- Hardcover: 342 pages
- Publisher: Hermetic Pr (June 1, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0945296177
- ISBN-13: 978-0945296171
- Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 1.2 x 10 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,810,648 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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2: The Books of Wonder
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"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress"
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. Learn more
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Volume II of The Books of Wonder contains chapters on close-up magic with other objects than cards and coins, utility devices that put a world of miracles within your grasp, and tricks for platform and stage. Included are the famous Wonder Two-cup Routine, improvements for Zombie and the Vanishing Birdcage, and three methods for Borrowed Watch in Nest of Boxes so ingenious, your jaw will drop just reading about them. And, as in Volume I, there are numerous genuinely thought-provoking and enlightening essays, which fit with Wonder's magic to illustrate how he puts his thoughts into action.