Product reviews for The Little Book of Awe and Wonder

Dr Allan Chapman, Wadham College, Oxford
Dr Matthew McFall is an accomplished illusionist and in this delightful book he takes us into a fascinating realm of illusions, puzzles, paradoxes and curiosities, both in words and pictures. Building upon the idea of the Renaissance -˜Cabinet of Curiosities', he progresses in six chapters through a diorama of optical, linguistic, medical and other wonders. But this is a book with a message: always be willing to see the unexpected in the ordinary and never be shy about enquiring that little bit further -” and around the next corner! As he tells us in the Prologue, -˜Curiosity did not kill the cat, but it did make her smarter.' A feast of learning, wit and lateral thinking.
Guest | 07/08/2018 01:00
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