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The Little Giant Book of Optical Illusions
Keith Kay
0806961740
June 1997
Paperback
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Book Description
Bats and birds that look like faces. Skulls that pop up on anything white. Three donkeys with three ears be-tween them. And walls that disappear. Relax, they’re only optical illusions. Examine thousand-year-old drawings, find out about closure, perspective, and “the Rubin vase”, and how these tools can untangle the tricks found in this volume.


101 Greatest Magic Secrets--Exposed
Herbert L. Becker
0806521546
Mar 2002
Paperback
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Magic Eye: 3D Hidden Treasures
Magic Eye Inc.
0740747916
August 2004
Hardcover
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Optical Illusion Magic
Michael A. DiSpezio
0806966270
Dec 2001
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 4-8-An attractive introduction to a great variety of optical illusions by the author of several books on critical-thinking puzzles. More comprehensive in detail than many other titles on this topic, the book clearly explains how the eye is deceived by visual tricks. Many examples are effectively used to illustrate different patterns and types of illusions, including spirals, slants, afterimages, broken lines, and 3-D. Brief historical background traces when each image was first published. Readers will be fascinated by the many tricks played by patterns and designs, and will enjoy the suggested activities.Marion F. Gallivan, Gannon University, Erie, PA Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Magic Eye Beyond 3D: Improve Your Vision
Magic Eye Inc.
0740745271
June 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
When Magic Eye images hit the publishing world in the 1990s, the response was as magical as the 3D images popping from their colorful backgrounds. Viewers couldn"t get these best-selling books fast enough. In fact, Magic Eye I, II, and III rode the New York Times best-seller list for 34 weeks and eventually sold more than 20 million copies. Now Beyond 3D: Improve Your Vision with Magic Eye takes this phenomenon to another level.Beyond 3D examines the medical benefits and scientific possibilities related to viewing these remarkable images. Clearly explained in lay terms and through the use of numerous Magic Eye illustrations, the book not only helps readers "see" the images, it identifies and demonstrates the many physical and performance-related enrichments that may result.Magic Eye has long been a worldwide hit....


Illusion Show
David Bamberg
0916638480
Sept 1991
(Hardcover) - Revised Ed.
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Daniel Waldron, Circus Report, August 1, 1988
"Free of the selfserving tone encountered in show business stories... reveals the nature of creative genius in the show world."

Billy McComb, Genii, the Conjuror's Magazine, August, 1988
"It's compulsive reading!"

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The Seventh Tower: Volumes 4-6
Garth Nix
0439624339
August 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Contains complete text to Above the Veil, Into Battle and The Violet Keystone by author Garth Nix.


The Magic of Change!
Tom Britton
0965137651
Oct 2000
Hardcover
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Magic Eye: Amazing 3D Illusions
Staff of Magic Eye, Inc.
0740740652
August 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Magic Eye 3D Illusions are amazing and will challenge and enertain you.Embedded within each Magic Eye image is an enchanting 3D hidden object that materializes before your eyes!


Illusion in Magic
Franz Hartmann
1417989165
Dec 2005
Paperback
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Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Salman Rushdie
0140157379
November 1991
Paperback
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Book Review
Immediately forget any preconceptions you may have about Salman Rushdie and the controversy that has swirled around his million-dollar head. You should instead know that he is one of the best contemporary writers of fables and parables, from any culture. Haroun and the Sea of Stories is a delightful tale about a storyteller who loses his skill and a struggle against mysterious forces attempting to block the seas of inspiration from which all stories are derived. Here's a representative passage about the sources and power of inspiration: So Iff the water genie told Haroun about the Ocean of the Stream of Stories, and even though he was full of a sense of hopelessness and failure the magic of the Ocean began to have an effect on Haroun. He looked into the water and saw that it was made up of a thousand thousand...


The Blackstone Book of Magic & Illusion
Harry Blackstone, Jr.
1557044929
Feb 2002
Paperback
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Amazon.com
Harry Blackstone Jr. shares the history of modern magic, largely as seen through the eyes of his family. His father was the original Great Blackstone and Blackstone has carried on the tradition. This is not a merely anecdotal history, however. It's Blackstone's personal reflections on the art and game of magic--not just how it works but why it works as entertainment. It's about the psychological showmanship as well as the craft. Included are lessons in how to perform tricks that go beyond the mere technical details to show how to make a simple trick a piece of true theater. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

ALA Booklist
[A] wonderfully entertaining and informative book.

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Illusions and Lies (W.I.T.C.H Series #6)
W.i.t.c.h.
078681795X
April 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Will, Irma, Taranee, Cornelia, and Hay Lin (W.i.t.c.h.) are five ordinary friends with an extraordinary secret: they each have the power to control a natural element-air, water, fire, earth, and finally, the mysterious "Heart of Candracar." The girls use their powers to guard against evil and to uncover the truth behind mysterious portals leading to other worlds. Between school, family, and a new interest in boys, these girls had enough to worry about! But now they have the secret to turn into a group of friends with special powers . . . destined to fight the evil Prince Phobos in the magic world of Metamoor. W.i.t.c.h. combines fashion and fantasy, magic and middle school, heroism and humor, friendship and family, teamwork and transformation, in a wholesome mix proven to charm the tween girl market. Introducing a...


Magic
Albert A. Hopkins
0486265617
Oct 1990
Paperback
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Book Description
Standard work on classic stage illusions performed by Robert-Houdin, Bautier de Kolta, Maskelyne and others. Detailed descriptions of techniques of fire eaters, sword swallowers, jugglers, acrobats, etc. Also ancient magic, automatons, magic photography, much more. Over 400 exceptional illus. Introduction. Bibliography.


Little Box of Magic Tricks: Over 80 Tricks to Amaze Your Friends!
Staff of Barron's
0764176986
October 2003
Other Format
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Review
“Interactive books and kits provide hands-on fun and learning for kids.”


—Publisher’s Weekly, December 2003

Book Description
Here is magic fun galore for kids—and it’s all of packed into a compact and sturdy little box! Equipment and props for budding junior magicians include a card deck for tricks, a nested box that is just the right size to perform an impressive coin trick, a magic scarf and disappearing egg, a trick rope, and magic-motion foam balls. The Little Box of Magic Tricks also includes a set of eight miniature 24-page instruction books (size 2 1/2 " x 2 3/4 " each) with instructions for performing a number of feats of magic. Each color-illustrated mini-book focuses on a different aspect of the magician’s art: * Card Tricks * ...


Trapped in the Magic Mirror
Deborah B. Dunn
0781442842
May 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
A subtle message has been ingrained in American women, telling them their primary goal in life is to find the "Prince" who will whisk them off to a "Magic Kingdom" and save them from the drudgery of an ordinary life. This Prince will make them feel beautiful and loved and will meet all their emotional needs, if he truly loves them. These unrealistic expectations are what Dunn calls the "Magic Mirror," and when unmet, they lead to a constant craving for "something more." Unable to make their wives happy, husbands often react by emotionally distancing themselves. Lonely and disillusioned, wives turn to romance novels, movies, food, and shopping to fill the emptiness. Those comforts turn into addictions, and that is when women become trapped. Only by finding the "Christ within" and developing a strong sense of their...


Deltora Shadowlands, Books 1-3
Emily Rodda
0760766045
January 2005
Hardcover
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Magic Eye Gallery
N E Thing Enterprises
0836270444
Aug 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
This paperback treasury is perfect for the insatiable Magic Eye fan. Its proportions are the same as the best-selling Magic Eye hardcover books, the paper is the same high-quality stock, but it contains three times as many images - 88 in all! Magic Eye Gallery is a collection of art from Magic Eye calendars; none of the images have ever appeared in book form before. With a retail price of $12.95, it's a bargain that can't be beat - a 96-page book filled with state-of-the-art Magic Eye images for the same price as the 32-page hardcovers! The same fans who put Magic Eye on the bestseller list will be tripling their pleasure with this striking collection.


Bill Severn's Complete Book of Magic
Bill Severn
0883658984
Jan 1982
Hardcover
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Book Description
Amaze and amuse friends and family with these hundreds of tricks, all presented by a master magician. Ranging from basics for beginners to more sophisticated illusions, this magical compendium covers everything from sleight of hand with ropes, ribbons, and strings to mind-boggling adventures in mind-reading. Most require little or no equipment--just minor props and a little preparation. And more than 350 detailed line drawings provide a close-up view of every move you need to make. Perform some quick switches with coins and dollar bills. Stun everyone by predicting what the highest bid will be on a gift package you've auctioned off. Tie an "impossible knot." It's loads of fun for you and your audience.



Eye Magic: Visual Trickery in Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art (Compiler)
0764178695
September 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
A beautifully illustrated, imaginatively designed book is packaged here with several unusual "eye magic" items. This fascinating set explores the subject of visual illusions in art and technology. The book shows and discusses many examples of trompe l'oeil (fool-the-eye) artworks, including a famous eighteenth-century painting by British artist William Hogarth, paintings by French pointillist artists Georges Seurat and Paul Signac, and examples from the American Op Art movement that flourished in the 1960s. Also presented are examples of moiré patterns—optical effects produced when two sets of lines or grids overlap. Much of the psychedelic poster art of a few decades ago took advantage of the effects of moiré patterns and wildly contrasting color schemes. But Eye Magic is more than...

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