For Boys Only: The Biggest, Baddest Book Ever

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Macmillan, Nov 27, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 160 pages
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Hey, Boys!

Want to have some fun? Maybe learn how to land an airplane in an emergency? Or fight off an alligator? Escape from being tied up? How about taking a ride on one of America's scariest roller coasters? Learn how to make fake blood or turn a real bone into a pretzel. What if you could find out how to identify some of the world's most horrifying creatures? Or learn the secret of making a blockbuster movie? What about guessing the top 11 greatest moments in sports history? Find buried treasure? And once you've found the treasure, find out just how much it would cost you to buy one of the world's most expensive cars.

You'll find all this—and much more—over 250 pages of the biggest, baddest, and best information on just about everything. Plus we've placed a special, mind-bending, solve-the-code puzzle on random pages throughout the book that will lead you to a really cool solution! Now, that's fun!

 

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User Review  - curiousbutterpants - LibraryThing

The title about sums it: this is the biggest, baddest book ever for boys. Well, maybe not ever, but it's bound to be received well when you toss it to a pack of Boy Scouts. With everything from tips ... Read full review

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User Review  - kimgroome - LibraryThing

A good book for a day or two. A pile of history, facts, and maps. Black and red on cream is very striking - though hard on the eyes after an hour. Surprizingly, I found the For Boys Only not quite as fun as the Daring Book for Girls; but, maybe because I am a girl. Read full review

Contents

The Two Most Horrifying Hideous and Disgusting Creatures in the World
84
The Great Game of 21
86
Fantasy Wars Who Would Win? Vikings vs Pirates
88
Crushing Conquerors
90
Fantasy Wars Who Would Win? Aztec vs Inca
92
How 3000 Men Beat 50000 and Other Great Battle Stories
94
Fantasy Wars Who Would Win? Mongols vs Romans
96
How Does It Work? Cell Phones
98

Dates to Know Snacks in America
18
How to Land a Plane in an Emergency
20
Fun Math Tricks
22
Oobleck
23
Most Venomous Snakes
24
Most Dangerous Snakes
25
Explorers and Adventurers
26
Ultimate Frisbee
30
Fear Factor Americas Scariest Amusement Park Rides
32
Dates to Know Attractions and Amusement Parks in America
34
Natures Deadliest Poisons
36
Brain Teaser The Missing Money
37
Great Mysteries What They Left Behind
39
Weapons That Changed History
40
Fake Blood
42
Card Trick 1 The Flipped Card
43
Spies
44
Detective Stuff
46
Dental Evidence
47
Blood Testing
48
DNA Testing
49
How to Get out of Quicksand
50
Word Games
51
Codes There Is Danger May Come Very Soon
52
Card Trick 2 The Math Genius Magic Trick
53
Presidents
54
How Does It Work? Satellites
58
Brain Teaser The Four Triangles
60
How to Win at Rock Paper Scissors
61
Top Eleven Greatest Moments in Sports History
62
Athletes Who Changed the WorldLiterally
64
Amazing ComebackUpsetRefusetoLose
66
Best Individual Performance
68
Dates to Know Sports in America
72
Treasure Buried and Otherwise
74
Wonders of the World
80
Computer Byte Sizes
99
So You Want to Be a Rock Star
100
The Only Four Sports Dynasties Worth Mentioning and Why No One Will Ever Top Them
104
Major League Brothers
105
Largest Sports Facilities in the United States
106
The Most Successful Movies Ever Shown in America
107
How to Create a Blockbuster Movie
109
Dates to Know Media in America
112
Earths Extremes
114
Moon Man Facts
116
Road to the Red Planet
117
Space Distances
118
Cool Things to Expect in Your Lifetime
120
Great Mysteries Fake
121
Video Games
122
Do Not Trade or Throw Out
126
Rich
127
Great Mysteries Spooky
128
Worlds Greatest Daredevils
130
Speed Records
132
Speeds in Miles Per Hour
133
Dates to Know Transportation in America
134
How Does It Work? MP3 Player iPod
136
Monster Hunting
138
Things to Remember Your Whole Life
142
US States and Capitals
143
People People Everywhere
148
AllAmerican
149
PredatorsKings of the Hill
151
How to Fight Off an Alligator
152
Diseases You Definitely Dont Want to Get
153
The Biggest ManMade Things on Planet Earth
154
Things You Didnt Know But Probably Should
156
The Simple Coin Vanish
157
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About the author (2007)

Marc Aronson is an author, editor, publisher, speaker, historian, and book producer. His mission is to inspire young people to ask questions, to look around, behind, and inside of the stories the world tells us. He writes a monthly column for School Library Journal on nonfiction for younger readers, and frequently speaks about boys and reading. Marc's books have been awarded the Robert F. Sibert Award for the best in children's nonfiction and selected as a New York Times Notable Book and a School Library Journal best book. In 2006, he was given the ALAN Award by NCTE for service to teenagers, and was named the local spokesman for the History Channel's Save Our History program. He lives with his wife and two sons in Maplewood, New Jersey.

H. P. Newquist has authored more than a dozen books for both children and adults, including the critically acclaimed The Great Brain Book (Scholastic, 2005). To prepare for For Boys Only, Mr. Newquist went scuba diving with sharks in Australia, climbed the Great Pyramid in Egypt, drove some really fast cars, learned a few magic tricks, and read more books than he can count.

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