9781502609809. ea vol: 112p. (Careers in Construction). bibliog. further reading. glossary. index. photos. Cavendish Square. 2016. lib. ed. $42.79. ebk. $42.79.
Gr 8 Up—This thoroughly researched, text-heavy series introduces readers interested in construction to career possibilities and explores the training and skills necessary for the jobs. In each, four chapters that focus on educational requirements, activities and responsibilities, and current and future outlooks deliver an honest, realistic look at the profession. Vibrant photos provide much-needed splashes of color amidst pages of black-and-white text; captions enclosed in yellow rectangles, blue headings, and a blueprint at the top of each new chapter create a unified design scheme that allows readers' attention to stay focused on the material.
VERDICT Although a bit dry, this comprehensive series provides a strong introduction to the construction industry.

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