Click below to view inside this title:

Investigating Magic


Belief in magic has been around since early human civilization. Whether ancient black magic or medieval witchcraft, practices believed to call upon supernatural forces are part of nearly every culture. Even in secular societies, stage magic and children's series such as Harry Potter hold a respected place as a form of entertainment. In this title, the history of magic-both paranormal and performative-is explored in all its facets. Readers will be introduced to magical practices and the science that explains many of them away.

Series: Understanding the Paranormal Series II

Interest Level: Grades 5-8

Guided Reading Level: Z

Lexile Level: 1110

ISBN: 9781680485646 (E-book)

Copyright: ©2017

Pages: 48


"A thorough look at the history of magic…There are many full-color photographs and descriptions to enlighten the reader and magic enthusiast. This is a book that is certain to bring pleasure and special knowledge to the magic enthusiast.”- M. G. Paregian

*E-book price, single use is for online use only for one user (North America only).

Britannica’s e-books are available for purchase from most e-book platform providers, including Overdrive, Follett, Gale, Mackin, ProQuest, and EBSCO. To purchase single or unlimited use of this title for your school or library, please contact the provider of the e-book platform you are using, or contact Britannica at 800-621-3900/e-mail: