One in a Thousand
By McLellan Interactive Publishing
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“One in a Thousand” is a true story of discovery. One summer day, three friends took off in their ultralight floatplanes. With no destination in mind, they turned right instead of left and followed a river that led them to a place they had no idea even existed. (“One” is currently available only in English.)
Only 2 hours from Montreal, the 1000 Islands had once been the playground of industrialists, presidents and inventors but had somehow become forgotten by many.
“One” is the story of Ian Coristine, one of those three pilots. Ian was stunned by the natural beauty and incredible history of the 1000 Islands and it changed his life. He bought a small island with a decrepit cottage and set about rebuilding it.
Raleigh Island had a perfect harbor for his plane and from it Ian enjoyed what he refers to as “the privileged view”. Ian’s photographs are now recognizable all over the world, and he has published five award-winning books. “One” is the story of how it all happened and is told with a ground-breaking mix of media including:
Nearly 300 pages
Over 450 images (including slideshows)
Interactive maps of the area
Over 20 minutes of aerial and discovery videos
2 Great Lake Swimmers music videos
18 exclusive Great Lake Swimmers instrumental tracks
**AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH ONLY**
This app is not compatible with iPhone or iPod Touch.
An iPad is required for use.
Written by Ian Coristine with Donna Walsh Inglehart
Design, video and interactive by McLellan Interactive Publishing
What an e-book was supposed to be
I switched to e-books almost 3 years ago for practical reasons. I read 2-3 books a week and lugging a stack of book on a business trip was not very convenient. I used a kindle at that time exclusively. The kindle removed the bulk but out side of search and wiki did not significantly change the reading experience. When the iPad was introduced, I expected publishers and authors would use the opportunity to redefine what a book meant, what experience it would provide and what thoughts and emotions it would leave you with. What I saw instead was more of the same. Text over a pale surface devoid of anything that would trigger my other senses. I imagined more use of sound and video done in such a way to help explain what the author was feeling or experiencing when living his life or imagining his tale. Al Gore was the first to use the new capabilities of the iPad to do just that. The navigation was a bit tricky but the message was there. This e-book takes the experience to a new level. All media types are well edited and blended to provide a truly enjoyable experience. I hope Apple encourages more authors to take this leap into the new standard of e-books so that we may enjoy reading and "living" these stories. Thank you Ian for such a great book!
Great book about a great place!
Ian's book presents a very interesting story about the path life takes you along and finding a destination of not only location but of vocation. Set aside a minute the twists and turns of Ian's life journey, the book itself is a stunning example of what modern technology can do for an ebook. You'll need to see it for yourself, but spolier alert - the visuals don't just appear on the pages, they glide in a magical way that sort of reinforce the lure of the 1000 Islands. Ian and team combine local music with his great photography into a book worth relaxing with. Being a pilot, I could truly appreciate the aviation aspects of it, but if you are an entrepreneur you will empathize with the struggle to build and run a business. If you are and adventurer, you will find the twists and turns that led to his destrination quite fascinating! All in all, whether or not you have discovered the 1000 Islands, you will see it for all it's beauty. Great job!
Can't take a vacation now? Have you ever been to or plan to go to the 1000 Islands? This amazing app is an interactive autobiography of Ian Coristine, THE photographer of the 1000 Islands. His work has brought tears to my eyes. As someone who has known and loved the St. Lawrence River my whole life, the beauty of his work has shown amazing places that I never knew of. This is a treat for your senses. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the River. You'll be pulled into a magical place that you won't soon forget. ( or ever forget!). This is so much more than his story, (for all of you River Rats especially you will totally relate to Ian's draw to the River.) for those of you who have never been, you will soon learn why you must get there as soon as you can. This is my favorite iPad app! I can keep the River with me wherever I go and escape for a bit as I count down the days until our cottage opens for the season!