Earth-Friendly Buildings, Bridges and More by Etta Kaner
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.
 

About Etta Kaner

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Etta Kaner is an elementary school teacher and writer for both children and educators. Her children?s books have won numerous awards, including the Silver Birch Award, the Scientific American Young Readers Book Award and the Science in Society Book Award. She lives in Toronto, Ontario. Stephen MacEachern has illustrated more than 10 children?s books. He is also a web and print designer and has taught illustration at the Sheridan Institute, where he himself studied. Stephen lives in Erin, Ontario, with his wife and two children.
 
Published April 1, 2012 by Kids Can Press, Ltd.. 64 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Children's Books, Nature & Wildlife.

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Kaner, the Toronto-based winner of numerous nonfiction book awards, introduces readers to Corry Lapont, the clever 12-year narrator of this "Eco-Journal" and an always-curious wayfinder through a brave new world of "smart" architectural projects and principles.

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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, designe

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In this mock scrapbook, a cartoon girl named Corry Lapont provides a photographic tour of green structures around the globe.

May 07 2012 | Read Full Review of Earth-Friendly Buildings, Bri...

City Book Review

This book is about environmentally friendly structures.

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