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Ocean : A Photicular Book

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In its extraordinary debut, Safari, introduced the world to Photicular technology. The cheetah bounded, the African elephant flapped its ears and readers could not believe their eyes. Now the creators of Safari take their work a step further. Ocean offers not only a refinement of inventor Dan Kainen's Photicular technology, but a subject undulating creatures of the deep perfectly suited to the immersive visual pleasure of the process. Ocean is like being on a dive. Open the book, and the reader is swept into the magic of an underwater world, face-to-face with a floating Yellow-Banded Sweetlips; with a glow-in-the-dark Deep-Sea Anglerfish; with a Sea Horse swaying in balletic motion; with a Sand Tiger Shark gliding along the ocean floor, its gaze haunting, its hook-toothed mouth gulping open and closed. The text by Carol Kaufmann enchants with its descriptions of coral reefs; a journey on Alvin, the 17-ton submersible; and a meditation on our oceans. Then, for each creature, she writes a lively and informative essay, along with vital statistics size, habitat, range, diet, and more. The Photicular process uses an innovative lenticular technology, sliding lenses, and original four-colour video imagery. The result is like a movie in your hands the dance of life in a book.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 12 pages
  • 206 x 206 x 50mm | 859.99g
  • Workman Publishing
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 8 photicular images
  • 0761180516
  • 9780761180517
  • 77,854

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"Showcasing stunning photographic images that ripple with movement, Dan Kainen fully immerses readers in a captivating underwater realm. Carol Kaufmann introduces each animal with tidbits about physical characteristics, behavior, and conservation. Delightful and engrossing, the text sparkles with evocative details, effervescent descriptions, and eyewitness immediacy."- School Library Journal Curriculum Connections--School Library Journal Curriculum Connectionsshow more

About Dan Kainen

Dan Kainan is a New York inventor, artist, photographer, and industrial designer. An alumnus of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, he is equally at home in such diverse fields as fabric screen-printing, electro-optic and laser systems design, and commercial lighting design and manufacturing. His art has been exhibited in the Ronald Feldman Gallery in Soho, among other New York galleries and private collections, and his lighting designs have been marketed nationwide. In the 1980s he started experimenting with holography, and then integrated images. This led to three patents in that field, the latest of which is the basis for his Photicular books. Carol Kaufmann, a former staff writer for National Geographic, and, as one might imagine, is extremely well-travelled. She's covered politics and presidential campaigns as well as archaeology, marine biology, and cultural anthropology stories all over the planet. Carol's writing has appeared in Reader's Digest, where she was the National Affairs Reporter, The Washington Post, George, and in the anthology A Woman's Europe.show more

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