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Title:
Creative country construction : building & living in harmony with nature
Author:
Inwood, Robert.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Sterling Pub. Co., [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
288 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780806971155
Format :
Book

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Central Library TH4815 .I56 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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"Recommended for academic collections, public library collections and individuals interested in homesteading in a nature-friendly manner."-- Library Journal . "A copious compendium of old timey skills and ambitious projects...beautifully illustrated."-- Mother Earth News . "Beautifully detailed....I strongly recommend this book."-- Last Whole Earth Catalog .


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Library Journal Review

The volume under review is a combination and expansion of the authors' classic In Harmony with Nature and Country Comforts. In five chapters on log styles, four on post-and-beam styles, three on building basics, and a comparative wood-frame section, techniques and adaptive solutions are offered to the prospective country builder and homesteader. The text reads as a first-person narrative, which is difficult to maintain at intervals owing to the profusion of photographs, drawings, and diagrams. The current volume also returns to its predecessors' construction sites and updates the reader on their progress. Captions are clear when the drawings are not self-explanatory. As a think piece and a guide to solving site problems, this is a strong effort; a small but complete index and a metric conversion table are included. Recommended for academic technical collections, larger public library woodworking/homebuilder collections, and individuals interested in homesteading in a nature-friendly manner.-Alex Hartmann, INFOPHILE, Skokie, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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