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

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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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"In this mock scrapbook, a cartoon girl named Corry Lapont provides a photographic tour of green structures around the globe. Corry describes skyscrapers like the Hearst Tower in New York City, designed for reduced electricity use, and Torre Agbar in Barcelona, which contains solar cells on its outer walls. In addition to her insights, several sidebars, charts, and comic strips examine tunnels and subways, geo-desic domes, and dams. Kaner offers a detailed introduction to green technology for readers interested in the environment and architecture. Ages 8 — 12." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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ISBN:
9781554535705
Author:
Kaner, Etta
Publisher:
Kids Can Press
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-Transportation and Architecture
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Publication Date:
20120431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this mock scrapbook, a cartoon girl named Corry Lapont provides a photographic tour of green structures around the globe. Corry describes skyscrapers like the Hearst Tower in New York City, designed for reduced electricity use, and Torre Agbar in Barcelona, which contains solar cells on its outer walls. In addition to her insights, several sidebars, charts, and comic strips examine tunnels and subways, geo-desic domes, and dams. Kaner offers a detailed introduction to green technology for readers interested in the environment and architecture. Ages 8 — 12." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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