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Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Man-of-War

Written by Richard Platt

Illustrated by Stephen Biesty

Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Man-of-War Synopsis

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 corner, 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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241379776
Publication date: 1st August 2019
Author: Richard Platt
Illustrator: Stephen Biesty
Publisher: DK Children an imprint of Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages

About Richard Platt

Stephen Biesty is a world-renowned British illustrator. He made his name in the 1990s for his best-selling 'Incredible Cross-Section' books published by Dorling Kindersley, which have topped global sales of 3.5 million and have been printed in 16 languages. He has won several prestigious prizes including 'The New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award' in 1993, and 'The UK Literary Association Children's Book Award' 2004. Stephen has created illustrations for high-profile architectural projects, such as the Millennium Dome in 1999 and the redevelopment of the Royal Opera House in 2000. He has also worked on digital media projects such as an animated film for an exhibition ...

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