Pulling Back the Curtain on Magic

Pulling Back the Curtain on Magic Author Sheila Sweeny Higginson
ISBN-10 9781481437035
Release 2015-06-02
Pages 48
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Learn the science behind amazing magic tricks in this fact-tastic nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a series about the science of fun stuff! Did you know that every time a magician uses sleight of hand, he is secretly tracking your eye movements at the same time? How does a magician make a dove appear out of thin air? Amaze your friends with the secrets you learn in this fun, fact-filled Level 3 Ready-to-Read! A special section at the back of the book includes Common Core–vetted extras on subjects like geography and history, and there’s even a fun quiz so readers can test themselves to see what they’ve learned!



Science of Fun Stuff Ready to Read Value Pack

Science of Fun Stuff Ready to Read Value Pack Author Various
ISBN-10 1481489771
Release 2016-07-26
Pages 288
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Emerging readers will love this Level 3 Ready-to-Read value pack of six Science of Fun Stuff books for the price of four! For an added bonus, take a peek inside for tips to help your child become a reading star! Perfect for emerging readers, the Science of Fun Stuff series is full of engaging stories and quirky facts that will teach you everything you want to know about the behind-the-scenes physics, chemistry, and technology of baseball, amusement parks, magic, snow, candy, and airplanes! A special section at the back of each book includes Common Core–vetted extras on subjects like history, social studies, geography, and math, and there are even fun quizzes so readers can test themselves to see what they’ve learned! Plus, check the inside of the packaging for a bonus set of tips to help your reading star soar to new heights. Included in this Ready-to-Read value pack are: The Innings and Outs of Baseball The Thrills and Chills of Amusement Parks Pulling Back the Curtain on Magic! The Sugary Secrets Behind Candy The Cool Story Behind Snow How Airplanes Get from Here…to There!



Science of Fun Stuff to Go

Science of Fun Stuff to Go Author Various
ISBN-10 1481468685
Release 2016-09-13
Pages 288
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Become an expert on your favorite sports, treats, magic tricks, and more in this fact-tastic boxed set of six nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read books that are part of a series about the science of fun stuff! Full of engaging science and quirky facts, this incredible Science of Fun Stuff collection will teach Level 3 readers everything they want to know about the behind-the-scenes physics, chemistry, and technology of baseball, amusement parks, magic, snow, candy, and airplanes! A special section at the back of each book includes Common Core–vetted extras on subjects like history, social studies, geography, and math, and there’s even fun quizzes so readers can test themselves to see what they’ve learned! Learning science has never been so much fun! Included in this Science of Fun Stuff boxed set are The Innings and Outs of Baseball; The Thrills and Chills of Amusement Parks; Pulling Back the Curtain on Magic!; The Cool Story Behind Snow; The Sugary Secrets Behind Candy; and How Airplanes Get from Here…to There!



Looking Up

Looking Up Author Joe Rao
ISBN-10 9781481479189
Release 2017-04-25
Pages 48
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Did you know that comets are sometimes called "hairy stars?" Or that if you saw a sunset on the moon, the sun would look white because the moon doesn't have an atmosphere? You'll learn this and more as you become an expert on the objects in the sky. Plus, the book contains a special section about the August 2017 total eclipse of the sun that'll be visible throughout most of the United States.



How Airplanes Get from Here to There

How Airplanes Get from Here       to There Author Jordan D. Brown
ISBN-10 9781481461658
Release 2016-05-17
Pages 48
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Learn all about the soaring science behind aerodynamic airplanes in this fact-tastic nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a series about the science of fun stuff! Did you know that some military aircrafts are capable of “supersonic flight,” traveling at speeds faster than sound? Or that the Wright brothers designed the first airplane after studying the wings of birds? You’ll learn this and much more as you become an expert on the science behind airplanes. Amaze your friends with all you’ve learned in this engaging, fact-filled Level 3 Ready-to-Read! A special section at the back of the book includes Common Core–vetted extras on subjects like social studies and math, and there’s even a fun quiz so readers can test themselves to see what they’ve learned! Learning science has never been so much fun!



Fooling Houdini

Fooling Houdini Author Alex Stone
ISBN-10 9780062098016
Release 2012-06-19
Pages 320
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From the back rooms of New York City’s age-old magic societies to cutting-edge psychology labs, three-card monte games on Canal Street to glossy Las Vegas casinos, Fooling Houdini recounts Alex Stone’s quest to join the ranks of master magicians. As he navigates this quirky and occasionally hilarious subculture populated by brilliant eccentrics, Stone pulls back the curtain on a community shrouded in secrecy, fueled by obsession and brilliance, and organized around one overriding need: to prove one’s worth by deceiving others. But his journey is more than a tale of tricks, gigs, and geeks. By investing some of the lesser-known corners of psychology, neuroscience, physics, history, and even crime, all through the lens of trickery and illusion, Fooling Houdini arrives at a host of startling revelations about how the mind works--and why, sometimes, it doesn’t.



The Thrills and Chills of Amusement Parks

The Thrills and Chills of Amusement Parks Author Jordan D. Brown
ISBN-10 9781481428590
Release 2015-02-17
Pages 48
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A fact-filled introduction to the science that powers favorite amusement park rides reveals why a rollercoaster does not need an engine, bumper cars can move without gasoline and more. Simultaneous.



The Sugary Secrets Behind Candy

The Sugary Secrets Behind Candy Author Ellie O'Ryan
ISBN-10 9781481456289
Release 2015-12-22
Pages 48
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Learn the sugar, spice, and science behind your favorite candies in this fact-tastic nonfiction Level 3 Ready-to-Read, part of a series about the science of fun stuff! Did you know there is a lot of science behind making candy? How about that “Red Hots” candies get their heat from a chemical called capsaicin—the same molecule that gives peppers their kick? And when you crunch on Wintergreen Lifesavers, they spark because you are making light with friction similar to the electricity in lightning: You might say you are making a miniature lightning storm in your mouth! Learn about these cool chemical reactions and much more as you become a Science of Fun Stuff Expert on candy! Amaze your friends with all you’ve learned in this engaging, fact-filled Level 3 Ready-to-Read! A special section at the back of the book includes Common Core–vetted extras on subjects like social studies and math, and there’s even a fun quiz so readers can test themselves to see what they’ve learned! Learning science has never been so much fun!



Libriomancer

Libriomancer Author Jim C. Hines
ISBN-10 9781448176649
Release 2013-08-22
Pages 336
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Isaac Vainio is a Libriomancer, a member of a secret society founded five centuries ago by Johannes Gutenberg. As such, he is gifted with the magical ability to reach into books and draw forth objects. But when Gutenberg vanishes without a trace, Isaac finds himself pitted against everything from vampires to a sinister, nameless foe who is bent on revealing magic to the world at large... and at any cost.



Razzle Dazzle

Razzle Dazzle Author Michael Riedel
ISBN-10 9781451672183
Release 2015-10-06
Pages 464
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The story of the rise, fall, and redemption of Broadway—its stars, its biggest shows, its producers, and all the drama, intrigue, and power plays that happened behind the scenes—“unfolds faster than a curtain going up on opening night….A must read” (Kevin Spacey). “A rich, lovely, debut history of New York theater in the 1970s and eighties” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), Razzle Dazzle is a narrative account of the people and the money and the power that turned New York’s gritty back alleys and sex-shops into the glitzy, dazzling Great White Way. In the mid-1970s Times Square was the seedy symbol of New York’s economic decline. Its once shining star, the renowned Shubert Organization, was losing theaters to make way for parking lots and losing money. Bernard Jacobs and Jerry Schoenfeld, two ambitious board members, saw the crumbling company was ripe for takeover and staged a coup and staved off corporate intrigue, personal betrayals and criminal investigations. Once Jacobs and Schoenfeld solidified their power, they turned a collapsed theater-owning holding company into one of the most successful entertainment empires in the world, spearheading the revitalization of Broadway and the renewal of Times Square. “For those interested in the business behind the greasepaint, at a riveting time in Broadway’s and New York’s history, this is the ticket” (USA TODAY). Michael Riedel tells the stories of the Shubert Organization and the shows that re-built a city in grand style—including Cats, A Chorus Line, and Mamma Mia!—revealing the backstage drama that often rivaled what transpired onstage, exposing bitter rivalries, unlikely alliances, and inside gossip. “The trouble with Razzle Dazzle is…you can’t put the damn thing down” (Huffington Post).



What If

What If Author Randall Munroe
ISBN-10 9780544272996
Release 2014-09-02
Pages 320
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The creator of the incredibly popular webcomic xkcd presents his heavily researched answers to his fans' oddest questions, including “What if I took a swim in a spent-nuclear-fuel pool?” and “Could you build a jetpack using downward-firing machine guns?” 100,000 first printing.



Mind Magic and Mentalism For Dummies

Mind Magic and Mentalism For Dummies Author James L. Clark
ISBN-10 9781119953999
Release 2012-03-20
Pages 384
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Mind Magic and Mentalism For Dummies has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Mind Magic and Mentalism For Dummies also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Mind Magic and Mentalism For Dummies book for free.



How This Book Was Made

How This Book Was Made Author Mac Barnett
ISBN-10 1423152204
Release 2016-09-13
Pages 48
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You may think you know how this book was made, but you don't. Sure, the author wrote many drafts, and the illustrator took a long time creating the art, but then what? How'd it get into your hands? Well, open the cover and read through these pages to find out. Just beware of the pirates and angry tiger. New York Times best-selling creators Mac Barnett and Adam Rex reveal the nitty gritty process of making a book . . . with a few unexpected twists along the way! Budding writers and artists will laugh at the mix of reality and the absurd as the story makes its way to a shelf, and a reader.



The War on Science

The War on Science Author Shawn Lawrence Otto
ISBN-10 9781571319524
Release 2016-06-07
Pages 514
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"Wherever the people are well informed," Thomas Jefferson wrote, "they can be trusted with their own government." But what happens when they are not? In every issue of modern society--from climate change to vaccinations, transportation to technology, health care to defense--we are in the midst of an unprecedented expansion of scientific progress and a simultaneous expansion of danger. At the very time we need them most, scientists and the idea of objective knowledge are being bombarded by a vast, well-funded, three-part war on science: the identity politics war on science, the ideological war on science, and the industrial war on science. The result is an unprecedented erosion of thought in Western democracies as voters, policymakers, and justices actively ignore the evidence from science, leaving major policy decisions to be based more on the demands of the most strident voices. Shawn Otto’s compelling new book investigates the historical, social, philosophical, political, and emotional reasons why evidence-based politics are in decline and authoritarian politics are once again on the rise on both left and right, and provides some compelling solutions to bring us to our collective senses, before it's too late.



Blind Item

Blind Item Author Kevin Dickson
ISBN-10 9781250122247
Release 2017-06-06
Pages 352
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An LA Times Bestseller One of People Magazine's “Summer’s Best Books” “Summer’s hottest new beach read, a juicy tome inspired by real-life Hollywood stories and scandals.” —E! Online “A dishy summer read about Hollywood’s underbelly, featuring twists on real celebrity scandals that weren’t fit for print in their original state.” —ET Online "This book is as outrageous as any true life tabloid scandal—a must read!" —Jenny McCarthy, talk show host, actress and New York Times-bestselling author of Belly Laughs No one knows her name, but now everyone wants to. As an assistant publicist in Hollywood, Nicola spends her days (and nights) sweeping up the scandals of singers, movie stars, and TV actors. Fresh from Ohio, she’s rapidly discovering the real Hollywood is rotten under its glittering skin. Everyone is a hustler with a hard bottom line and a soap opera sob story. When she breaks her own rules and starts dating a movie star, the Los Angeles scene starts to spill into her own life. As the paparazzi begin the hunt for sexy star Seamus O’Riordan’s new mystery girl, Nicola’s best friend Billy has her back while he prowls parties for the latest scoop to sell to the tabloids. Her roommate Kara keeps tabs on things too—in between befriending a former child star and transforming herself from stylist to reality TV sensation. As the scandals pile up behind them, their pasts will be exposed... And every secret can be sold. Written by two Hollywood insiders, Kevin Dickson and Jack Ketsoyan, Blind Item's jaw-dropping scandals are real, but the names are not. And they’ll never tell. An Imprint Book “[A] racy, rollicking novel by two industry insiders.” —In Touch Weekly “A dishy new book.” —Page Six “Sprinkled throughout this rags-to-riches wish-fulfillment story are real scandals that busy publicists and managers managed to hush up and hide.” —Publishers Weekly “This novel doesn’t just push the envelope but shreds it.” —School and Library Journal "What a sexy, fun read! It pulls back the curtain, for an inside look at the Hollywood that's behind the glitz and glamour. Blind Item leaves you wanting more." —Kristin Cavallari, television star, designer and author of Balancing in Heels



Mail Order Mysteries

Mail Order Mysteries Author Kirk Demarais
ISBN-10 160887026X
Release 2011-10-11
Pages 156
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Rediscover your sense of wonder! Generations of comic book readers remember the tantalizing promises of vintage novelty advertisements that offered authentic laser-gun plans, x-ray specs, and even 7-foot-tall monsters (with glow-in-the-dark eyes!). But what would you really get if you entrusted your hard-earned $1.69 to the post office? Mail-Order Mysteries answers this question, revealing the amazing truths (and agonizing exaggerations) about the actual products marketed to kids in the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s. Pop-culture historian Kirk Demarais shares his astonishing collection, including: 100 Toy Soldiers in a Footlocker Count Dante’s World’s Deadliest Fighting Secrets GRIT Hercules Wrist Band Hypno-Coin Life-Size Monsters Mystic Smoke Sea Monkeys Soil From Dracula’s Castle U-Control Ghost Ventrilo Voice Thrower ...and many, many more! With more than 150 extraordinary, peculiar, and downright fraudulent collectibles, Mail-Order Mysteries is a must-have book comic book fans everywhere. Trust us.



Salt Sugar Fat

Salt  Sugar  Fat Author Michael Moss
ISBN-10 9781448133871
Release 2013-02-28
Pages 480
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The No.1 New York Times Bestseller In China, for the first time, the people who weigh too much now outnumber those who weigh too little. In Mexico, the obesity rate has tripled in the past three decades. In the UK over 60 per cent of adults and 30 per cent of children are overweight, while the United States remains the most obese country in the world. We are hooked on salt, sugar and fat. These three simple ingredients are used by the major food companies to achieve the greatest allure for the lowest possible cost. Here, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Michael Moss exposes the practices of some of the most recognisable (and profitable) companies and brands of the last half century. He takes us inside the labs where food scientists use cutting-edge technology to calculate the ‘bliss point’ of sugary drinks. He unearths marketing campaigns designed – in a technique adapted from the tobacco industry – to redirect concerns about the health risks of their products, and reveals how the makers of processed foods have chosen, time and again, to increase consumption and profits, while gambling with our health. Are you ready for the truth about what’s in your shopping basket?