Search Results: "TouchPress"


BOOK REVIEW

THE ELEMENTS IN ACTION by TouchPress
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Nov. 21, 2013

"Absent the now-missing material, useful enough, though the interested reader might just as well go ahead and pay the extra $10 for the larger Elements app. (Requires iOS 7 and above.)"
There's antimony, arsenic, aluminum, selenium…. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MARCH OF THE DINOSAURS by TouchPress
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 29, 2011

"Spun off from a TV special (trailer included), this blend of science and survival adventure offers both high production values and healthy doses of dino-facts. (iPad informational app. 7-11)"
Big, heavy-looking dinos moan, roar and stump their way through prehistoric landscapes in this elaborately crafted reconstruction. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

INCREDIBLE NUMBERS by Ian Stewart
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: March 27, 2014

"This may tempt even children who tremble at the sight of a square root to take the plunge. (Requires iOS 7.1 and above.) (iPad informational app. 14 & up)"
TouchPress and Stewart offer eight challenging dives into mathematical theory and practice for readers not intimidated by complex formulas and brain-bending concepts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

DISNEY ANIMATED by Disney Publishing Worldwide
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 8, 2013

"A fruitful and highly pleasurable way to spend an afternoon. (Requires iOS 6 and above.) (iPad informational app. 6 & up)"
A frankly stunning look at the creation of animated film over the past century from the daddy of them all, Disney. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SKULLS BY SIMON WINCHESTER by Simon Winchester
IPAD BOOK APPS
Released: Dec. 13, 2011

"Challenging reading for younger audiences, at least in its more academic passages, but dazzling visuals and ingenious digital enhancements (not to mention the topic itself) more than compensate. (iPad informational app. 12-18, adult)"
Science meets art, and outstanding page and software design put this meaty survey of vertebrate frontage on the top shelf. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WORLD ATLAS by Nick Crane
by Nick Crane, illustrated by David Dean, developed by TouchPress
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2012

"Not useful for reference, though an enticing plaything for younger armchair travelers. (iPad informational app. 5-8)"
Animations and clever enhancements give this elementary atlas more flash than its print version (2011), but the content remains skimpy and poorly organized. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SEAMUS HEANEY: FIVE FABLES by Robert Henryson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 22, 2014

"High production values brighten this feature-rich offspring of one of Heaney's last works and a BBC miniseries. (Requires iOS 7.0 and above.) (introduction, bibliography) (iPad folklore app. 10-13, adult)"
Fifteenth-century versions of five fables get lavish makeovers in this star- and feature-studded app. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

X IS FOR X-RAY by TouchPress
developed by TouchPress, by Paul Rosenthal, photographed by Hugh Turvey
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 28, 2011

"While the haphazard nature of its subjects ('Drums,' 'Jack-in-the-box,' 'Whistle') make it less useful than a guide to the universe or a dinosaur encyclopedia, this is still an excellent plaything, built by artists who clearly know how to design with an eye for delight on the iPad. (iPad informational app. 4-12)"
More a showcase for the possibilities of iPad design than a primer on X-ray technology, this intriguing app is stuffed with lively activities and eye-catching visuals. Read full book review >