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    DescriptionA useful manual for any magician or curious spectator who wonders why the tricks seem so real, this guide examines the psychological aspects of a magician's work. Exploring the ways in which human psychology plays into the methods of conjuring rather than focusing on the individual tricks alone, this explanation of the general principles of magic includes chapters on the use of misdirection, sleight of hand, and reconstruction, provides a better understanding of this ancient art, and offers a section on psychics that warns of their deceptive magic skills.


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    Title
    Magic in Theory
    Subtitle
    An Introduction to the Theoretical and Psychological Elements of Conjuring
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Lamont, By (author) Professor Richard Wiseman
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 222 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781902806501
    ISBN 10: 1902806506
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.9
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: VXQ
    DC22: 133.43
    LC classification: BF
    B&T General Subject: 370
    Libri: I-GA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24250
    BIC subject category V2: HRQX
    Ingram Subject Code: GA
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: MED105000, GAM006000
    BIC subject category V2: JMX
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PSY000000
    DC22: 793.801
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: QRYX, VXQ, JMX
    Illustrations note
    10 b/w photos & 20 diagrams
    Publisher
    University of Hertfordshire Press
    Imprint name
    University of Hertfordshire Press
    Publication date
    30 October 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Hatfield
    Author Information
    Peter Lamont is a research fellow at the Koestler Parapsychology unit at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of "The Rise of the Indian Rope Trick." Richard Wiseman heads the psychology research unit at the University of Hertfordshire. He is the author of "The Luck Factor."
    Review quote
    ""Magic in Theory" is charmingly clear, admirably erudite and highly readable. The chapters are gently authoritative without being numbingly complex, and sober while avoiding 'academic' sterility. Highly recommended." --"Fortean Times"