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Why we live where we live

Author: Kira Vermond; Julie McLaughlin
Publisher: Toronto ; Berkeley, CA : Owlkids Books, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Why do you live where you do? The answer is a lot more complicated than it might seem. Why that house? Why this community? Why do cities sprout where they do? And what makes living there even possible? Geography, topography, climate, landscape, food, politics, economics, and more all play a role in how we choose the place we call home. This book takes readers on a tour of various ways humans adapt to our  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Literature
Juvenile literature
Ouvrages pour la jeunesse
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kira Vermond; Julie McLaughlin
ISBN: 9781771470117 1771470119 9781771470810 177147081X
OCLC Number: 869266690
Notes: Includes index.
Target Audience: 930L; Sentence length: 5 (very hard); Word frequency: 2 (easy)
Description: 48 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Planet Perfect --
The Comfort Zone --
Food in All the Right Places --
Just Add Water --
Power Gives Us a Buzz --
Say What? --
Falling Far from the Family Tree --
Money is a Roam'n Numeral --
Immigrating for a Better Life --
A History of Cities --
The City Surge --
Live Where You Work --
This Place Feels Just Right --
Planning a Livable City --
Urban Planning Gone Wild --
Life in the Danger Zone --
Get Out of Town! --
Climate Change on the Move --
Space, the Final Frontier --
The Happiest Places on Earth --
Home: It's All Yours.
Responsibility: written by Kira Vermond ; illustrated by Julie McLaughlin.

Abstract:

Why do you live where you do? The answer is a lot more complicated than it might seem. Why that house? Why this community? Why do cities sprout where they do? And what makes living there even possible? Geography, topography, climate, landscape, food, politics, economics, and more all play a role in how we choose the place we call home. This book takes readers on a tour of various ways humans adapt to our environments — or change them to suit our needs. It considers the big picture — we live on Earth because it has a breathable atmosphere — right down to the little things, like friendly neighbors, that simply make us happy. Why We Live Where We Live looks back in history at the transition from nomadic hunting to farming and the rise of cities following the Industrial Revolution. It also looks ahead to anticipate new concerns: how will climate change and rising water affect people who live near the ocean? Can humans survive in space? This comprehensive, cross-curricular resource will equip readers with solid background in human habitation and context about their place on the planet.

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