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Earth-Friendly Buildings, Bridges and More - ETTA KANER

Earth-Friendly Buildings, Bridges and More

Hardcover Published: 1st April 2012
ISBN: 9781554535705
Number Of Pages: 64
For Ages: 8 - 9 years old

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Introducing Corry Lapont: 12-year-old and aspiring "green" engineer. This dynamic title takes the form of Corry's scrapbook. It's a dazzling collection of postcards, brochures and other memorabilia documenting Corry's research into green design. Kid-friendly language explains the engineering behind some of the planet's most cutting edge towers, bridges, tunnels, domes, dams, dikes, locks and levees. These structures include the Vizcaya Bridge in Spain, where gondolas transport cars over the Nervion River, and the Channel tunnel, where trains speed between England and France in just 35 minutes. Readers will explore the environmental impact of structures, such as the pros and cons of dam construction and how rainwater can be used to cool buildings. Complex concepts are clarified with simple activities, as well as colorful drawings, fun facts and the occasional wisecrack from Corry's kid brother, Riley.

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The explanations and presentation are kid-friendly ...--School Library Journal This handsome, information-rich, yet brief illustrated "eco-journal" fills a gap---and more.--Kirkus Reviews Kaner offers a detailed introduction to green technology for readers interested in the environment and architecture.--Publishers Weekly

ISBN: 9781554535705
ISBN-10: 1554535700
Audience: Children
For Ages: 8 - 9 years old
For Grades: 3 - 4
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 1st April 2012
Publisher: KIDS CAN PR
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 22.1  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.51

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