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Ships and Submarines : How it Works : The Inside Story of How Watercraft  Work - Steve Parker

Ships and Submarines

How it Works : The Inside Story of How Watercraft Work

By: Steve Parker, Alex Pang (Illustrator)

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Discover the inner workings of 15 watercraft, from racing catamarans to deep-sea submersibles.

Each illustration explains the technology behind central components and throughout there are photographs to show each craft in action.

Starting with how ships float, each spread goes on to explore the history and the future of individual watercraft while Internet links provide and exciting way to find out more about this fascinating subject.

  • Detailed cutaway illustrations
  • Exploded views of inner workings
  • Sketches demonstrate key concepts
  • Technology clearly explained.
About the Author

Steve Parker has worked as an author and consultant on more than 200 science and natural history books. He qualified with BSc Honours (First Class) in Zoology and is a Senior Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society of London.

About the Illustrator

Alex Pang has illustrated more than 350 books for a range of publishers. He specialises in producing highly technical artwork using a variety of 3D packages, which he uses to enhance detail to give photo-realistic perspective and finish.



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Good informative book for young learners.


from Tamworth, Australia

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Informative
  • Well Illustrated
  • Well Written


    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Older Readers
    • Reference

    Comments about Ships and Submarines:

    Product was a gift for a child. Child can learn as he grows and continue to use this book.

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    ISBN: 9781848101289
    ISBN-10: 1848101287
    Series: How it Works
    Audience: Children
    For Ages: 6 - 12 years old
    For Grades: 1 - 7
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 40
    Published: 1st August 2009
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 29.7 x 23.1  x 0.9
    Weight (kg): 0.384
    Edition Number: 1