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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Quirk Books; 1 edition (March 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594742219
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594742217
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.9 x 7.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #77,071 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Tongue planted firmly in cheek, The Indy Handbook is the most entertaining of the tie-in titles. Purposely silly and a complete blast.”—School Library Journal

About the Author

Denise Kiernan and Joseph D’Agnese are authors of several books, including 24: The Official CTU Operations Manual.  They live in North Carolina.

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He read it cover to cover and I had to purchase another copy for a friend of his.
Raven 32
An enjoyable fun book to read, interesting titbits of information, and humour.
James Templeton

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By R. Howell on May 9, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Here's your How To book for becoming a globe trotting adventurer seeking out archeological artifacts ala Indiana Jones. It's a quaint and humorfilled hardbound book that is put together well, has classic stills from the movies, and plenty of 'how to' tidbits. You'll learn how to crack a bullwhip, pass under a speeding truck, deal with booby traps, and even escape the Wrath of God. Plentiful references to the trilogy are made and with the 4th movie coming out, this is pretty much a marketing ploy for it although nothing from the upcoming movie is contained within this text. It looks great, it makes you want to re-watch the movies, and you'll read it in a day or two.

Why didn't this book get 5 stars?... in my opinion, it's simply overpriced to buy it new at nearly $20 for a 175 page 5x7 book. The text per page is pretty minimal as the graphic layout fills quite a bit of the page. Absolutely worth having but it really shouldn't cost this much.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Bonnie Burton on April 10, 2008
Format: Hardcover
How many times have you stopped dead in your tracks trying desperately not to set off all the booby traps hidden in your path? Or let's say you're face-to-face with a gang of swordsmen and you're just not sure how to fight with minimal stabbing injuries? Maybe you're trapped in an ancient Egyptian tomb and if you could only decipher the hieroglyphs, surely you'd find the exit!

Lucky for you and other would-be adventurers there's The Indiana Jones Handbook: The Complete Adventurer's Guide written by Denise Kiernan and Joseph D'Agnese from Quirk Books.

This is your ultimate guide to learn handy information like how to do everything you've seen Indiana Jones do and more on his epic adventures. Learn how to properly ride an elephant, identify secret passageways, how to handle awkward foods, pack for an expedition, and how to escape if you're accidentally entombed.

Timed to coincide with the movie release of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, this handbook has step-by-step instructions, helpful diagrams and full-color photography from all of the Indiana Jones films. The handy guide also includes fun sidebars about Dr. Jones' experiences from the films and real-life tidbits about archaeology.

The book is broken down into various chapters to help you find answers to your most pending adventurer questions. If you need to quickly survive being poisoned or perhaps brush up on bullwhip basics, go to Chapter 1: Expedition Essentials. Get a few pointers on how to run on top of a moving train or escape quicksand in Chapter 2: Getting Around. Chapter 3: People Skills comes in handy when you've been tied up or need to win a fistfight. Handle tarantulas, snakes and rats like a pro thanks to Chapter 4: The Animal Kingdom.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Keith Reynolds on April 22, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This book is just like all of the other film or genre inspired guides. It is funny no matter who reads it but if you are a big fan of the film as in this case the book is so much funnier. There are a lot of little references to the original trilogy that you would only catch being an avid lover of the films. And to my own surprise there are quite a few hints to the plot of Kingdom of the Crystal Skull which were very surprising and quite frankly caught me off guard. But regardless of the reader it is guarenteed a good read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By R. Gholson on May 20, 2008
Format: Hardcover
My 10 yo son is completely engrossed in his copy of the book and determined to make his life all about Indy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James Templeton on August 8, 2009
Format: Hardcover
An enjoyable fun book to read, interesting titbits of information, and humour. This book would be suitable for the most die hard Indy fan, and a wonderful introduction to an Indiana Jones novice.
For parents too with inquisitive youngsters who are full of questions about the real and imaginary, some basic answers suitable for a young child can be found in this little book "How does he get on the elephants back"? grabbing your trusty book "Well Junior".
While based on the adventures of an adventure hero the book does emphasise the correct archaelogical method, and emphasises preserve not destroy.
Well worth reading just for the fun.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Esther Chirichetti on July 30, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This book is fantastic and funny at the same time however we have already proven it is true to form in several places so I would not be afraid to use any of the tactics embraced in this book. It is excellent!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Raven 32 on July 14, 2009
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Purchased this product for my husband who loves Indiana Jones items. He read it cover to cover and I had to purchase another copy for a friend of his. Great birthday gift!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sean M. Doherty on July 28, 2008
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If you are a die hard Indiana Jones guy like me this as a must buy! It contains all of Indy's tricks and knowledge including tricks from the new Crystal skull movie.
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