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

Price: 4.83 USD

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Author Name: Kaner, Etta

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Publisher U.S.A. KIDS CAN PR 2012

ISBN Number 1554535700 / 9781554535705

Seller ID 093231

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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Earth-Friendly Buildings, Bridges and More: The Eco-Journal of Corry Lapont, Etta Kaner (Author), Stephen MacEachern (Illustrator)
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