Wild Buildings and Bridges

Wild Buildings and Bridges

Architecture Inspired by Nature

by Etta Kaner and Carl Wiens

Hardback Publication Date: 02/10/2018

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The surprising ways nature has influenced architecture.

From cactuses to birds' wings, termite towers to honeycombs, this book celebrates more than thirty examples of nature's influence on building and bridge designs all over the world. In some instances, architects looked to nature to solve structural problems, like creating an earthquake-proof bridge by mimicking the long roots of a type of grass known for stabilising riverbanks.

Other examples show how nature provides artistic inspiration, like the famous buildings designed by Frank Gehry that evoke the beauty of moving fish. The incredible structures in this book prove that nature and architecture are perfect partners! Sidebar biographies tell us more about these famous architects who have used nature to spectacular effect in their designs. Fun activities throughout add an interactive element, with step-by-step instructions for science experiments and a design-your-own-structure activity.

Award-winning author Etta Kaner combines science and art in this unique look at nature's influence on architecture and design. The emphasis on problem-solving and critical thinking make it an excellent choice for science and technology lessons on structures, mechanisms and engineering. The book could also be used for studying earth science and the environment, as it promotes sustainability and eco-friendly structures.

Detailed and eye-catching illustrations by award-winning artist Carl Wiens help make the concepts clear and easy to understand. This book will fascinate budding architects and makers who love building and learning how things work. Includes a glossary, resources, author's sources and an index.

Book Features:

  • Includes more than thirty examples of natureinspired designs
  • Perfect for budding architects and makers who love building and learning how things work
  • Terrific resource for lessons on STEM and the environment
ISBN:
9781771387811
9781771387811
Category:
Buildings & construction (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
02-10-2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Kids Can Press, Limited
Country of origin:
Canada
Pages:
40
Dimensions (mm):
279x216x9.52mm
Weight:
0.44kg
Etta Kaner

Etta Kaner is a retired 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.

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