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Knack Magic Tricks: A Step-by-Step Guide to Illusions, Sleight of Hand, and Amazing Feats [NOOK Book]

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There's nothing like performing magic—and there's nothing like plodding through a text-heavy book on the subject whose illustrations don't quite "do the trick." Enter Knack Magic Tricks. With instructions distilled to the most essential information you need, combined with 450 full-color photographs that lead you step by step through each action (many from the magician's point of view), this book makes learning magic easier than you ever thought possible. Written by a noted authority, and using household and ...

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Knack Magic Tricks: A Step-by-Step Guide to Illusions, Sleight of Hand, and Amazing Feats

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Overview

There's nothing like performing magic—and there's nothing like plodding through a text-heavy book on the subject whose illustrations don't quite "do the trick." Enter Knack Magic Tricks. With instructions distilled to the most essential information you need, combined with 450 full-color photographs that lead you step by step through each action (many from the magician's point of view), this book makes learning magic easier than you ever thought possible. Written by a noted authority, and using household and inexpensive props, it also offers plenty of advice on how to entertain an audience while performing mind-blowing deceptions, illusions, and sleight of hand. 450 full-color photos showing:Card Tricks
• Coin TricksMental Mysteries String Tricks
• Rope TricksBill Tricks
• Fruit TricksHandkerchief TricksCup Tricks
• Magic for Kids

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762762576
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 2/9/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 922,997
  • File size: 13 MB
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Meet the Author

Richard Kaufman is the editor and publisher of Genii, The Conjurer's Magazine, an acclaimed magicians' journal. He has written and edited many books on magic for magicians and the public. Elizabeth O'Keefe Kaufman is an award-winning reporter, photographer, designer, and previously the managing editor of National Jesuit News. Today she's publisher and art director of Genii.

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Table of Contents

Knack Magic Tricks Contents Foreword by David Copperfield Introduction Chapter 1: Self Working Card Tricks Four Kings Found Nine Cards (Jim Steinmeyer) (Part One) Nine Cards (Part Two) Numerology (Larry Jennings) (Part One) Numerology (Part Two) Numerology (Part Three) Chapter 2: More Self Working Card Tricks Mix It Up! (Paul Curry) (Part One) Mix It Up! (Part Two) Don’t Touch the Cards (Jack Miller) (Part One) Don’t Touch the Cards (Part Two) My Uncle Cheated at Cards (Marlo-Gardner-Lorayne) (Part One) My Uncle Cheated at Cards (Part Two) Chapter 3: Simple Card Tricks Do As I Do (Part One) Do As I Do (Part Two) X Force (Max Holden) Hindu Shuffle Force Color-Changing Deck (Wayne Dobson) (Part One) Color-Changing Deck (Part Two) Chapter 4: Intermediate Card Tricks The Double Lift The Changing Card The Trick that Fooled Houdini (Dai Vernon) Chicago Opener (Frank Everhart, Frank Garcia) (Part One) Chicago Opener (Part Two) Chicago Opener (Part Three) Chapter 5: Advanced Card Tricks Four Ace Reverso (Shigeo Takagi) (Part One) Four Ace Reverso (Part Two) Quadruple Coincidence (Mike Shelley) (Part One) Quadruple Coincidence (Part Two) Quadruple Coincidence (Part Three) Quadruple Coincidence (Part Four) Chapter 6: Simple Coin Tricks Five Little Piggies (Part One) Five Little Piggies (Part Two) A Coin Vanish Quarter to Tea (Part One) Quarter to Tea (Part Two) Quarter to Tea (Part Three) Chapter 7: Advanced Coin Tricks Matrix (Al Schneider) (Part One) Matrix (Part Two) Matrix (Part Two) Atomic Coins (Part One) Atomic Coins (Part Two) Atomic Coins (Part Three) Chapter 8: Simple Anytime Tricks There’s Money in Baked Goods! Meet Uri Geller (Part One) Meet Uri Geller (Part Two) Jumping Rubber Band (Stanley Collins) Voodoo Burn (Jack Kent Tillar) Let’s Float! (Edmund Balducci) Chapter 9: String Tricks Fantastic String Trick (Part One) Fantastic String Trick (Part Two) Ring, String, Zing! (Stewart James) (Part One) Ring, String, Zing! (Part Two) Straw ’N String (Part One) Straw ’N String (Part Two) Chapter 10: Simple Mental Mysteries Impromptu Mindreading (Roy Baker) (Part One) Impromptu Mindreading (Part Two) 51 Faces North (P. Howard Lyons) (Part One) 51 Faces North (Part Two) Thought Speller (Max Maven) (Part One) Thought Speller (Part Two) Chapter 11: Intermediate Mental Mysteries When Planets Align (Part One) When Planets Align (Part Two) Cellphone Divination (John Northern Hilliard) (Part One) Cellphone Divination (Part Two) Precursor to Destiny (Albert Spackman) (Part One) Precursor to Destiny (Part Two) Chapter 12: Advanced Mental Mysteries Professional Spoon Bending 1 Professional Spoon Bending 2 Telekinetic Disintegration (Dr. Hiroshi Sawa) (Part One) Telekinetic Disintegration (Part Two) Glorpy (Bill Madden and Bernie Trueblood) (Part One) Glorpy (Part Two) Chapter 13: Rope Tricks Vanishing Rope Knot Snip ‘n Restore (Part One) Snip ‘n Restore (Part Two) Hypnotic Ropes (Bob Carver) (Part One) Hypnotic Ropes (Part Two) Hypnotic Ropes (Part Three) Chapter 14: Bill Tricks Old Abe Was a Moody Man (Bob Read) (Part One) Old Abe Was a Moody Man (Part Two) Buddha Bills (Part One) Buddha Bills (Part Two) Mr. Jackson Takes A Powder (Nicholas Night) (Part One) Mr. Jackson Takes A Powder (Part Two) Chapter 15: Handkerchief and Napkin Tricks The Iron Toothpick (Part One) The Iron Toothpick (Part Two) Through the Table (Part One) Through the Table (Part Two) Cut and Restored Napkin (Part One) Cut and Restored Napkin (Part Two) Chapter 16: Fruit Tricks In the Bermuda Triangle (Jim Steinmeyer) (Part One) In the Bermuda Triangle (Jim Steinmeyer) (Part Two) Banana Mystery (Part One) Banana Mystery (Part Two) Card in Orange (Part One) Card in Orange (Part Two) Chapter 17: Glass and Cup Tricks Master Coin Penetration (Lubor Fiedler) (Part One) Master Coin Penetration (Part Two) Cups and Balls (Richard Kaufman) (Part One) Cups and Balls (Part Two) Cups and Balls (Part Three) Cups and Balls (Part Four) Chapter 18: Kids Perform Magic Rubber Pencil The Cannibal’s Finger (Part One) The Cannibal’s Finger (Part Two) Crying Lincoln Phantom Tube (Part One) Phantom Tube (Part Two) Chapter 19: Performing Magic for Kids Removing your Finger (Part One) Removing your Finger (Part Two) The Magic Book (Part One) The Magic Book (Part Two) Magic Production Tubes (Part One) Magic Production Tubes (Part Two) Chapter 20: Resource Directory Acknowledgments/CreditsIndex

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2012

    Love it!

    This book will show you how to perform professional magic tricks right in your own home! They're easy to perform and so much fun! Cannot reccomend this highly enough.

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