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

A dynamic and interactive introduction to optical illusions features a wealth of lift-flaps, pull-tabs and visual eye tricks including a spinning thaumatrope, a stereoscope and a 3-D sculpture that "follows" observers around the room, in a volume that also shares accessible explanations for why illusions work.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : DK Publishing, Inc
Publisher : Dk Pub
Release : 2012
Total Pages : 29 Pages
ISBN : 0756697891


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


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


The New Book Of Optical Illusions

The New Book Of Optical Illusions

How 33 ancient, familiar and new optical illusions work, with 150 examples.

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Genre : Optical illusions
Author : Georg Rüschemeyer
Publisher : Firefly Books
Release : 2015-09-22
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 1770855920


The Book Of Illusions

The Book Of Illusions

The Book of Illusions, written with breath-taking urgency and precision, plunges the reader into a universe in which the comic and the tragic, the real and the imagined, and the violent and the tender dissolve into one another. One man's obsession with the mysterious life of a silent film star takes him on a journey into a shadow-world of lies, illusions, and unexpected love. After losing his wife and young sons in a plane crash, Vermont professor David Zimmer spends his waking hours mired in grief. Then, watching television one night, he stumbles upon a lost film by silent comedian Hector Mann, and remembers how to laugh . . . Mann was a comic genius, in trademark white suit and fluttering black moustache. But one morning in 1929 he walked out of his house and was never heard from again. Zimmer's obsession with Mann drives him to publish a study of his work; whereupon he receives a letter postmarked New Mexico, supposedly written by Mann's wife, and inviting him to visit the great Mann himself. Can Hector Mann be alive? Zimmer cannot decide - until a strange woman appears on his doorstep and makes the decision for him, changing his life forever. 'A nearly flawless work . . . Auster will be remembered as one of the great writers of our time.' San Francisco Chronicle 'Auster's elegant, finely calibrated The Book of Illusions is a haunting feat of intellectual gamesmanship.' TheNew York Times

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Paul Auster
Publisher : Faber & Faber
Release : 2008-09-04
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9780571246151


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


Epidemic Illusions

Epidemic Illusions

A physician-anthropologist explores how public health practices--from epidemiological modeling to outbreak containment--help perpetuate global inequities. In Epidemic Illusions, Eugene Richardson, a physician and an anthropologist, contends that public health practices--from epidemiological modeling and outbreak containment to Big Data and causal inference--play an essential role in perpetuating a range of global inequities. Drawing on postcolonial theory, medical anthropology, and critical science studies, Richardson demonstrates the ways in which the flagship discipline of epidemiology has been shaped by the colonial, racist, and patriarchal system that had its inception in 1492.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Eugene T Richardson
Publisher : MIT Press
Release : 2020-12-22
Total Pages : 232 Pages
ISBN : 9780262045605


The Oxford Compendium Of Visual Illusions

The Oxford Compendium Of Visual Illusions

Visual illusions are compelling phenomena that draw attention to the brain's capacity to construct our perceptual world. The Compendium is a collection of over 100 chapters on visual illusions, written by the illusion creators or by vision scientists who have investigated mechanisms underlying the phenomena. --

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Genre : Medical
Author : Arthur G. Shapiro
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2017-05-24
Total Pages : 880 Pages
ISBN : 9780199794607


Archives Of Psychology

Archives Of Psychology

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Genre : Psychology
Author : Robert Sessions Woodworth
Publisher :
Release : 1930
Total Pages : 47 Pages
ISBN : MINN:31951000570576J