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Stephen Biesty's Incredible Explosions: Exploded Views Of Astonishing Things

Twelve novel subjects--including the Grand Canyon and a city block--are presented from different points of view, in exploded illustrations, in detailed cross-sections, and even turned inside out, all complete with intriguing anecdotes.

Age Range: 9 and up

Hardcover: 32 pages

Publisher: DK CHILDREN; 1st American ed edition (July 1, 1996)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0789410249

ISBN-13: 978-0789410245

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)

Best Sellers Rank: #581,049 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #58 in Books > Engineering & Transportation > Engineering > Design #365 in Books > Children's Books > Geography & Cultures > Cultural Studies > General #673 in Books > Children's Books > Education & Reference > Reference

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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