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Richard Platt has written more than 30 books, and he has been a children's author since 1992


Obras por Richard Platt

The Incredible Cross Section Book (1992) 826 exemplares
Pirate (Eyewitness Books) (0001) — Autor — 634 exemplares
Spy (Eyewitness Books) (1996) 429 exemplares
Shipwreck (Eyewitness Books) (1997) 241 exemplares
Film (Eyewitness Books) (1992) 237 exemplares
Visual Timeline of Inventions (1994) 158 exemplares
Kingfisher Knowledge: Forensics (2005) 112 exemplares
Julius Caesar (DK Discoveries) (2001) 84 exemplares
The Coolest Cross-Sections Ever! (2001) 82 exemplares
London (Through Time) (2009) 67 exemplares
Beijing (Through Time) (2008) 64 exemplares
Pompeii (Through Time) (2007) 61 exemplares
Plagues, Pox, and Pestilence (2011) 59 exemplares
Shipwreck Detective (2006) 55 exemplares
A World of Information (2016) — Autor — 49 exemplares
Plague and Fire (Collins Big Cat) (2012) 38 exemplares
Olympics (Through Time) (2012) 36 exemplares
Everest (DK Discoveries) (2000) 35 exemplares
New York City (Through Time) (2010) 27 exemplares
Castle (DK Experience) (2007) 25 exemplares
Flight (DK Experience) (2006) 24 exemplares
The Vanishing Rainforest (2003) 21 exemplares
Space Explorer Atlas (1999) 20 exemplares
Amazing Pop-Up 3-D Time Scape (1999) 20 exemplares
Hieroglyphics (Treasure Chests) (2003) 18 exemplares
Galactic Mission (DK Adventures) (2014) 15 exemplares
Versus: Pirates (2010) — Autor — 11 exemplares
Pirate / Castle Diary Flip-Over (2006) 11 exemplares
A World Of Discovery (2018) — Autor — 10 exemplares
Discovering Pirates (2002) 8 exemplares
Code Making, Code Breaking (2011) 7 exemplares
The Ultimate Photo Data Guide (1989) 7 exemplares
Double Crossing (2010) 5 exemplares
Halloween (Flip Flap Journeys) (2016) 3 exemplares
The Photographer's Copybook (1985) 3 exemplares
O Cinema Livro 1 2 exemplares
Letting blood (1989) 2 exemplares
The Book of Inventions (1995) 2 exemplares
Au coeur des choses (1999) 2 exemplares
Spiders' Secrets 1 exemplar
Les egyptiens t3 1 exemplar
Il cinema (1992) 1 exemplar
Vakooja (1997) 1 exemplar
Uitvindingen verklaard (1998) 1 exemplar
Pirates 1 exemplar
Piratas Livro 1 1 exemplar
Gerichtsmedizin (2006) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Slightly Foxed 15: Underwear Was Important (2007) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Slightly Foxed 27: Well Done, Carruthers! (2010) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Slightly Foxed 68: Ring Out, Wild Bells (2020) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
Slightly Foxed 35: Tarka the Rotter (2012) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Slightly Foxed 60: A Dickens of a Riot (2018) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Slightly Foxed 58: A Snatch of Morning (2018) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Slightly Foxed 44: My Grandfather and Mr. Standfast (2014) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Northumberland, England, UK

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Richard Platt has published more than 100 books, 32 of which were for DK. He has written on almost every topic you can imagine, but is particularly interested in the history of science and technology, and social history. He has become a bit of an amateur expert on the subject of life at sea, smuggling, and piracy. Most of his books are illustrated information books for children, but he has also written stories for children and several for adults. Some have won prizes, including the Smarties silver prize, and a Blue Peter award. Richard also writes TV scripts and museum interpretation, and he has appeared on TV and radio.



This looks like an unusual book. First of all, it's enormous. Second of all, it manages to be a little gruesome even though it's cartoony. Even though it's a fictional story, it seems like the kind of thing a kid could use for a report on ancient Rome. There's a whole section of historical notes and a bibliography in the back.
LibrarianDest | 4 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |
Esta obra envolvente, ilustrada, permite viajar no tempo e conhecer as vidas e descobertas dos grandes inventores a partir de uma abordagem nunca vista, desde o famoso grito de Arquimedes até os incríveis avanços atuais da Medicina e Tecnologia, como a internet e os exames de DNA.
editora_sesimg | Dec 11, 2023 |
I was so very obsessed with this book as a kid. Oddly, one of the parts I remember most vividly was checking out what all the little people were doing. And the soldier whose intestines were hanging out in the tank cross section, of course. Biesty really knows how to appeal to kids.

I'd love to reread this as an adult.
caedocyon | 2 outras críticas | Jul 18, 2023 |
Both good and bad. One page for every "adventurer". Packed with illustration. Lively. But the overall structure that is imposed is odd and looks, perhaps, imposed by an editor? The first section is called "Discovery, Conquest, and Loot" and includes the stories of 14 adventurers, starting with the Carthaginian general Hannibal, and ending with Captain Cook, the English explorer. For most of the 14 adventurers, it is a stretch to make them fit the theme. Benvenuto Cellini is probably the most egregious example, failing on all three fronts, as he mostly managed briefly to escape a prison. The book would be better off without these divisions and themes, it will hurt the brains of young readers who notice how poorly they are chosen. Still interesting though, because it ranges far over both time and space, and some of the adventurers were people I had never heard of.… (mais)
themulhern | Jun 20, 2023 |



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