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Dinosaur : A Photicular Book

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The bestselling series meets a bestselling subject. The Photicular books, created through their patented technology, are not only magic to look at but magic to sell. With over two million copies in print and a robust backlist presence, the series ships over 300,000 copies a year. Next up comes a title that's an instant wow: Dinosaur, a celebration of everyone's favourite prehistoric beasts.

We see their bones in museums. We pore over their imagined likenesses in books. We love movies that bring them to the big screen. Now, see dinosaurs come to life as if you were traveling on an expedition a hundred million years back in time. Using extremely lifelike animation, Dinosaur shows us a herd of giant sauroposeidons, with their impossibly long necks, lumbering across the sun-drenched plains eons and eons ago. Two angry triceratops preparing to lock horns. A threatened velociraptor standing tall, waving its wildly feathered arms. And, almost tenderly, a pair of duck-billed parasauropholuses feeling spring in the air and nuzzling.

Flipping through these pages is as close as we'll ever get to watching actual footage from earth's distant past. The informative and lively text by science writer Kathy Wollard then brings us even closer through its insights and setting-the-scene storytelling. With T. rex roaring on the cover, Dinosaur is utterly irresistible.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 24 pages
  • 203 x 203 x 48.26mm | 839.15g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 8 full-colour Photicular images
  • 1523504722
  • 9781523504725
  • 6,843

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Take a magical journey back in time, to when dinosaurs roamed the earth.

We see their bones in museums. But now, see dinosaurs as if you were traveling on an expedition a hundred million years ago.

Using Unique Photicular(R) technology, DINOSAUR takes an extraordinary leap to bring these legendary and long-extinct creatures back to life.

A herd of giant sauroposeidons, with their impossibly long necks, lumber across the sun-drenched plains. A threatened velociraptor waves its wildly feathered arms. An eoraptor nibbles on a branch. A pair of duck-billed parasaurolophuses feel spring in the air and nuzzle.

Experience it for yourself.
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"A visual delight for the prehistoric-obsessed!" --Parents
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About Dan Kainen

Dan Kainen is an artist, designer, and inventor living in New York City. He is the creator of the bestselling Photicular books Safari, Ocean, Polar, Jungle, and Wild. While working with some of the pioneers of holography, Dan created a special spotlight that was used by Soho's Museum of Holography to light holograms. The related field of holography led to Dan's interest in lenticular art and, in turn, after nearly a decade of research and experimentation, to the creation of his "Motion Viewer," his third patent in that field and the inspiration for Safari and the other Photicular books.

Kathy Wollard is a science journalist and the author of the bestselling How Come? Every Kid's Science Questions Explained. Her work has appeared in Newsday, Scholastic, Popular Science, and Family Fun magazines.
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