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How to Really Fool Yourself: Illusions for All Your Senses

How to Really Fool Yourself: Illusions for All Your Senses

Vicki Cobb

ISBN: 978-0-471-31592-6 March 1999 Jossey-Bass 128 Pages


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Fans of Vicki Cobb's unique blend of humor, science, and hands-onactivities will have tons of fun with How to Really Fool Yourself.Kids won't be able to believe their eyes--not to mention theirears, noses, hands, and tongues! Packed with all-new illustrationsand a delightful new design, this book features over 70 activitiesto fool all five senses. Each illusion is followed by a fascinating"Why You're Fooled" section that explains the science and historybehind the "magic."
* Illusions of touch, taste, hearing, smell, and sight include: theIncredible Shrinking Sugar Cube, Flavorless Coffee, Movie-StyleSound Effects, Making Circles from Straight Lines, and manymore
* The hardcover edition of How to Really Fool Yourself has sold90,000 copies
* A Main Selection of the Primary Teachers' Book Club
A Sense of Reality.

Weird Feelings.

Strange Sounds and a Taste for the Mysterious.

Bizarre Shapes and Sizes.

Brightness Mad and Color Crazed.

Phantom Moves.

Mirages and Other Visual Oddities.

Great Misconceptions.

"Interesting, informative, and fun."--School Library Journal

"Clear and lively . . . links the puzzles to scientificfact."--ALA Booklist

"Simple and direct, suitably lighthearted. . . . This unpretentiousaccount might just win over a couple of investigators of thefuture!"--Scientific American