Gardner, Martin: Mental Magic
Surefire Tricks to Amaze Your Friends
©1999 Sterling Publishing
©2009 Dover Publications
Softcover, perfectbound, 5.5x8.5", 96 pages
ISBN 9780486474953
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Contents:
7 Wonderland Spell
8 A Mysterious Matrix
10 Cards that Shake Dice
11 Try This on a Dollar Bill
11 The Magic of 8
12 Around the Square
13 Nation, Animals, Fruit
14 The Red and the Black
14 The Exact Word
15 A TwoDice Test
16 A Curious Count
17 A Rotating Matrix
18 Catch the Bill
19 Five in a Row
20 Reverse, Subtract, Add
21 A Geometry Test
21 Monkey Business
22 FaceUp Cards
22 What's on the Paper?
23 Count the Clips
23 Number, Flower, Color
24 In Praise of Red
25 Three Heaps
26 Fold and Trim
28 Number Names
28 A Test with Two Dice
29 ThinkaLettcr
30 Turn Two and Cut
30 The Rotated Die
31 An ABCABC Number
31 A Domino Chain
32 The CRY Test
32 Whisk the Dime
33 Beast, City, Vegetable
33 A Test with Your Age
34 A Surprising Sum
36 Around the Solar System
38 ThinkaDigit
38 A Remarkable Number
39 Heads or Tails?
39 Drop the Coin
40 At the Apex
42 A Calculator Test
42 A Peculiar Series
43 Rotating Spoon
44 Another Calculator Test
46 Four Queens
46 A FourDice Test
47 A Test with 66
47 246,913,578
48 Funny Fractions
49 Topsy Turvy Fun
50 A Trick with Three Dice 5
50 Four Kings
51 Pairing Cards
52 Where's the Dime?
54 What's the Word?
55 Three Surprises
55 Another Calculator Surprise
56 A Surprising Fraction
57 Where's the Ace?
57 A Letter in Washington
58 Four File Cards
58 The Missing 8
59 An 8Card Test
59 An Unexpected Number
60 Five Coins
61 The Stubborn Rubber Band
62 The Rotating Tubes
63 A ThreeDice Stack
63 One, Two, Three
64 Test of Finger Strength
65 A 3 by 4 Test
66 The Curious Q
68 The Four Knights
70 Around the Circle
71 Deal and Switch
71 Insect, Animal, Bird
72 The Six Glasses
72 End of a Chain
73 A Yardstick Prediction
74 In Praise of Blue
75 Odd or Even?
75 Row of Nine
76 NineCard Spell
76 Lincoln Up or Down?
77 A Royal Finish
78 Twinkle, Twinkle
79 The Professor Predicts
91 Epilogue
93 About the Author
94 Index
Can you really predict what your friends are thinkingthe numbers or letters or words they come up withand don't tell you? With this extraordinary book, you can do it! Many of these feats of mental magic will always come out rightsome of them will do it almost all the time. You'll amaze everybodyand never tell how you did it. * Enter your age in a calculator. Multiply it by 12. Add the mysterious number 2856. Divide by 3. Divide by 4. Subtract your age. What number is now on display? * Toss three dice on the table. Call them A, B, and C. Write down the total showing on A and B. Turn B and C upside down and write the total showing. Turn upside C and A and write the total. Add the three sums. What's the result? Answers: the number on display is 238; the result is 21. The author lives in Hendersonville, NC. 96 pages, 5 3/8 x 8 1/4.

Illustrator 
Jeff Sinclair 
No. of Pages 
96 
Height x Width 
8.2
x
5.4
inch 

Read It 
No 
Location 
Magic Library (Home) Shelf I 
Condition 
Near Mint 
Owner 
BryanKeith Taylor 


Gardner,Martin
(1914  )
Wrote: Martin Gardner's Table Magic, Encyclopedia of Impromptu Magic, 12 Tricks with a Borrowed Deck, After the Dessert, Die of Another Color, Martin Gardner Presents, Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery, Mental Magic: Surefire Tricks to Amaze Your Friends, and many more books of a mathematical, scientific or puzzle nature.
He has been a regular contributor to Scientific American and is so respected by scientists, that he has had an asteroid (2587  Gardner) named after him. His first nonmagic and nonpuzzle book, In the Name of Science (1952), began his exposure of cults, fads, and fallacies in the sciences. He also wrote Philosophical Foundations of Physics (1966), and a novel, The Flight of Peter Fromm (1973).