Discover 180 animals with your magic three color lens

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Pub Date 17 Oct 2023 | Archive Date 14 Sep 2023

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The ocean is a big, mysterious place. With the magic three-color lens included in Illuminoceans, shed some light on the darkest depths of our watery world, and encounter the creatures, seascapes, and surprising underwater features of all of Earth's oceans.

From the mighty Pacific to the polar seas, Illuminoceans takes readers on a journey of discovery through the most mysterious environments known to science. Meet majestic mammals like blue whales, orcas, and dolphins, shoals of colorful fish, and whole oceans full of weird and wonderful reptiles, plants, and tentacled titans. With your lens in hand, explore the worlds of wonder hidden just below the surface.
  • Your red lens will uncover the fish from each habitat, from the beautiful but deadly lionfish to the gentle giant, the whale shark.
  • Use your blue lens to meet the other creatures that call the oceans home, including the elusive giant squid and fearsome leopard seal. 
  • The green lens sheds light on the environments in which these animals live, revealing majestic coral reefs and kelp forests.
Continent by continent, ocean by ocean, and layer by layer of the sea, Illuminoceans is an undersea odyssey like you've never experienced before. With expert insight from author Barbara Taylor and innovative, eye-popping interactive art from Milan-based design duo CarnovskyIlluminoceans is sure to delight any budding marine biologist looking to while away hours in a nature book like no other.
The ocean is a big, mysterious place. With the magic three-color lens included in Illuminoceans, shed some light on the darkest depths of our watery world, and encounter the creatures, seascapes, and...

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This book is gorgeous and informative. Because I had the electronic version, I was not able to use the different "lenses" to help differentiate habitats, but I can see this book being very popular with students

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This book is so cool! The world's oceans are each given an introduction paragraph and a stats section. This text is surrounded and followed by 2 pages of incredible illustration in overlapping yellow, blue, and red ink. Using the red lens, you see fishes native to the ocean, the green lens highlights the habitat, and the blue shows other ocean creatures. Following the introduction, there is a two page spread for each ocean giving information on one page about the fishes and the other page about the other ocean creatures. These pages are black and white, providing a nice visual rest while still having gorgeous detailed illustrations of each animal. I read an online copy, so when I read the book through the first time, I thought even without the even without the lenses, the illustrations are gorgeous and you still get a sense of how much life is out there. Then at the very end there was a QR code with a link that turned used my phone camera as the colored lens! I was reading on a tablet, so I read the book a second time looking at the the colored images through my phone camera display and it was so fun to see each section pop depending on the lens I used. The QR code is on the copyright page, which on the digital ARC is put as the last page, but will be up front in the printed edition, so other readers won't share this same confusion. I can't wait to look at this book again in a physical copy!

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What a treat this book is. I like the idea that you can look through the different coloured lenses on the pages and see plants or fish etc. This will be lots of fun for children and adults alike. Then following each section about different seas and oceans, there is further information to read about the fish, creatures etc so you can learn more. Absolutely brilliant and really accessible for all- if you just want to look at the fish and creatures and find out their names you can but you can delve deeper if you choose. Can't wait to buy it and I know it will be very popular in class

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Dive into the ocean and get to know some of the organisms that live in the myriad ocean s book is quite novel in its use of color. Use red, blue, and green filters to see fishes, other organisms, and their habitats one at a time. A QR code is included to turn your internet able smart device into a rbg filter. Fun for young and old alike. A great addition to and personal, classroom, or school library. A great resource for children who need to interact with smaller chunks of rich text. Beautifully crafted and marvelously executed idea for a children’s nonfiction book.

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