The Secret Life of Houdini
The Making of America's First Superhero
Hardcover ISBN: 0743272072
Draws on newly uncovered archives and the co-author's expertise in magic to reveal Houdini's secret work as a spy for the United States and England, his post-war efforts to expose the fraudulent activities of spiritualist mediums, and the plot organized by Arthur Conan Doyle to have him murdered. 125,000 first printing.
Self-Working Table Magic
Ninety-Seven Foolproof Tricks With Everyday Objects
Paperback ISBN: 0486241165
97 mystifying tricks done with ordinary objects that can be borrowed from the audience. Make coins appear or disappear; matchsticks jump into the air; classic cups and balls; pierce balloons without bursting them; plus tricks with dice, rubber bands, eggs, safety pins, pens and pencils, more. 185 illustrations.
Sleights of Mind
What the Neuroscience of Magic Reveals About Our Everyday Deceptions
Paperback ISBN: 0312611676
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. Fun and accessible, Sleights of Mind is "a tour through consciousness, attention, and deception via the marriage of professional magic and cognitive neuroscience" (Vanessa Schipani, The Scientist).
Paperback ISBN: 1844421309
This book contains the very best tricks and illusions as popularized by today's greatest magicians. It is an accessible book, free of buzzwords and fully photo-illustrated, featuring tricks using everyday objects, designed for those who want the lowdown as quickly and easily as possible.
Street Tricks, Sleight of Hand and Illusion
Paperback ISBN: 1844420469
Magic is one of the longest surviving forms of entertainment. This is a how-to magic book that teaches the real secrets of close-up, under-your-nose, in-your-face magic as seen on television. It contains great tricks, as popularised by greatest magicians. It is also illustrated with original two-colour illustrations.
Tricks With Dollar Bills
Another Way to Make Your Money Disappear
Hardcover ISBN: 1402738560
Money has never been so much fun in this amazing collection of more than twenty-four incredible tricks, accompanied by detailed instructions and illustrations, that, using a dollar bill, will challenge everyone's knowledge and powers of observation.