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Earthen Floors

by Sukita Reay Crimmel & James Thomson

Down and dirty ? a complete step-by-step guide to making, installing and living with beautiful, all-natural earthen floors

For most of human history, people have lived in durable, comfortable buildings made...


Building the Pyramids

by Bob Moores

This book examines the architectural achievements of the Egyptian pyramid builders and how they may have accomplished those deeds. Many of their building techniques we today cannot explain. The baffling puzzle...


The Shell Builders

by Colin Brooker & Lawrence S. Rowland

Beaufort, South Carolina, is well known for its historical architecture, but perhaps none is quite as remarkable as those edifices formed by tabby, sometimes called coastal concrete, comprising a mixture of...


Stereotomy

by Arthur Willard French

?Stereotomy? is a comprehensive handbook on stereotomy, the art or technique of cutting stone, with chapters on quarrying, cutting, finishing, tools and equipment, masonry, and much more. Written in simple,...


Structural Dislocations And Crack Patterns On Masonry Buildings

by Angelo Spizuoco & Anna Spizuoco

Analysis of cracks on masonry buildings proves to be quite difficult, and so sometimes expert's scientific knowledge cannot be enough to do so, a vast experience is needed, built on practice gained through field...


Brickwork and Paving

by Michael Hammett

This is a comprehensive guide to clay bricks and mortars, their physical and aesthetic properties, and their use in a wide range of building projects. Clear, accessible text, supported by full-colour illustrations...


Stone Restoration Handbook

by Chris Daniels

Whether you are an artisan, an architect or a homeowner, The Stone Restoration Handbook demonstrates the best approach and techniques to use when preserving and repairing historic buildings. It introduces the...