Rising Force

Rising Force

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In this first-ever popular introduction to a€œmagleva€a€” the use of magnetic forces to overcome gravity and frictiona€”Livingston takes lay readers on a journey of discovery, from maglev nanotechnology to Chinese trains that travel at 250 mph without touching the tracks. He finds magic in a€œfighting friction by fighting gravity.a€More down-to-earth levitation illusions include the a€œstreet magica€ of David Blaine and others that can be performed ... Also very popular with magicians and their audiences are tricks in which the levitated object is not the performer but smaller anbsp;...

Title:Rising Force
Author:James D. Livingston
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 2011-09-01


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