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Radford, Benjamin 1970-

Overview
Works: 14 works in 33 publications in 2 languages and 3,675 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QL89, 001.944
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Most widely held works by Benjamin Radford
Lake monster mysteries investigating the world's most elusive creatures by Benjamin Radford( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For centuries, eyewitnesses around the world-from America to Africa, Argentina to Scotland-have reported sightings of dark, mysterious creatures in area lakes that surface briefly, only to quickly disappear. While the most famous lake monsters, those living in Loch Ness and Lake Champlain, have gained international notoriety, hundreds of lakes around the world are said to shelter these shadowy creatures. Lake Monster Mysteries is the first book to collectively approach these widespread mysteries from a scientific perspective. By using exhaustive research and results from firsthand investigati
Media mythmakers : how journalists, activists, and advertisers mislead us by Benjamin Radford( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an increasingly complex world, where accurate and unbiased information is more important than ever, Media Mythmakers provides a timely and much-needed analysis
Tracking the chupacabra : the vampire beast in fact, fiction, and folklore by Benjamin Radford( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originating in Latin America yet known worldwide, the chupacabra is a blend of vampire and shapeshifter, changing its appearance and characteristics depending on when and where it is seen. Radford explores-- and tries to solve-- the decades-old mystery of the chupacabra
Hoaxes, myths, and manias : why we need critical thinking by Robert E Bartholomew( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Martians have landed! : a history of media-driven panics and hoaxes by Robert E Bartholomew( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents more than three dozen studies of media scares from the 17th to the 21st century, including hoaxes perpetrated via newspapers, radio, television and cyberspace. It explores hoaxes that highlight the impact of the media on our lives and its tendency to sensationalize. Several cases are global in scope, revealing the the power global media wields"--Provided by publisher
Mysterious New Mexico : miracles, magic, and monsters in the land of enchantment by Benjamin Radford( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientific paranormal investigation : how to solve unexplained mysteries by Benjamin Radford( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bizarre Cases( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medya nasıl yanıltıyor? : basının aktivistlerin ve reklamcıların yanlış yönlendirmesi by Benjamin Radford( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Turkish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Photographs of furniture] by Benjamin Radford( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Folders contain photographs and information sheets related to six documented and attributed pieces in the Wadsworth-Longfellow House in Portland, ME
Bench II by Howard Ben Tré( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Print produced in conjunction with exhibition, "Look at ME."
Media mythmakers how journalists, activists, and advertisers mislead us by Benjamin Radford( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

As the lines between advertising, news, and entertainment blur, the ideal of an informed citizenry becomes harder and harder to achieve.... The American public aren't sure anymore what to believe, or where to put our money and trust.... Whether it comes from advertisers, activists, or the government, the manipulation is constant and pervasive. Those who are supposed to help us understand the world and the problems we face frequently fail us. Journalists and the news media offer entertainment and sensationalism instead of significant information. Politicians and lawmakers who guide our country are little better; instead of real solutions, we are offered merely illusions of change. This ... critique of our media culture examines not only the ways in which we are deceived, but the media's role in propagating those deceptions. But [this book] goes beyond criticism to give concrete examples of the damage that manipulation of the news causes. From missing children to the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, from the efforts to end slavery to AIDS education, myths and deception in the media threaten us all. While the public is being misled, real problems go unaddressed and resources are wasted on misguided ideas. -Dust jacket
Misinformation in eating disorder communications : Implications for science communication policy by Benjamin Radford( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Though eating disorders are a serious public health threat, misinformation about these potentially deadly diseases is widespread. This study examines eating disorder information from a wide variety of sources including medical journals, news reports, and popular social activist authors. Examples of misinformation were identified, and three aspects of eating disorders (prevalence, mortality, and etiology) were chosen as key indicators of scientific illiteracy about those illnesses. A case study approach was then adopted to trace examples of misinformation to their original sources whenever possible. A dozen examples include best-selling books, national eating disorder information clearinghouses; the news media; documentary feature films; and a PBS television Nova documentary program. The results provide an overview of the ways in which valid information becomes flawed, including poor journalism, lack of fact-checking, plagiarism, and typographical errors. Less obvious--and perhaps even more important--much of the misinformation results from scientific research being co-opted to promote specific sociopolitical agendas. These results highlight a significant gap in science communication between researchers, the medical community, and the public regarding these diseases, and recommendations to address the problem are offered
Media Mythmakers : How Journalists, Activists, and advertisers mislead us by Benjamin Radford( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Media mythmakers : how journalists, activists, and advertisers mislead usTracking the chupacabra : the vampire beast in fact, fiction, and folkloreHoaxes, myths, and manias : why we need critical thinkingThe Martians have landed! : a history of media-driven panics and hoaxesScientific paranormal investigation : how to solve unexplained mysteriesMedia Mythmakers : How Journalists, Activists, and advertisers mislead us