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The New Book of Optical Illusions


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Georg Ruschemeyer is a freelance journalist. He studied biology in Germany and at the University of Colorado. He is now working for leading German magazines, including GEO, Frankfurter Allgemeine, Zeitung, and others. He lives in York.


Too old for toys, too young for booze: What to get as a gift for those adolescent nieces and nephews? Ideally, it should be something that doesn't involve staring at a screen, so how about enticing them to stare at deceptive designs in a book instead? Whether it's jumping coins, disappearing letters, or a mural by the street artist Banksy, the challenges posed in this volume will likely prove irresistible to even the most jaded youth. Others in the family will want to have a turn with the book as well, which may make for an unusually quiet interval in the midst of holiday madness. Brief explanations accompany most of the illusions, building up to a fresh appreciation for our faculty of sight. Gift Guide 2015 Selection.-- (12/18/2015)
This is a wonderful book because it is not only large, containing 200 pages of illusions, that are very diverse but the author also gives you advice on just what you should be looking for and why. He explains the illusion... This, of course, goes to those who have been waiting for an excellent book on optical illusions... A must have for optical illusion fans.-- (11/03/2015)
One of those books that appeal to children and adults alike.--Eve Datisman"Puget Sound Council for the Review of Children's a" (01/31/2016)

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