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    Automata and Mechanical Toys (Hardback) By (author) Rodney Peppe

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    DescriptionAutomata and mechanical toys delight children and adults alike with the beauty of their design and the excitement of their movement. This book explains how the mechanisms work and celebrates many leading makers. The book covers the history of automata and mechanical toys, including the early inventors from Hero of Alexandria, through the mechanical marvels of the 18th and 19th centuries, to contemporary automata. Also included is advice on how to get started; tools and materials required; and techniques together with step-by-step instructions and theme projects based on the author's 12 days of Christmas.


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    Title
    Automata and Mechanical Toys
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rodney Peppe
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 220 mm
    Height: 288 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 862 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781861265104
    ISBN 10: 1861265107
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HIS
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    BIC subject category V2: HBT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC21: 745.592
    LC classification: NK
    B&T General Subject: 120
    B&T Approval Code: A04400000
    Ingram Subject Code: AO
    Libri: I-AO
    BIC subject category V2: WFH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14260
    BISAC V2.8: CRA039000
    DC22: 688.728
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ANT050000
    Thema V1.0: NHT, WFH
    Illustrations note
    160 colour photographs, 44 line drawings
    Publisher
    The Crowood Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    The Crowood Press Ltd
    Publication date
    26 August 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Ramsbury
    Author Information
    Rodney Peppe is author-illustrator of over eighty children's books, and creator of Huxley Pig and Angelmouse for television. Rodney Peppe's Moving Toys was published in 1980, and this led to his toymaking. He rarely sells, but exhibits in one-man shows at venues including the V&A Museum of Childhood and the National Theatre.