Safari : A Photicular Book

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Imagine a field guide to all the animals you'd encounter on an African safari, but instead of looking at a photograph of them in the book you're reading, you're actually seeing a small film clip on the page of the animal in motion. It's a "PhoticularTM Book" - a lenticular-based technology that transfers fluid 4-color movies onto a book page. Why just read about the way a cheetah can run up to 60mph when you can actually watch him running, too? It's like having a coffee table book come to life in your hands. Featuring eight gorgeous animals (cheetah, rhino, elephant, giraffe, gazelle, zebra, gorilla, and lion), "Safari: A PhoticularTM Book" is full of the information you'd expect to hear from a real safari tour guide about each animal - plus an evocative first-person essay about the safari experience by nature writer and safari traveller, Carol Kaufmann. This spectacular book of "motion pictures" will leave you breathless.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 29 pages
  • 205.74 x 205.74 x 60.96mm | 884.5g
  • Workman Publishing
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 8 "photicular" images
  • 0761163808
  • 9780761163800
  • 3,497

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"Shots of cheetahs, rhinos, and gazelles spring to life as the pages turn." "Entertainment Weekly" An imaginative interpretation of the real thing. "Audubon" magazine "Lenticular technology takes a big leap forward with this virtual safari."" PW" magazine AMAZING! The safari comes to life with each turn of the page. Jennifer Holland, bestselling author of "Unlikely Friendships" "

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A magical journey. A safari in your hands. Animals in living motion, as real as if you were there. The cheetah bounds, the lion charges. The African elephant snaps its ears. Using unique Photicular technology, SAFARI is the adventure of a lifetime, and a book unlike any other. Experience it for yourself."

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About Dan Kainen

Dan Kainen is a New York inventor, artist, photographer, and industrial designer. In the 1980's he started experimenting with holography, and then integrated imaging. This led to three patents in that field, the latest of which is the basis for his MotionPicture¿ Books.

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