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Wonderful Houses Around the World (Discoveries in Palaeontology)

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Publisher Comments:

Showing the tremendous variety of dwellings worldwide — log cabins, houses on stilts, cave dwellings, boathouses, and yurts — this book addresses why each house is build the way that it is. Reasons — such as blending into the landscape. confusing invaders, being able to travel with one's home, using whatever materials are at hand — are as varied as the homes themselves.

List of Houses included: and#160; Dogtrot log house, based on dogtrots built in the southern U.S.

Chalet, based on chalets built in the Austrian Alps.

Pueblo, Taos, New Mexico

Connected barn, based on connected barns common in northern New England.

Cave dwelling, Guadix, Andalucia, Spain

Palafitos (house on stilts), Chiloe Island, Chile

Palazzo Dario, Venice, Italy

Chateau La Brede, Bordeaux, France

Tulou, Hangkeng village, Yongding, China

Half-timbered houses, Miltenberg am Main, Germany

Greek island village houses, Astipalaia Island, Greece

Decorated houses of Ndebele, Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa

Yurt, based on yurts in Mongolia and other parts of central Asia.

Airstream trailer, USA

Floating house, Middleburg, the Netherlands

Tree house, USA

Synopsis:

Fascinating and unique, Wonderful Houses Around the World gives children a welcome entrée into other places and other lives throughout the world. Glorious two-page photographic spreads capture families outside their homes, be they simple or imposing. Detailed cutaway illustrations reveal the inside of each house, showing the various family members engaged in typical daily activities. Captions explain where each house is located, the environmental conditions that affect the house design, how the family lives in the home, and their possessions — all providing interesting glimpses of life in other cultures. The ten houses profiled include a red mud dwelling with thatched towers in Togo, a yurt in Mongolia, a steep-roofed, shake-covered house in Transylvania, and a large donut-shaped communal building for 300 in China. This book increases children's wonder about and cultural awareness of the many different people and ways of life around the world.

Synopsis:

A picture is worth a thousand words; the 10 photos in this book, along with the accompanying descriptive detailed drawings, make this a very informative book for children. There has never been a photographer of buildings like Yoshio Komatsu. He has travelled extensively around the world for 25 years, photographing hand-built homes. Photos from Mongolia, China,, Indonesia, India, Romania, Tunisia, Spain, Togo, Senegal, and Bolivia. Each structure is beautifully photographed, and then colorfully rendered in pen and wash, with many descriptive captions explaining the everyday life of children and families in these homes.

About the Author

Giles Laroche lives in Salem, Massachusetts. His amazing paper relief art has illustrated many childrens books. This is his first book for Houghton Mifflin.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780936070346
Author:
Nishiyama, Akira
Author:
Komatsu, Eiko
Illustrator:
Nishiyama, Akira
Author:
Nishiyama, Akira
Author:
Laroche, Giles
Author:
Komatsu, Yoshio
Publisher:
Shelter Publications
Subject:
Architecture, domestic
Subject:
House & Home
Subject:
International Architecture - General
Subject:
JUVENILE NONFICTION / House & Home
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
Architecture-World
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Discoveries in Palaeontology
Publication Date:
20041231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 1 to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color photos and illustrations throughou
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in 7.5 oz
Age Level:
05-12

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Product details 48 pages Shelter Publications - English 9780936070346 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Fascinating and unique, Wonderful Houses Around the World gives children a welcome entrée into other places and other lives throughout the world. Glorious two-page photographic spreads capture families outside their homes, be they simple or imposing. Detailed cutaway illustrations reveal the inside of each house, showing the various family members engaged in typical daily activities. Captions explain where each house is located, the environmental conditions that affect the house design, how the family lives in the home, and their possessions — all providing interesting glimpses of life in other cultures. The ten houses profiled include a red mud dwelling with thatched towers in Togo, a yurt in Mongolia, a steep-roofed, shake-covered house in Transylvania, and a large donut-shaped communal building for 300 in China. This book increases children's wonder about and cultural awareness of the many different people and ways of life around the world.
"Synopsis" by ,
A picture is worth a thousand words; the 10 photos in this book, along with the accompanying descriptive detailed drawings, make this a very informative book for children. There has never been a photographer of buildings like Yoshio Komatsu. He has travelled extensively around the world for 25 years, photographing hand-built homes. Photos from Mongolia, China,, Indonesia, India, Romania, Tunisia, Spain, Togo, Senegal, and Bolivia. Each structure is beautifully photographed, and then colorfully rendered in pen and wash, with many descriptive captions explaining the everyday life of children and families in these homes.
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