Take Shelter: At Home Around the World

Take Shelter: At Home Around the World


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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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ISBN-13: 9781459807426
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Publication date: 10/01/2014
Series: Orca Footprints Series , #5
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 1,249,631
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.37(d)
Lexile: NC1240L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Nikki Tate is the author of more than 30 books, most of which are for children and teens. Her Footprints title, Deep Roots: How Trees Sustain Our Planet, received several award nominations and was named by the New York Public Library as one of 2016’s Best 100 Books for Kids. She lives in Canmore, Alberta.

Dani Tate-Stratton lives with her husband in Victoria, British Columbia, but is always plotting her next trip. When she isn’t exploring other cities, she is a graphic designer, writer, compulsive crafter and devoted dog mom.

Table of Contents


Chapter One: In the Ground
  • Snug as a Bug in a…Cave
  • Way Back When…in Iran
  • Kekuli Houses
  • Luxury Living Underground
  • Living (Way) Down Under
  • Nestled Under a Green Roof
  • Living Rough In Las Vegas
  • 344 Days Underground
Chapter Two: On the Move
  • Early Shelters
  • Following the Herds
  • Rolling Down the Road
  • All Aboard!
  • Gone Cruising!
  • At Home on the Road
  • Fly Away Home
  • Houses that You Move To
  • Building with Supersized Blocks
Chapter Three: Houses that Live and Breathe
  • Messy, Marvelous Mud!
  • What’s Up Top?
  • Natural Building
  • The 3Rs: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • What’s on Hand?
  • Mountaintop Living
  • What’s Keeping You Warm?
Chapter Four: Innovation
  • Get Creative!
  • At the Ends of the Earth
  • Floating Home
  • Temporary Housing
  • Efficient Homes
  • Ways of Living Together
  • Intentional Communities
  • Barn Raising
  • Shelter for Everyone

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