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Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross-Sections

Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross-Sections (Hardback)

Illustrated by Biesty, Stephen
By Platt, Richard

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This children's book explores the innermost workings of some extraordinary buildings and machines. From helicopters to submarines, skyscrapers to coal mines, open up a fascinating world packed with unique and detailed cutaway drawings. Whether it's a Spanish galleon or a medieval... read full description below.

ISBN 9780241379783
Barcode 9780241379783
Published 21 May 2019 by Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780241379783
ISBN-10 0241379784
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Imprint DK Children
Publication Date 21 May 2019
International Publication Date 2 May 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Illustrated by Biesty, Stephen
By Platt, Richard
Category History
Science
Technology & Applied Sciences
General Picture Books
Number of Pages 48
Dimensions Width: 259mm
Height: 309mm
Spine: 9mm
Weight 577g
Interest Age 7-9 years
Reading Age 7-9 years
Library of Congress Technology - Juvenile literature, Technology - Pictorial works - Juvenile literature
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 600
Catalogue Code 972955

Description of this Book

This children's book explores the innermost workings of some extraordinary buildings and machines. From helicopters to submarines, skyscrapers to coal mines, open up a fascinating world packed with unique and detailed cutaway drawings. Whether it's a Spanish galleon or a medieval castle, each cross-section slice or exploded view reveals what's going on inside. See the people swarming inside the Empire State Building, the workers busy backstage at the opera house, and where the crew sleep on a jumbo jet. Included also are two impressive fold-outs showing an ocean liner and a steam train. There are lots of fun facts to be discovered, and curious details are highlighted and explained. Did you know one of the funnels of the Queen Mary liner was fake, and used for storing deckchairs? And in almost every scene there's the challenge to find a man on the toilet! With more than a million copies sold, Stephen Biesty's award-winning illustrated books are as fascinating today as they were when first published, in 1992. Incredible Cross Sections is the ultimate way to see how things work.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Stephen Biesty made his name in the 1990s for his best-selling Incredible Cross-Section series published by DK, which have topped sales of more than 3.5 million globally and have been printed in 16 languages. He has won many prizes, including the New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award in 1993. Stephen has also worked on several digital media projects, including an animated film for an exhibition at Tower Bridge in 2009.

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