101 AMAZING OPTICAL ILLUSIONS by Terry Jennings

101 AMAZING OPTICAL ILLUSIONS

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Age Range: 7 - 10
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Several different kinds of illusions (physiological illusions, e.g., afterimages; physical illusions, e.g., the result of refraction or reflection; perceptual illusions, e.g., ambiguous pictures; etc.) are explored in this large full-color volume that contains more than the 101 examples of the title. Jennings includes directions for making a number of demonstrations and optical toys. The explanations are cursory at best--Seymour Simon's The Optical Illusion Book (1984) is still the standard--but this is an attractive introduction to the subject for those who want the ``wow'' without the ``why'' in any great detail. (glossary, index) (Nonfiction. 7-10)

Pub Date: April 1st, 1997
ISBN: 0-8069-9462-2
Page count: 88pp
Publisher: Sterling
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 1997