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Star Wars the Complete Visual Dictionary Hardcover – 5 Oct 2006
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About the Author
A former editor of Star Wars comics, Ryder Windham is the author of over Star Wars books, including DK Readers Journey through Space and Galactic Crisis! As well as the Revenge of the Sith Scrapbook and junior novelizations of the Star Wars Trilogy. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Providence, Rhode Island. USA.
Top Customer Reviews
It is still great fun to read and to look at and a Star Wars fan will love it and it will get you in the mood to see the films again. I also loved the Cutaway of a Lighsaber and comparing the Lightsabers of Episode 3 and 4 (Obi Wan's and Anakin's with Luke's are the same and should be). I think that the same detail on the Trilogy would have made this more enjoyable but I am a purist in this matter. Even though the latter part has lost some of the information and the earlier is the same, you do get some extra snippets of information that were cut from the film at a later point (Luke watching the battle above his skies of the Blockade Runner being captured by the Imperial Destroyer). The Clone Troops and Stormtroopers info are very good, as well as the Characters but again you will not find out too much about Han Solo, Chewy or the Later life of Obi-Wan (Ben) Kenobi. In this book, you get to see the downfall of the Galactic Republic (it was already falling in Episode 1) to it's downfall and the rise of the Rebel Allience and final fall of the Empire.
If you can't get hold of the originals (or they are too expensive to buy sperately) then buy a copy today.
The pictures in the book are great. The text leaves much to be desired. The text is hightly repetitious. It is like a different person wrote each page, but didn't read the pages that the others wrote. If your technically oriented, don't read the text, as it is better to believe in the illusion that the things will work rather than to know that they wont. In addition, page 104 of the copy sent by Amazon, the ink had bled in the printing press. Fortunatly the image was only slightly smuged, but the text under the bleed is illegible - but no great loss from my point of view.
If you have no other books on star wars then this one will provide enough information to remind you of the characters so you can talk to you kids about them. If, like us, you want lots of pictures, the book is great. But given the ink bleed on page 104, it is a book you may like to preview in a shop rather than buy on-line as there appears to be a quality control issue for the publisher.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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This book was bought as a gift. Dispite it only as a brief resumee of (almost) all the important characters of the Star Wars films, it still holds a... Read more
This book is a fantastic resource with loads of brilliant and useful information about the star wars universe.Published on 5 May 2010 by Mr. Nc Livsey
I bought this book as a birthday pressie for my 6 year old nephew. He absolutely loves it and I have to admit my brother-in-law and I love it too. Excellent!Published on 22 Feb. 2010 by Michael Symonds
This Book is great value for £16.24 (about 25). The pictures amd words are great and it has new parts in the section for episodes IV-VI. Read morePublished on 2 Nov. 2009
"Star Wars": the Complete Visual Dictionary
A good and timely update of the original books in the visual dictionary series by Dorling Kindersley. Read more
My 6 year old son adores this book, he spends hours pouring over the pages. It has really helped him develop a love of books and enhanced his reading skills.Published on 7 Feb. 2009 by Karen