Homes on the Water

Homes on the Water

by Nicola Barber


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A waterside home is a home that lies next to, or floats on, a sea, a river, a lake, or a canal. This exciting new book looks at homes built beside, over, or on top of water in cities such as Venice and Hong Kong, and high in the Andes Mountains on Lake Titicaca. Detailed photography shows what these kinds of homes are made from and what they look like inside. Other interesting topics include working, going to school, and getting around on water, and how people living near water are affected by flooding, soil erosion, hurricanes, and water pollution. A world map identifies the cities and countries featured in the book.

Teacher’s guide available.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778735595
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/28/2007
Series: Homes Around the World Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 213,892
Product dimensions: 8.75(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: NC610L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

Table of Contents

What is a waterside home?     6
Old and new homes     8
Floating homes     10
Building a waterside home     12
Inside a waterside home     14
The weather     16
The environment     18
School and play     20
Going to work     22
Getting around     24
Where in the world?     26
My own floating home     28
Glossary     30
Further information     31
Index     32

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