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Optical Illusion Magic: Visual Tricks & Amusements
     

Optical Illusion Magic: Visual Tricks & Amusements

by Michael A. DiSpezio
 
Cool distortions, a perplexing parallel pattern, afterimages, 3-D foolery, a shady comparison, imaginary interference, flip flopping faces, and other optical illusions will "trick" you into seeing what isn't there! There's one thing you can be sure of, when it comes to optical illusions: appearances are always deceiving! The author lives in North Falmouth, CA. 80

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Cool distortions, a perplexing parallel pattern, afterimages, 3-D foolery, a shady comparison, imaginary interference, flip flopping faces, and other optical illusions will "trick" you into seeing what isn't there! There's one thing you can be sure of, when it comes to optical illusions: appearances are always deceiving! The author lives in North Falmouth, CA. 80 pages (all in color), 10 x 10.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
Have you ever wondered how a magic eye drawing that you were staring at suddenly produced an amazing 3-D image? Well, here you will find the explanation to this and many other optical illusions in a manner that combines both science and entertainment. A wide variety of optical deceptions, confusions, and illusions are presented and then, in turn, analyzed in order to demonstrate how the mind and eye work together. Concepts such as afterimages, visual completion, and retinal imagery are discussed in a manner that allows the reader to grasp how the mind can be deceived by cleverly constructed optical subterfuge. In many instances the history of the optical illusion is also included in order to trace the long-standing use of a certain visual trick. While there are a number of books that compile optical trickery, and some that didactically explain these illusions, this text combines education with fun. This combination acts to both inform and engage the reader. Each visual scam is presented with ample illustrations and follow-up activities. Readers will find themselves staring at the pages of this book and exclaiming "Oh yes, now I see it!"
School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-An attractive introduction to a great variety of optical illusions by the author of several books on critical-thinking puzzles. More comprehensive in detail than many other titles on this topic, the book clearly explains how the eye is deceived by visual tricks. Many examples are effectively used to illustrate different patterns and types of illusions, including spirals, slants, afterimages, broken lines, and 3-D. Brief historical background traces when each image was first published. Readers will be fascinated by the many tricks played by patterns and designs, and will enjoy the suggested activities.-Marion F. Gallivan, Gannon University, Erie, PA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806965819
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
12/31/1999
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
10.32(w) x 10.28(h) x 0.53(d)
Age Range:
9 - 13 Years

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