Perhaps the greatest contemporary book featuring the magic of one individual, Carneycopia is a true delight. John Carney's thoughts and methods are superbly detailed in this excellent book by one of magic's greatest writers, Stephen Minch.
Although not entirely on cards there are some excellent effects, and you may find yourself wanting to learn every trick in the book because of the numerous lessons hidden in each effect. Of particular note is an opening essay by John Carney which details his magic philosophy. These are the thoughts, and ideas, of one of magic's greatest.
Solid materials, decent price, best value. What more you can ask for a magic book when no one care to read these days?