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The Manual of Aeronautics: An Illustrated Guide to the Leviathan Series is an illustrated companion book to the Leviathan series. Illustrated by Keith Thompson and written by Scott Westerfeld, the book includes color images, showing the Leviathan's deck plans, cutaways of some of the machines in the series, pictures of some of the fabricated beasts on the airship, and costumes and portraits of the characters.

The book was officially released on August 21, 2012.

The book shares its name with the aeronautics manual that Deryn uses and learns from in the series.

Official description[]

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.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 The Manual of Aeronautics. Simon & Schuster. Retrieved on December 13, 2011.