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The best way of learning new things is doing them. Magical Experiments or Science in Play
is a fascinating collection of kitchen table top experiments with every day household goods. Many of which have a 'magical' twist to them, in the sense that it is for the unfamiliar observer not quite clear how these tricks are performed, or what the physical mechanisms behind them are. More than 150 experiments are described with gorgeous lithographs. This book was originally written in French and later translated to English. This in itself is a proof of quality, otherwise the translation would not have been undertaken.
1st edition, 1892, Worthington Co.; 2nd edition, 1894, David McKay, Philadelphia; 326 pages.
Table of Contentsword count: 45492 which is equivalent to 181 standard pages of text