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    Ripley's Believe it or Not 2009: Prepare to be Shocked! (Hardback) By (author) Robert Le Roy Ripley


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    DescriptionFollowing hot on the heels of last year's best-selling edition, Ripley's Believe it or Not 2009 offers a whole new feast of bizarre facts and fiends - all guaranteed to fascinate, surprise and amaze. Stare in wonder at the man who swallowed a solid steel sword underwater; gasp at the pelican who ate a pigeon; and marvel at the man who swam down the Amazon, dodging piranhas, pirates and whirlpools. Illustrated throughout with extraordinary colour photographs, this fascinating book is a must-have for anyone intrigued by the stranger aspects of our planet and its inhabitants.

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    Ripley's Believe it or Not 2009
    Prepare to be Shocked!
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Le Roy Ripley
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 233 mm
    Height: 304 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 1,470 g
    ISBN 13: 9781847945129
    ISBN 10: 1847945120

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T13.0
    BIC subject category V2: WHX
    BIC E4L: HUM
    DC22: 031.02
    BISAC V2.8: FIC016000
    Thema V1.0: WHX
    Imprint name
    Random House Books
    Publication date
    02 October 2008
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    Author Information
    Robert Leroy Ripley was the man behind the Ripley brand - a journalist, radio presenter and cartoonist, who was fascinated by the oddities of everyday life. He was also passionate about travel and by 1940, at the age of 40, had visited 201 countries. Combining these two interests he developed his own radio show - broadcast all over the world, even from underwater and snake pits - and also produced many cartoons, books, TV shows and film shorts. He was voted the most popular man in America in 1936, and his brand continued to develop even after his death in 1949. It is now enjoying a huge resurgence through the advent of the internet and through publication of Ripley's Believe It or Not.