Built by Animals introduces us to the creatures who know how to build, and looks at how their techniques have been copied in human construction.
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 by humans in the building world today.
Meet over 26 animals behind the most amazing building tech, humorously brought to life by Yeji Yun and wittily and expertly explained by WWF educator Christiane Dorion. This book dives into the world 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.
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.
Children’s & educational
Wide Eyed Editions
Designed by Nature
7 - 12
Natural history (ChildrenÆs/Teenage)