- Age Range: 10 - 17 years
- Grade Level: 5 - 12
- Hardcover: 32 pages
- Publisher: DK Children (April 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0789485745
- ISBN-13: 978-0789485748
- Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 0.4 x 14 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #240,176 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Star Wars: Attack of the Clones Incredible Cross-Sections Hardcover – April 3, 2002
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Top Customer Reviews
Dr. Saxton has long been a highly regarded member of the Star Wars technical enthusiast community, as I call it. His site is one of the most referenced authorities on just about anything Star Wars and this book is in many ways an extension of his site (hosted on TheForce.net if you care). What Dr. Saxton has done is take all the available material that LucasFilm would give him and given us the most comprehensive review of the vehicles and vessels that liter the worlds of Attack of the Clones and give each place its own personality. He also does two small things which I am appreciative of and I hope many others are equally appreciative of.
Firstly it goes into great depth as to the "purpose" (in the SW world) of thousands of tiny bits and pieces of the starships and vehicles. It is the kind of detail that can make a world seem more real, it gives depth much as telling us the number of cylinders in an engine gives depth to a car. The little blurbs surrounding the excellent illustrations give you a feel for the nity gritty and also serve as a nice way to just skim through the book. They are each litle windows into a piece of the SW world (whether through telling us what hot-rod engines are doing on a speeder or informing us of how big troop formations are).
Secondly it gives you real world figuires for acceleration, shielding, and firepower.Read more ›
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Ships included are as follows.
The Naboo Cruiser.
The Jedi Starfighter.
Slave I (Jango Fett's Ship).
Owen Lars' Swoop Bike.
The Trade Federation Core Ship.
The Geonosian Fighter.
The Republic Assault Ship.
The Republic Gunship (displayed on the middle fold out pages).
The AT-TE (All Terrain Tactical Enforcer).
The Solar Sailer.
Not to mention some of the trivia is interesting. Wonder what type of ship Slave 1 (Jango Fett's ship) is? Why don't you see more in the universe? Who built it and how did Jango get it? What modifications did Boba make later? All these questions are answered for Slave 1 and the other prominent vehicles in the movie.
I've spent hours pouring over the details. The details present in the "schematic" of the enormous Republic Assault Ship can be mesmerizing. The cross section of the Trade Federation Core ship is simply fun. Try figuring out how Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan got around the thing in Episode One. The artists usually placed a figure in the drawing to give you some idea of the scale of the vehicle. You don't appreciate how big some of these ships are until you see a batallion of clone troopers dwarfed in comparison.
I'd recommend this for any Star Wars enthusiast, anyone that appreciates detailed Science Fiction, or fans of creative art.
Great job Dr. Saxton, and thank you Lucasfilm.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book would get zero stars from me, if not for the as always gorgeous illustrations. But Dr. Saxton's numbers are nothing short of a stroke-fest for his die-hard followers, and... Read morePublished on March 14, 2011 by SomeRandomGuy
This book is a collection of descriptions of the vehicles used during the Clone Wars.The Republic Assault Ship is the biggest Republic ship to battle the Separatists in the war. Read morePublished on January 6, 2011
Oddly, the book was found in the library for ages 5 to 10 and my 7 yr. old great-grandson kept checking it out for his "read-to-me" book. Read morePublished on December 22, 2010 by D. Nading
This book is the bomb! The art is amazing and facinates the imagination, the quality of the book is perfect, The cross-sections are the best and are getting bigger... Read morePublished on July 13, 2006
Ep 2's turn to have it's spaceships and other craft pulled apart and exposed in all their glory. Once again the foldout format is still the best and great for childern and... Read morePublished on September 10, 2003 by A. J. Cherrington
really ignites a kid's imagination. i got this for my nephew and he loves it!Published on June 13, 2003 by jeff s