Two titles take a closer look at perennially popular subjects. See-Through Pirates by Kelly Davis introduces the lives of the salty thieves from their ships and weapons to the punishments they inflicted on enemies, the food they ate, brief bios, etc. Transparent overlays offer time-lapse sequences, add another layer to a cutaway view of the ship, etc. See-Through Mummies by John Malam explores the beliefs of the Egyptians that led to the culture's first mummies, plus the methods of embalming and preserving them. Overlays convey methods of wrapping the deceased as well as the ornate decorations for the outer appearance of the mummies.