Levitation: Physics and Psychology in the Service of Deception

Jim Ottaviani (Author) Janine Johnston (Artist)
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Description

  • Levitation tells the story of the most dazzling gravity-defying illusion ever performed on stage, and features a cast of characters that seems almost too good to be true: John Neville Maskelyne, the very proper scientist-magician and the trick's inventor; Harry Kellar, the brash American who fails to buy the illusion, so steals it instead; Howard Thurston, the handsome and charismatic performer who inherits the act from Kellar; and Guy Jarrett, the rough-and-tumble engineer who perfects the levitation and guides us through the unfolding drama. But true it is -- you'll never look at magic, or the mysteries of science -- the same way again.

Product Details

Price
$12.95
Publisher
G.T. Labs
Publish Date
July 31, 2007
Pages
71
Dimensions
6.61 X 0.22 X 8.88 inches | 0.26 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780978803704
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About the Author

Jim Ottaviani (Feynman, Primates) is the world's preeminent writer of comics and graphic novels about science. Notable works include a biography of Niels Bohr and the fast-paced tale of the desperate lives of early paleontologists and T-Minus: The Race to the Moon. He has worked as a nuclear engineer and is currently employed as a reference librarian in Ann Arbor, Michigan.