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Star Wars: Attack of the Clones Incredible Cross-Sections Hardcover – April 23, 2002


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 - 17 years
  • Grade Level: 3 - 12
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: DK CHILDREN (April 23, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789485745
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789485748
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 10.6 x 13.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #857,576 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This Star Wars Cross-sections book is a must-have for Star Wars fans.
Kristy M. Ross
If you like Star Wars and want to know more than you can possibly imagine about Star Wars engineering, pick this book up right away.
J. Miller
This book is must have for any fan who want to know more than what is shown in the movie.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Gregory R Burnett on April 26, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I think few people really "care" whether the Millenium Flacon can go zero to sixty in 3.1 seconds or 3.2 seconds but there is a distinct group of fans out there who are absolutely intriuged by the Star Wars universe in a way that makes us want to quantify it. I say "us" because I am such a fan. I've done things most people would consider quite abnormal (does anyone here know how much energy it takes to vaporize an asteroid as in Empire Strikes Back?)
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.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By DJK ver 2.0 on June 9, 2002
Format: Hardcover
"Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones--Incrdeible Cross-Sections" is an absolute must for any Star Wars fanatic. Besides giving the specs on the most popular hardware in the movie, this book gives brief histories and explanations of how the vehicles came to be.
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.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 27, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I would like to simply say that this is a great book and by far superior to any of the other tech books previous released, especially those by WiG. The decision by Lucasfilm to use the wealth of Curtis Saxton is giving the impression that they would like to correct some of the grevious and sloppy mistakes made by other authors. Dr. Saxton did an excellent job with this book, which is not suprising since he never does anything half-way. Be sure to visit his site: Star Wars Technical Commentaries.
Great job Dr. Saxton, and thank you Lucasfilm.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Miller on September 13, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I just recently received this book and all I can say is that it's the bomb! The pages are full of intricate details about both the vehicles and story of Episode II. The foldout of the Republic Dropship is definitely a highlight of the series. If you like Star Wars and want to know more than you can possibly imagine about Star Wars engineering, pick this book up right away.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "webby003" on July 1, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This book has it all and more! With over 10 ships drawn in amazing detail. Each ship (or vehicle) has cut away views that show power sources, shields, gravity technology, cargo space and more! The vehicles all have a Data File that tell you the manufactuar, the make, dimensions, speed, power, armament , crew, and all the data is thourgh and organized. This book is must have for any fan who want to know more than what is shown in the movie.
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This is the cross-sections of the vehicles from episode II Attack of the Clones. While quite detailed and infomative it is still a book most likely meant for younger people. It is short on the page count at 32 pages but the shear size of the book is impressive at 10 1/2 X 14 inches. The art work is quite impressive and some pictures include the pilot or occupants of the ship which is a nice touch. The middle page folds out into a four page panel. I recommend it.

Ships included are as follows.

The Naboo Cruiser.
Zam's Airspeeder
Anakin's Airspeeder.
The Jedi Starfighter.
Slave I (Jango Fett's Ship).
Owen Lars' Swoop Bike.
Padme's Starship.
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.
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