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Published: 20 February 2012

152 Pages | 10 b/w halftones

6.9 x 4.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199588022

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Magic: A Very Short Introduction

Owen Davies

Very Short Introductions

  • Magic is a topic of constant fasciation and interest which can described in various ways - supernatural, superstition, simple illusion, religious miracles, and fantasies of the imagination
  • Wide-ranging overview of how magic has been defined, understood, and practised
  • Highlights the controversy, conflict, and debate it has caused over the last two millennia
  • Considers how magic and science are intertwined
  • Split into two main sections: theory and practice
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series -millions of copies sold worldwide