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"Ripley’s Search for the Shrunken Heads" is an evocative pot pourri of the journeys and discoveries made by Robert Ripley in the 1920s and 1930s. It features the highlights of those daring escapades in which he set off on the merest whiff of a rumor that something exotic and unique was there to be found in Panang, or the Phunjab, ...

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Overview

This fascinating facsimile diary offers a first-hand account of Robert Ripley's travels to far-flung exotic corners of the globe in search of the weird & wonderful during the 1930s.

"Ripley’s Search for the Shrunken Heads" is an evocative pot pourri of the journeys and discoveries made by Robert Ripley in the 1920s and 1930s. It features the highlights of those daring escapades in which he set off on the merest whiff of a rumor that something exotic and unique was there to be found in Panang, or the Phunjab, or eastern Persia. With his drawings, cartoons, doodles, and memorabilia, the book puts in an atmospheric context the strange and bizarre world that unfolded before Ripley’s gaze. . From lakes of soda & bridges of blood to the shrunken heads themselves, Ripley's discoveries are laid out for you to explore in fantastic three-dimensional detail in this extraordinary book.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781893951242
  • Publisher: Ripley Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/31/2007
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.80 (w) x 11.50 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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Robert Ripley, founder of the world famous Ripley’s Believe It or Not! cartoon strip, books, museums, and radio and TV shows, traveled to more than 200 different countries in his lifetime, in a relentless quest for odd people, places, and things. From humble origins in turn of the century California, he became one of the best known and most successful Americans of his generation. His own travels were recorded in newspaper columns that were read around the world, and, as shown in this book, provide a fascinating insight into a time when such journeys were highly unusual, magical and mysterious.

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