I had the pleasure of speaking with professional photographer and author Rick Smolan recently. His new book - "Inside Tracks" - is pretty trippy. First, it's his telling - in words and pictures - of a journey in which he got to take part in 1977. Robyn Davidson decided to elk across the Australian outback with four camels and her dog. Rick was the photographer National Geographic sent to document her trip. The second part of the book documents truing that story from the seventies into the movie Tracks, released in 2014. Where those lines get blurred is in the technology.
"Inside Tracks" is a smartphone enabled book. Using an app produced by HP (and available in the iOS App Store), users can point their smartphone or tablet at various pictures in the book from the original journey and see how those scenes played out in the film. Whether one goes for the experience provided through the free app or just goes for the words and pictures, "Inside Tracks" is stunning and impressive.
Amazon is featuring the $45 book as their #1 Solo Travel book for only $20 including free Prime shipping using the code BOOKDEAL25 through the end of December. Go for that by clicking/tapping here.
"A Magical Book” -- The Wall Street Journal
"A remarkable approach to an incredible story" -- Publishers Weekly
"INSIDE TRACKS is a stunningly good book and should be at the top of your Christmas list" -- National Press Photographers Association
"INSIDE TRACKS is an amazingly beautiful coffee-table book, high above the average holiday gift" -- The Oregonian
"A beautiful document of a beautiful woman who trekked across beautiful Australia with four nasty camels and a loyal dog" -- Library Journal