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Earth-friendly buildings, bridges and more : the eco-journal of Corry LaPont / written by Etta Kaner ; illustrated by Stephen MacEachern.

By: Kaner, Etta.
Contributor(s): MacEachern, Stephen [ill.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Toronto, ON ; Tonawanda, NY : Kids Can Press, c2012Description: 64 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm.ISBN: 1554535700; 9781554535705.Other title: Earth-friendly buildings, bridges & more.Subject(s): Sustainable architecture -- Juvenile literature | Urban ecology (Sociology) -- Juvenile literatureSummary: A tour of some of the world's greenest structures.
Item type Home library Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Children's Book Children's Book Dr. James Carlson Library
Children's NonFiction 720.47 K16 (Browse shelf) Available 33111007209071
Children's Book Children's Book Main Library
Children's NonFiction 720.47 K16 (Browse shelf) Available 33111007448505
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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.

Includes index.

A tour of some of the world's greenest structures.

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