- Hardcover: 312 pages
- Publisher: Firefly Books (1 Jan. 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1554071720
- ISBN-13: 978-1554071722
- Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 2.2 x 25.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,335,658 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Optical Illusions: The Science of Visual Perception (Illusion Works) Hardcover – 1 Jan 2009
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Highly entertaining. -- Jodi DeLong "Halifax Chronicle Herald" (12/10/2006)
American Library Association Notable Children's Book, Nonfiction, 2006
This book offers a comprehensive collection of more than 275 mind-bending images, hidden figures and eye-opening graphic patterns.
[Optical Illustions] has far more than the usual figure illusions found in other books of this nature.--Sara Catherine Howard"Teacher Librarian: The Journal for School Library" (06/01/2007)
Highly entertaining.--Jodi DeLong"Halifax Chronicle Herald" (12/10/2006)
American Library Association Quick Picks for Young Adult Reluctant Readers 2007 This book offers a comprehensive collection of more than 275 mind-bending images, hidden figures and eye-opening graphic patterns. Explanations ... offer readers insight into how optical illusions are created.
Stunning images guaranteed to both befuddle and amaze you. Plus, it explains the science behind the illusion.
The 300-page collection of visual shapes and images has far more than the usual figure illusions found in other books of this nature.--Sara Catherine Howard"Teacher Librarian: The Journal for School Library" (06/01/2007)
[A] highly entertaining look at how our perceptions can be deceived... includes some handy notes about the science of visual perception, offering explanations about how our eyes truly can deceive us.--Jodi DeLong"Halifax Chronicle Herald" (12/10/2006)
The comprehensive collection of graphic patterns is mind-bending, eye-opening, and highly entertaining.--Reza"20 Best Puzzle Books, Multipotens Blog" (07/10/2017) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Formerly at the California Institute of Technology, Al Seckel is a leading authority on visual and other types of sensory illusions. He is the author of 15 books on this subject, including the classic The Great Book of Optical Illusions. He is also well-known for his illusion column in National Geographic Kids magazine.
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This huge softcover beautifully illustrated text has more than 275 fantastic illusions. I knew about illusions from my psychology courses in the past, but I never realized the extent of numerous images which can trick our eyes. In this respect, what you see may or may not be accurate. Indeed, it seems after reading this book that your eyes can trick you.
After reading and studying this book I understand more clearly why “eye witnesses” do not always accurately relate what they claimed to see. The preface explains how we love to be fooled by viewing things that fool our eyes. “Your mind’s eye” gives the reason why what we see is not always accurate and the fact we are not always in control of what we are seeing. The largest section in this book shows hundreds of illusions. The “what’s going on?” section explains the various things we are seeing in the illusions. There is also a further reading section and an illusion category index.
This is really a fun book to read. If you are interested in the psychology of visual perception you will love this book.
Rating: 5 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: Never Trust a Politian: A critical review of politics and politicians).