October 16, 2013

Sustainable architecture

Earth-Friendly Buildings, Bridges and More: The Eco-Journal of Corry Lapont
by Etta Kaner

Corry Lapont is a fictional girl and an aspiring engineer. Corry's eco-journal takes the form of a scrapbook in which she describes the cutting-edge, sustainable architecture that she's visited all over the world. In clear, kid-friendly language, she explains the construction of skyscrapers, bridges, tunnels, domes, dams, dikes, locks and levees. Structures visited include the Torre Mayor building in Mexico City, the tilting Gateshead Millennium Bridge in England, and the Maeslant Barrier in Rotterdam. Complex concepts are clarified with simple activities and comic strip panels.

A very accessible book for children interested in construction and the environment.

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