Fooling Houdini: Adventures in the World of Magic (Paperback)Alex Stone (author)
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Number of pages: 320
Weight: 224 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm
"Bursting with energy, inventiveness, and a sense of wonder on every page." -- Steven Levitt, author of Freakonomics
"Fooling Houdini is a delight. He writes with wit and scientific sharpness and grand humour. He immerses us in a fascinating world few have entered." -- Buzz Bissinger, author of Father's Day and Friday Night Lights
"Mr. Stone's chequered history in magicianship sets the stage for Fooling Houdini, his cheery, inquisitive book about a world where math, physics, cognitive science and pure geeky fanaticism intersect. While it nominally describes the author's efforts to improve his sleight of hand and regain his self-respect, Fooling Houdini is more than a series of anecdotes. It's an effort to explore the colourful subculture of magic devotees and the serious, theoretical basis for the tricks they do." * New York Times *
"In Fooling Houdini, Stone recounts with humour and humility his love affair with magic and the experience it affords him... To wrtie a captivating and charming book all about magic is a hard trick to pull off, but like all good magicians, Stone makes it seem effortless." * Catherine de Lange, New Scientist *
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I have always been interested in magic although never been a practioner.
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