This waterproof and tear resistant edition of The Expert at the Card Table b S.W. Erdnase is small enough to fit in your pocket and durable enough to last you a lifetime. Take it everywhere, even read it in the shower.
This edition is well constructed, small-sized and purely awesome!
Buy it, you won't be disappointed!!
Not only is this a convenient pocket edition about the size of a smallish smartphone, but the plastic-film pages and thick, durable-looking cover make it a book that will literally go anywhere with you and still hold up. You can feel a slight difference in the texture of the pages compared to a paper book, but they're close enough to the look and feel of paper that you really won't care - after all, it's the words on the pages that you want! It's worth the extra five bucks to get this version over the standard pocket bible edition; you'd go through a handful of those before you'd have to replace this one. Mine's been in my coat pocket around a month now, going with me everywhere - aside from a little of the gold-foil print of the cover's title wearing off, the book looks brand new.
The Conjuring Arts Research Center did a fine job creating this volume, and I haven't seen other online magic retailers carrying it until now. You now have absolutely no excuse to not be brushing up on your research anywhere, except perhaps a lack of pockets...
This version is certainly waterproof; it has special treatment on the cover and its pages. I even tried filling the sink with water and dropping it in. While this did not effect the book it was a little tedious to get the water out from between pages. I have not yet tried ripping the book, but the pages certainly seem durable. It is a little taller than a deck of cards, so it is very portable. The prints are quite clear and is not difficult to read in terms of legibility (despite being a small book).