Age Range: 9 and up
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: DK CHILDREN; 1st American ed edition (July 1, 1996)
Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 0.4 x 14.1 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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I wish they had more of these books when I was a kid, I really like to look at things and how they work and fit together. It's too bad DK aims these things at Kids and not people in general. This book was kind of short, but the images are fascinating and well done. An exploded view is different from a cross section that many of the DK books have, they take a lot of time, I used to do Isometric Blueprints which are very similar. Anyhow the Train, International Space Station and other images were all very good.This book was very short, there are only 12 sets of illustrations but all of them are very good.
This is a very cool book, and I love the illustrations. Amazingly detailed and varied, they contain so many little details, reading them could give hours of enjoyment. Would have given 5 stars if "The Coolest Cross-Sections Ever"(which contains most, if not all, of the illustrations from this book) wasn't such a good value itself.
My sons have not enjoyed these as much as I hoped. The pictures are too cluttered. There are times that they pick them up but despite liking the subject matter, the drawings have been confusing for a 3 year old. At times, even the 10 year old has been confused. I have to sit with them and discuss parts.
I continue to be amazed at how Stephen Biesty's books manage to harmonize scientific information with artistic detail. At times looking at a page can be overwhelming - so much to see and understand.
Serious FUN! Great illustrations, easy to understand, high interest for kids and adults, and a little humor on every page! A MUST!!!!
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