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Safari : A Motionpicture Book - Dan Kainen


Published: 1st November 2012
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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 Photicular Book- a lenticular-based technology that transfers fluid 4-colour movies onto a book page.

Why just read about the way a cheetah can run up to 60 mph 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 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.

About the Authors

Dan 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.


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Everything old is new again

By Maree

from Sydney

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  • A Visual Feast
  • Engaging


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    This was a gift for a four year old. Everyone was captivated by the "technology" of the moving pictures...from Grandad to the Birthday boy...everyone wanted to look and play with this one.

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    An imaginative interpretation of the real thing. Audubon magazine"

    ISBN: 9780761163800
    ISBN-10: 0761163808
    Audience: Children
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 29
    Published: 1st November 2012
    Dimensions (cm): 21.3 x 21.3  x 5.2
    Weight (kg): 0.9