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Skulls by Simon Winchester now Available as App for iPad
Dec 13, 2011 (02:12 PM EST)


Latest App from Touch Press Now Available on the App Store

LONDON, Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Touch Press, creators of best-selling apps The Elements, Solar System and The Waste Land, proudly announce worldwide publication of a new, visually stunning interactive book app for iPad, Skulls by Simon Winchester, now available on the App Store. The app features exquisite 360-degree photographic rotations of over 300 animal skulls plus dozens of examples of skulls in art and popular culture. The remarkable story behind this unique collection, the man who created it, and the wider world of all things skull is engagingly told by Simon Winchester, author of multiple New York Times best-sellers including Atlantic, Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded and The Professor and the Madman.

Skulls by Simon Winchester advances the richly illustrated interactive book app format that Touch Press launched with The Elements. The title can be read in two modes: one favoring the text and the other vividly presenting the visuals. On any page, changing the orientation of your iPad switches elegantly between the alternative views.

"Writing for the iPad's Multi-Touch interface has been a revelation," commented Simon Winchester. "Touch Press has shown me the extraordinary possibilities of this new literary medium. It is writing, made magic." Theodore Gray, founder and creative director of Touch Press, adds: "It is an honor to have worked with Simon on his first book conceived and executed from the ground up as a richly interactive, dynamic book app for iPad."

The Skulls by Simon Winchester App is available for 9.99 pounds/$13.99 from the App Store on iPad or at www.apple.com/appstore/

SOURCE Touch Press