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Old 10-12-2007, 07:05 PM   #1
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Handbook: The Complete Adventurers Guide

Hi everyone
These updates are getting to be overwhelming - I feel like I need a score card. Three new titles were posted today. None have descriptions yet. The first is listed on Amazon's Canadian site, the second on their UK site, and the third (my favorite) is listed on the U.S. site. Very exciting!

And although it's a bit self-serving of me to do so, I can also tell you that the company I work for is putting out a book this April entitled Fortune & Glory: Tales of the real life Indiana Joneses

(The title was my suggestion - I'm trying to get them to change the sub though...blech.)

Best to all
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The Hidden Treasures of Indiana Jones (Paperback)
by Jeremy Sladdin (Author)

Price: CDN$ 20.20

Paperback: 92 pages
ISBN-10: 095487191X

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Why Did It Have To Be Snakes?: From Science to the Supernatural , The Many Mysteries of Indiana Jones (Paperback)
by Lois H. Gresh (Author), Robert Weinberg (Author)

Price: 8.99

Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (30 April 2008)
ISBN-10: 0470225564

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The Indiana Jones Handbook: The Complete Adventurers Guide (Hardcover)
by Denise Kiernan (Author), Joseph D'Agnese (Author)

Price: $18.95

Hardcover
Publisher: Quirk Books (May 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1594742219
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Old 10-12-2007, 08:27 PM   #2
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Son of a....
I'm going to need another book shelf...

and more money!
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Old 10-12-2007, 09:33 PM   #3
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The Indiana Jones Handbook: The Complete Adventurers Guide
Hey, whatever happened to that Fielding's Indiana Jones Adventure and Survival Guide promised in 1998, then 2000? Judging by the success of The Dangerous Book for Boys, it wouldn't hurt to print two such titles...

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Old 10-15-2007, 06:30 PM   #4
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They all sound like fun. Given the number of "Science Of" type books that are out there for popular genres/series I guess it was inevitable that Indiana Jones received the treatment. I'll keep an eye out for them.
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Old 03-26-2008, 09:15 PM   #5
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New books available on Amazon

I don't know if this needs a new thread, but I figured I'd give people the heads up that a few new Indy books are now available on Amazon.com.
Off the Beaten Path and the Indiana Jones Handbook are the only two I can find that are out, hopefully more will be available soon!

http://www.amazon.com/Indiana-Jones-...6579744&sr=8-1
http://www.amazon.com/Indiana-Jones-...d_bxgy_b_img_b

They even offer a discount if you buy both together.
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Old 03-26-2008, 10:32 PM   #6
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I have interviews in the works with the folks at The Indiana Jones Handbook and Snakes..Why Did it Have to be Snakes, the Science of Indiana Jones... so be on the look out for them in the coming weeks...

and yes the Handbook is out at stores now... Indyfans' director Brandon Kleyla picked one up on Saturday.
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Old 03-26-2008, 10:40 PM   #7
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The Handbook is out at stores now!? Dang it. I have it pre-ordered on Amazon and Amazon hasn't even listed it as Preparing to Ship yet on my account.
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Old 03-27-2008, 09:20 AM   #8
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I went out and purchased it at Barnes & Noble, then cancelled my Amazon order. Quite an entertaining book!
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:59 AM   #9
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Borders doesn't have it yet here but the Barnes and Noble does. I'm going to go check it out at lunch but I have a ton of Borders coupons to use so I'll have to wait until they get it to buy.
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Old 03-27-2008, 01:21 PM   #10
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Indiana Jones Handbook

I picked up the new Indiana Jones Handbook at Barnes and Noble today. It's kind of like the Zombie Survival Guide in that it talks about how to adventure like Dr. Jones. There are some things in the book that seem to confirm things talked about on the threads and some new little tidbits. Everything in the book relates back to something in one of the movies so here are some things I thought were related to KOTCS.

1. In a blurb about Crystal Skulls, it says they were found in the EARLY 20th century and that so far only 5 of a possible 12 skulls have been found

2. There is a section on rocket sleds and how to avoid the enemy on barren government facilities. It says the sled can be a great way to evade capture. Sounds like Indy will use the seld in the movie.

3. It explains how to escape quicksand by whipping a tree and pulling yourself out.

4. How to break free if you are tied up. There was some stories that Indy was captured in the new movie so this might reference that.

5. A section on insects talks about 4" ants and giant mosquitos.

These two might be the biggest things...

6. There is a section that talks says if confronting an ALIEN to "do as Indy" and get the heck out of there.

7. How to Survive a Nuclear Blast - get indoors and if you are "lucky enough to be within striking distance of a REFRIGERATOR, get inside."

The book isn't too in-depth on any topic but it seems to confirm a few things discussed already.

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Old 03-27-2008, 01:23 PM   #11
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Oh, I also forgot there is a note about the Ark being held in a US Government repository, crate #9906753, possibly in a secret desert base.
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Old 03-27-2008, 01:28 PM   #12
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6. There is a section that talks says if confronting an ALIEN to "do as Indy" and get the heck out of there.

7. How to Survivie a Nuclear Blast - get indoors and if you are "lucky enough to be withing striking distance of a REFRIGERATOR, get inside."



NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 03-27-2008, 01:33 PM   #13
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Here we go...I would say duck and cover...
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Old 03-27-2008, 01:34 PM   #14
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this will make fans of saucer men very happy.

i had a guess that the bullwhip would be handy in a quicksand situation...

though, i also have this image stuck in my head:


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Old 03-27-2008, 01:48 PM   #15
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this will make fans of saucer men very happy.

i had a guess that the bullwhip would be handy in a quicksand situation...

though, i also have this image stuck in my head:

WElcome foolish mortals...
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Old 03-27-2008, 02:12 PM   #16
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At least the ants aren't like a foot long
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Old 03-27-2008, 02:18 PM   #17
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I've been looking at the book a bit more. It actually stresses in the section about how to survive an atomic blast that "this is the one instance where climbing inside a refrigerator is a good thing to do."

The book is pretty funny. The part on surviving a nuclear blast is right before the part on How to Survive the Wrath of God.
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Old 03-27-2008, 02:20 PM   #18
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I thought that the book wasn't available until May?
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Old 03-27-2008, 02:21 PM   #19
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**** yeah! Bring on the Indy fridge magnets. I want Indy inside a fridge, on my fridge! Man, thats just so crazy!
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Old 03-27-2008, 02:46 PM   #20
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Arab Swordsman:

I read on the Spoilers Forum that you picked up the Handbook. Does it feature any new photos from KOTCS? Or is it illustrated with line drawings similar to those featured in The Zombie Survival Guide?
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Old 03-27-2008, 03:11 PM   #21
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I read on the Spoilers Forum that you picked up the Handbook. Does it feature any new photos from KOTCS? Or is it illustrated with line drawings similar to those featured in The Zombie Survival Guide?

No new pictures from KOTCS but there are pictures from the other movies and some of the drawings like ZSG. I remember some of the drawings are there for escaping the quicksand, fighting off enemies, using the whip, and cutting through a rope bridge.
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Old 03-27-2008, 03:25 PM   #22
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2. There is a section on rocket sleds and how to avoid the enemy on barren government facilities. It says the sled can be a great way to evade capture. Sounds like Indy will use the seld in the movie.

Cool scene!
I can stand the fridge factor with this. How not get the hair fully gray after this?

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6. There is a section that talks says if confronting an ALIEN to "do as Indy" and get the heck out of there.
You know? this is the most coherent thing I have read about Aliens in the movie.
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Old 03-27-2008, 03:35 PM   #23
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The sled could work fine, I guess.
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Old 03-27-2008, 04:58 PM   #24
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well this is somewhat scary... Fridges and Aliens....
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Old 03-27-2008, 05:11 PM   #25
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No new pictures from KOTCS but there are pictures from the other movies and some of the drawings like ZSG. I remember some of the drawings are there for escaping the quicksand, fighting off enemies, using the whip, and cutting through a rope bridge.


Thanks.

Just came back from the bookstore with a copy of my own. Looks like it will be a fun read.
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