A Photicular Book
Publication Date: September 1, 2012
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Once before, we introduced a brand-new idea with a challenge: You won't believe your eyes. The book was "Gallop!," the technology was Scanimation(R), and the result was a bestseller. Now we're back with another dazzling idea, and this time for the whole family: The book is "Safari," it uses never-before-seen Photicular technology, and the result is breathtaking. "Safari "is a magical journey. Readers, as if on safari, encounter eight wild animals that come alive. Using an innovative lenticular-based technology, precision sliding lenses, and original four-color video imagery, each image is like a 3-D movie on the page, delivering a rich, fluid, immersive visual experience. The cheetah bounds. The gazelle leaps. The African elephant snaps its ears. The gorilla munches the leaves off a branch. It's mesmerizing, as visually immediate as a National Geographic or Animal Planet special.Accompanying the images is" Safari," the guide: It begins with an evocative journal of a safari along the Mara River in Kenya and interweaves the history of safaris. Then for each animal there is a lively, informative essay and an at-a-glance list of important facts. It's the romance of being on safari--and the almost visceral thrill of seeing the animals in motion-- in a book unlike any other.
About the AuthorDan Kainen is an inventor, artist, and photographer. His curiosity and passion for holography and imaging technology has led to three patents in that field, the latest of which is the basis for the Photicular technology used in "Safari." He lives in New York City, and his website is dankainen.com.
Carol Kaufmann is a freelance writer and editor whose work for "National Geographic" and other publications has taken her from the Pacific Ocean's floor to the top of the Atlas Mountains. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia.