The section on off-shore oil rigs is quite eerie to read, in light of Deepwater Horizon. You can't read this on your Kindle! Much fainter memories of this book; I don't recall as many or as interesting of facts compared to Man O' War, but I'm suspicious my grade school aged self just liked the grossness of sea life hundreds of years ago. When I brought this up with the local librarian, she explained how the kids loved to look for these,,,,, Many of the subjects also showed where people could prepare food, eat, sleep and gather together for public entertainment. Ocean liners, jumbo jets, earthmovers, castles, cathedrals. Register a Free 1 month Trial Account. It took Stephen two and a half years to draw the wonderful illustrations for the best-selling Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross-Sections, which was published in 1992. I'd love to reread this as an adult.
I bought this boon and another Castle on e-bay at the same time and now have that one to look forward to at a future date. All the others, including Observatory, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Submarine, Oil Rig, Subway Station, Fishing Trawler, Galleon, Space Shuttle, Empire State Building, and others did. Accompanying the iluustrations are fun facts about each place, which are easy to read and understand, making for a great and enjoyable learning book. Ocean liners, jumbo jets, earthmovers, castles, cathedrals. Is he in the well… the keep… the moat? From the drawbridge to the dungeon, Cross-Sections Castle swarms with the people who keep the castle going—the workers, craftsmen, and servants. Incredible is not a misnomer. Description: 48 pages : color illustrations ; 36 cm Contents: Castle -- Observatory -- Galleon -- Ocean liner -- Submarine -- Coal mine -- Tank -- Oil rig -- Cathedral -- Jumbo jet -- Car factory -- Helicopter -- Opera house -- Steam train -- Subway station -- Fishing trawler -- Fishing trawler -- Empire State Building -- Space shuttle -- Index.
A strange alien can be found in every scene. This unique illustrated book for kids is not just the story of a castle; it brings medieval history to life. The problem is that once you have gotten your nifty new product, the stephen biestys incredible cross sections gets a brief glance, maybe a once over, but it often tends to get discarded or lost with the original packaging. The first was Man-of-War Cross-Section, which was obviously about a British Man-of-War. There's something new to find with every look at the extraordinarily detailed illustrations, depicting the insides of a steam train, a coal mine, a castle, the Queen Mary, and more.
I was fascinated to learn that in some early passenger trains, there were actually cars where people could see a movie. In 1980, he attended Brighton Polytechnic where he specialized in historical reconstruction illustration and developed a particular interest in what went on inside castles and other ancient buildings. Biesty really knows how to appeal to kids. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc. The beautiful, lavishly illustrated cross-sections in this book are spellbinding.
The first was Man-of-War Cross-Section, which was obviously about a British Man-of-War. In it, each set of facing pages was a full cross-section drawing of some aspect of, of course, the Man-of-War. It is a glorious thing to behold. The pictures are accompanied by informative text which expains what it happening. No detail such as going to the loo is too intimate to be left out. Not nearly as fascinating and re-readable as the Man O' War book, but then again, there's no gore, which is a plus or minus according to the reader taste. With intricately detailed cross-sections, each layer of a castle is presented, so readers can explore layer upon layer of castle life including the people, their possessions, and how they lived, as well as how they defended themselves from enemy attacks and settled down for an evening of entertainment.
I found it truly fascinating and was very interested in finding others like it. How is a space ship put together? Slicing through different areas of a medieval fortress, extraordinary views reveal the people busy inside, preparing for battle as an enemy army approaches. Stephen Beisty's amazing illustrations give you a fascinating look on how things work. Everybody knows what a blowout preventer is now. Oddly, one of the parts I remember most vividly was checking out what all the little people were doing. What is really going on in the ground under your feet? About the Author: Stephen Biesty is an artist of phenomenal talent with remarkable visual skills. Maybe a little too packed, and the designer in me wants an updated, clean, layout, haha.
. These amazing, original cross-section drawings take readers right inside 18 of the world's most fascinating structures. An intimate guide to the inside of a castle and the lives of its residents, this Stephen Biesty classic details the workings of a medieval fortress. And, as you pore over every page, look out for the villainous spy. The section on Empire State Building is likewise somewhat morbid given Sept.
Originally published in 1992, and still relevant to the curious kid in you. It is a glorious thing to behold. I found it truly fascinating and was very interested in finding others like it. And the soldier whose intestines were hanging out in the tank cross section, of course. As a child he spent hours drawing castles, knights at battle, and ferocious Vikings, taking inspiration from films such as Spartacus, Ben Hur, and Anthony and Cleopatra, which fueled his already fertile imagination. Stephen Biesty lives in Somerset, England with his wife and son. My only complaint is that the pages, big as they are, are really very packed.