WorldCat Identities

Radford, Benjamin 1970-

Overview
Works: 18 works in 41 publications in 2 languages and 4,556 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: P96.O24, 302.23
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Benjamin Radford
Lake monster mysteries : investigating the world's most elusive creatures by Benjamin Radford( )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lake Monster Mysteries is the first book to examine these widespread mysteries from a scientific perspective. By using exhaustive research and results from firsthand investigations to help separate truth from myth, the authors foster our understanding of what really lurks in the cold, murky depths." "Benjamin Radford and Joe Nickell are considered to be among the top lake monster authorities in the world. Here they share unique insights into many of the world's best-known lake monsters. They interview witnesses and local experts and discuss the different types of lake monster sightings, delve into possible explanations for those sightings, and examine hoaxes, evidence claims, and legends surrounding the monsters. The authors have also conducted groundbreaking fieldwork experiments at the lakes and have examined recent photographic and sonar evidence."
Media mythmakers : how journalists, activists, and advertisers mislead us by Benjamin Radford( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,098 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
Bad clowns by Benjamin Radford( )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bad clowns--those malicious misfits of the midway who terrorize, haunt, and threaten us--have long been a cultural icon. This book describes the history of bad clowns, why clowns go bad, and why many people fear them. Going beyond familiar clowns such as the Joker, Krusty, John Wayne Gacy, and Stephen King's Pennywise, it also features bizarre, lesser-known stories of weird clown antics including Bozo obscenity, Ronald McDonald haters, killer clowns, phantom-clown abductors, evil-clown panics, sex clowns, carnival clowns, troll clowns, and much more. Bad Clowns blends humor, investigation, and scholarship to reveal what is behind the clown's dark smile. This book describes the history of bad clowns, why clowns go bad, and why many people fear them
Tracking the chupacabra : the vampire beast in fact, fiction, and folklore by Benjamin Radford( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 477 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
The Martians have landed! : a history of media-driven panics and hoaxes by Robert E Bartholomew( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 284 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
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 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Mexico's twin traditions of the scientific and the supernatural meet for the first time in this long-overdue book by a journalist known for investigating the unexplained. Strange tales of ghosts, monsters, miracles, lost treasure, UFOs, and much more can be found not far from the birthplace of the atomic bomb. Huge radio astronomy dishes search desert skies for alien life, and the world's first spaceport can be found in this enchanted land; in many ways New Mexico truly is a portal to other worlds. Mysterious New Mexico is the first book to apply scientific investigation methods to explain some of New Mexico's most bizarre lore and legends. Using folklore, sociology, history, psychology, and forensic science--as well as good old-fashioned detective work--Radford reveals the truths and myths behind New Mexico's greatest mysteries
Scientific paranormal investigation : how to solve unexplained mysteries by Benjamin Radford( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bizarre cases( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 15 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

Misinformation in eating disorder communications : Implications for science communication policy by Benjamin Radford( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries 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
[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
Science to the rescue( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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
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( Visual )

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

[Photographs of furniture] by Benjamin Radford( Visual )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folders contain photographs and information sheets related to six documented and attributed pieces in the Wadsworth-Longfellow House in Portland, ME
 
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Media mythmakers : how journalists, activists, and advertisers mislead usTracking the chupacabra : the vampire beast in fact, fiction, and folkloreThe Martians have landed! : a history of media-driven panics and hoaxesHoaxes, myths, and manias : why we need critical thinkingScientific paranormal investigation : how to solve unexplained mysteriesMedia Mythmakers : How Journalists, Activists, and advertisers mislead us
Alternative Names
Benjamin Radford American skeptic

Benjamin Radford Amerikaans auteur

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