Illusions

Illusions
Author: Richard Bach
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 143
Release: 1977
ISBN 10: 9780385285018
ISBN 13: 0385285019
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Illusions Book Review:

In the cloud-washed airspace between the cornfields of Illinois and blue infinity, a man puts his faith in the propeller of his biplane. For disillusioned writer and itinerant barnstormer Richard Bach, belief is as real as a full tank of gas and sparks firing in the cylinders...until he meets Donald Shimoda--former mechanic and self-described messiah who can make wrenches fly and Richard's imagination soar.... In Illusions, the unforgettable follow-up to his phenomenal bestseller Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach takes to the air to discover the ageless truths that give our souls wings: that people don't need airplanes to soar...that even the darkest clouds have meaning once we lift ourselves above them... and that messiahs can be found in the unlikeliest places--like hay fields, one-traffic-light midwestern towns, and most of all, deep within ourselves.

Illusions

Illusions
Author: Madeline J. Reynolds
Publsiher: Entangled: Teen
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2018-11-06
ISBN 10: 1640635645
ISBN 13: 9781640635647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Illusions Book Review:

Dear Thomas, I know you're angry. It's true, I was sent to expose your mentor as a fraud illusionist, and instead I have put your secret in jeopardy. I fear I have even put your life in jeopardy. For that I can only beg your forgiveness. I've fallen for you. You know I have. And I never wanted to create a rift between us, but if it means protecting you from those who wish you dead—I'll do it. I'll do anything to keep you safe, whatever the sacrifice. Please forgive me for all I've done and what I'm about to do next. I promise, it's one magic trick no one will ever see coming. Love, Saverio

Illusions

Illusions
Author: Richard Bach
Publsiher: Delta
Total Pages: 143
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 0385319258
ISBN 13: 9780385319256
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Illusions Book Review:

When two barnstorming adventurers meet in the fields of the Midwest one of them begins to learn about the realities of his world and what caused a real Messiah to abandon his mission

Rhythmic Illusions

Rhythmic Illusions
Author: Gavin Harrison
Publsiher: Alfred Music Publishing
Total Pages: 72
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9781576236871
ISBN 13: 1576236870
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rhythmic Illusions Book Review:

Created for drumset players who find themselves in a creative rut, this book and audio package easily breaks down the mystery behind subdivisions, rhythmic modulation, rhythmic scales and beat displacement. The author makes the transition from mathematics to musicality with an easy and systematic approach.

The Age of Illusions

The Age of Illusions
Author: Andrew Bacevich
Publsiher: Metropolitan Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-01-07
ISBN 10: 1250175097
ISBN 13: 9781250175090
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Age of Illusions Book Review:

A thought-provoking and penetrating account of the post-Cold war follies and delusions that culminated in the age of Donald Trump from the bestselling author of The Limits of Power. When the Cold War ended with the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Washington establishment felt it had prevailed in a world-historical struggle. Our side had won, a verdict that was both decisive and irreversible. For the world’s “indispensable nation,” its “sole superpower,” the future looked very bright. History, having brought the United States to the very summit of power and prestige, had validated American-style liberal democratic capitalism as universally applicable. In the decades to come, Americans would put that claim to the test. They would embrace the promise of globalization as a source of unprecedented wealth while embarking on wide-ranging military campaigns to suppress disorder and enforce American values abroad, confident in the ability of U.S. forces to defeat any foe. Meanwhile, they placed all their bets on the White House to deliver on the promise of their Cold War triumph: unequaled prosperity, lasting peace, and absolute freedom. In The Age of Illusions, bestselling author Andrew Bacevich takes us from that moment of seemingly ultimate victory to the age of Trump, telling an epic tale of folly and delusion. Writing with his usual eloquence and vast knowledge, he explains how, within a quarter of a century, the United States ended up with gaping inequality, permanent war, moral confusion, and an increasingly angry and alienated population, as well, of course, as the strangest president in American history.

Optical Illusions

Optical Illusions
Author: Gianni Sarcone,Marie Jo Waeber
Publsiher: QEB Publishing
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2018-03-15
ISBN 10: 1682973395
ISBN 13: 9781682973394
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Optical Illusions Book Review:

Fool your brain with mind-boggling illusions, then get hands-on and make your own to wow your friends! Learn all about the science behind these wacky phenomena, from moving liquid on a page, to shapes that disappear in front of your eyes with this clever guide. 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. Covering a range of optical topics, from shapes and movement, to light and reflection, this cool manual contains templates at the back which reveal answers and help you to create your own astounding illusions.

Lost Illusions

Lost Illusions
Author: Honor de Balzac
Publsiher: Modern Library Classics
Total Pages: 721
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 0375757902
ISBN 13: 9780375757907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lost Illusions Book Review:

Lucien Chardon, an aspiring young author, leaves his small provincial hometown and attempts to succeed in Parisian literary circles of the early nineteenth century.

Optical Illusions 2

Optical Illusions 2
Author: Dorling Kindersley, Inc.
Publsiher: DK Children
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2017-09-05
ISBN 10: 9781465463241
ISBN 13: 1465463240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Art of Drawing Optical Illusions

The Art of Drawing Optical Illusions
Author: Jonathan Stephen Harris
Publsiher: Walter Foster
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2017-11
ISBN 10: 1633223558
ISBN 13: 9781633223554
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art of Drawing Optical Illusions Book Review:

From impossible shapes to three-dimensional sketches and trick art, you won't believe your eyes as you learn to draw optical illusions in graphite and colored pencil. Perfect for beginning artists, The Art of Drawing Optical Illusions begins with a basic introduction to optical illusions and how they work. Jonathan Stephen Harris then guides you step-by-step in creating mind-blowing pencil drawings, starting with basic optical illusions and progressing to more difficult two- and three-dimensional trick art. Perspective and dimension are difficult to capture for both beginning and established artists, but now you can hone those skills in the most unique way possible, while also exercising your mind with these brain-boosting, unbelievable tricks!

Illusions

Illusions
Author: James Sully
Publsiher: London : K. Paul, Trench
Total Pages: 372
Release: 1882
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: WISC:89099335184
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Optical Illusions

Optical Illusions
Author: DK Publishing, Inc
Publsiher: Dk Pub
Total Pages: 29
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9780756697891
ISBN 13: 0756697891
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Optical Illusions Book Review:

A dynamic and interactive introduction to optical illusions features a wealth of lift-flaps, pull-tabs and visual eye tricks including a spinning thaumatrope, a stereoscope and a 3-D sculpture that "follows" observers around the room, in a volume that also shares accessible explanations for why illusions work.

Folk Illusions

Folk Illusions
Author: K. Brandon Barker,Claiborne Rice
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-04-22
ISBN 10: 0253041104
ISBN 13: 9780253041104
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Folk Illusions Book Review:

Wiggling a pencil so that it looks like it is made of rubber, "stealing" your niece's nose, and listening for the sounds of the ocean in a conch shell– these are examples of folk illusions, youthful play forms that trade on perceptual oddities. In this groundbreaking study, K. Brandon Barker and Clairborne Rice argue that these easily overlooked instances of children's folklore offer an important avenue for studying perception and cognition in the contexts of social and embodied development. Folk illusions are traditionalized verbal and/or physical actions that are performed with the intention of creating a phantasm for one or more participants. Using a cross-disciplinary approach that combines the ethnographic methods of folklore with the empirical data of neuroscience, cognitive science, and psychology, Barker and Rice catalogue over eighty discrete folk illusions while exploring the complexities of embodied perception. Taken together as a genre of folklore, folk illusions show that people, starting from a young age, possess an awareness of the illusory tendencies of perceptual processes as well as an awareness that the distinctions between illusion and reality are always communally formed.

The Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions

The Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions
Author: Arthur G. Shapiro,Dejan Todorovic
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 880
Release: 2017-05-24
ISBN 10: 019979460X
ISBN 13: 9780199794607
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions Book Review:

Visual illusions are compelling phenomena that draw attention to the brain's capacity to construct our perceptual world. The Compendium is a collection of over 100 chapters on visual illusions, written by the illusion creators or by vision scientists who have investigated mechanisms underlying the phenomena. --

Hallucinations and Illusions

Hallucinations and Illusions
Author: Edmund Parish
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 390
Release: 1897
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015027975765
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Choices and Illusions

Choices and Illusions
Author: Eldon Taylor
Publsiher: Hay House Incorporated
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1401943381
ISBN 13: 9781401943387
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Choices and Illusions Book Review:

Explains the workings of the human mind and how its power can be used to change the world and realize full potential.

Grand Illusions

Grand Illusions
Author: David M. Lubin
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-03-11
ISBN 10: 0190218614
ISBN 13: 9780190218614
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grand Illusions Book Review:

"Taking readers on a tour of the major historical events during and immediately after World War I, Grand Illusions considers the famous and forgotten artists and artworks that sought to make sense of America's first total war"--

The Ethics of Justice Without Illusions

The Ethics of Justice Without Illusions
Author: Louis E. Wolcher
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2016-06-17
ISBN 10: 1317518357
ISBN 13: 9781317518358
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ethics of Justice Without Illusions Book Review:

The founding premise of this book is that the nimbus of prestige, which once surrounded the idea of justice, has now been dimmed to such a degree that it is no longer sufficient to secure the possibility of a good conscience for those who undertake, in good faith, to make the world a better place in the spheres of politics and law. The many decent human beings who have noticed and experienced this diminishment of justice’s prestige find themselves in a thoroughly disenchanted existential situation. For them, the attempt to do justice without the illusion of being grounded in something beyond the sheer facticity of their own performances is a distinctly ethical theme, which cries out to be investigated in its own right. Heeding the cry, this book asks and attempts to answer the following fundamental ethical question: is a life in the law – even one spent in the pursuit of justice – worth living, and if so, how can a disenchanted person come to bear the living of it without constantly having to engage in self-deception? If Nietzsche is right that living without illusions is impossible for human beings, then the most important ethical implication of this essentially anthropological fact goes far beyond the question of what illusions we ought to choose. It must also include the question of whether we should succumb to that most seductive and pernicious of all illusions: namely, the belief that exercising great care and responsibility in choosing our illusions – which we might then call our ‘principles of justice’ – excuses us ethically for what we do to others in their name. The culmination of a 10 year legal-philosophical project, this book will appeal to graduate students, scholars and curious non-academic intellectuals interested in continental philosophy, critical legal theory, postmodern theology, the philosophy of human rights and the study of individual ethics in the context of law.

Lost illusions

Lost illusions
Author: Honoré de Balzac
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1898
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NWU:35556007878812
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Peace of Illusions

The Peace of Illusions
Author: Christopher Layne
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780801474118
ISBN 13: 0801474116
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Peace of Illusions Book Review:

In a provocative book about American hegemony, Christopher Layne outlines his belief that U.S. foreign policy has been consistent in its aims for more than sixty years and that the current Bush administration clings to mid-twentieth-century tactics--to no good effect. What should the nation's grand strategy look like for the next several decades? The end of the cold war profoundly and permanently altered the international landscape, yet we have seen no parallel change in the aims and shape of U.S. foreign policy. The Peace of Illusions intervenes in the ongoing debate about American grand strategy and the costs and benefits of American empire. Layne urges the desirability of a strategy he calls offshore balancing: rather than wield power to dominate other states, the U.S. government should engage in diplomacy to balance large states against one another. The United States should intervene, Layne asserts, only when another state threatens, regionally or locally, to destroy the established balance. Drawing on extensive archival research, Layne traces the form and aims of U.S. foreign policy since 1940, examining alternatives foregone and identifying the strategic aims of different administrations. His offshore-balancing notion, if put into practice with the goal of extending the American Century, would be a sea change in current strategy. Layne has much to say about present-day governmental decision making, which he examines from the perspectives of both international relations theory and American diplomatic history.

Illusions of Reality

Illusions of Reality
Author: James H. Korn
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 204
Release: 1997-03-20
ISBN 10: 9780791433089
ISBN 13: 0791433080
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Illusions of Reality Book Review:

Examines the origins and the development of the use of deception in psychological research to create illusions of reality.