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Author Stone, Alex.
Title Fooling Houdini : magicians, mentalists, math geeks, and the hidden powers of the mind / Alex Stone.
Published New York : Harper, 2012.
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Edition 1st ed.
Description x, 301 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Summary When Alex Stone was five years old, his father bought him a magic kit, sparking a lifelong love. Years later, living in New York City, he discovered a vibrant underground magic scene populated by a fascinating cast of characters: from his gruff mentor, who holds court in the back of a rundown pizza shop, to one of the world's greatest card cheats, who happens to be blind. From New York City's century-old magic societies to cutting-edge psychology labs, Fooling Houdini recounts Stone's quest to join the ranks of master magicians. But his journey is more than a tale of tricks, gigs, and geeks. In trying to understand how expert magicians manipulate our minds to create their illusions, Stone investigates some of the lesser-known corners of psychology, neuroscience, physics, history, and even crime.--From publisher description.
Subject Stone, Alex.
Magicians -- United States -- Biography.
Magicians -- United States.
Magic tricks -- Psychological aspects.
Magic tricks -- Social aspects.
ISBN 9780061766213 (hardback)
0061766216 (hardback)
OCLC number 757483186