In its extraordinary debut, Safari
, introduced the world to Photicular technology. The cheetah bounded, the African elephant flapped its earsand readers could not believe their eyes. Now the creators ofSafari
take their work a step further. Ocean
offers not only a refinement of inventor Dan Kainens Photicular technology, but a subjectundulating creatures of the deepperfectly 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 onAlvin
, the 17-ton submersible; and a meditation on our oceans. Then, for each creature, she writes a lively and informative essay, along with vital statisticssize, habitat, range, diet, and more.
The Photicular process uses an innovative lenticular technology, sliding lenses, and original four-color video imagery. The result is like a movie in your handsthe dance of life in a book.