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Stephen Biesty's Incredible Explosions (Stephen Biesty's cross-sections) Hardcover – 19 Sep 1996

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  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd; 1st edition (19 Sept. 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0751354422
  • ISBN-13: 978-0751354423
  • Product Dimensions: 27.5 x 1 x 35.8 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 242,165 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

I'm a British author, and I have been writing since 1983. In that time I have had some 90 books published, by Oxford University Press, Kingfisher, Walker Books, Franklin Watts, Dorling Kindersley and other publishers.

Most of my books are illustrated information books for children, but I have also written children's stories, and several books for adults. Some have won prizes: Pirate Diary (Walker Books) won a Smarties silver prize, and a Blue Peter award. Three other books reached the Aventis science prize shortlist.

I don't just write books: I have written restaurant reviews, corporate reports, TV scripts and museum interpretation, and I have appeared on TV and radio.

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Don't let the title mislead you--this book isn't about things that blow up like volcanoes or chemistry experiments gone awry. Instead, illustrator Stephen Biesty and author Richard Platt (Stephen Biesty's Cross-Sections Castle, Stephen Beisty's Incredible Body) have once again blown the cover off places as big as Venice and as off-limits as a Space Station so that young ones can see what's inside. This talented duo knows exactly the kind of things that interest children. For example, at the Space Station young readers get to see insider's cool stuff like cockpit controls and the module where space experiments are performed, as well as disgusting stuff, like what happens to an astronaut with space sickness. Looking inside a movie studio, kids can peek at the make-up and hairstyling rooms (where glamour girls and demon monsters come to life) as well as an ocean liner in a huge water tank being attacked by a remote-control giant squid. With so much of the big world remaining hidden or inaccessible to children, fact-filled books like these are instantly fascinating, fun and even (sneakily) educational. (Ages 7 and older) --Gail Hudson,

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fascinating! 6 April 2014
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I bought this for my 7-yr-old son who is really into science-based books. He burns through book after book about paleontology, cosmology, zoology, archaeology, and many more "ology's". However, this book has been his choice for bedtime reading for at least the last month. I don't mind reading this one with him at all, and have actually even read it by myself a ton, The pictures are all so interesting and well done.
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