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Why humans build up : the rise of towers, temples and skyscrapers / Gregor Craigie ; illustrated by Kathleen Fu.

Craigie, Gregor, (author.). Fu, Kathleen, (illustrator.).

Summary:
"People have been constructing tall buildings for thousands of years, for many different reasons. Castle walls kept people safe. Observatories give people a bird's-eye view. Beautiful buildings stand out in the crowd. With a growing global population, we need more space. But what does that mean for the health of the planet? Tall buildings may be part of the answer to building a sustainable future." -- Back cover.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781459821880
  • ISBN: 1459821882
  • Physical Description: 86 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.
  • Publisher: [Victoria, British Columbia] : Orca Book Publishers, 2022.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 82) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Security: building tall to stay safe -- Spirituality: for those who dream of the heavens -- Ingenuity: structures as inventive as they are tall -- Utility: sometimes being the tallest thing around is useful -- Rivalry: competition to build sky-high -- Beauty: built to be beautiful -- Industry: rising up to get the job done -- Observatories: building a bird's-eye view -- Luxury: creating extravagant homes high in the sky -- Efficiency: using less land by building up -- Sustainability: can tall buildings help us save the planet?
Subject: Tall buildings > Juvenile literature.
Skyscrapers > Juvenile literature.
High-rise apartment buildings > Juvenile literature.
Temples > Juvenile literature.
Observatories > Juvenile literature.
Tall buildings.
Buildings.
Genre: Informational works.
Illustrated works.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Adams County Library System.

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  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Trone Memorial Library (East Berlin) J720.483 CRA (Text)
Endowment: In Memory of Command Sergeant Major William J. Mayer Named Endowment, 2023
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