Magic manual for hobbyists with simple and not-so-simple sleights of hand, tricks with cards (but not the same old tedious card tricks), illusions, mentalist tricks, and some scientific effects. Many require assistants or equipment which the reader can build himself. The instructions are clear both for the tricks and for the material, but the clumsy had better beware; this is quick (not butter)-fingered magic for the ambitious amateur willing to work. It could be the next step after Vincent Gaddis' The Wide World of Magic(p. 1061, J-379), which gives a lot of atmosphere and several unusual and easy tricks. Straightforward brochure prose for doers.