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Alternative construction : contemporary natural building methods
Elizabeth, Lynne.
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New York : Wiley, [2000]

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xxiii, 392 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction : The natural building movement / Lynne Elizabeth ; The realities of specifying environmental building materials / Cassandra Adams -- A new context for building codes and regulation / David Eisenberg -- Natural conditioning of buildings / Ken Haggard ... [et al.] -- Structural properties of alternative building materials / Bruce King -- Adobe / Michael Moquin -- Cob / Michael Smith -- Rammed earth / David Easton -- Modular contained earth. Earthbag / Joseph Kennedy and Paulina Wojciechowska with special acknowledgment of the work of Nader Khalili ; Earth-rammed tires / Michael Reynolds -- Light clay / Robert Laporte and Frank Anderson with special acknowledgment of the work of Franz Volhard -- Straw-bale / Kelly Lerner, Bob Theis, and Dan Smith -- Bamboo / Darrel DeBoer and Karl Bareis -- Earthen finishes. Earth plasters / Carole Crews ; Earth floors / Bill and Athena Steen -- Integrated systems with rammed earth : Charles Sturt University, Thurgoona Campus, New South Wales, Australia / Marci Webster-Mannison -- Straw, clay, and carrizo : Obregon Project, Northern Mexico / Bill and Atheena Steen -- Light-clay house additions : school/residence in Wisconsin / Lou Host-Jablonski -- Variations on earthbag. The Honey House--Moab, Utah / Kaki Hunter and Doni Kiffmeyer ; Residences in Arizona and Wisconsin / Dominic Howes ; Sandbag House, Rum Cay Island, Bahamas / Steve Kemble and Carol Escott -- The value of indigenous ways : Habitat for Humanity International / C. Wayne Nelson -- Building technology transfer. Raising straw-bale housing for farmworkers in California / Kelly Lerner, Dan Smith, and Bob Theis ; Introduction of straw-bale construction to Mongolia and China / Kelly Lerner -- Epilogue : Finding the soul of natural building / Tom Bender.
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