✓ Pirate || ✓ PDF Read by ☆ Richard Platt

  • Title: Pirate
  • Author: Richard Platt
  • ISBN: 9780756607135
  • Page: 497
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Take a close up look at the colorful and cruel robbers of the sea Learn who devised the terrifying Jolly Roger, how a surprisingly disciplined life was maintained aboard pirate ships, and what cunning ruses pirates used to lure merchants to their doom.
    Richard Platt
    1953 Richard Platt is the author of than sixty informative books for young readers, and he also writes for innovative multimedia projects Some of his most popular works have been collaborations with illustrator Stephen Biesty on the Cross Sections series After a failed attempt to forge a career as a photographer, Platt discovered that he had a knack for writing I started writing about photography first magazine articles, then books, he explained on the Walker Books Web site I got a job editing children s books, then went on to write them In the 1990s, Platt teamed up with popular juvenile illustrator Biesty for several books, beginning with Stephen Biesty s Incredible Cross Sections Book, published in 1992 The following year, a second volume in the series, Stephen Biesty s Cross Sections Man of War, proved equally interesting for late elementary age readers, especially those enchanted by seventeenth century battleships Alongside Biesty s cutaway illustrations, Platt provides explanatory text that indicates the purpose and activities in each section of the ship The hardships of life aboard such vessels for their often 800 member crews are not overlooked, either, and the drawings depict food rations crawling with maggots and a doctor s pail containing severed limbs Ellen Mandel, writing for Booklist, asserted that Platt s intriguing text serves to make this meticulously presented book a treasure of factual content and visual imagery For Stephen Biesty s Incredible Everything, Platt provides informative paragraphs to accompany the illustrations for many everyday products, such as athletic shoes and compact discs Much of the text revolves around the manufacturing process Stephen Biesty s Incredible Body is a lesson in human anatomy, with sections on each of the body s systems and several major organs the digestive system alone takes up four pages Platt has also worked with the illustrator on Stephen Biesty s Cross Sections Castle and Stephen Biesty s Incredible Explosions.Working with publisher Dorling Kindersley, Platt has authored several titles in their Eyewitness series, some of which have appeared in the United States under the Knopf Borzoi imprint Pirate details the world of corsairs, privateers, and crime on the high seas throughout history A reviewer for Science Books and Films, Richard B Woodbury, praised the work as a veritable miniencyclopedia or minimuseum and a pleasure to look at Spy chronicles the history of espionage and the decisive role intelligence gathering triumphs have played in history Of particular emphasis are the code breaking endeavors by Allied intelligence networks during World War II Shipwreck, also part of the Eyewitness series, investigates famous sea disasters and rescues Like the other books in the popular series, Shipwreck is lavishly illustrated Chris Stephenson, writing in School Librarian, called it an excellent source of historical evidence and nautical information Platt has also written several books about inventions His The Smithsonian Visual Timeline of Inventions, which appeared in 1994, won praise from reviewers for its comprehensiveness Platt divides the development of technology throughout the ages into five sections, including agriculture, conquest, and communication The timeline begins at 600,000 BCE, around the time humans likely began using fire, and includes predictions for innovations that may occur in the near future Cathryn A Camper, reviewing The Smithsonian Visual Timeline of Inventions for School Library Journal, praised Platt s skilled use of illustration and text, which the critic felt teaches a sophisticated form of literacy similar to that provided with multimedia learning tools an area in which Platt already had a great deal of writing experience Readers will delight in the colorful pictures and the text, which gives just enough information to satisfy curiosity, opined Voice of Youth Advo


    Anne Smith
    I shared this book with a year 2 boy whilst on my alternative placement. He was totally enthralled by the information and pictures. The book has many chapters detailing the lives of pirates. It has links to history with the pirates of ancient Greece section and further links with pirates of the Roman world. It also has links with Geography with a section on navigation and maps. Children can learn of the fates of prisoners that were captured by pirates and discover the amazing treasures they amas [...]

    Pirates give scope to the lives of pirates. It links to history with the pirates of Ancient Greece section, and further links with pirates of the Roman world. There are also geographical links with a section on navigation and maps. The book details about the fates of prisoners that were captured by pirates and discover the wonderful treasures they accumulated. It further informs about the lives of pirates at sea on famous ships such as the Jolly Roger, and explains the limitations of their food [...]

    Timothy Boyd
    OK I know these are supposed to be kid books but they are awesome! Great pictures and just enough text to make you want to learn more. Great choices for a beginning history reader or to start an older reader out in a new area. Every time I pick one of these up and read it I learn new things. Highly Recommended

    Lots of interesting facts and pictures!

    Great reference book about pirates. Eyewitness book .

    This book is a long and interisting history based on the art of piracy.The book explains a lot about the pirates of the carrabien, the vikings, and the medditerainian sea pirates.The pirates i like best are the carrabien ones because they commanded all the islands around it. Some say they still haunt the bermuda triangle. I still think its a mith. Better leave it to the mithbusters! The reason I chose this book is because I was very curious as to why they did what they did. Ounce I found outu it [...]

    Has table of contents, glossary and index. Has very detailed information on many different subtopics. Has lots of pictures of real artifacts. More detailed than the other eye witness book. Has a section on pirates in theatre, slavery and navigation. For more advanced readers 3rd and above.

    I love using these DK books for research, it's amazing what you can discover from children's books.

    Typical eyewitness book

    sketches and pictures of artifacts and information about pirates and how people lived during the height of pirate attctions, including how they died

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