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Optical illusion magic : visual tricks & amusements
Dispezio, Michael A.
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Publication Information:
New York : Sterling Pub. Co., [1999]

Physical Description:
80 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
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Includes index.
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QP495 .D565 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
QP495 .D565 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
QP495 .D565 1999 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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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.

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Booklist Review

Gr. 3^-7. This large-format book presents a full selection of optical illusions. Librarians will be bemused by the author's claim that previous volumes on the subject fall into one of two camps, coffee-table books featuring eye candy without explanation and academic tomes with few illustrations. DiSpezio does, however, manage to present a wide selection of illusions accompanied by clearly stated explanations. The layout is a bit choppy, with many blocks of color dividing the spreads. More complete and informative than most children's books on the subject, this entertaining, enlightening volume will be helpful for projects and fun for browsing. --Carolyn Phelan

School Library Journal Review

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 (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.