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Safari Photicular Book

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A Photicular Book

This extraordinary book will surprise, intrigue, fascinate and inform the reader. As soon as you pick it up it comes to life as a Cheetah races across the cover, limbs moving so fast you can barely focus on them. Move the book up and down more gently, however, and you will find you can see the racing animal’s movements in detail, as if running a video backwards and forwards. This is the result of ‘photicular’ technology, a technique of slicing video frames into very thin strips to create one master image. The resulting image is blurry, until it is covered by a thin sheet of lenses and, as if by magic, comes alive in fluid, film-like motion.

In addition to the Cheetah on the front cover, a Lion can be seen bursting into speed, a Gorilla chewing his food, a Rhinoceros in profile on its way to a watering hole and a young Zebra trotting across grassland. Later in the book an elephant flaps its ears to cool off, a Gazelle bounds across the Serengeti and an elegant Giraffe wanders in front of a sunset-lit horizon. Truly, this book is an African Safari in your hands.

Children will love this book for its moving animal pictures, and will spend hours absorbed by the ability to make the images move. Adults will find this aspect appealing too, and will also be fascinated by the colourful text that accompanies each image, detailing the habits and habitat of the animals. Carol Kauffman, former staff writer for National Geographic, has written a fascinating description of a safari through the Maasai Mara, which is the perfect companion for the images in this book.

As for the ‘photicular’ element of this amazing book, credit is due to author Dan Kainen, a New York artist, designer and inventor. The book showcases his ‘Motion Viewer,’ the latest product in the field of integrated imaging. The book is produced in rich colours with a textured cover and gold foil finish. Inside, thick pages form ‘frames’ through which the animals endlessly re-enact a snapshot of their daily lives.

This book is a lovely gift for both children and adults, and will be a source of wonder and knowledge for all the family. Animal lovers and travellers alike will enjoy the words and moving pictures, and it will inspire everyone to cherish and preserve the natural world. It makes a great talking point on a coffee table and will be a well-received gift for Christmas, birthdays, Father’s  or Mother's Day and for children.

Additional Information

Product Book
Material Card
Colour Black, Brown, Gold, Multi, Yellow
Height (cm) 21
Width (cm) 21
Depth (cm) 4

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