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3.93  ·  Rating Details  ·  55 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Discover the world of espionage -- from the early spymasters to the electronic surveillance of today.

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 pe

Paperback, 64 pages
Published June 2000 by DK Children (first published January 1st 1996)
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May 15, 2013 Barbara rated it it was amazing
Spy – Just saying the word out loud gives you a feeling of excitement and suspense. Who are they? How do you become a spy? What is a mole? What kinds of exciting gadgets do spies use in their work? Find the answers to these questions and more in the book Spy by Richard Platt. This Eyewitness book is full of amazing photographs of spies and their gadgets. Read about real secret weapons, famous spies from history and visit the useful spy websites found in the back of the book. You never know where ...more
Aug 13, 2013 Westcoast_girl rated it liked it
When I was younger, my brother and I studied this book like it was the be-all end-all book to spying.
Like every Eyewitness book, it has large white pages filled with diagrams, small captions, and many photos. Because of its publisher, I have confidence that the information is as accurate as it could be.
This book is a good book for kids who are interested in spies because it gives them the facts without scaring them.
Een verrassende en boeiende nieuwe Ooggetuigen over de geheimzinnige wereld van spionnen. Schitterende kleukrenfoto's van vindingrijke spionagegadgets en onthullende verhalen over topspionnen geven een uniek beeld van mensen die in schaduw werken.
DK Eyewitness books are great for giving a well-illustrated overview of a topic. This one on Spying is no exception and does the job until a visit to the International Spy Museum can be arranged.
Sep 04, 2011 Theo rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
this was ok. it wasn't long enough to have good detail, however. my only complaint.
Apr 09, 2016 Luca rated it liked it
I found this one a little off my interist.
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Richard Platt is the author of more than sixty informative books for young readers, and he also writes for innovative multimedia projects. Some of his most popular works have been collaborations with illustrator Stephen Biesty on the "Cross-Sections" series. After a failed attempt to forge a career as a photographer, Platt discovered that he had a knack for writing. "I started writing abou
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