Earth-friendly Buildings, Bridges and More

Earth-friendly Buildings, Bridges and More

The Eco-journal of Corry LaPont

Book - 2012
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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 colourful drawings, fun facts and the occasional wisecrack from Corry's kid brother, Riley.
Publisher: Toronto, On. : Kids Can Press, c2012.
Branch Call Number: J 720 KAN
Characteristics: 64 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,29 cm.
Additional Contributors: MacEachern, Stephen

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nanis4925
Feb 24, 2013

The facts were interesting along with the pics.It gave you a clear vision of how a realistic type of tower or building looked like.I wouldn't recommend this to a friend though,some people would have a different opinion like," it's boring",but in my opinion it has all the good qualities a book needs.Good Job,to the author!

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Alex0349
Feb 18, 2013

I liked this book cause of the facts

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Shelby0353
Feb 15, 2013

I love book because it had a lot of reallt interesting facts!

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Joseph6
Feb 11, 2013

Great book with lot's of AWESOME facts :D

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