Science is Magic

Steve Mould, the physicist, comedian and popular YouTuber, brings his expertise and humour to a new book which demystifies the magic of magic tricks.

In Science is Magic, not only is the science behind the impressive magic tricks explained, but Steve also teaches readers how to re-create these awe-inspiring tricks themselves, using common household items. With simple step-by-step instructions and illustrations, this book makes it easy for you to baffle, flabbergast and bamboozle your unsuspecting friends and family.

Readers will learn about history’s most famous magicians, and the tricks and illusions for which they are remembered. Read about the escapologist Harry Houdini and his incredible upside-down escape from a locked tank of water.

This book teaches scientific magic tricks and provides lots of educational information on how our world works. It explains the logic behind mind-reading and healing crystals, as well as providing simple, clear explanations of some of the world’s most fascinating natural phenomena, such as the cosmic auroras, glowing fireflies, and the mysterious sailing stones of Death Valley.

Perfect for all inquisitive readers and budding young magicians.