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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.).

"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.

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  • 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.
Genre: Informational works.
Illustrated works.

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


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Trone Memorial Library (East Berlin) J720.483 CRA (Text)
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