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Architect (How Do I Become A. . . Series)

Architect (How Do I Become A. . . Series)

by Mindi Rose Englart, Peter Casolino (Illustrator), Peter Casolino (Photographer)

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Children's Literature
This book is part of the juvenile vocational guidance series "How Do I Become A ...?" It provides excellent material for upper elementary, middle and some high school students. How does someone learn to be an architect? In this book you will learn about the many disciplines and skills that are needed to develop designs and to work with clients. It starts with a very thorough educational requirements discussion and then describes the examinations and licenses required. There is a nice informational section on working with clients. Research, planning and development are covered. The process begins with drafting and design, models, the creation of a project manual, and even teamwork. One learns about renovations, new construction, the building site, and on to the grand opening. The readers will know by the end of the book if this profession is right for them. This has been a good choice for inclusion in the series because there tends to not be so much in this area at a lower school age level. One of the best features is that it could be used with those upper level high school students who may have reading difficulties. A Glossary, For More Information, and an Index are included in the back. 2002, Blackbirch Press/Thomson Gale,
— Naomi Butler
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-These offerings focus mostly on the schooling and training necessary to enter each field. Details about education, job training, skills, and interests required are covered. Both titles are clearly written and fairly well organized. Chef, however, discusses becoming a chef by attending culinary school, but does not mention the possibility of starting at the bottom and working up. It also includes a couple of recipes midway through the book, which interrupts the flow of the text. Additional facts are printed on illustrated clipboards in Architect, and inside frying pans in Chef. Many of the full-color, captioned photographs are good illustrative examples, while some are extraneous. Several of Architect's photographs and examples are from the architectural firm Svigals + Partners in New Haven, CT, and Johnson & Wales University's culinary program in Providence, RI, is used as a main example in Chef. The only Internet sites listed in each title are those for the firm and the school, respectively. Both books are sound selections where needed. Other good choices are Stephanie Maze's I Want to Be a Chef (Harcourt, 1999), which is broader in scope, and Mary Bowman-Kruhm's A Day in the Life of an Architect and Liza N. Burby's A Day in the Life of a Chef (both Rosen, 1999).-Melinda Piehler, North Tonawanda Public Library, NY Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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Blackbirch Pr Inc
Publication date:
How Do I Become A. . . Series
Product dimensions:
7.64(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range:
9 - 13 Years

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