Illusions

Illusions

Illusions

In the cloud-washed airspace between the cornfields of Illinois and blue infinity, a man puts his faith in the propeller of his biplane. For disillusioned writer and itinerant barnstormer Richard Bach, belief is as real as a full tank of gas and sparks firing in the cylinders...until he meets Donald Shimoda--former mechanic and self-described messiah who can make wrenches fly and Richard's imagination soar.... In Illusions, the unforgettable follow-up to his phenomenal bestseller Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach takes to the air to discover the ageless truths that give our souls wings: that people don't need airplanes to soar...that even the darkest clouds have meaning once we lift ourselves above them... and that messiahs can be found in the unlikeliest places--like hay fields, one-traffic-light midwestern towns, and most of all, deep within ourselves.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Richard Bach
Publisher :
Release : 1977
Total Pages : 143 Pages
ISBN : 0385285019


Optical Illusions

Optical Illusions

Fool your brain with mind-boggling illusions, then get hands-on and make your own to wow your friends! Learn all about the science behind these wacky phenomena, from moving liquid on a page, to shapes that disappear in front of your eyes with this clever guide. The brain is an amazing thing, but it doesn't always get things right when it comes to sight. This book is here to explain why, with astounding images, baffling puzzles, and simple reveals which show the reader how each trick works. Covering a range of optical topics, from shapes and movement, to light and reflection, this cool manual contains templates at the back which reveal answers and help you to create your own astounding illusions.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Gianni Sarcone
Publisher : QEB Publishing
Release : 2018-03-15
Total Pages : 96 Pages
ISBN : 9781682973394


Illusions

Illusions

Dear Thomas, I know you're angry. It's true, I was sent to expose your mentor as a fraud illusionist, and instead I have put your secret in jeopardy. I fear I have even put your life in jeopardy. For that I can only beg your forgiveness. I've fallen for you. You know I have. And I never wanted to create a rift between us, but if it means protecting you from those who wish you dead—I'll do it. I'll do anything to keep you safe, whatever the sacrifice. Please forgive me for all I've done and what I'm about to do next. I promise, it's one magic trick no one will ever see coming. Love, Saverio

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Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Author : Madeline J. Reynolds
Publisher : Entangled: Teen
Release : 2018-11-06
Total Pages : 380 Pages
ISBN : 1640635637


Illusions

Illusions

A Midwest barnstormer/writer befriends a fellow flyer, an unusual sort of man who turns out to be a messiah, or, rather, a master of illusions.

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Product Details :

Genre : Fiction
Author : Richard Bach
Publisher : Dell Publishing Company
Release : 1989
Total Pages : 191 Pages
ISBN : 0440204887


Lost Illusions

Lost Illusions

Lucien Chardon, a young poet trying to make a name for himself in Paris, is befriended by aristocratic patrons but finds himself relentlessly drawn to the low life of the big city.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Honoré de Balzac
Publisher : Random House Incorporated
Release : 1997
Total Pages : 699 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015042150303


Illusions

Illusions

"I don't do patrols, I don't go hunting, I just stick close to you. You live your life. I'll keep you safe," Tamani said, sweeping a lock of hair from her face. "Or die trying." Laurel hasn't seen Tamani since she begged him to let her go last year. Though her heart still aches, Laurel is confident that David was the right choice. But just as life returns to normal, Laurel realizes that a hidden enemy lies in wait. Once again, Laurel must turn to Tamani to protect and guide her, for the danger that now threatens Avalon is one that no faerie thought would ever be possible. And for the first time, Laurel cannot be sure that her side will prevail.

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Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Author : Aprilynne Pike
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2011-05-03
Total Pages : 400 Pages
ISBN : 9780062077097


Puzzling Optical Illusions

Puzzling Optical Illusions

A rich assortment of visual mind-bogglers, including "impossible objects" — constructions that look fine on paper but can't possibly exist in reality — as well as pulsating patterns, vanishing spots, pictures that suddenly change into other configurations as you're looking at them, and much more. 60 black-and-white illustrations.

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Genre : Games
Author : Thomas Crawford
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release : 1998-02-06
Total Pages : 60 Pages
ISBN : 9780486401515


365 Optical Illusions

365 Optical Illusions

An incredible 365 optical illusions.

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Genre : GAMES & ACTIVITIES
Author : Laure Maj
Publisher :
Release : 2016
Total Pages : 376 Pages
ISBN : 1770857567


The Age Of Illusions

The Age Of Illusions

A thought-provoking and penetrating account of the post-Cold war follies and delusions that culminated in the age of Donald Trump from the bestselling author of The Limits of Power. When the Cold War ended with the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Washington establishment felt it had prevailed in a world-historical struggle. Our side had won, a verdict that was both decisive and irreversible. For the world’s “indispensable nation,” its “sole superpower,” the future looked very bright. History, having brought the United States to the very summit of power and prestige, had validated American-style liberal democratic capitalism as universally applicable. In the decades to come, Americans would put that claim to the test. They would embrace the promise of globalization as a source of unprecedented wealth while embarking on wide-ranging military campaigns to suppress disorder and enforce American values abroad, confident in the ability of U.S. forces to defeat any foe. Meanwhile, they placed all their bets on the White House to deliver on the promise of their Cold War triumph: unequaled prosperity, lasting peace, and absolute freedom. In The Age of Illusions, bestselling author Andrew Bacevich takes us from that moment of seemingly ultimate victory to the age of Trump, telling an epic tale of folly and delusion. Writing with his usual eloquence and vast knowledge, he explains how, within a quarter of a century, the United States ended up with gaping inequality, permanent war, moral confusion, and an increasingly angry and alienated population, as well, of course, as the strangest president in American history.

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Genre : History
Author : Andrew Bacevich
Publisher : Metropolitan Books
Release : 2020-01-07
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9781250175090


Folk Illusions

Folk Illusions

Wiggling a pencil so that it looks like it is made of rubber, "stealing" your niece's nose, and listening for the sounds of the ocean in a conch shell– these are examples of folk illusions, youthful play forms that trade on perceptual oddities. In this groundbreaking study, K. Brandon Barker and Clairborne Rice argue that these easily overlooked instances of children's folklore offer an important avenue for studying perception and cognition in the contexts of social and embodied development. Folk illusions are traditionalized verbal and/or physical actions that are performed with the intention of creating a phantasm for one or more participants. Using a cross-disciplinary approach that combines the ethnographic methods of folklore with the empirical data of neuroscience, cognitive science, and psychology, Barker and Rice catalogue over eighty discrete folk illusions while exploring the complexities of embodied perception. Taken together as a genre of folklore, folk illusions show that people, starting from a young age, possess an awareness of the illusory tendencies of perceptual processes as well as an awareness that the distinctions between illusion and reality are always communally formed.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : K. Brandon Barker
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Release : 2019-04-22
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9780253041104