X-treme X-ray See the world inside out!

Paul Harrison, 1969-

Book - 2010

A visual introduction to the world of x-rays shows the skeletons of people and creatures from the natural world as well as the insides of such everyday objects as a laptop computer and a cell-phone.

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Published
London ; New York : Scholastic c2010.
Language
English
Physical Description
45 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
ISBN
9780545218474
0545218470
Main Author
Paul Harrison, 1969- (-)
Other Authors
Barry Timms (-), Nick Veasey, 1962- (illustrator)
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

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) [Page ]. Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A visual introduction to the world of x-rays shows the skeletons of people and creatures from the natural world as well as the insides of such everyday objects as a laptop computer and a cell-phone.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A visual introduction to the world of x-rays features spreads that reveal the skeletons of people and creatures from the natural world as well as the insides of such everyday objects as a computer and a cell-phone. Simultaneous.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Step inside the world of x-rays where you can see behind walls, inside objects, and even through skin! Ever wonder what you would like? What about a laptop computer or cell phone? A spider or a fish? Each page features an x-ray photo of a person or object in nature, sports, or technology with descriptions and fun facts about the images themselves, along with a brief explanation of how x-rays work.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Discover what it's like to have x-ray vision!Step inside the world of x-rays where you can see behind walls, inside objects, and even through skin! Ever wonder what you would like? What about a laptop computer or cell phone? A spider or a fish? Each page features an x-ray photo of a person or object in nature, sports, or technology with descriptions and fun facts about the images themselves, along with a brief explanation of how x-rays work.