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The Robot Zoo

Kelly, John and Dr. Philip Witfield and Obin

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ISBN 10: 1570360642 / ISBN 13: 9781570360640
Published by Turner Publishing Inc, Atlanta, 1994
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Hardcover in dustjacket. Folio. First American edition. Book is in Very Good condition in glossy boards with pictorial endpapers. Bumps to bottom edges of the boards, moderate shelf wear, and lightly tanned pages. Jacket is in Very Good - condition with three small closed tears, slight fading, and moderate shelf wear. Color illustrations throughout including several folding illustrations, some of which show signs of wear. One has a large closed tear. Not price-clipped. In protective mylar. 49 pp. including index. Bookseller Inventory # 16558

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Title: The Robot Zoo

Publisher: Turner Publishing Inc, Atlanta

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Cutaway images of robots and their animal partners explore the intricacies of each of the animals depicted, using a mechanical approach to clearly and vividly explain the digestive and circulatory systems, movement, and adaptation process.

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Slightly reminiscent of David Macaulay's The Way Things Work, this striking book wows readers with its unique take on the animal kingdom. Each page features a small inset of one of 16 creatures, along with an abundance of related facts. But the real focus is on the animal's robot twin-and here Kelly and his cohorts pull out all the stops. Tongues firmly in cheek, they draw cutaway views to show each creature's "innards," and explain, from an engineering angle, the function of each part. The rhino robot, for example, has "solid casing to protect the computer (very thick skull protecting the brain)," and "dual food processors (stomachs)." The chameleon sports "protective sleeves for visual receptors (eyelids)" and "flat video screens" that "show camouflage patterns (skin cells called chromatophores lying beneath skin scales)." Brimming with detail, meticulously illustrated and enhanced by several gatefolds, this oversized volume will have young readers (and their adult counterparts) glued to the pages as they gain a real appreciation for the marvels of nature's engineering. All ages.
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Warwick Books, is an Internet-only bookseller that specializes in hard-to-find books for avid readers and collectors. Many of our books are out of print. Specialties include literature, signed firsts, art and photography, design, illustrated books, cookbooks, field guides, children's books, needlecraft books, and Americana. We recently acquired a large private collection of books on military history. The focus is on World War II as well as aviation history. Warwick Books is a member of IOBA, the Independent Online Booksellers Association.

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