Friday, July 20, 2012

Predator in 3D

9780756690212HPredator in 3D
Published at DK Canada

About the book

Includes 3-D glasses!

Discover the excitement of nature's most skillful, beautiful, and deadliest animals!

Nature's hunters leap off the pages in stunning 3-D. Incredible photography takes the reader deep into the world of lions, grizzly bears, great white sharks, fierce-toothed piranhas, kingfisher birds, robber flies, and more.

With an overview of how each hunter tracks and captures its prey, readers also get an inside look at each animal — from muscle power and limb shape, to keen eyesight or sense of smell.

My Thoughts

This book will give you everything you wanted to know about predators and more.   Though some pages are in 3-D and require the glasses to be seen in three dimension, you won’t need to wear them for the whole book.  

The book starts by giving you a definition of what a predator is and immediately jumped into the list of predators presented in this book.  You will have information about the great white shark, the constrictor, the tiger, the polar bear, the cheetah, the kingfisher, the dragonfly, the peregrine falcon, the African wild dog, the army ant, the piranha, the lion, the rattlesnake, the jellyfish, the scorpion, the mantis, the ornate horned frog, the crocodile, the chameleon, the komodo dragon, the humpback whale, the Venus flytrap, the angler fish, and the spider.  3-D photos are available at six places in the book as well.   My favourite one is the one titled The Salmon Run where you see a grizzly bear running in the water.   

The photos included in this book are fabulous!   I particularly love the Kingfisher pages as it show how the bird fish in the water.     I have learned quite a bit about the kingfisher as I read the information included about it.   For example, did you know that nesting kingfishers must catch as many as 2500 fish to raise a family of up to eight hungry chicks?   Kingfisher birds nest in a deep tunnel in the riverbank, which inevitable will start to smell with the fish remains and bird droppings.   This bird has to flap its wings powerfully when in the water in order to swim back to the surface.   The picture showing the bird under the water is breathtaking to say the least.

My only disappointment is that is you are a person who wear glasses on a daily basis, the 3-D paper glasses are a bit tight to fit with the regular glasses.  You could decide to wear the 3-D glasses under your regular prescription glasses or you could opt to simply hold the 3-D glasses whenever you need them while reading this book.    I must say that I am impressed with the publisher who has specifically indicated in the table of contents as well as on the 3-D pages where you will need the 3-D glasses to see the image pop-out of the page.  

Nevertheless, this book is a great resources to learn more about predators and see their tactics to catch their prey.   A great book for animal studies and to let your kids learn during the summer time!

Predator in 3-D is available at your favourite bookstore, even

Disclaimer: Thanks to DK Canada for sending me the above mentioned products for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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