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              Stephen Biesty's More Incredible Cross-sections

              Stephen Biesty's More Incredible Cross-sections (Hardback)

              Illustrated by Biesty, Stephen; By Platt, Richard

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              This illustrated book for children shows you how things work. Look inside the human body, explore the magic of Venice, and take a tour around a movie studio - and much more! Part of a unique series that the Guardian in 2016 voted one of the best illustrated non-fiction books ever..., More Incredible Cross-sections is Stephen Biesty at the top of his game. In this updated edition with a refreshed, contemporary style, he gives readers an exploded view of 12 objects, places, landmarks, and modes of transport. But look closer! In every picture is an alien who has lost his way: can you find him? As you pore over Stephen Biesty's superbly detailed pages, you will also discover loads of awesome facts. Did you know that steam engines were notoriously difficult to stop, leading to frequent accidents? Or that people at an Antarctic research base rely on supplies from an aircraft's parachute drops during winter? From windmills to cities, airports to space stations, More Incredible Cross-sections is for curious minds of any age interested in finding out how our amazing world works.
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              ISBN 9780241388471
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 9-11 years
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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... 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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              ISBN 9780241379783
              Released NZ 21 May 2019
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 7-9 years
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              Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Man-of-War

              Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Man-of-War (Hardback)

              Illustrated by Biesty, Stephen; By Platt, Richard

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              Look inside an 18th-century warship as it sails into battle on the high seas. Packed with extraordinary illustrations, this history book for children covers everything from warship design to navigation. Biesty's incredible drawings slice through a man-of-war to explore every corn...er, from the crow's nest to the stinking hold. Packed with fascinating facts and gory details, the pages teem with sailors busy about their duties. Find out how gun crews fired a cannon, examine a surgeon's toolkit, and learn the best way to wriggle the maggots out of the ship's biscuits. Look out, too, for the stowaway on every page. He's the one with spiky hair and there's a reward for his capture! This absorbing book will have children - and adults - poring over every page. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Man-of-War remains as entertaining as ever.
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              ISBN 9780241379776
              Released NZ 20 Aug 2019
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 9-11 years
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              Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Castle

              Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Castle (Hardback)

              Illustrated by Biesty, Stephen; By Platt, Richard

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              History comes alive in this incredible children's illustrated book about castles. Slicing through different areas of a medieval fortress, extraordinary views reveal the people busy inside, and preparing for battle as an enemy army approaches. Packed with facts, you'll find out wh...at it takes to build a massive 14th-century castle, dress a knight in armour, or prepare a feast fit for a king or queen. From the drawbridge to the dungeon, Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Castle swarms with the people who keep the castle ticking over - the workers, craftsmen, and servants. And, as you pore over every page, look out for the villainous spy. Is he in the well... the keep... the moat? No? Keep looking, he's there somewhere! Back in print after 20 years, you can now cheer on jousters, be entertained by a troubadour, and witness the gory details of a traitor's demise. This unique illustrated book for kids is not just the story of a castle, it bring medieval history to life.
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              ISBN 9780241379790
              Released NZ 21 May 2019
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 7-9 years
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              What's that Building?: Band 07/Turquoise
                

              What's that Building?: Band 07/Turquoise (Paperback)

              By Platt, Richard; Studio, Pulsar; Prepared for publication by Big Cat, Collins

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              Travel the world and look at some of the most amazing buildings - inside and out! Find out how they're built, what they do and lots more fantastic facts in this exciting and very visual book. Each building is intricately illustrated, providing lots of detail to look at and talk a...bout.
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              ISBN 9780007336135
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2010
              Publisher Misc Pub
              Interest Age 5-8 years
              Series Collins Big Cat
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              Through Time: Olympics

              Through Time: Olympics (Hardback, Unabridged edition)

              By Platt, Richard; Illustrated by Cappon, Manuela

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              *A sumptuous recreation of the Olympic story, from its ancient origin to modern times

              ISBN 9780753430743
              Released NZ 1 May 2012
              Publisher Kingfisher Books Ltd
              Interest Age 9-11 years
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              A World of Information

              A World of Information (Hardback)

              Illustrated by Brown, James; By Platt, Richard

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              A visually stunning collection of facts and figures for all the family to enjoy

              ISBN 9781406370843
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2016
              Publisher Walker Books
              Interest Age 9-11 years
              Series Walker Studio
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              Smuggling in the British Isles: A History

              Smuggling in the British Isles: A History (Hardback, UK ed.)

              By Platt, Richard

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              The emergence of smuggling during 18th and 19th century forms much of the history of coastline of British Isles, and traditional image of fisherman-cum-smuggler has intrigued historians and fiction-writers alike. This book explores the story of smuggling in 18th and 19th-century ...Britain, when high taxes led to an increase in illegal imports.
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              ISBN 9780752442495
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2007
              Publisher The History Press Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Code Making, Code Breaking: Band 15/Emerald
               

              Code Making, Code Breaking: Band 15/Emerald (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Platt, Richard; Prepared for publication by Big Cat, Collins

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              What are codes for and who uses them? How do you make a code, how do you break a code? If you think only spies and soldiers use codes, you're wrong! Find out how codes have been used throughout history, from Ancient Egypt through to the Cold War in this enthralling non-fiction bo...ok by award-winning author, Richard Platt.
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              ISBN 9780007336449
              Released NZ 11 Feb 2011
              Publisher Misc Pub
              Interest Age 0-5 years
              Series Collins Big Cat
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              Smuggling in the British Isles: A History

              Smuggling in the British Isles: A History (Paperback, 2nd UK ed.)

              By Platt, Richard

              Richard Platt tells the full story of the smuggling trade, revealing who the smugglers were, why they did it, how contraband was transported and how they avoided detection.

              ISBN 9780752463599
              Released NZ 1 Aug 2011
              Publisher The History Press Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
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