Built by Animals

Meet the creatures who inspired our building world

Built by Animals
$24.00
Illustrated by:
Format: Hardback, 80 Pages
ISBN: 9780711265707
Buy from an Online Retailer
US:
               
CA:
      
AU:
   

Description

Following on from the incredible Invented by Animals, Built by Animals introduces us to the creatures who have inspired the materials and techniques that are used in the building world today.
 
Meet the animals behind the most amazing building tech, humorously brought to life by Yeji Yun and expertly explained by WWF educator Christiane Dorion. This book dives into theworld of biomimicry and answers questions like:
  • How can we use more solar energy to power our homes?
  • How can we grow plants in the desert?
  • How can we pump water to the top of very tall buildings?
  • How can we clean polluted rivers?
From the bee’s honeycomb shape that strengthens structures to termites’ that build their nests with natural air-con, these creatures did it first! And, at the end of the book, find out who wins big at the Animal Builder Awards! Will it be the prairie dog, the peacock, the beaver, or the firefly?

Built by Animals explores this amazing STEM subject in a deceptively simple way, showing children that the future of architecture can be inspired by and be respectful of nature.

The author

Christiane Dorion is an award-winning author and educational consultant. She has written a number of children’s books about the natural world and has worked with WWF and other environmental organisations for over 30 years. You can visit her website at www.christianedorion.com.

Yeji Yun is an illustrator and artist (currently) based in Seoul, South Korea. Since graduating from Kingston University in London, she has been working with various clients from all over the world. Yeji has won and been shortlisted for numerous awards, including the 3x3 International Illustration Show No.13 in 2016.

Reader reviews

Specs

Format: Hardback, 80 Pages
ISBN: 9780711265707
Size: 9.252 in x 10.866 in / 235 mm x 276 mm
Published:

You might also be interested in

Excellent Engineering Teachers’ Guide
Learn to make a bottle submarine, a smartphone boombox, a weather vane and more with this brilliant book of simple home experiments!
Read More >
Food For You Bonus Recipes Giveaway
  Order your copy of Food For You (on sale July 19th) before July 31, 2018, and you’ll receive a set of three extra recipes to go with the book! Entrants will be emailed on August 1.   Buy from an Online Retailer US:           CA:     AU: About the Book This introduction to healthy eating gives ‘tweens’ ...
Read More >
Take a trip to National Parks of the U.S.A.
Order your copy of National Parks of the U.S.A. (on sale first week of July) before July 31, 2018, and be entered for a chance to win one of two prizes! One (1) grand prize winner will receive one “America the Beautiful – National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands” Annual Pass Ten (10) winners will receive an exclusive National ...
Read More >
See More Posts