Fooling Houdini: Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks, and the Hidden Powers of the Mind by Alex Stone

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Fooling Houdini: Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks, and the Hidden Powers of the Mind
Title:
Fooling Houdini: Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks, and the Hidden Powers of the Mind
Author:
Alex Stone
ISBN:
0061766216
ISBN13:
978-0061766213
Size PDF:
1514 kb
Size epub:
1663 kb
Publisher:
Harper; First Edition edition (June 19, 2012)
Language:
English
Other formats:
pdf, odf, mobi, cb7, azw, lit, ibooks
Rating:
3.8
Votes:
341

From the back rooms of New York City’s age-old magic societies to cutting-edge psychology labs, three-card monte games on Canal Street to glossy Las Vegas casinos, Fooling Houdini recounts Alex Stone’s quest to join the ranks of master magicians.

As he navigates this quirky and occasionally hilarious subculture populated by brilliant eccentrics, Stone pulls back the curtain on a community shrouded in secrecy, fueled by obsession and brilliance, and organized around one overriding need: to prove one’s worth by deceiving others.

But his journey is more than a tale of tricks, gigs, and geeks. By investing some of the lesser-known corners of psychology, neuroscience, physics, history, and even crime, all through the lens of trickery and illusion, Fooling Houdini arrives at a host of startling revelations about how the mind works--and why, sometimes, it doesn’t.

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