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Spy
     

Spy

by Richard Platt
 

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Featuring an extra-sturdy library binding!

Everybody knows that spies wear white dinner jackets, drive sports cars, like their drinks shaken not stirred, and carry electric saws disguised as watches. Or do they? Certainly, some real spies are sophisticated members of the diplomatic service, but most are ordinary people from all walks of life. Spy is a journey

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Featuring an extra-sturdy library binding!

Everybody knows that spies wear white dinner jackets, drive sports cars, like their drinks shaken not stirred, and carry electric saws disguised as watches. Or do they? Certainly, some real spies are sophisticated members of the diplomatic service, but most are ordinary people from all walks of life. Spy is a journey through the history of espionage, from biblical spies who helped bring down the walls of Jericho to today's technological intrusions on the internet. Real-life spying equipment and gadgets are as amazing as those designed by Q for James Bond. Eyewitness Spy shows how, after the Cold War, and despite the new spirit of international cooperation, there is still a place for the spy in the modern world. Written by Richard Platt, author of the best-selling Cross-sections! Man-of-War and Eyewitness Pirate, Spy is a unique introduction to the dangerous lives of those who exist in the shadowy world of espionage.

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School Library Journal
Gr 5-8In the format typical of this series, busy two-page chapters describe and illustrate the history, purpose, methods, and tools of spying from biblical times to the present. Military, industrial, and surveillance spying are also discussed. Fictional spies are featured in the last chapter. An attempt is made to explain how the Enigma cipher machine operated during World War II, but it is not satisfactory. In a section about cracking the Purple code, a caption states that Pearl Harbor was attacked at night, when it was actually 7:55 a.m. The full-color photos and reproductions add a great deal to the text. This book is by no means a necessary purchase, but readers will enjoy browsing through the world of stealth and espionage.Eldon Younce, Harper Elementary School, KS

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756650346
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
05/18/2009
Series:
DK Eyewitness Books Series
Pages:
72
Sales rank:
303,488
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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