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3-D Dinosaur

3-D Dinosaur

by DK Publishing
     
 

The 3D series combines DK's classic reference approach with cutting edge augmented reality technology to create an incredible interactive experience!

Lighthearted, enticing, and fun, the text in each book is packed with information to give a comprehensive overview of the subject. But there's more! Spread throughout the book are special activating boxes

Overview

The 3D series combines DK's classic reference approach with cutting edge augmented reality technology to create an incredible interactive experience!

Lighthearted, enticing, and fun, the text in each book is packed with information to give a comprehensive overview of the subject. But there's more! Spread throughout the book are special activating boxes that indicate the presence of digital pop outs that when held up to a webcam attached to your PC, feature amazing 3D digital animation on the screen! Using the magic of augmented reality, these animations are superimposed on a live image of the book and its actual surroundings, making it appear as if they're really in the room with you-a miracle of modern technology that has to be seen to be believed.

3D Dinosaur is filled with incredible 3D dinosaur animations that literally leap right off the page!

The text is packed with information to give a comprehensive overview of the fiercest creatures that ever lived and the world they inhabited, while the digital pop outs that emerge onscreen illustrate and expand on the ideas presented. As the reader marvels at the fearsome jaws and snarling reconstructions, they'll learn about the anatomy, diet, and behavior of dinosaurs and how paleontologists piece together the past.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 6–8—Bringing interactivity to a (slightly) higher level, each survey contains six topical spreads with imbedded digital cues that, when shown to a webcam (after downloading a title-specific program from the publisher's website), activate on-screen animations that float over the page, can be rotated or moved in limited ways, and sometimes even make noise. Unlike 3-D illustrations that require colored glasses, the art on the special spreads here is also as sharp and legible as on all the others. The densely packed pages in both volumes offer a mix of high-quality photos and painted images interspersed with explanatory captions and short passages of overview text. The level of detail goes a notch beyond equivalent "Eyewitness" treatments; 3-D Human Body, for instance, along with being chock-full of MRI and ultrasound photographs in saturated false colors, includes in its coverage of red blood cells a diagram of a hemoglobin molecule with four oxygen binding sites indicated. Similarly, along with an abundance of dramatically posed, photorealistic dinos, Woodward presents fossil evidence of enhanced sensory input in pterosaur brains and devotes two full spreads to crests and plumes. The animations move jerkily, the tyrannosaurus sometimes appears upside down, the image recognition software is finicky, and the general content is widely available elsewhere. Still, both titles offer a chance to dip a toe into the wave of the future, and both will be popular even without the gimmicks.—John Peters, formerly at New York Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756672157
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
05/30/2011
Pages:
72
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
10 - 17 Years

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