A Digital Odyssey
Arcade Sunshine Media & Herman Melville
This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iPad, and with iTunes on your computer. Multi-touch books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iPad. Books with interactive features may work best on an iPad.
This unique edition of Moby Dick features video interviews with some of the country's top Melville experts, interactive maps and graphics, and over fifty archival images and videos documenting the life of Herman Melville and his great American epic. Students can gain new insight into the book's most enduring themes, find inspiration for essay topics, and better understand the historical context of this often challenging masterpiece. Teachers can use the included media to structure lesson plans and spark conversations. Moby Dick: A Digital Odyssey is perfect for diehard fans and newcomers alike – and it's only available here, on the iBookstore.
it's still a long read, but this ibook has some really interesting interviews with experts about who Melville was, what life was like for whalers during the time and lots of pretty prints and photographs. Totally worth the 4 bucks.
Fantastic E-Book version of Moby Dick
Normally I don't think the value of e-books is worth while. However this experience has changed my mind completely. The interactivity, added content, professional video and animation quality, and just plain fun of reading this new version of Moby Dick has finally forced me into the new digital age of e-books.
Fresh take on a classic
I really can't believe that this is available for 4 bucks. This was my 3rd attempt at Moby Dick (the first 2 failed during the "Cetalogical chapters"), and I found that the extra media really helped me paint mental images and made it really fun to read. I'd say it made the book much less intimidating and much more enjoyable. As it should be! I hope there are more classics done this way. War and Peace, anyone!?