Magic Books - Learn a new trick!
The Big Book of Magic Fun by Ian Keable
Both beginners and experienced amateur magicians will discover methods, myths, facts, and fiction about magic—and then they'll read about the long and fascinating history of magic on stage. Filled with color illustrations and how-to instructions, The Big Book of Magic Fun teaches card tricks, rope tricks, mind-reading methods, illusionism, coin tricks, and more!
Designed for the advancing beginner magician, this engaging book introduces readers to tricks that use more sophisticated materials than simple cards and coins. This is an introduction to top-secret magician's gadgets that will leave spectators amazed. Practice with these materials will build the users' confidence in the limitless art of illusion.
Magical Mathematics by Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham
Magical Mathematics reveals the secrets of amazing, fun-to-perform card tricks--and the profound mathematical ideas behind them--that will astound even the most accomplished magician. Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham provide easy, step-by-step instructions for each trick, explaining how to set up the effect and offering tips on what to say and do while performing it. Each card trick introduces a new mathematical idea, and varying the tricks in turn takes readers to the very threshold of today's mathematical knowledge.
The Science of Harry Potter by Roger Highfield
Can Fluffy the three-headed dog be explained by advances in molecular biology? Could the discovery of cosmic "gravity-shielding effects" unlock the secret to the Nimbus 2000 broomstick's ability to fly? Is the griffin really none other than the dinosaur Protoceratops? Roger Highfield, author of the critically acclaimed The Physics of Christmas, explores the fascinating links between magic and science to reveal that much of what strikes us as supremely strange in the Potter books can actually be explained by the conjurings of the scientific mind.