Power Machines by Ken Robbins

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The award-winning author of Tools uses hand-tinted photographs, striking captions, and a clear text to take a close-up look at thirteen impressive and powerful machines, including a giant payloader, a tree spade, and a car flattener. BOMC.

About Ken Robbins

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Ken Robbins specializes in photographic nonfiction books on subjects ranging from the Brooklyn Bridge to autumn leaves. His book "Tools, " with its trademark hand-tinted photographs was a "New York Times" Best Illustrated Book. His books for Atheneum include "Fireflies at Midnight" by Marilyn Singer, "Trucks, Thunder on the Plains, " and "Apples." Mr. Robbins lives in East Hampton, Long Island.
Published March 1, 1993 by Henry Holt & Co. 31 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Professional & Technical, Computers & Technology, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Pointing out that ``Power machines do what we do, but on a much bigger scale,'' Robbins uses his technique of judicious hand-tinting to clarify b&w photos of 13 ``awesome'' contrivances, each headed with a pair of vivid verbs (``Scoop and Dump''--payloader;

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Who but Robbins ( Bridges ) could make a backhoe look ethereal?

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