Illusions Book


  • Author : Richard Bach
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1977
  • Genre: Adventure stories
  • Pages : 143
  • ISBN 10 : 0440043182

Illusions Excerpt :

There was a master come unto the earth, born in the holy land of Indiana, raised in the mystical hills east of Fort Wayne ... and he smiled upon the multitudes and said pleasantly unto them, 'I quit.'

The New Book of Optical Illusions Book

The New Book of Optical Illusions

  • Author : Georg Rüschemeyer
  • Publisher : Firefly Books
  • Release Date : 2015-09-22
  • Genre: Optical illusions
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 1770855920

The New Book of Optical Illusions Excerpt :

How 33 ancient, familiar and new optical illusions work, with 150 examples.

Optical Illusions Book

Optical Illusions

  • Author : DK Publishing, Inc
  • Publisher : Dk Pub
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 29
  • ISBN 10 : 0756697891

Optical Illusions Excerpt :

A dynamic and interactive introduction to optical illusions features a wealth of lift-flaps, pull-tabs and visual eye tricks including a spinning thaumatrope, a stereoscope and a 3-D sculpture that "follows" observers around the room, in a volume that also shares accessible explanations for why illusions work.

Epidemic Illusions Book

Epidemic Illusions

  • Author : Eugene T Richardson
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2020-12-22
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262045605

Epidemic Illusions Excerpt :

A physician-anthropologist explores how public health practices--from epidemiological modeling to outbreak containment--help perpetuate global inequities. In Epidemic Illusions, Eugene Richardson, a physician and an anthropologist, contends that public health practices--from epidemiological modeling and outbreak containment to Big Data and causal inference--play an essential role in perpetuating a range of global inequities. Drawing on postcolonial theory, medical anthropology, and critical science studies, Richardson demonstrates the ways in which the flagship discipline of epidemiology has been shaped by the colonial, racist, and patriarchal system that had its inception in 1492.

The Book of Illusions Book
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The Book of Illusions

  • Author : Paul Auster
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2008-09-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571246151

The Book of Illusions Excerpt :

The Book of Illusions, written with breath-taking urgency and precision, plunges the reader into a universe in which the comic and the tragic, the real and the imagined, and the violent and the tender dissolve into one another. One man's obsession with the mysterious life of a silent film star takes him on a journey into a shadow-world of lies, illusions, and unexpected love. After losing his wife and young sons in a plane crash, Vermont professor David Zimmer spends his waking hours mired in grief. Then, watching television one night, he stumbles upon a lost film by silent comedian Hector Mann, and remembers how to laugh . . . Mann was a comic genius, in trademark white suit and fluttering black moustache. But one morning in 1929 he walked out of his house and was never heard from again. Zimmer's obsession with Mann drives him to publish a study of his work; whereupon he receives a letter postmarked New Mexico, supposedly written by Mann's wife, and inviting him to visit the great Mann himself. Can Hector Mann be alive? Zimmer cannot decide - until a strange woman appears on his doorstep and makes the decision for him, changing his life forever. 'A nearly flawless work . . . Auster will be remembered as one of the great writers of our time.' San Francisco Chronicle 'Auster's elegant, finely calibrated The Book of Illusions is a haunting feat of intellectual gamesmanship.' TheNew York Times

Folk Illusions Book

Folk Illusions

  • Author : K. Brandon Barker
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-22
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780253041104

Folk Illusions Excerpt :

Wiggling a pencil so that it looks like it is made of rubber, "stealing" your niece's nose, and listening for the sounds of the ocean in a conch shell– these are examples of folk illusions, youthful play forms that trade on perceptual oddities. In this groundbreaking study, K. Brandon Barker and Clairborne Rice argue that these easily overlooked instances of children's folklore offer an important avenue for studying perception and cognition in the contexts of social and embodied development. Folk illusions are traditionalized verbal and/or physical actions that are performed with the intention of creating a phantasm for one or more participants. Using a cross-disciplinary approach that combines the ethnographic methods of folklore with the empirical data of neuroscience, cognitive science, and psychology, Barker and Rice catalogue over eighty discrete folk illusions while exploring the complexities of embodied perception. Taken together as a genre of folklore, folk illusions show that people, starting from a young age, possess an awareness of the illusory tendencies of perceptual processes as well as an awareness that the distinctions between illusion and reality are always communally formed.

The Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions Book

The Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions

  • Author : Arthur G. Shapiro
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-05-24
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 880
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199794607

The Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions Excerpt :

Visual illusions are compelling phenomena that draw attention to the brain's capacity to construct our perceptual world. The Compendium is a collection of over 100 chapters on visual illusions, written by the illusion creators or by vision scientists who have investigated mechanisms underlying the phenomena. --

Grand Illusions Book

Grand Illusions

  • Author : David M. Lubin
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-03-11
  • Genre: Arts and society
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190218614

Grand Illusions Excerpt :

"Taking readers on a tour of the major historical events during and immediately after World War I, Grand Illusions considers the famous and forgotten artists and artworks that sought to make sense of America's first total war"--

The Ethics of Justice Without Illusions Book

The Ethics of Justice Without Illusions

  • Author : Louis E. Wolcher
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-06-17
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317518358

The Ethics of Justice Without Illusions Excerpt :

The founding premise of this book is that the nimbus of prestige, which once surrounded the idea of justice, has now been dimmed to such a degree that it is no longer sufficient to secure the possibility of a good conscience for those who undertake, in good faith, to make the world a better place in the spheres of politics and law. The many decent human beings who have noticed and experienced this diminishment of justice’s prestige find themselves in a thoroughly disenchanted existential situation. For them, the attempt to do justice without the illusion of being grounded in something beyond the sheer facticity of their own performances is a distinctly ethical theme, which cries out to be investigated in its own right. Heeding the cry, this book asks and attempts to answer the following fundamental ethical question: is a life in the law – even one spent in the pursuit of justice – worth living, and if so, how can a disenchanted person come to bear the living of it without constantly having to engage in self-deception? If Nietzsche is right that living without illusions is impossible for human beings, then the most important ethical implication of this essentially anthropological fact goes far beyond the question of what illusions we ought to choose. It must also include the question of whether we should succumb to that most seductive and pernicious of all illusions: namely, the belief that exercising great care and responsibility in choosing our illusions – which we might then call our ‘principles of justice’ – excuses us ethically for what we do to others in their name. The culmination of a 10 year legal-philosophical project, this book will appeal to graduate students, scholars and curious non-academic intellectuals interested in continental philosophy, critical legal theory, postmodern theology, the philosophy of human rights and the study of individual ethics in the context of law.

Pistis  Reology  The Three Grand Illusions  and The Power To Choose Book

Pistis Reology The Three Grand Illusions and The Power To Choose

  • Author : Anonymous Author
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2010-11-09
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 169
  • ISBN 10 : 9781456600075

Pistis Reology The Three Grand Illusions and The Power To Choose Excerpt :

Who Am I? Why Am I Here? What Is Reality Really All About? Throughout mankind's history, our perceptive reality has led us to question who, what, and why we are here. What is this universe we perceive around us? These questions have been the driving force of our survival and have contributed to the evolution and proliferation of man's existence. While there have been many disciplines of thought which have attempted to answer these questions, the truth seems to elude us, thereby indicating a lack of satisfactory answers from all our religions, philosophies, mythologies, and sciences. Ironically, we do in fact have enough knowledge, experience, and information to discover, define, and comprehend the true nature of our existence, as well as our individual roles in it. To realize this requires the willingness to see things at their most basic level, and recognize that what we find there provides us the evidence to understand the foundation of all that exists. For thousands of years, theologians, philosophers, and scientists have monopolized the question of "what is reality?" Now it's a topic for the rest of us. Anyone sufficiently motivated to ask themselves questions such as "Who am I? Why am I here? What is this existence really all about?" already has the inherent ability and the direct evidence to find the answers. It is often said that truth can be stranger then fiction. No where is this more true then in the pages of this eBook.

Archives of Psychology Book

Archives of Psychology

  • Author : Robert Sessions Woodworth
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1930
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 47
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:31951000570576J

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Magical Illusions Book

Magical Illusions

  • Author : Thomas Canavan
  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • Release Date : 1900-01-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781477790526

Magical Illusions Excerpt :

Gives instructions on how to perform simple magic tricks.

Illusions in Paint Book

Illusions in Paint

  • Author : Ann M. Miller
  • Publisher : Totally Entwined Group (USA+CAD)
  • Release Date : 2022-01-11
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN 10 : 9781839437014

Illusions in Paint Excerpt :

FROM EXCITING AUTHOR OF YA FICTION ANN M. MILLER The sequel to Captured in Paint When art and illusion collide, no one is safe. Eight months ago, Julia Parsons learned to control her strongest emotions—the ones that created doorways into paintings. With her Vista magic now in check, she has stopped looking for the descendant of the witch rumoured to have the power to remove her abilities. But when her magic goes haywire and paintings begin calling to her, she can barely resist opening portals into any works of art she encounters. Then Julia runs into Luke Mercer, who offers to help her find the descendant, a teen named Marisa. When Julia's boyfriend Nick joins the search, they locate the girl—in an art gallery, of all places. Before Julia can ask Marisa to remove her magic, the call of so many paintings overwhelms her, and she opens multiple portals at once. Marisa is sucked into one, and Julia and the boys are forced to enter works of art to get her back. As Julia's connection to the art intensifies, so does the danger lurking in the deep corners of the paintings they move through. In order to save Marisa and her friends, Julia will have to separate reality from illusion...and fully embrace the magic that runs through her veins, once and for all.

Cinema s Illusions  Opera s Allure Book

Cinema s Illusions Opera s Allure

  • Author : David Schroeder
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-10-06
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781474291415

Cinema s Illusions Opera s Allure Excerpt :

The invention of cinema was ingenious, so much so that virtually no-one quite knew what to do with it. In its earliest stages, especially with the advent of the feature film, it needed models, and opera proved to be especially useful in that regard. The allure of opera to cinema early in the twentieth century held up through the silent era, into sound films, through the golden age of movies, and beyond. This book explores the numerous ways – some predictable, some unexpected, and some bizarre – in which this has happened. The influence of Richard Wagner on filmmakers has been especially striking, and some have even devised visual images that seem to emerge from a kind of non-verbal Wagnerian essence – a formative, musical urge that can underlie a cinematic idea, defying explanation and remaining purely sensory. Directors like Griffith, DeMille, Eisenstein, Chaplin, Bunuel or Hitchcock have intuited this possibility. Schroeder provides a fascinating, well-researched and always entertaining account of the influence of one medium on another, and shows that opera can often be found lurking in the background (or booming in the foreground) of an impressive range of films.

Illusions of Paradox Book

Illusions of Paradox

  • Author : Richmond Campbell
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 247
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015047075612

Illusions of Paradox Excerpt :

Campbell (philosophy, Dalhousie U., Halifax) argues that feminist and naturalized epistemology are not incompatible despite appearances, and that combining them allows a coherent and politically useful account of the objectivity of value. He draws on conceptual resources already present in the two approaches to construct a coherent epistemology that reinforces and extends the present feminist critiques of androcentric science and the fact- value dichotomy, but is uncompromising in its realist implications. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR