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Magic : a very short introduction / by Davies, Owen,1969-;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 114-130) and index.Introduction; 1. Anthropologies of magic; 2. Historical perspectives; 3. All in the mind?; 4. Writing magic; 5. Practising magic; 6. Magic and the modern world; Conclusion.A wide-ranging overview of how magic has been defined, understood and practiced over the millennia introduces it in today's world as a real force that helps people overcome misfortune, poverty and illness.
Subjects: Magic.; Witchcraft.;
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Magic eye : a new way of looking at the world : 3D illusions / by N.E. Thing Enterprises.;
Subjects: Visual perception.; Optical illusions.;
© c1993., Andrews and McMeel,
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Armageddon's children / by Brooks, Terry.;
Subjects: Fantasy fiction.; Magic;
© 2006., Ballantine Books,
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Practical magic / [electronic resource]. by Hoffman, Alice.; Moore, Christina.;
Narrator: Christina Moore.Alice Hoffman's enchanting witch's brew of suspense, romance and magic — now a major motion picture from Warner Bros. When the beautiful and precocious sisters Sally and Gillian Owens are orphaned at a young age, they are taken to a small Massachusetts town to be raised by their eccentric aunts, who happen to dwell in the darkest, eeriest house in town. As they become more aware of their aunts' mysterious and sometimes frightening powers — and as their own powers begin to surface — the sisters grow determined to escape their strange upbringing by blending into "normal" society. But both find that they cannot elude their magic-filled past. And when trouble strikes — in the form of a menacing backyard ghost — the sisters must not only reunite three generations of Owens women but embrace their magic as a gift — and their key to a future of love and passion. Funny, haunting, and shamelessly romantic, Practical Magic is bewitching entertainment — Alice Hoffman at her spectacular best.Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 259052 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Fantasy.; Literature.;
© 2012., Simon & Schuster Audio,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=1091628 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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Magic words : the science and secrets behind seven words that motivate, engage, and influence / by David, Tim,author.;
Subjects: Business communication.; Communication in organizations.; Oral communication.; Interpersonal communication.; Motivation (Psychology).;
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The name of the wind / by Rothfuss, Patrick,1973-author.;
"The tale of Kvothe, from his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, to years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-riddled city, to his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a difficult and dangerous school of magic. In these pages, you will come to know Kvothe as a notorious magician, an accomplished thief, a masterful musician, and an infamous assassin. But this book is so much more, for the story it tells reveals the truth behind Kvothe's legend"--Publisher descriptionAlex Award, 2008.Accelerated Reader AR
Subjects: Fantasy fiction.; Magicians.; Magic.;
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Magical mathematics : the mathematical ideas that animate great magic tricks / by Diaconis, Persi.; Graham, Ron,1950-;
"Magical Mathematics reveals the secrets of amazing, fun-to-perform card tricks--and the profound mathematical ideas behind them--that will astound even the most accomplished magician. Persi Diaconis and Ron Graham provide easy, step-by-step instructions for each trick, explaining how to set up the effect and offering tips on what to say and do while performing it. Each card trick introduces a new mathematical idea, and varying the tricks in turn takes readers to the very threshold of today's mathematical knowledge. For example, the Gilbreath principle--a fantastic effect where the cards remain in control despite being shuffled--is found to share an intimate connection with the Mandelbrot set. Other card tricks link to the mathematical secrets of combinatorics, graph theory, number theory, topology, the Riemann hypothesis, and even Fermat's last theorem. Diaconis and Graham are mathematicians as well as skilled performers with decades of professional experience between them. In this book they share a wealth of conjuring lore, including some closely guarded secrets of legendary magicians. Magical Mathematics covers the mathematics of juggling and shows how the I Ching connects to the history of probability and magic tricks both old and new. It tells the stories--and reveals the best tricks--of the eccentric and brilliant inventors of mathematical magic. Magical Mathematics exposes old gambling secrets through the mathematics of shuffling cards, explains the classic street-gambling scam of three-card monte, traces the history of mathematical magic back to the thirteenth century and the oldest mathematical trick--and much more"--Includes bibliographical references and index.Mathematics in the air -- In cycles -- Is this stuff actually good for anything? -- Universal cycles -- From the Gilbreath principle to the Mandelbrot set -- Neat shuffles -- The oldest mathematical entertainment -- Magic in the Book of changes -- What goes up must come down -- Stars of mathematical magic (and some of the best tricks in the book) -- Going further -- On secrets.
Subjects: Card tricks;
© 2012., Princeton University Press,
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The magic of gold / by Marx, Jenifer.;
Bibliography: p. [454]-456.
Subjects: Gold;
© 1978., Doubleday,
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That old black magic [videorecording]. by CBC Home Video (Firm); Morningstar Entertainment Inc.;
DVD.Narrator, Oliver Jones ; adapted from the original CBC production entitled: Buried Treasures.Features the stories and performances of ten black artists who triumphed in spite of segregation, prejudice, and racial taboos. The performances were first seen on CBC Television in the 1950s and 1960s.
Subjects: Music videos.; African American singers.; African American musicians.; African Americans on television.; Popular music; Jazz; Jazz vocals.;
© c2002., CBC Home Video : Distributed by Morningstar Entertainment Inc.,
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A magical winter : a photographic fantasy / by Sams, Carl R.; Stoick, Jean,author.;
"A wondrous tale of a white, white-tailed deer who appeared in the woods after a storm. Who is he? Where did he come from? The birds and the animals soon discoer in this snowy celebration of a magical winter"--Back cover.
Subjects: Animals; Winter;
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