Dynamo: The Book of Secrets

Learn 30 mind-blowing illusions to amaze your friends and family

Author: Dynamo

Publisher: Bonnier Publishing Ltd.

ISBN: 191160063X

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 192

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A MASTERCLASS IN MAGIC FROM THE WORLD'S COOLEST MAGICIAN: DYNAMO In this fully illustrated guide to modern magic, Dynamo shows you how you can perform magic yourself. Learn how to make water freeze instantly, read your friends' minds, make chewing gum float 360 degrees around your head, slice a banana without even touching it, discover superhuman strength and many more mind-blowing illusions. The Book of Secrets will be the first step on an exciting journey for budding magicians, providing hours of breathtaking fun for all the family. #BeTheMagic
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The Book of Secrets

Author: Dynamo

Publisher: Blink Publishing

ISBN: 9781911600404

Category: Magic

Page: 192

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"Can you keep a secret? Look inside this book and you will find many, from inside the mind of one of the world's most talented magicians. Welcome to the world of Dynamo. Where nothing is impossible... Within the pages of this fully-illustrated guide to modern magic, you can learn how to make water freeze instantly, read the minds of your friends and family, make chewing gum float 360 degrees around your head, slice a banana without removing it's skin, and discover superhuman strength. But above all Dynamo shares what it takes to find the magic within and amaze friends and family with mindblowing illusions. A magical masterclass, The Book of Secrets will be the first step on a exciting journey for any budding magicians, providing hours of entertainment for all the family, and teaching the reader how to not only learn magic but how to be the magic."--Publisher's description.
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Nothing Is Impossible

My Story

Author: Dynamo

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0091948924

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 311

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I immersed myself in magic. I read every book I could get my hands on and practised and practised, day after day and night after night. Magic became my world . . . some might say an obsession. When you’re a kid life can seem tough; tougher for some than others. But the darkest of times can also be the most enlightening. When his late granddad showed him magic for the first time, Steven Frayne knew there was more to life than hiding from bullies. He had a destiny. A calling. In that moment Dynamo was born: the most exciting magician of the 21st century. Since then, Dynamo has shocked, thrilled and amazed men, women and children, from all walks of life, all over the world. With his mind-blowing illusions, he has catalysed a whole new era of magic. Now, in his very first book, Dynamo invites you to join him on a breathtaking journey across the globe. Be prepared to levitate Lindsay Lohan in Singapore, transform snow into diamonds in the Austrian mountains, and walk on water across the River Thames. Along the way, he reveals how to make the impossible possible, what it takes to pull off the greatest stunts man has seen, and why everyone needs magic in their lives. This is no illusion. This is the real story of the awe-inspiring Dynamo.
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The First Counsel

Author: Brad Meltzer

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 9780759521780

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 6340

Bestselling author Brad Meltzer delivers a mesmerizing, suspenseful novel where a young White House attorney gets caught in a deadly conspiracy when he gets too close to the daughter of the President. White House lawyer Michael Garrick has a relatively anonymous position at a very public address. That is, until he starts dating Nora Harston (Secret Service code name: Shadow), the sexy and dangerously irresistible daughter of the president. The confident young attorney who starts feeling like the First Counsel thinks he can handle the pressure until, out on a date, Nora and Michael see something they shouldn't. And when a body is discovered and Michael is the suspected killer, he finds himself on the run. Now he must find a way to prove his innocence.
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Mysterious Stranger

A Book of Magic

Author: David Blaine

Publisher: Villard

ISBN: 9780307488558

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Blaine’s Challenge! ———— —— —— —— —— — —— —— — —— —— — ——— —— ———— A never-before-attempted challenge to readers everywhere! WIN $100,000.00 Hidden throughout the volume now in front of you are secret little signals, clues, and codes that, once understood and deciphered, will lead to the discovery of a Treasure!! Which has been hidden somewhere within the confines of the continental United States of America. Where is it? Who Will find it? We Can’t Say! —————————————— This challenge has been created and sponsored by the world’s greatest mystifier . . . DAVID BLAINE who was Buried Alive For Seven Days and Seven Nights. The one and same who became the world’s ONLY LIVING ICE CUBE in world-famous Times Square and who . . . stood as still as a statue 10 stories above Manhattan only to leap to his life below. ————————————— The book in your hands now Reveals Some of David Blaine’s most closely guarded SECRETS. Such as WHO IS HE? WHERE DID HE COME FROM? HOW DOES HE DO IT? The reader will also LEARN a multitude of inside SECRETS with which he or she too can mystify anyone. THE MYSTERIOUS MR. BLAINE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN RECORDED HISTORY WILL READ YOUR THOUGHTS THROUGH THE WRITTEN WORD “A latter-day Houdini.” —The New York Times “The hottest name in magic.”— USA Today HIS SECRETS WILL BECOME YOURS —————————————————————————————— From the Hardcover edition.
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Children's Book of Magic

Author: DK Publishing,James Mitchem,Anne Hildyard

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781465424594

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 125

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An introduction to the world's most famous magic tricks and illusionists traces the history of magic from its origins in Ancient Egypt through the performances of today, sharing step-by-step instructions for how to learn 20 kid-friendly tricks in such areas as transformation, levitation and prediction.
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The Mackay MBA of Selling in the Real World

Author: Harvey Mackay

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101558857

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 4956

Harvey Mackay is a legend-and now he's back with the sum total of decades of sales know-how, teaching go-getters how to make the sale and hit the numbers, day in and day out. His advice is rooted in road-tested, real-world experiences and include new tips on the Web, LinkedIn and Facebook. As a lifelong student of the sales game, Mackay has spent decades collecting secrets, wisdom, and anecdotes. He features his Mackay Morals-life lessons such as: • Big shots are just little shots who kept shooting. • Helping someone up won't pull you down-and could very easily pull them to your side. • Be like the turtle: If he didn't stick his neck out, he wouldn't get anywhere at all. There is no one better to show you how to be a high-energy, determined, creative sales dynamo than Harvey Mackay. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Posted in Business & Economics

Field of Schemes

How the Great Stadium Swindle Turns Public Money into Private Profit, Revised and Expanded Edition

Author: Neil deMause,Joanna Cagan

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803285485

Category: Architecture

Page: 424

View: 1152

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The Human Machine

Secrets of Success

Author: E. R. Thompson,M. J. Penny

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781482367171

Category: Self-Help

Page: 92

View: 8640

Prime Library "Slaves are not made by prison bars or manacles, slaves are made through their minds, what they think and how they are made to feel" M. J. Penny One of the Greatest, if not the Greatest forces governing the human body is HABIT. Nine tenths of our habits are carried out subconsciously. To harness the power of 'thought' to instill new habits that are beneficial is the secret to living a successful life. But to think in an active sense-to use the brain as a dynamo for the manufacture of originality, of 'thought force' is rare. Yet everyone can do it if conscious effort is used, if the effort is made every day, if in other words, a HABIT is formed. Through his inspirational articles, E. R. Thompson influenced millions of readers in the early 1920's. Today, his words are just as relevant. The 'Human Machine' is a simple book of wisdom, each page containing a problem encountered in life, matched with the correct way to think and tackle that problem. Once read, these simple but effective strategies will have you viewing life in a different way, empowered and secure in the new knowledge and control you possess. Take control of your life Train your mind to create new and better habits Think positively, creatively and more efficiently Think differently Lead a successful life Conquer your mind Thoughts and feelings eventually shape the person you become.
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The Secret Daily Teachings

Author: Rhonda Byrne

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476751943

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

View: 5621

First time available in ebook! The Secret Daily Teachings, the much-loved companion guide for living The Secret day by day, is now available in a new ebook format. Take the next step with The Secret Daily Teachings—the much-loved companion guide for living The Secret day by day is now available in a new ebook format. The Secret contains clear principles on how to live your life in accordance with the natural laws of the Universe, but the important thing for every person is to LIVE IT. Now, with The Secret Daily Teachings, Rhonda Byrne takes you through a year of teachings, sharing wisdom and insights for living in harmony with the laws that govern all human beings, so that you may become the master of your life. Building upon The Secret’s powerful truths, your knowledge of the law of attraction is about to expand far beyond what you can imagine. More joy, more abundance, more magnificence—every single day of the year.
Posted in Body, Mind & Spirit

The Royal Road to Card Magic

Author: Jean Hugard

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1446546012

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 308

View: 7928

Contents Include: The Overhand Shuffle The Riffle Shuffle Flourishes The Glide The Glimpse The Key Card The Palm The Backslip The Overhand Shuffle II False Shuffles and Cuts The Double Lift and Turnover The Pass Miscellaneous Flourishes The Reverses The Hindu Shuffle and Other Controls The Classic Force Top and Bottom Changes Arrangements Routines Platform Tricks
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Here Is Real Magic

A Magician's Search for Wonder in the Modern World

Author: Nate Staniforth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1632864266

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 9856

An extraordinary memoir about finding wonder in everyday life, from magician Nate Staniforth. Nate Staniforth has spent most of his life and all of his professional career trying to understand wonder--what it is, where to find it, and how to share it with others. He became a magician because he learned at a young age that magic tricks don't have to be frivolous. Magic doesn't have to be about sequins and smoke machines--rather, it can create a moment of genuine astonishment. But after years on the road as a professional magician, crisscrossing the country and performing four or five nights a week, every week, Nate was disillusioned, burned out, and ready to quit. Instead, he went to India in search of magic. Here Is Real Magic follows Nate Staniforth's evolution from an obsessed young magician to a broken wanderer and back again. It tells the story of his rediscovery of astonishment--and the importance of wonder in everyday life--during his trip to the slums of India, where he infiltrated a three-thousand-year-old clan of street magicians. Here Is Real Magic is a call to all of us--to welcome awe back into our lives, to marvel in the everyday, and to seek magic all around us.
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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Author: Benjamin Alire Saenz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442408936

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

View: 9899

Fifteen-year-old Ari Mendoza is an angry loner with a brother in prison, but when he meets Dante and they become friends, Ari starts to ask questions about himself, his parents, and his family that he has never asked before.
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Expert Card Technique

Author: Jean Hugard,Frederick Braué

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486156532

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 480

View: 4708

Definitive work on card technique: everything from basic manipulations to advanced flourishes; also a wide variety of tricks. 318 illustrations.
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Street Magic

Street Tricks, Sleight of Hand and Illusions

Author: Paul Zenon

Publisher: Carlton Books

ISBN: 9781787391536


Page: 192

View: 4526

Learn how to perform close-up, in-your-face magic as taught by a leading conjurer! Paul Zenon explains more than 100 tricks and illusions in easy-to-understand, jargon-free detail, while providing unique insight into the world of magic. There are tricks with cards, cash, and other everyday objects, arranged from simple to complex, so you can progress naturally from one to the next in skill and performance level.
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Earth's Magnetic Field Secrets

An Illusion Mixed With Reality

Author: Dennis Brooks

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 168127485X

Category: Science

Page: 80

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The Old Theory Until now, there was only one theory regarding the source of Earth's magnetic field, which is the internal dynamo theory. This theory was accepted because it offered the best explanation at the time. Also, much research has been done to support the theory. According to the internal dynamo theory, a dynamo near the center of the planet generates the current that produces the magnetic field. This dynamo would be in the liquid outer core of the planet. It would produce the magnetic axis and project it from the planet. The axis would expand and spread the magnetic field around the planet. This theory also suggests that the internal dynamo is sustaining itself by using fuel from Earth's core. The internal dynamo theory has changed over the years. At first scientists thought that a bar magnet was in the center of the planet and the compass needle pointed to the poles of that magnet. This made perfect sense at the time because we can see that the same thing happens when we put a compass near a bar magnet. The Bar Magnet In The Sun image demonstrates the idea of the bar magnet theory. However, this example shows the bar magnet imbedded within the sun because just like the planets, the sun also has a magnetic field, which is more complex than Earth's magnetic field. Scientists have tried to use the internal dynamo theory to explain the magnetic fields of all the planets, some moons, and the sun. However, the old model does not work for the sun, moon, and other planets. The bar magnet concept lasted a long time as the main theory regarding the source of Earth's magnetic field. However, while trying to apply it to other cases, scientists found problems with the theory. Over the years, they discovered that a bar magnet could not hold magnetism above the temperature of 770 degrees centigrade because high heat destroys magnetism. This caused the theory to gradually evolve over time.
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The Book of Secrets

A Novel

Author: M.G. Vassanji

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 1250109183

Category: Fiction

Page: 360

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In 1988, a retired schoolteacher named Pius Fernandes receives an old diary found in the back room of an East African shop. Written in 1913 by a British colonial administrator, the diary captivates Fernandes, who begins to research the coded history he encounters in its terse, laconic entries. What he uncovers is a story of forbidden liaisons and simmering vengeances, family secrets and cultural exiles--a story that leads him on an investigative journey through his own past and Africa's.
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The Secret

Author: Rhonda Byrne

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0731815297

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 216

View: 3701

The tenth-anniversary edition of the book that changed lives in profound ways, now with a new foreword and afterword. In 2006, a groundbreaking feature-length film revealed the great mystery of the universe—The Secret—and, later that year, Rhonda Byrne followed with a book that became a worldwide bestseller. Fragments of a Great Secret have been found in the oral traditions, in literature, in religions and philosophies throughout the centuries. For the first time, all the pieces of The Secret come together in an incredible revelation that will be life-transforming for all who experience it. In this book, you’ll learn how to use The Secret in every aspect of your life—money, health, relationships, happiness, and in every interaction you have in the world. You’ll begin to understand the hidden, untapped power that’s within you, and this revelation can bring joy to every aspect of your life. The Secret contains wisdom from modern-day teachers—men and women who have used it to achieve health, wealth, and happiness. By applying the knowledge of The Secret, they bring to light compelling stories of eradicating disease, acquiring massive wealth, overcoming obstacles, and achieving what many would regard as impossible.
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The Ship of Secrets (Geronimo Stilton and the Kingdom of Fantasy #10)

Author: Geronimo Stilton

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338088815

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

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I, Geronimo Stilton, was called to the Kingdom of Fantasy for the tenth time! A fairy princess had called me there. She needed my help: The most powerful and dangerous wizard in the realm wanted to capture her -- and conquer the entire kingdom! The wizard was hunting for special magical objects to increase his powers -- fairy dust to make him fly, the precious gold of the gnomes, the dazzling egg of fire, and more. It was up to me to foil his plans, with the help of magical friends new and old. Could we save the Kingdom of Fantasy?
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