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Grandpa Magic: 116 Easy Tricks, Amazing Brainteasers, and Simple Stunts to Wow the Grandkids
Kronzek, Allan Zola
From a professional magician and New York Times bestselling author, 116 tricks, stunts, and brainteasers that will engage the grandchildren and provide giggles, jaw-dropping awe, and wonderful memories. Guaranteed to make grandparenting even more fun, Grandpa Magic is sure to entertain - and crack up - the grandkids. From the old pull-a-quarter-from-behind-a-kid’'s-ear trick and “removing your thumb” to card tricks, stunts for the dinner table, and verbal puzzles that surprise and delight, there’s something for everyone. Step-by-step illustrations make them easy to learn.
Joshua Jay's Amazing Book of Cards
Using concise, easy-to-follow directions and step-by-step photographs, award-winning magician Joshua Jay shows how to do 58 truly amazing things with a deck of cards. The accompanying DVD features demonstrations and tutorials for 29 tricks and stunts taught in the book - plus one bonus effect not in the book!
The Magic of Math
The Magic of Math is the math book you wish you had in school. Using a delightful assortment of examples - from ice-cream scoops and poker hands to measuring mountains and making magic squares - this book revels in key mathematical fields including arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and calculus, plus Fibonacci numbers, infinity, and, of course, mathematical magic tricks. Known throughout the world as the "mathemagician," Arthur Benjamin mixes mathematics and magic to make the subject fun, attractive, and easy to understand for math fan and math-phobic alike.
Magic: The Complete Course
This is a book of powerful secrets. How to master the art of direction. Perfect the Sid Lorraine force, essential to card tricks. Harness PATEO to read minds. Learn skills like the false transfer, palm switch, big-action-covers-the-small-action, and more. Above all, how to create an emotional hook so that, in the fleeting moment when an effect occurs, magic truly happens, revealing the world to be a place of boundless wonder. Dazzle your friends. Impress a date like never before. Confound your kids, or better yet, confound your parents. "Magic" shows how to master over 100 effects that are simple to learn and guaranteed to astonish. The DVD included with "Magic" is an entertaining 132-minute DVD featuring 35 effects performed and taught in great detail, with particular emphasis on rhythm and action and the nuances of timing and direction.
500 Optical Illusions
You'll see . . . but won't believe! This amazing collection of 500 optical illusions brims with the best eye tricks and visual oddities. Try to figure out how many legs the happy hippo has; what's weird about a very unusual building; why a page with wiggly, wavy lines can make you seasick, and more! Some of the images go back hundreds of years, but they'll all astound you as they mess with your mind, your perception, and your brain.
Sleights of Mind
L. Macknik, Stephen
Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde, the founders of the exciting new discipline of neuromagic, have convinced some of the world's greatest magicians to allow scientists to study their techniques for tricking the brain. The implications of neuromagic go beyond illuminating our behavior; early research points to new approaches for everything from the diagnosis of autism to marketing techniques and education. Sleights of Mindmakes neuroscience fun and accessible by unveiling the key connections between magic and the mind.
Carlton Books Ltd.
Rainbow Rays, waves of Sun Shock, and portraits that change right before your eyes: these wildly colorful and kid-friendly optical twisters are absolutely amazing. Featuring street scenes, animal illusions, and abstract images that pulse and spin, they'll fascinate children (and adults) for hours. Simple explanations reveal just a little about how the magic works.
Jean Hugard's Complete Course in Modern Magic: Skills and Sorcery for the Aspiring Magician
Do you want to explore the secrets of the world of magic? Learn from a master in Jean Hugard's Complete Course in Modern Magic. This manual provides detailed, step-by-step instructions for hundreds of tricks, often accompanied by diagrams. No, your eyes don’t deceive you! Expand your repertoire as a magician by learning mesmerizing tricks, including working with:• Balls• Coins• Playing cards• Mental magic• Flowers• Ropes and cords• Rings• And much more!This book is perfect for anyone interested in magic - whether you're an aspiring amateur magician putting your act together or a seasoned virtuoso.
Jean Hugard's Mental Magic: Dazzling Mind Tricks with Playing Cards
Looking to expand your magical repertoire? Want to entrance and confound your audience with amazing card tricks? Written by the great Jean Hugard, this classic magic manual to mind tricks with cards will teach readers some of the most unbelievable card tricks ever invented.Included within are sections on how to perform awe-inspiring card illusions that will captivate any audience, including timeless tricks such as The Three Heaps, The Trio, The Moving Finger, A Card and a Number, and many more! Hugard’s instruction provides the methodology needed to seamlessly execute each trick and wow your spectators.With a new foreword by Steve Cohen, master contemporary magician, this edition of Jean Hugard’s Mental Magic is perfect for any card magic lover, whether an aspiring magician or a professional, and is sure to inform and inspire.
The Complete Magician: Everything You Need to Put on a Show
Give the gift of magic. The gift of performing a trick that leads to oohs and ahhs. Of learning a new sleight of hand and dazzling your dinner guests. Of adding fun to parties, delighting coworkers, completely bowling over your friends. Combining a book, instructional DVD, five great props, and a sturdy, handsome case to hold it all, The Complete Magician is made for giving - an impressive, all-in-one kit with everything an aspiring magician needs to put on a show.
Amaze your friends and astound your family using only this book, your magical powers, and such everyday objects as sticks, coins, and rope. In Campfire Magic, master magician Mac King reveals the secrets behind 50 jaw-dropping illusions - each one accompanied by hilarious instructions and step-by-step illustrations - that anyone can perform, whether at the campsite or stranded in the great indoors!
Paul Zenon's Practical Magic: Street Magic, Close-Up Tricks and Sleight of Hand
It's magic - close-up, in-your-face magic, as taught by Britain's leading comedy conjurer. Paul Zenon’s Practical Magic presents the renowned magician’s great tricks and illusions in an accessible jargon-free format that's well illustrated with easy-to-follow diagrams. There's no skimping on important detail, and Zenon begins with the simplest tricks, so beginners can focus on entertainment rather than sleight-of-hand. As skills grow, novices can progress to card counting, predictions, graphology, and a heart-stopping routine where the dead seem to appear.
Hey Presto!: Amazing Magic Tricks to Confound & Astound
The world's greatest and most celebrated magicians, conjurors and illusionists can make us believe the unbelievable, the impossible possible. But, of course, just like everybody else these conjurors had to start at a beginning. They too had to learn the simple (but effective) card tricks, the easy (but imaginative) coin tricks and the basic (but still mindboggling) sleight of hand tricks before advancing to more innovative and radical skills and techniques. Hey Presto! is a book full to the rafters with simple magic tricks, the perfect companion for a beginner as well as a wonderful gift book for those wishing to get into magic and are not sure how. The book contains over 40 card, coin and magic tricks for the beginner. If you want the ultimate introduction into the world of magic then, Hey Presto!, here it is!
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