Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross-Sections by Richard Platt

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The original and still the best, the IRA Children's Choice Book Incredible Cross-Sections is available again—now at a lower price! Spread after spread of amazing, original cross-section drawings take readers inside 18 of the world's most fascinating structures—from the Empire State Building to the Hale Observatory. And two of the remarkable illustrations—the Queen Mary and the Flying Scotsman
steam train—fold out to a length of nearly three feet!
 

About Richard Platt

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Richard Platt and Stephen Biesty both live in England.
 
Published January 1, 1992 by Alfred a Knopf Inc. 48 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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Biesty renders each deck and duty in enthralling detail: the ship swarms with tiny men dousing fires, stowing or breaking out gear, working and playing with equal vigor, using the toilets, lying in the surgery near buckets of severed limbs, chasing rats in the stores.

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Introduced by brief texts and surrounded by captions incorporating historical lore, facts, and anecdotes, they contain hundreds of minute details of construction and function.

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 Biesty, who specializes in historical and architectural cutaway drawings, dissects 18 buildings, vehicles, etc. (castle to space shuttle), to show their veins, sinews, and bones.

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For once ``incredible'' isn't an overstatement. This dazzling book offers spread after spread of cutaway illustrations that reveal the hidden architecture of 18 celebrated structures, from a Gothic ca

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