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Parlor magic and tricks

  • Art and Ventriloquismby David Goldblatt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    This exciting collection of David Goldblatt's essays, available for the first time in one volume, uses the metaphor of ventriloquism to help understand a variety of art world phenomena. It examines how the vocal vacillation between ventriloquist and dummy works within the roles of artist, artwork and audience as a conveyance to the audience of the... more...

  • Game Magicby Jeff Howard

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    Make More Immersive and Engaging Magic Systems in Games Game Magic: A Designer?s Guide to Magic Systems in Theory and Practice explains how to construct magic systems and presents a compendium of arcane lore, encompassing the theory, history, and structure of magic systems in games and human belief. The author combines rigorous scholarly analysis... more...

  • Harry Houdini for Kidsby Laurie Carlson

    Chicago Review Press 2009; US$ 15.99

    From his impoverished childhood to his feat of becoming one of the most successful entertainers of all time, this fascinating biography presents a memorable portrait of magician and escape artist Harry Houdini. Guidelines for 21 fun magic tricks are also provided, including how to stick a needle into a balloon without popping it, how to step through... more...

  • Hey Presto!by Chris Stone

    Pavilion Books Company Limited 2014; US$ 5.82

    The world?s greatest and most celebrated magicians, conjurors and illusionists can make us believe the unbelievable, the impossible possible. But, of course, just like everybody else these conjurors had to start at a beginning. They too had to learn the simple (but effective) card tricks, the easy (but imaginative) coin tricks and the basic (but still... more...

  • Houdini Graphic Biographyby Inc. Saddleback Educational Publishing

    Saddleback Publishing 2008; US$ 10.95

    Fast-paced and easy-to-read, these softcover 32-page graphic biographies teach students about historical figures: those who lead us into new territory, pursued scientific discoveries; battled injustice and prejudice; and broke down creative and artistic barriers. These biographies offer a variety of rich primary and secondary source material to support... more...

  • International Volunteer Tourismby S.L. Wearing; N.G. McGehee

    CABI 2013; US$ 125.00

    Volunteer tourism has increased in popularity and prevalence and is no longer considered only a small section of alternative tourism. It is now part of the mainstream tourism industry and tourism experience for many people. Concentrating on the experience of the volunteer tourist and the host community, this new edition builds on the view of volunteer... more...

  • Kids' Magic Secretsby Loris Bree; Marlin Bree

    Marlor Press 2003; US$ 5.99

    Using everyday items found in most homes, aspiring young magicians can dazzle friends and family with this best-selling kid's guide to performing magic tricks. With the help of this book, young magicians can magically make things appear and disappear, make rubber bands seem to go through fingers, and make ghostly names appear on water tumblers. There... more...

  • Knack Magic Tricksby Richard Kaufman; Elizabeth Kaufman; David Copperfield

    Globe Pequot Press 2010; US$ 20.99

    From simple to advanced, and using household and inexpensive props, Knack Magic Tricks includes tricks using cards, coins, handkerchiefs, and fruit, as well as mental tricks, anytime tricks, standup tricks, and tricks especially for kids (to be performed both for them and by them). more...

  • Lucas Mackenzie and the London Midnight Ghost Showby Steven Bryant

    Month9Books, LLC 2015; US$ 3.99

    Lucas Mackenzie has got the best job of any 10-year-old boy. He travels from city to city as part of the London Midnight Ghost Show, scaring unsuspecting show-goers year round. Performing comes naturally to Lucas and the rest of the troupe, who?ve been doing it for as long as Lucas can remember. But there?s something Lucas doesn?t know. Like the rest... more...

  • Magicby Robert Ralley

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Tracing magic?s fascinating history back to its earliest beginnings, Robert Ralley reveals its influence on religion, science, and society. From charms and curses to rites and spells, spanning the black magic of demons to David Blaine?s endurance tests, Ralley illustrates the changing perceptions of magic, and the dangerous balance between illusion,... more...