X-treme X-ray: See the World Inside Out!

Nick Veasey, Photographer
Photos by Nick Veasey, Scholastic Paperbacks, $9.99 paper (48p) ISBN 978-0-545-21847-4
Reviewed on: 06/28/2010
Release date: 05/01/2010
This guide to X-rays features see-through X-ray photographs of people, vehicles, animals, and machines, while information panels highlight details of the items ("Can you see the backbone running down the center of this red snapper?"). While some of the trivia accompanying the images seems extraneous ("Imagine a see-through bus.... The one shown here uses diesel fuel to take passengers from point A to point B, but back in the 1820s buses were pulled along by horses"), those curious about the interiors of everything from spiders to MP3 players—or who have always wanted X-ray vision—should find the images compelling. Ages 6–12. (May)
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