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Levitation : the science, myth and magic of suspension

Author: Peter Adey
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Levitation tells the peculiar story of those who have dreamed, believed or practiced levitation through history, whether they were successful or not.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)994877870
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Adey
ISBN: 9781780237855 1780237855
OCLC Number: 1002113293
Description: 1 online resource (293 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Levitation: The Science, Myth and Magic of Suspension; Imprint Page; Contents; 1. Balance; 2. Faking on Air; 3. Science, Spiritualism and Scepticism; 4. Reverie, Dreams and the Surreal; 5. Super; 6. Anti-gravity; 7. Exorcize the Pentagon; 8. Luftmenschen; References; Acknowledgements; Photo Acknowledgements; Index.
Responsibility: Peter Adey.

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An exploration of the cultural and political meaning of floating and levitating in the air, Levitation is an extraordinary book. Ranging across philosophy, theology, popular culture, and science, the Read more...

 
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