cover image Ultimate Book of Cross-Sections

Ultimate Book of Cross-Sections

DK Publishing, Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Deni Bown. DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley), $29.95 (304pp) ISBN 978-0-7894-1195-2

vessels and vehicles Offering a look not just under the hood, but everywhere inside cars--and trains, tanks, rescue vehicles and more--The Ultimate Book of Cross-Sections offers abundant visual detail and many small blocks of explanatory text: it's as if 10 of the Look Inside Cross-sections books have been placed end to end. Kids will be able to impress their friends with terms like ""Matra 55 rocket pods,"" ""refueling probe"" and ""aileron,"" to cite some of the parts of the Harrier plane. With almost the heft of a small engine, this book offers enough detail to mesmerize the mechanically inclined.