceived"--Container
An encyclopedia of lies, frauds, and hoaxes of the occult and supernatural : James Randi's decidedly skeptical definitions of alternate realities by James Randi( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychic blues : confessions of a conflicted medium by Mark Edward( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author describes his life and career as a professional mentalist and magician, revealing how he convinced people of his psychic ability and exploited believers
The magic world of the Amazing Randi by James Randi( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in Spanish and English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secrets of the psychics( Visual )

8 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Randi, magician and author, investigates the world of paranormal psychology with earthly results. Psychic Uri Geller, faith healer Peter Popoff, astrology, palm reading, and Russian psychics are critically examined
The unbelievers( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Unbelievers follows renowned scientists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss across the globe as they speak publicly about the importance of science and reason in the modern world. Blasphemous to some, heroic to others, the weight of their message is impossible to ignore. Presented in the style of traditional 'rock-n-roll tour films', The Unbelievers joins Dawkins and Krauss as they speak to sold-out stadiums and halls across three continents while contending with fans, groupies, critics, debate partners and interviewers along with religious extremists bent on stifling their pro-science/pro-reason message. Months of international travel culminate at the 2012 Rally For Reason on the US Capitol lawn in Washington, D.C. Billed as the largest gathering of atheists, secularists, freethinkers and sceptics in world-history, Dawkins and Krauss bear witness to the impact of their message as over 30,000 adoring fans - and protestors - greet them with enthusiasm
The supernatural A-Z : the truth and the lies by James Randi( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The magic of Uri Geller by James Randi( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undiluted hocus-pocus : the autobiography of Martin Gardner by Martin Gardner( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The late "Scientific American" columnist who published books on topics ranging from magic and math to philosophy and religion chronicles his life, from his childhood to his service in the Navy to his varied professional pursuits
Scams, schemes & scoundrels( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program presents the inner workings of some of history's most outrageous scams and the men behind them. Includes: Victor Lustig who schemed to sell the Eifel Tower in Paris; Albert Abrams, who devised and sold medical devices promising miracle diagnosis and cures; Hans von Meegeren, master forger at Vermeers; Jefferson Randolph "Soaps" Smith, a successful con artist in the West and Alaska during the Gold Rush; Joey Skaggs, media hoaxter who has fabricated many news stories
Test your ESP potential : a complete kit with instructions, scorecards, and apparatus by James Randi( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The faith healers
The faith healersFlim-flam! : psychics, ESP, unicorns, and other delusionsAn encyclopedia of claims, frauds, and hoaxes of the occult and supernaturalThe truth about Uri GellerThe magic world of the Amazing RandiThe supernatural A-Z : the truth and the lies
Alternative Names
Amazing Randi

Amazing Randi 1928-

Džeimss Randi Kanādiešu izcelsmes amerikāņu iluzionists un zinātniskais skeptiķis

Iacobus Randi

James Randi Amerikaans tovenaar

James Randi Amerikaanse goochelaar, scepticus en bestrijder van pseudo-wetenschappen

James Randi Canadian-American stage magician and scientific skeptic

James Randi illusionista e divulgatore scientifico canadese

James Randi ilusionista, escritor y escéptico canadiense

James Randi iluzjonista amerykański pochodzenia kanadyjskiego

James Randi kanadai-amerikai bűvész, szkeptikus aktivista

James Randi Kanadese-Amerikaanse kulkunstenaar en wetenskaplike skeptikus

James Randi kanadsko-americký kouzelník a vědecký skeptik

James Randi US-amerikanischer Bühnenzauberer, Skeptiker und Gegner von Pseudowissenschaften

Randi, Amazing.

Randi, The Amazing 1928-

Randy James 1928-....

<<the>> Amazing Randi

Zwinge, Randall James Hamilton

Zwinge, Randall James Hamilton 1928-

Τζέιμς Ράντι Καναδοαμερικανός ταχυδακτυλουργός και σκεπτικιστής ερευνητής

Джеймс Ранди

Джеймс Ренді

Джеймс Рэнди канадско-американский иллюзионист и научный скептик

Рэнди, Джеймс

Џејмс Ранди

ג'יימס רנדי

ג'יימס רנדי קוסם וספקן מדעי

جيمس راندي

جیمز رندی

जेम्स रैंडी

জেমস র‍্যান্ডি

யேம்சு ராண்டி

ജെയിംസ് റാൻഡി

랜디, 디 어메이징 1928-

랜디, 제임스 1928-

제임스 랜디

츠윙게, 랜들 제임스 해밀턴 1928-


ツウィング, ランドール・ジェイムズ・ハミルトン

ランディ, ジェイムズ


詹姆斯·兰迪 加拿大裔美國舞台魔術師和科學懷疑論者

English (126)

Chinese (4)

Spanish (3)

Korean (1)

German (1)