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Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross-Sections

Written by Richard Platt

Illustrated by Stephen Biesty

Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross-Sections Synopsis

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 an 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 sitting on a toilet! With more than a million copies sold, Stephen Biesty's award-winning illustrated book is as fascinating today as it was when first published, in 1992. Incredible Cross-sections is the ultimate way to see how things work.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241379783
Publication date: 2nd May 2019
Author: Richard Platt
Illustrator: Stephen Biesty
Publisher: DK Children an imprint of Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 48 pages

About Richard Platt

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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