Earth-Friendly Buildings, Bridges and More Book Review


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

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Earth-Friendly Buildings, Bridges and More – 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.

“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, geodesic domes, and dams. Kaner offers a detailed introduction to green technology for readers interested in the environment and architecture. Ages 8-12.” – Publishers Weekly

We recently received this beautiful book for a review. We loved reading about the different buildings, bridges and learning all about how they are made, what they can do and how it all comes together. This book is beautifully written and it will be a fun read for both kids and grownups.

About the Author: Etta Kaner writes for both children and educators. The majority of her children’s books are non-fiction and have been translated into many languages.

Earth-Friendly Buildings, Bridges and More is perfect for ages 8 to 12, with 64 pages, costs $18.95  and it’s available from April 2012.

For more children’s books visit Kids Can Press!

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