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Magic... Naturally!: Science Entertainments and Amusements

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'Each of the 30 tricks/experiments in this revised edition [of a 1976 title] begins with a list of easy-to-find materials and is followed by a description of the set up. [Cobb also] clearly explains the scientific principles behind the demonstrations [and] emphasizes proper cautions when using fire or poisonous substances.… [The] pen-and-ink illustrations are simple, attractive and detailed.'—SLJ.

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Overview

'Each of the 30 tricks/experiments in this revised edition [of a 1976 title] begins with a list of easy-to-find materials and is followed by a description of the set up. [Cobb also] clearly explains the scientific principles behind the demonstrations [and] emphasizes proper cautions when using fire or poisonous substances.… [The] pen-and-ink illustrations are simple, attractive and detailed.'—SLJ.

Author Biography:

VICKI COBB, a New York City native, received her bachelor's degree in zoology from Barnard College and her master's degree in secondary science education from Columbia University. She has written many science-related books for young readers, and was the creator and host of "The Science Game," a television show. Ms. Cobb lives in Mamaroneck, New York, with her two sons.

Explains and demonstrates scientific principles by using them to create magic tricks.

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Carolyn Phelan
A more apt title might have been "Magic, Scientifically" because many of these "magic tricks" appear in books of science experiments. This revision of Cobb's 1976 book by the same title includes reminders of dangers, and the introduction explains new symbols that indicate adult assistance because of flames, poisons, fumes, or possible "damage to skin, eyes, or clothes." Cobb groups the 30 activities under the headings "Mechanical Wizardry," "Fluid Fascinations," "Energy Enchantments," "Chemical Conjuring," and "Perceptual Puzzlements." The text has been somewhat rewritten, though the content is basically the same. New shaded line drawings replace the old illustrations. Recommended for purchase where the subject is of interest, the safety issue is paramount, or the old copies are battered.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060224752
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/1/1993
  • Series: Trophy Nonfiction Book Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Age range: 9 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.35 (h) x 0.74 (d)

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