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Lift-the-flap engineering

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Lift-the-flap engineering

Engineering helps shape the world around us, from the houses and cities we live in, to the way we travel, and even the sound of the music we listen to. Lift the flaps in this fascinating book to discover how engineering works and the many things engineers do. Includes internet links to find out more. Published for the 2018 Year of Engineering.

“Whether at school, at the library or on their own bookshelf at home, I’m sure this eye-opening book will help inspire many budding inventors and engineers to think about how they could change the world.”
Nusrat Ghani, Minister for the Year of Engineering


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Extra information

Key Stage: KS2/3 S; Age 7+

ISBN: 9781474970372
16 pages
276 x 216mm

Author/Editor: Rose Hall and Alex Frith

Press reviews

An absolutely gorgeous hardback book with beautiful illustrations and as you would expect, thoroughly researched text from Usborne. And there are literally hundreds of flaps to help you understand what is going on beneath the surface. Highly Recommended.
A fantastic showcase of how creative, varied and inventive engineering can be.
An inspirational and perfectly engineered introduction to the exciting world of engineering.
Lancashire Evening Post

Reader reviews

Fascinating Engineering Facts!
The Usborne Engineering lift the flap book is very interesting and engaging. It describes facts with detail and has fun pictures. The writing is clear and I couldn’t stop reading it. I particularly liked the Soyuz rocket explanation of how it carry supplies to the International Space Station (ISS). By Harry D (age 9)

Harry D, 14th October 2018


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