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Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels

Star Wars: The New Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels

by W. Haden Blackman, Ian Fullwood
     
 

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Text by W. Haden Blackman
All new full color illustrations by Ian Fullwood
From the beat-up landspeeders that whisk travelers between desert towns on Tatooine to Jabba the Hutt’s luxurious sail barge and the elegant Naboo Royal Starship, the vehicles and vessels in the Star Wars universe have captivated millions of delighted fans.

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Text by W. Haden Blackman
All new full color illustrations by Ian Fullwood
From the beat-up landspeeders that whisk travelers between desert towns on Tatooine to Jabba the Hutt’s luxurious sail barge and the elegant Naboo Royal Starship, the vehicles and vessels in the Star Wars universe have captivated millions of delighted fans.

In light of the ever-expanding saga, the New Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels features completely updated entries that cover more than 150 ships, along with brand new, full-color illustrations by dazzling artist Ian Fullwood. This new volume encompasses craft from all five movies, the bestselling novels of the New Jedi Order, comics, TV specials, and games. Inside you will find:

• Detailed profiles and vital statistics for each vessel, including data covering the vehicle’s construction, size, maximum speed, and its role in Star Wars history
• A revealing Layman’s Guide to Technology, covering common terms applied to each class of vehicle
• An outline of engine technologies that drive the craft across the Star Wars galaxy, and of the unique weapons they boast
• Schematics for each vehicle, providing the reader with instant visual reference
Discover the modifications Han Solo and Chewbacca made on the Millennium Falcon to make it one of the fastest vessels in the galaxy; the secrets of the Imperial All Terrain Armored Transport Walker, possibly the most formidable military vehicle ever assembled; the reasons the Tribubble Bongo Sub is the chosen way to navigate the watery depths of Naboo; and the unique and lethal properties of the Yuuzhan Vong’s living starship, the Coralskipper.

Skiffs, cargo haulers, shuttles, podracers, gunships, sandcrawlers– if it flies, glides, drives, or speeds in the Star Wars galaxy, you’ll find it in The New Essential Guide to Vehicle and Vessels!
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The new, expanded guide to vehicles and vessels in the Star Wars universe includes machines and spaceships featured in the movies The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones as well as the New Jedi Order novels. Highlighting more than 150 vessels featured throughout the Star Wars movies, novels, comics, and video games, this updated reference guide is a Star Wars fan's dream come true. From the formidable At-At (Imperial All Terrain Armored Transport Walker) to the massive bio-engineered Yuuzhan Vong Worldship, each entry includes full-color illustrations and schematics, as well as a detailed history of the vehicle.

Author W. Haden Blackman says it best in the introduction: "That the vehicles of Star Wars are able to engender emotion is part of the saga's tremendous appeal. Boba Fett's Slave I is menacing, reflecting his disposition; Imperial Star Destroyers display the Emperor's power with a single visual outline; and the [Millennium] Falcon is a crucial member of the heroic home team. All these vessels linger in our minds because we connect to them as more than just plastic models or computer-generated images; they feel real."

Also included are a list of major manufacturers, detailed information about vehicle classes, and engine and weapon technologies, as well as a short history of historic battles in the Star Wars timeline. This New Essential Guide to Vehicles & Vessels will be an invaluable addition to any Star Wars fan's library. Paul Goat Allen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345449023
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/30/2003
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
345,039
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.48(d)

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