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Safari : A Motionpicture Book - Dan Kainen

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Published: 1st November 2012
For Ages: 4 - 8 years old
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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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"A live experience".

By Flowerpower

from Echuca, Victoria

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Pros

  • Captivating
  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative
  • Relevant
  • Well Written

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    • Gift
    • Reference
    • Special Needs
    • Visual
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about Safari:

    I work with young offenders that are is some cases scholastically challenged and was intrigued to see that this book held their attention. I ordered a copy for myself at home and my 13 grandchildren always ask to sit and look at the book and some of my older grandchildren have used it in school projects. Would love to see some more of these books.

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    5.0

    Everything old is new again

    By Maree

    from Sydney

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    Pros

    • A Visual Feast
    • Engaging

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift

      Comments about Safari:

      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
      For Ages: 4 - 8 years old
      Format: Hardcover
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 29
      Published: 1st November 2012
      Publisher: WORKMAN PUBLISHING
      Dimensions (cm): 21.3 x 21.2  x 5.6
      Weight (kg): 0.89