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Adams, Cecil

Overview
Works: 14 works in 31 publications in 2 languages and 1,471 library holdings
Genres: Anecdotes  Interviews  History  Miscellanea 
Classifications: AG195, 031.02
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Most widely held works by Cecil Adams
The straight dope : a compendium of human knowledge by Cecil Adams ( Book )
12 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
More of the straight dope by Cecil Adams ( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Return of the straight dope by Cecil Adams ( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The straight dope tells all by Cecil Adams ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 153 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 )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the results of the author's research on the truth behind some of culture's most persistent rumors
The straight dope by Cecil Adams ( )
in English and held by 7 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
The blood covenant by Cecil Adams ( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Konna koto dare ni kiitara iino ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
Konna koto dare ni kiitara iino : Nichijō seikatsu o warawasu zatsugaku Q & A taizen ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Hazukashii kedo yappari kikitai : Kindan no ryōiki ni fumikomu zatsugaku Q & A taizen ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in Japanese 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
The straight dope fighting ignorance since 1973 (it's taking longer than we thought) by Cecil Adams ( )
in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This Web site is designed to help educate kids into the real truth: that education is cool and ignorance is stupid. Search the archive, containing all worthwhile human knowledge, read articles about a variety of interesting topics at a kid's interest level, or check out the fun and wacky entertainment categories
 
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Alternative Names
アダムズ, セシル
Languages
English (27)
Japanese (3)
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