The Resource Is It True?

Is It True?

Label
Is It True?
Title
Is It True?
Statement of responsibility
Max Cryer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this revealing book, Max Cryer explores the truth or otherwise of facts and beliefs we may have always been told are true, but which on closer examination may not be. In a wide-ranging book encompassing social history, language, music, politics, food, sport, the natural world and much more, we discover the truth behind some of our most cherished beliefs. For example: Do St Bernard dogs really carry brandy? Does Santa Claus come from the North Pole? Did Winston Churchill coin the term 'Iron Curtain'? 'OK' is an American expression, right? Tulips come from Holland, don't they? Did Sarah Palin say 'I can see Russia from my house?' Did Alexander Graham Bell invent the telephone? Lady Godiva rode naked through Coventry – didn't she? Max Cryer is a seasoned author who is incapable of writing a dull word. Always fresh and amusing, he will take you on a journey through your acquired knowledge, testing whether it is really up to scratch
Summary
In this revealing book, Max Cryer explores the truth or otherwise of facts and beliefs we may have always been told are true, but which on closer examination may not be. In a wide-ranging book encompassing social history, language, music, politics, food, sport, the natural world and much more, we discover the truth behind some of our most cherished beliefs. For example: Do St Bernard dogs really carry brandy? Does Santa Claus come from the North Pole? Did Winston Churchill coin the term 'Iron Curtain'? Always fresh and amusing, he will take you on a journey through your acquired knowledge, testing whether it is really up to scratch.
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10642227
Cataloging source
Nz
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Cryer, Max
Dewey number
032.02
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Language Arts
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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the facts behind the things we have been told
Label
Is It True?
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8877a3a0-6f36-43ad-9b2a-8f0ba1277058
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781775591511
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Is It True?
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8877a3a0-6f36-43ad-9b2a-8f0ba1277058
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781775591511
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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