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Sleight

Sleight [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1443418870
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The greatest treasure, a most dangerous magic. Growing up in the Cinzio Traveling Players Company, Genevieve Flannery is accustomed to a life most teenagers could never imagine: daily workouts of extravagant acrobatics; wild animals for pets; and her mother, Delia, whose mind has always been tortured by visions—but whose love Geni never questions. In a world of performers who mystify and amaze on a daily basis, Delia’s ghostly hallucinations never seemed all that strange . . . until the evening Geni and her mother are performing an aerial routine they’ve done hundreds of times, and Delia falls to her death. That night, a dark curtain in Geni’s life opens. Everything has changed. As they reel from the tragedy, the Cinzio Players are also grappling with the circus’s new owner: a generous, mysterious man whose connection to the circus—Geni suspects—has a dark history. And with the discovery of an otherworldly inheritance and her perilous mission to protect it, Geni is suddenly stumbling into a new reality of her own, her life interrupted daily by the terrors only Delia used to see. As the visions around her grow stronger, and her magical legacy becomes even more menacing, Geni is not sure who she should trust or love. Worst of all, she’s starting to question whether she can trust her own mind.

Sleight of Mind

Sleight of Mind [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0262356902
Author: Matt Cook
Publisher: MIT Press
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Exploring more than seventy-five well-known paradoxes in mathematics, philosophy, physics, and the social sciences showing how reason and logic can dispel the illusion of contradiction. Paradox is a sophisticated kind of magic trick. A magician's purpose is to create the appearance of impossibility, to pull a rabbit from an empty hat. Yet paradox doesn't require tangibles, like rabbits or hats. Paradox works in the abstract, with words and concepts and symbols, to create the illusion of contradiction. There are no contradictions in reality, but there can appear to be. In Sleight of Mind, Matt Cook and a few collaborators dive deeply into more than 75 paradoxes in mathematics, physics, philosophy, and the social sciences. As each paradox is discussed and resolved, Cook helps readers discover the meaning of knowledge and the proper formation of concepts—and how reason can dispel the illusion of contradiction. The journey begins with “a most ingenious paradox” from Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance. Readers will then travel from Ancient Greece to cutting-edge laboratories, encounter infinity and its different sizes, and discover mathematical impossibilities inherent in elections. They will tackle conundrums in probability, induction, geometry, and game theory; perform “supertasks”; build apparent perpetual motion machines; meet twins living in different millennia; explore the strange quantum world—and much more.

Sleight

Sleight [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1566892937
Author: Kirsten Kaschock
Publisher: Coffee House Press
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Sleight by Kirsten Kaschock Book Resume:

A “powerfully original” novel that explores ideas of artistic performance, gender, and family in the shadow of an unthinkable tragedy (Kirkus Reviews). Sisters Lark and Clef have spent their lives honing their bodies for “sleight”—an interdisciplinary art form that combines elements of dance, architecture, acrobatics, and spoken word. Estranged for several years, the sisters are reunited by West, an ambitious sleight troupe director who needs the sisters’ opposing approaches to the form—Lark is tormented and fragile, but a prodigy; Clef is driven to excel, but lacks the spark of artistic genius. But when a disturbing mass murder makes national headlines, West seizes on the event as inspiration for his new performance, one that threatens to destroy the very artists performing it—or drive them to the very edge of sanity in this unique novel from “a wildly talented writer” (Adam Levin, author of The Instructions).

Sleight of Hand

Sleight of Hand [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0486156583
Author: Edwin Sachs
Publisher: Courier Corporation
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Sleight of Hand by Edwin Sachs Book Resume:

Covers every significant aspect — from palming to clairvoyance, vanishing and producing an object, etc. Explains hundreds of astonishing tricks — with coins, cups and balls, handkerchiefs, cards, more. 57 illustrations.

Sleight of Hand

Sleight of Hand [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0857896407
Author: Nick Alexander
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
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Sleight of Hand by Nick Alexander Book Resume:

Living with his soul mate Ricardo in an idyllic beach-house in Colombia, Mark looks like he has finally found true happiness. But all is not as it it seems. Despite the paradisiacal beaches and salsa music, Mark is torn between the quiet security of home and the excitement of his Colombian lifestyle. When an old friend's mother dies, Mark hopes that attending the funeral will enable him to decide where his future lies. But no sooner does Mark set foot in England than bonds of love and obligation from the past begin to envelop him with such force that he wonders not only if his relationship with Ricardo will survive, but if he will ever be able be break free again... Insightful, poignant, pierced by Nick Alexander's trademark wry humour and forensic eye for detail, Sleight of Hand weaves universal themes of honesty and happiness, desire and obligation, love and lust into a rich tapestry of modern life.

Sleights of Mind

Sleights of Mind [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781429951081
Author: Stephen Macknik,Susana Martinez-Conde,Sandra Blakeslee
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
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Sleights of Mind by Stephen Macknik,Susana Martinez-Conde,Sandra Blakeslee Book Resume:

"This book doesn't just promise to change the way you think about sleight of hand and David Copperfield—it will also change the way you think about the mind." —Jonah Lehrer, author of How We Decide and Proust Was A Neuroscientist Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde, the founders of the exciting new discipline of neuromagic, have convinced some of the world's greatest magicians to allow scientists to study their techniques for tricking the brain. This book is the result of the authors' yearlong, world-wide exploration of magic and how its principles apply to our behavior. Magic tricks fool us because humans have hardwired processes of attention and awareness that are hackable—a good magician uses your mind's own intrinsic properties against you in a form of mental jujitsu. Now magic can reveal how our brains work in everyday situations. For instance, if you've ever bought an expensive item you'd sworn you'd never buy, the salesperson was probably a master at creating the "illusion of choice," a core technique of magic. The implications of neuromagic go beyond illuminating our behavior; early research points to new approaches for everything from the diagnosis of autism to marketing techniques and education. Sleights of Mind makes neuroscience fun and accessible by unveiling the key connections between magic and the mind.

Sleight of Hand

Sleight of Hand [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0062069926
Author: Phillip Margolin
Publisher: Harper Collins
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Sleight of Hand by Phillip Margolin Book Resume:

Private investigator Dana Cutler must take down a cunning psychopath before he can pull off the perfect crime, in Sleight of Hand, a novel of suspense from Phillip Margolin, New York Times bestselling author of Capitol Murder and Supreme Justice. Charles Benedict – charismatic criminal defense lawyer, amateur illusionist, and professional hit man – has performed his greatest sleight of hand yet: framing a millionaire for the murder of his much younger wife. When Horace Blair married Carrie, the prosecutor in his DUI trial, he made her sign a prenuptial agreement guaranteeing her twenty million dollars if she remained faithful for the first ten years of marriage. Just one week before their tenth anniversary, Carrie disappears, and Horace is charged with her murder. Desperate to clear his name, the millionaire hires D.C.’s most ruthless defense lawyer – Charles Benedict. P.I. Dana Cutler is in the Pacific Northwest on the trail of a stolen relic dating from the Ottoman Empire. Hitting a dead end sends her back to Virginia perplexed and disappointed – and straight into the case of Horace and Carrie Blair. Now Dana must conjure a few tricks of her own to expose Benedict’s plot, before he can work his deadly magic on her...

Sleight-of-Hand

Sleight-of-Hand [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1479458171
Author: Dale Clark
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
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Sleight-of-Hand by Dale Clark Book Resume:

There are crooks, and other crooks—ranging from the lowly dip who lifts the contente of milady’s shopping hag to the international swindlers who count their booty In millions Harvey ranked somewhere between the two extremities. True, a certain dexterity with a pack of cards played a share in compiling his profits aboard the Trans-Atlantic liners, but he was far from being in a class with such men as Remsen, who awlndled the Prince of Algania out of a quarter million francs. In a single evening While be annually brought his share of trinkets into the country, Harvey would never be thought of in the same breath with “Diamond John” Munyan, cleverest of the jewel smugglers.

The Complete Sailing Manual

The Complete Sailing Manual [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0744053374
Author: Steve Sleight
Publisher: Penguin
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The Complete Sailing Manual by Steve Sleight Book Resume:

The only sailing manual you will ever need, covering everything from sailing basics to making repairs and mastering navigation. The undisputed market leader in sailing guides, this fully revised and updated sailing manual, with a foreword by quadruple Olympic gold medallist Sir Ben Ainslie, answers questions about any sailing situation, with thorough coverage of all aspects of sailing and boat ownership. In DK's The Complete Sailing Manual, former British national champion Steve Sleight offers a wealth of expert advice and guidance in the form of a complete course on seamanship, which is brought to life with breathtaking action photography and clear instructions. Fully revised, this new edition features all of the latest developments in sailing--including foiling, long-distance cruising, and high-speed apparent-wind sailing--and navigation, with technology such as modern performance systems and electronic navigation. It also highlights the latest rules, regulations, and best practices necessary for every avid sailor, from the novice to the seasoned seaperson. Includes essential information, handy diagrams, and step-by-step illustrations, The Complete Sailing Manual is the ultimate sailing ebook to keep by your side when you're out on the waves.

Young People and the Shaping of Public Space in Melbourne, 1870–1914

Young People and the Shaping of Public Space in Melbourne, 1870–1914 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1134789971
Author: Simon Sleight
Publisher: Routledge
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Young People and the Shaping of Public Space in Melbourne, 1870–1914 by Simon Sleight Book Resume:

Baby booms have a long history. In 1870, colonial Melbourne was ’perspiring juvenile humanity’ with an astonishing 42 per cent of the city’s inhabitants aged 14 and under - a demographic anomaly resulting from the gold rushes of the 1850s. Within this context, Simon Sleight enters the heated debate concerning the future prospects of ’Young Australia’ and the place of the colonial child within the incipient Australian nation. Looking beyond those institutional sites so often assessed by historians of childhood, he ranges across the outdoor city to chart the relationship between a discourse about youth, youthful experience and the shaping of new urban spaces. Play, street work, consumerism, courtship, gang-related activities and public parades are examined using a plethora of historical sources to reveal a hitherto hidden layer of city life. Capturing the voices of young people as well as those of their parents, Sleight alerts us to the ways in which young people shaped the emergent metropolis by appropriating space and attempting to impress upon the city their own desires. Here a dynamic youth culture flourished well before the discovery of the ’teenager’ in the mid-twentieth century; here young people and the city grew up together.

Sleight of Hand

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Author: Marie James
Publisher: Marie James
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Sleight of Hand by Marie James Book Resume:

Gaige Ward, acquisition expert for Blackbridge Security, obtains things for the team. As far as your mind can take you is how far he can go. If it exists, he can get his hands on it. If he can’t, he’ll find someone who can. He never fails. As with all things when growing in popularity, Blackbridge is also taking on scrutiny. His boss, in an attempt to counter being called misogynistic and discriminatory against women, needs a female with the ability to handle the same tasks his guys can. Leighton Redmond fits the bill perfectly. Only, according to her she isn’t for sale, for employment or otherwise. Gaige loves a challenge but has NEVER had to fight so hard to procure something for his boss. Maybe next time he’ll think twice before having a one-night stand the day before a very important business meeting…

Sleight of Hand

Sleight of Hand [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1459811224
Author: Natasha Deen
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
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Sleight of Hand by Natasha Deen Book Resume:

On a dare from his girlfriend's brother, Javvan steals a neighbor's car. Now he’s got a criminal record and a bigger problem: get a job or violate his parole. Endless interviews later and no one will hire him because of his criminal record. Whatever happened to a second chance? Finally, he gets a gig with a contractor named Kevin, and Javvan figures his life is on an upswing. Too bad Kevin’s a thief and he’s given Javvan one choice. Help him steal, or he’ll make sure Javvan ends up back in jail.

Sleight of Hand

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Author: Simon Haynes
Publisher: Bowman Press
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Sleight of Hand by Simon Haynes Book Resume:

After a cosy meal, our protagonist retires to his host's workshop for an after-dinner drink ... and becomes the unwitting subject of an experiment. If you like a humorous mad scientist tale, you'll love this one. A free science fiction short story by Simon Haynes. Winner of the Aurealis Award, Australia's premier speculative fiction award.

Herrmann the Great's Wizard Manual

Herrmann the Great's Wizard Manual [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 048684675X
Author: Alexander Herrmann
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
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Herrmann the Great's Wizard Manual by Alexander Herrmann Book Resume:

One of history's most acclaimed magicians provides clear and concise explanations of more than 100 tricks and illusions, including sleight of hand tips, coin and card tricks, and much more.

Sleight of Hand

Sleight of Hand [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1640637249
Author: Julie Rowe
Publisher: Entangled: Amara
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“Julie Rowe blends the perfect cocktail of action & romance.” — Brenda Novak, NYT bestselling author on Icebound CDC nurse Joy Oshiro is stressed to the breaking point. College students are dying and no one knows why. And her new partner Dr. Gunner Anderson is frustratingly annoying—and sexy, but mainly just plain annoying—and proving difficult to avoid. He spent three years with Doctors Without Borders, and disillusioned is just the tip of his issues. They’ll need to learn to trust each other if they have a chance at figuring out who is behind the attacks. She makes him laugh, makes him forget—for a little while. But each new clue keeps them one step behind the terrorists, with buildings and evidence being destroyed just as they near. Now they’re in a race against time to not only find a cure, but also to avoid becoming the next targets themselves. Each book in the Outbreak Task Force series is STANDALONE: * Viable Threat * Smoke & Mirrors * Sleight of Hand

Sleight of Fantasy (Sasha Urban Series: Book 4)

Sleight of Fantasy (Sasha Urban Series: Book 4) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1631423878
Author: Dima Zales,Anna Zaires
Publisher: Mozaika LLC
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Sleight of Fantasy (Sasha Urban Series: Book 4) by Dima Zales,Anna Zaires Book Resume:

My deal with Nero and my growing powers are supposed to keep me and my loved ones safe—yet the unthinkable happens. When lines are crossed and blood is spilled, nothing will ever be the same again.

Legerdemain - The Art of Sleight of Hand Including Magic Tricks

Legerdemain - The Art of Sleight of Hand Including Magic Tricks [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1473353599
Author: Anon.
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
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Legerdemain - The Art of Sleight of Hand Including Magic Tricks by Anon. Book Resume:

This unusual book, containing an impressive variety of sleight of hand magic tricks, is sure to delight young and old alike and is the perfect introduction to magic of this type. Its 88 pages contain a wealth of anecdote on a variety of tricks and stunts that are guaranteed to liven up your dinner party. Thoroughly recommended reading for the budding magician. Extensively illustrated with black and white drawings and explanatory diagrams This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.

Card Tricks Without Sleight of Hand

Card Tricks Without Sleight of Hand [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1473353564
Author: L. Widdop
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
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Card Tricks Without Sleight of Hand by L. Widdop Book Resume:

This collection of card tricks is the perfect introduction to magic. Extensively illustrated with black and white drawings and explanatory diagrams. Thoroughly recommended reading for the budding magician. This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.

Geodemographics, GIS and Neighbourhood Targeting

Geodemographics, GIS and Neighbourhood Targeting [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 047086415X
Author: Richard Harris,Peter Sleight,Richard Webber
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Geodemographics, GIS and Neighbourhood Targeting by Richard Harris,Peter Sleight,Richard Webber Book Resume:

Geodemographic classification is ‘big business’ in the marketing and service sector industries, and in public policy there has also been a resurgence of interest in neighbourhood initiatives and targeting. As an increasing number of professionals realise the potential of geographic analysis for their business or organisation, there exists a timely gap in the market for a focussed book on geodemographics and GIS. Geodemographics: neighbourhood targeting and GIS provides both an introduction to and overview of the methods, theory and classification techniques that provide the foundation of neighbourhood analysis and commercial geodemographic products. Particular focus is given to the presentation and use of neighbourhood classification in GIS. Authored by leading marketing professionals and a prominent academic, this book presents methods, theory and classification techniques in a reader-friendly manner Supported by private and public sector case studies and vignettes The applied ‘how to’ sections will specifically appeal to the intended audience at work in business and service planning Includes information on the recent UK and US Census products and resulting neighbourhood classifications

Home Book of Smoke Cooking Meat, Fish & Game

Home Book of Smoke Cooking Meat, Fish & Game [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0811741915
Author: Jack Sleight,Raymond Hull
Publisher: Stackpole Books
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Home Book of Smoke Cooking Meat, Fish & Game by Jack Sleight,Raymond Hull Book Resume:

How to smoke a variety of foods, including turkey, cheese, sausage, fish, beef, nuts, wild game. A classic reference.