Higher Education

National Geographic Reader: Architecture & Construction, 1st Edition

  • includes VPG eBook Printed Access Card
  • National Geographic Learning
  • ISBN-10: 1133960235  |  ISBN-13: 9781133960232
  • 115 Pages
  • © 2013 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $20.75
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About

Overview

ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION W/PAC EBOOK is a part of a ground-breaking new series, the National Geographic Learning Reader Series. This series brings learning to life by featuring compelling images, media and text from National Geographic. Through this engaging content, students develop a clearer understanding of the world around them. Published in a variety of subject areas, the National Geographic Learning Reader Series connects key topics to authentic examples and can be used in conjunction with most standard texts or online materials available for your courses. Access to a media enhanced eBook included with each reader. This reader is designed to be used in combination with several core texts in Architecture, Engineering and Construction. Used as a supplement with two strong brands of National Geographic and Delmar Learning, this reader brings relevancy, critical thinking skill activities, vocabulary and career information to topics covered in architecture and construction. With broad articles included in the reader, the companion website will allow you and your students to apply topics as they show how the theories are applied in a real world setting.

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Features and Benefits

  • Includes a collection of articles relevant to architecture and construction. Each article has an introduction to provide context for the student as well as focus questions that suggest ideas to think about while reading the selection.
  • Rich photography and compelling images are used throughout the reader to further enhance understanding of the selections.
  • A chapter culminating section includes discussion questions to stimulate both in-class discussion and out-of-class work.
  • Additional resources are available via a media-rich eBook. This eBook contains Anticipation Guides, Flashcards, Citizenship activities, career links, critical thinking activities and writing activities. Also included are performance standards, rubrics and differentiated instructional suggestions for instructors, as well as the capability to highlight, take notes, search and bookmark.

Table of Contents

The Big Idea: Safe Houses.
Technology: Town on the Move.
How to Help: Don't Fan the Flames.
My Seven: What We Learn from Deadly Quakes Physical Change.
Tunnel Vision.
Up On the Roof.
The New Great Walls.
Saving Energy: It Starts at home.
Next: Simulating Wildfires.
Technology: Full Tilt.
Kazakhstan's Tomorrowland.
Village Green Biomimetics.

Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

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— Kendra Hill, South Dakota State University

"National Geographic is the perfect balance of readable, understandable science with stunning visual images."

— Jennifer Cole, Northeastern University

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Architectural Drafting and Design  (ISBN-10: 1435481623 | ISBN-13: 9781435481626)

ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING AND DESIGN, 6E is the classic text for all architectural drafters and CAD operators, whether beginning, intermediate, or advanced. This full-color, comprehensive edition provides the basics of residential design, using various types of projects that a designer or architect is likely to complete during the actual design process and is written to meet the most recent editions of IRC and IBC. This book begins with information on architectural styles that have dominated the field over the last four centuries, followed by basic design components related to the site and structure. Commercial drafting, basic materials used for construction, common construction methods and drawings typically associated with commercial construction are all covered. An important feature of this best-seller is its step-by-step instructions for the design and layout of each type of drawing associated with a complete set of architectural plans, with projects that can be completed using either CAD or manual drawing methods. Readers will gain the knowledge needed to complete the drawings required by most municipalities to obtain a building permit for a single-family residence.

List Price = $291.95  | CengageBrain Price = $291.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $219.50

Student Supplements

Architectural Drafting and Design  (ISBN-10: 1435481623 | ISBN-13: 9781435481626)

ARCHITECTURAL DRAFTING AND DESIGN, 6E is the classic text for all architectural drafters and CAD operators, whether beginning, intermediate, or advanced. This full-color, comprehensive edition provides the basics of residential design using various types of projects that a designer or architect is likely to complete during the actual design process and is written to meet the most recent editions of IRC and IBC. This book begins with information on architectural styles that have dominated the field over the last four centuries, followed by basic design components related to the site and structure. Commercial drafting, basic materials used for construction, common construction methods, and drawings typically associated with commercial construction are all covered. An important feature of this best-seller is its step-by-step instructions for the design and layout of each type of drawing associated with a complete set of architectural plans, with projects that can be completed using either CAD or manual drawing methods. Readers will gain the knowledge needed to complete the drawings required by most municipalities to obtain a building permit for a single-family residence.

List Price = $291.95  | CengageBrain Price = $291.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $219.50