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    Optical Illusions: The Science of Visual Perception (Illusion Works) (Hardback) By (author) Al Seckel

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    DescriptionThis intriguing collection contains more than 275 optical illusions that appear to change before your eyes. Al Seckel carefully selected both well-known images, such as Shepard's tabletop, Wade's spiral, Ames room and Rubin's face/vase, and many lesser-known, but no less effective, illusions. Every type of optical illusion is here, along with notes about the science of each visual perception and how the illusions work. Among the baffling images and shapes are: Figure/ground illusions, in which one shape switches into another then back again Ambiguous figures Impossible objects Trompe l'oeil Stereo illusions. With illusions rendered in photography, artwork and computer imaging, and a huge variety of themes and effects, Optical Illusions dazzles both the mind and the eye.


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    Title
    Optical Illusions
    Subtitle
    The Science of Visual Perception
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Al Seckel
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 312
    Width: 233 mm
    Height: 256 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 1,701 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781554071722
    ISBN 10: 1554071720
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: GBC
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: WDK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 02
    BIC subject category V2: PD
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.0
    BIC subject category V2: JMM, AB
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15820
    Libri: I-AT
    B&T General Subject: 670
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T Approval Code: A09700000
    BISAC V2.8: ART025000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SCI053000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SCI000000
    DC21: 612.84
    BISAC V2.8: PSY024000
    DC22: 612.8/4, 612.84
    BISAC V2.8: GAM007000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: QP495 .S4354 2006
    Publisher
    FIREFLY BOOKS
    Imprint name
    FIREFLY BOOKS
    Publication date
    01 January 2009
    Author Information
    Formerly at the California Institute of Technology, Al Seckel is a leading authority on visual and other types of sensory illusions. He is the author of 15 books on this subject, including the classic "The Great Book of Optical Illusions." He is also well-known for his illusion column in "National Geographic Kids" magazine.
    Review quote
    [A] highly entertaining look at how our perceptions can be deceived... includes some handy notes about the science of visual perception, offering explanations about how our eyes truly can deceive us.--Jodi DeLong"Halifax Chronicle Herald" (12/10/2006)