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Title:
Take shelter : at home around the world
Author:
Tate, Nikki, 1962- , author.
Publication Information:
Custer, WA : Orca Book Publishers, 2014.
Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
Summary:
A roof, a door, some windows, a floor. All houses have them, but not all houses are alike. Some have wings (airplane homes), some have wheels((Romany vardoes), some float; some are made of straw, some of snow and ice. Some are enormous, some are tiny; some are permanent and some are temporary. But all are home. Take Shelter explores the way people live all over the world and beyond--from the Arctic to the Antarctic, from an underground house in Las Vegas to the International Space Station. Everywhere people live, they adapt to their surroundings and create unique environments, using innovative techniques to provide that most basic of needs: shelter.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
NC 1240 Lexile.
ISBN:
9781459807426
Format :
Book

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Lancaster Library GT172 .T38 2014 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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A roof, a door, some windows, a floor. All houses have them, but not all houses are alike. Some have wings (airplane homes), some have wheels (Romany vardoes), some float; some are made of straw, some of snow and ice. Some are enormous, some are tiny; some are permanent and some are temporary. But all are home. Take Shelter explores the way people live all over the world and beyond--from the Arctic to the Antarctic, from an underground house in Las Vegas to the International Space Station. Everywhere people live, they adapt to their surroundings and create unique environments, using innovative techniques to provide that most basic of needs: shelter.


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Booklist Review

There is a universal human need for shelter, but much can be gleaned about the particular values, customs, and available resources of a group of people by studying their domiciles. The homes included in the book are a fair survey of almost all regions of the world and socioeconomic conditions, from yurts of Mongolian nomads to capsule hotels in Japanese urban centers. Chapters are organized into types of homes, including those that are built below ground, constructed of plants and animals, designed to be mobile, and configured with cutting-edge innovations to maximize efficiency. The authors include their own asides about their world travels and observations about homes that they have personally occupied. Full-color photographs celebrate the world's most unusual and amazing dwellings. A home is much more than a composition of building materials, and this book is an appealing introduction to a case study in cultural anthropology.--Anderson, Erin Copyright 2014 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-5-What makes a house a home? Using accessible text and inviting photography, mother-daughter team Tate and Tate-Sutton take readers on a tour of homes, celebrating the diversity of structures that different groups of people, in the past and the present, have constructed around the world (and in outer space: the International Space Station is also mentioned). Chapters focus on all kinds of homes-underground, portable, and those constructed from nature-based and innovative materials. Structures as large as castles and as small as capsule hotels are highlighted, along with those created by necessity (the World War II-era Priest's Grotto caves and the contemporary storm drains of Las Vegas); homes that accommodate nomadic cultures, such as Mongolian yurts; and houses designed to meet the unique challenges of geography, including igloos built from ice and palafitte houses (abodes on stilts) built in flood zones. Captioned photographs include images of people, structures, and daily activities, including eating and studying. Potentially unfamiliar terms are defined in the text, "Home Facts" margin notes accent relevant statistics, and "My Place" sidebars feature first-person reflections from the authors, whose extensive travel experience informs their perspective. The textbook-style layout suggests an audience of social studies classrooms, but the subject matter makes the book appealing for pleasure reading as well. A detailed index models the process of index use, and the shortened URLs in a website "Resource List" make addresses easy to copy and share. However, no bibliography of print sources is included. Overall, an appealing and accessible addition to a global studies curriculum.-Jill Ratzan, I. L. Peretz Community Jewish School, Somerset, NJ (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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