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Richard Platt on Wikipedia
Richard Platt (born 15 April 1953) is a British writer of nonfiction and information books and multimedia works, primarily for children.
Platt was born in Northumberland, England. He started writing when aged 27 with how-to articles and books about photography. By 1992 he had begun writing non-fiction books for children, initially collaborating with Stephen Biesty in a successful series that capitalized on the illustrator's facility for cross-sectional drawings. Since then, Ric…