The Manual of Aeronautics: An Illustrated Guide to the Leviathan Series

The Manual of Aeronautics: An Illustrated Guide to the Leviathan Series

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by Scott Westerfeld, Keith Thompson
     
 

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A lavishly illustrated, full-color companion to Scott Westerfeld’s New York Times bestselling Leviathan trilogy.

A must-have for any fan of Scott Westerfeld’s Leviathan trilogy, The Manual of Aeronautics is an illustrated guide to the inner workings of the Darwinist and Clanker powers. Loaded with detailed descriptions and

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A lavishly illustrated, full-color companion to Scott Westerfeld’s New York Times bestselling Leviathan trilogy.

A must-have for any fan of Scott Westerfeld’s Leviathan trilogy, The Manual of Aeronautics is an illustrated guide to the inner workings of the Darwinist and Clanker powers. Loaded with detailed descriptions and elaborate, four-color illustrations of Darwinist beasties and Clanker walkers, weapons, transport, and uniforms, this manual highlights the international powers that Deryn and Alek encounter throughout their around-the-world adventures. This guide draws back the curtain and reveals the inner depths of Westerfeld’s fascinating alternative world.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up—Fans of Westerfeld's "Leviathan" books (S & S) will already be familiar with the steampunk story that blends history with fantasy, as well as with Thompson's amazing illustrations. The series begins in an alternate 1914 Europe, in which 15-year-old prince Alek (son of Archduke Franz Ferdinand) plays a key role in the war between the Clankers and the Darwinists. The Clankers use mechanized objects to do battle, and the Darwinists use genetically engineered beasts. The story takes place in a world in which objects that readers would usually expect to be inanimate, like ships, weapons, and even maps, are often living creatures. While the novels are mostly filled with Westerfeld's narratives, interspersed with Thompson's occasional black-and-white illustrations, Aeronautics puts Thompson's artwork front and center, now in full color. Fans of the series will appreciate the intricately detailed pictures of the airship Leviathan, as well as beasts of all shapes and sizes, uniforms, weapons, vehicles, and people. This volume might also serve as a gateway for curious readers into the novels, or even to the history books so they can learn about what really happened during The Great War.—Andrea Lipinski, New York Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442454125
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Publication date:
08/21/2012
Series:
Leviathan Series
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
835,466
Lexile:
IG1190L (what's this?)
File size:
8 MB
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Scott Westerfeld is the author of the Leviathan series, the first book of which was the winner of the 2010 Locus Award for Best Young Adult Fiction. His other novels include the New York Times bestseller Afterworlds, the worldwide bestselling Uglies series, The Last Days, Peeps, So Yesterday, and the Midnighters trilogy. Visit him at ScottWesterfeld.com or follow him on Twitter at @ScottWesterfeld.
Keith Thompson’s work has appeared in books, magazines, TV, video games, and films. See his work at KeithThompsonArt.com.

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The Manual of Aeronautics: An Illustrated Guide to the Leviathan Series 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is a fantastic guide for all readers who liked the Lavithan series. It was great to learn about the Darwensts and the Clankers. The art was also fantastic! I recomend this book for all readers who love this series. Go Clankers!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book really shows what Scott had described in his book! It has great images, and it's perfect for people who liked the Leviathan series, but couldn't quite picture some of the machins and fabrications. Outstanding job!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved reading the Leviathan Trilogy by Scott Westerfeld! Having this guide on hand gives a greater mental image to understanding the looks and workings of Darwinist and Clanker machinations!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waiting for egift card to show up on my nook!!!! Gonna buy this first!