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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 )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 1,452 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 1,111 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 )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in English and held by 949 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 )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and German and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an extensive encyclopedia that defines and describes the people, events, theories, history, and truths of the paranormal -- prepared by the world's leading skeptic, iconoclast, and debunker, James Randi. Is the earth regularly visited by extraterrestrials with a serious penchant for examining the genital areas of unwilling human subjects? Is "spoon-bending" done through psychic powers? Do the sick regain their health at the hands of faith healers? Are Satanists sacrificing our children in the woods? With a few hard, factual definitions to work with, you can be better equipped to answer these questions which the media, now more than ever, bombards us with on a daily basis. Dealing with subjects that border on both science and mythology, Randi's Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural is a wide-ranging compendium, with entries from A to Z of hundreds of topics, many of which are frequently the subject of news stories, television documentaries, and best-selling books on the paranormal. Some of the items are handled or scrutinized in depth, others are more concisely defined. Cross-references are indicated and a comprehensive index provides the reader with a valuable road map to the occult. Until now, the reading public has been poorly served by previous similar catalogs, which, having often been compiled by undiscriminating and rather naive authors, can fail to give a complete and accurate picture of the subjects they seek to define. In this scrupulously researched work, which has been in preparation for over ten years, Randi reveals, with humor and dispassionate insight, the actual facts behind the ever-accelerating flight from reason, a troubling journey that has seized our generation. Recognized internationally for his tireless and successful investigations of psychic, supernatural, and "magical" claims, Randi gently prods the imagination and reasoning powers of his readers. With an introduction by Arthur C. Clarke, An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes is a major work by one of America's most original and fearless thinkers. - Jacket flap
Conjuring by James Randi( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Korean and held by 491 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 by Adrian Mitchell( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 389 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
Houdini, his life and art by James Randi( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 382 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 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The truth about Uri Geller by James Randi( Book )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An honest liar by Tyler Measom( Visual )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 252 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 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 149 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
Secrets of the psychics( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and held by 125 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 magic world of the Amazing Randi by James Randi( Book )

6 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in Spanish and English and held by 116 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 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The magic of Uri Geller by James Randi( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undisputed by Beenie Man( Recording )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unbelievers( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 77 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
Star Talk radio( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Twain said, "Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please." Pseudoscience adherents to this adage, but are their distortions deliberate, the result of scientific ignorance, or due to a deep desire for extraordinary possibilities? In our quest to understand the universe, how can we be sure our conclusions are correct? Human beings have evolved to find meaningful patterns in nature, but sometimes the patterns we see are just figments of our imagination--or perhaps the result of wishful thinking. Join Neil and guest co-host Leighann Lord as they investigate the weird and wacky world of pseudoscience. Co-host: Leighann Lord, comedian who has appeared on "HBO's Def Comedy All-Star Jam", Comedy Central's "Premium Blend", and ABC's "The View." She writes a weekly humor column called "Comic Perspective". Guests: Michael Shermer, editor-in-Chief of Skeptic magazine and author of Why People Believe Weird Things. Shermer is also the producer and co-host of the 13-hour FoxFamily television series Exploring the Unknown. James "The Amazing" Randi, magician and founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation. JREF sponsors the annual "Amazing Meeting" and also offers a prize of one million dollars to anyone who can demonstrate evidence of any paranormal, supernatural or occult power or event, under test conditions agreed to by both parties
Scams, schemes & scoundrels( Visual )

2 editions 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
 
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The faith healers
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 illusionista e divulgatore scientifico canadese

James Randi illusionniste professionnel

James Randi ilusionista, escritor y escéptico canadiense

James Randi iluzjonista amerykański pochodzenia kanadyjskiego

James Randi kanadai-amerikai bűvész, szkeptikus aktivista

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-....

Zwinge, Randall James Hamilton.

Zwinge, Randall James Hamilton 1928-

Τζέιμς Ράντι Καναδοαμερικανός ταχυδακτυλουργός και σκεπτικιστής ερευνητής

Джеймс Ранди

Джеймс Ренді

Рэнди, Джеймс

Џејмс Ранди

ג'יימס רנדי

جيمس راندي

جیمز رندی

जेम्स रैंडी

யேம்சு ராண்டி

ജെയിംസ് റാൻഡി

랜디, 디 어메이징 1928-

랜디, 제임스 1928-

제임스 랜디

츠윙게, 랜들 제임스 해밀턴 1928-

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

Languages
English (116)

Spanish (3)

German (2)

Chinese (2)

Korean (1)

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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 lies