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Adams, Cecil

Overview
Works: 11 works in 35 publications in 2 languages and 1,298 library holdings
Genres: FAQs  Oral histories  Anecdotes  History  Miscellanea  Interviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: AG195, 031.02
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Cecil Adams
The straight dope : a compendium of human knowledge by Cecil Adams( Book )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and Japanese and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Once referred to as 'possibly the world's greatest reference librarian' (American Libraries, February 1995, page 146), Cecil Adams has been answering questions via his alternative newspaper column, 'The Straight Dope', since 1973. This online archive includes most of the questions and answers from the past quarter century. Entertaining and informative, Cecil over the years has answered questions like: Why do wintergreen Life Savers spark when crunched? What are the real lyrics to "Louie Louie"? and How do you become a United Nations weapons inspector? The archive is keyword searchable, and the last four years of columns can be browsed by date."--"Best Free Reference Web Sites 2004," RUSA Quarterly, Fall 2004; reviewed March 6, 2004
More of the straight dope by Cecil Adams( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Return of the straight dope by Cecil Adams( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The straight dope tells all by Cecil Adams( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If knowledge was power, Cecil Adams would rule the world! It's true! For the past twenty-five years, in his books and weekly newspaper column, world-history genius Cecil Adams has been patiently explaining to the teeming millions how the world works. He answered questions such as how do porcupines mate, what exactly does Barney Rubble do for a living, and where is Einstein's brain? His answers changed your life, or at least settled a bet with a loved one. But surely, you are thinking, all the salient facts of the universe have been ascertained by now. Ha! Get a load of the mysteries the master explores in this landmark volume, If teflon is such a nonsticky substance, how do they get it to stick to the pan? Is the great cabal implanting microchips in our brains? Do fluorescent lights cause cataracts? What do Scotsmen wear under those kilts? Can some people extinguish street lamps by force of their bodily emanations? Is the u.s. Government really hiding alien spaceships?
Triumph of the straight dope by Cecil Adams( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the results of the author's research on the truth behind some of culture's most persistent rumors
The blood covenant by Cecil Adams( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

StoryCorps( Recording )

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

Valjean Adams and her husband, Cecil Adams, Jr. have a conversation remembering Valjean's brother, Randy Simmons, how Cecil dealt with racism growing up and about how Valjean and Cecil met
Cantata Singers : November 9, 1973 by San Francisco Conservatory of Music( Recording )

1 edition published in 1973 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Fig Newton and Newton, Massachusetts by Newton Free Library( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Collection consists of a newspaper article, color photographs, a telephone memo, Harvard Magazine's "Any Questions" column
Proceedings : 1993 spe international thermal operations symposium by Cecil Adams( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Audience level: 0.24 (from 0.01 for The straig ... to 0.77 for Proceeding ...)

More of the straight dope
Alternative Names
Cecil Adams Amerikaans auteur

Cecil Adams US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Kolumnist

ססיל אדמס

سیسیل آدامز نویسنده آمریکایی

アダムズ, セシル

西塞·亞當斯

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