WorldCat Identities

Randi, James

Overview
Works: 78 works in 162 publications in 7 languages and 7,330 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Encyclopedias  Controversial literature  History  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: BF1042, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James Randi
The mask of Nostradamus by James Randi( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 1,566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and Chinese and held by 1,170 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 )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 1,000 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 )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conjuring by James Randi( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Korean and held by 538 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, his life and art by James Randi( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Houdini( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 393 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 second 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
Flim flam! : the truth about unicorns, parapsychology, and other delusions by James Randi( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The truth about Uri Geller by James Randi( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and Chinese and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secrets of the psychics( Visual )

4 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and held by 151 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
Psychic blues : confessions of a conflicted medium by Mark Edward( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 120 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 )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in Spanish and English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The supernatural A-Z : the truth and the lies by James Randi( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The magic of Uri Geller by James Randi( Book )

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

James Randi : psychic investigator by James Randi( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unbelievers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 32 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 encouraging others to cast off antiquated religious and in the modern world politically motivated approaches toward important current issues"--Cover
Scams, schemes & scoundrels( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 14 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
James "The Amazing" Randi by James Randi( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Randi, a magician and investigator of para-normal claims, presents a first-hand analysis of pseudoscientific practices he encountered on a recent European visit
Flim flam! psychics, ESP, unicorns, and other delusions by James Randi( Recording )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Amazing Randi

Iacobus Randi

James Randi illusionista e divulgatore scientifico canadese

James Randi iluzjonista amerykański pochodzenia kanadyjskiego

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

Randi, Amazing.

Randy James 1928-....

Джеймс Ранди

Джеймс Ренді

Рэнди, Джеймс

ג'יימס רנדי

جيمس راندي

جیمز رندی

யேம்சு ராண்டி

제임스 랜디

ジェームズ・ランディ

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

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The faith healersFlim-flam! : psychics, ESP, unicorns, and other delusionsAn encyclopedia of claims, frauds, and hoaxes of the occult and supernaturalConjuringThe truth about Uri GellerThe magic world of the Amazing RandiThe supernatural A-Z : the truth and the liesFlim flam! psychics, ESP, unicorns, and other delusions