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From the creators of the worldwide bestseller Dragonology comes the essential resource for all fans of dragons. There’s a lifetime of knowledge within the pages of this book from the past-master of dragons. There’s a guide to species of dragons, the biological make-up of dragons as well as their habits and habitats and much more besides. This edition is beautifully illustrated and sumptuously designed to ensure hours and hours of entertainment.
A message from the Publisher:
In recent years we have been fortunate enough to become custodian of the life’s work of a certain Dr. Ernest Drake, Victorian dragonologist extraordinaire, and has republished many volumes for today’s readers to great acclaim. This compendium appears to have been first published for a limited audience in 1912, and contains a summation of Drake’s many years of research into live dragons. Whilst every effort has been made to reproduce the book in its original form, it must be noted, albeit with considerable regret, that the publisher has been unable to find any dragons still in existence and therefore cannot verify the many interesting facts about them contained herein.
Drake's Comprehensive Compendium of Dragonology will be the very first book in the UK to use state-of-the-art Augmented Reality technology. This will allow readers to see a moving 3D-image of a dragon come to life from the pages of their own book.
How it works:
The latest book in the best-selling Ology series — Drake’s Comprehensive Compendium of Dragonology will contain a drawing of a European dragon on a specific page. By downloading plug-in software and holding the page up to an active webcam, readers can see the 3-D image materialise on the page. Watch it come to life in amazing colour, see the dragon awaken and hear it roar, all directly on their own computer screen. The reader will then have the unique ability
to inspect the 3-D dragon from a variety of perspectives.
This unique new technology will be promoted through a corner flash on the book with information that links to a dedicated web page, where a plug-in can be downloaded, and where readers can view a mini-player film of how the technology works. Augmented Reality integrates 3-D objects into live video. The video is digitally processed and then 3-D components are added. In other words, this digital processing mixes real and virtual worlds together. This amazing 3-D virtual dragon has been developed for Templar by Total Immersion, a French software solutions specialist that has been leading the way in the field of augmented reality since 1999.
www.ologyworld.com/3Ddragon This links them to a webpage where they can download the plug-in software to run the technology and see the dragon come to life by holding the page up to an active webcam.
|Publication date:||1st September 2009|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Mysterys / Mythology|
Dugald A. Steer was born in 1965 and lives in Surrey. His love of books and reading led him to study English Literature and Philosophy at Bristol University where he was an avid contributor to the Poetry Society Magazine. After stints working for Friends of the Earth and the Duchy of Lancaster Office, Dugald trained to teach English and spent the next five years in Spain, living in Galicia and Andalucia, writing in his spare time. Dugald Steer now works as a freelance author for Templar Publishing, for whom he worked as an inhouse writer and editor for ten years. ...More About Dugald Steer