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              Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross-Sections of Everything

              Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross-Sections of Everything (Hardback)

              By Platt, Richard; Illustrated by Biesty, Stephen

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              Step inside the extraordinary world of Stephen Biesty and find out how a wide variety of curious things are made, from tower blocks and underground tunnels to the milk, chocolate, and doughnuts on your table, via matches, diamond rings, and sports shoes - not to mention racing ca...rs, planes, and rockets. The incredible artwork will have children and adults alike poring over every detail, whether it's following the production line of a factory making nails or newspapers, or exploring the insides of a Boeing 777 plane and the Saturn V rocket. Taking you through every stage of each process is Chester the Tester, a character who helps explain how things are made, along with his sidekick Hector the Inspector. This brilliant book is also packed with unbelievable information. Did you know that dinosaur skeletons in museums are not real fossils? Or that the Boeing 777 has slam-proof toilet lids so the noise doesn't disturb passengers? Written with humour and fascinating facts to guide you through the intricate illustrations, this book is a glorious way to learn about the world around you. First published 25 years ago, Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross-Sections series has been updated for the silver anniversary, bringing delight to a whole new generation of curious young readers.
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              ISBN 9780241403471
              Released AU 31 Mar 2020
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 9-11 years
              Series Stephen Biesty Cross Sections
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              The Germ Lab: The Gruesome Story of Deadly Diseases
               

              The Germ Lab: The Gruesome Story of Deadly Diseases (Hardback)

              By Platt, Richard; Illustrated by Kelly, John

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              • Internationally sourced

              A gallery of bugs and pests tell you everything you want to know about deadly diseases and pox-like pestilence.

              ISBN 9780753445471
              Released AU 16 Apr 2020
              Publisher Kingfisher Books Ltd
              Interest Age 7-9 years
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              Stephen Biesty's Incredible Body Cross-Sections
               

              Stephen Biesty's Incredible Body Cross-Sections (Hardback)

              By Platt, Richard; Illustrated by Biesty, Stephen

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              • Pub Date
                4 Aug 20

              A book that actually takes you inside - and around - the human body to see how it works, with the help of some truly unique illustrations and some very small people! Explore your brain, your bones, and everything in between in incredible cross-section drawings of all the body sys...tems. Inside each one are teams of tiny characters busy at work, and explaining what's going on. Every page is packed with jaw-dropping facts. Did you know that the skin is your largest organ - in an adult it's 2 sq m (22 sq ft). Or that the skeleton consists of 206 bones, the smallest - and most delicate - in your ear? Have you ever thought about how heavy the brain is? Well, it's about 1.4 kg (3 lb) and is crammed with 100 billion nerve cells that help you think and move. And by the time you turn 75, your heart will have pumped blood around your body 4,000 million times! With the challenge of finding two tiny explorers making their way through the body, Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Human Body , learning about anatomy has never been so much fun!
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              ISBN 9780241403457
              Released AU 4 Aug 2020
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 9-11 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 AU 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 AU 21 May 2019
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 7-9 years
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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 AU 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 AU 21 May 2019
              Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
              Interest Age 7-9 years
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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 AU 1 May 2012
              Publisher Kingfisher Books Ltd
              Interest Age 9-11 years
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              Roman Diary

              Roman Diary (Hardback)

              By Platt, Richard; Illustrated by Parkins, David

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              The year is AD 102 and Iliona, an educated Greek girl, has been orphaned and sold as a slave in Rome. Apart from her beloved diary, she hasn't a friend in the world... But the family she works for are not unkind, and as Iliona begins to make friends and look around her, she disco...vers that the city at the heart of the empire is a fascinating place.
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              ISBN 9781844287376
              Released AU 1 May 2009
              Publisher Walker Books
              Interest Age 7-9 years
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              Roman Diary

              Roman Diary (Paperback)

              By Platt, Richard; Illustrated by Parkins, David

              • RRP: $19.99
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              The year is AD 102 and Iliona, an educated Greek girl, has been orphaned and sold as a slave in Rome. Apart from her beloved diary, she hasn't a friend in the world. But the family she works for are not unkind, and as she begins to make friends and look around her, she discovers ...that the city at the heart of the empire is a fascinating place.
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              ISBN 9781406325478
              Released AU 1 Apr 2011
              Publisher Walker Books
              Interest Age 7-9 years
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