Stephen Biesty's Incredible Pop-up Cross-sections by Stephen Biesty
(A Dorling Kindersley Book)

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Best-selling Biesty has created a wonderful selection of inventive cross-sections, replete with pop-ups, pull tabs, and a whole host of other ingenious paper engineering.
 

About Stephen Biesty

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Stephen Biesty studied illustration, specializing in historical and architectural drawings. His illustrations are unrivalled for their ambitious scope and extraordinary attention to detail. He lives in Somerset, England, with his wife and son. Meredith Hooper grew up in Australia, but went to the U.K. to do a post-graduate degree in history at Oxford. She is the author of many remarkable works for children, including "Who Built the Pyramid?" (Candlewick Press) and "Endurance: Shackleton's Perilous Expedition in Antarctica" (Abbeville Kids), plus twenty additional titles in BIP. Her books have been acclaimed for the way they distill a wealth of research into writing which is both simple and powerful. Meredith lives in London with her family.
 
Published September 9, 1995 by DK CHILDREN.
Genres: Arts & Photography, Children's Books, Education & Reference.

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Biesty's artwork, packed with minute details, uncovers the inside workings and activities at various key locations such as the Colosseum and the Baths of Trajan, as a Roman senator and his son make their way around town.

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Sites are pan-Atlantic--the Empire State Building is shown along with the London Underground--so readers won't mind that the featured auto factory attaches the steering wheel to the ``wrong'' side of the car.

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Even the most confirmed landlubbers may find themselves chanting ``Yo-ho-ho!'' by the time they've reached the last of Biesty's 10 uncannily well-executed spreads, each of which shows a cross-section of a 100-gun man-of-war modeled after Admiral Nelson's flagship, the HMS Victory , built in 1765.

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A knight or a baron may dwell in the 14th-century castle lovingly recreated here, but Platt and Biesty's (Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Man-of-War) latest book is, quite simply, fit for a king.

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Biesty (Incredible Cross-Sections) is far too modest--""incredible"" hardly does his books justice.

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The artist who brought new meaning to the term ``cross-section'' adds another dimension to a popular work in Stephen Biesty's Incredible Pop-Up Cross-Sections.

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