Optical Illusions, by Gianni A Sarcone and Marie-Jo Waeber
Synopsis: The brain is an amazing thing, but it doesn’t always get things right when it comes to sight. This book is here to explain why, with astounding images, baffling puzzles, and simple reveals which show the reader how each trick works.
Templates included at the back of the book reveal answers and aid the creation of astounding illusions. The science behind each element will be simply explained in an engaging way, to encourage the reader to find out more each time.
Throughout the book will be chances for the reader to get hands-on with the illusions, with step-by-step experiments, or tips on how to draw your own “moving” optic art on paper or on the computer.
Published: October 2017 | ISBN: 978-1784938475 | Ages: 7-9 years
Gianni A. Sarcone and Marie-Jo Waeber, the founders and the editors of Archimedes’ Lab website (www.archimedes-lab.org), are writers, popularizers and artists with more than twenty years of experience in the fields of visual creativity and educational games. – Amazon
Gianni’s Homepage: https://www.giannisarcone.com
Gianni’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/gsarcone
Marie’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/mjwaeber
Judge Dr Martin How, Royal Society Research Fellow, University of Bristol, said: “This book really grabbed my attention. I loved how the author uses a range of illusions to trick our vision, then illuminates what’s going on in our eyes and brain using bite-sized scientific explanations. Kids of all ages will find this entertaining and educational, and I think it has the potential to persuade young minds to take a real interest in the fields of biology and medicine.” – The Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize Nomination
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Hardcover Edition: Optical Illusions