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1 "How-to" Build This Log Cabin for $3,000
McPherson, John Prairie Wolf 0897459806 / 9780897459808 PAPERBACK New 
0897459806 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 140 p. Audience: General/trade. Here John heads to the woods with chain saw and some few other tools, brings home the logs, chops & whittles a bit, salvages some windows & doors, buys the entire roof package, leaves the floor dirt, installs a wood burning stove and ends with a permanent, two story log building for less than most any down payment. 
Price: 26.00 USD

18 Ideale Stadt: Reale Projekte (Ideal City - Real Projects): GMP in China
Pastuschka, Bernd; Shiling, Zheng; von Gerkan, Meinhard Hatje Cantz Publishers 377571667X / 9783775716673 Hardcover Very Good 
377571667X ~Very Good. Light shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Hardcover with no dust jacket. Book is oversized and/or heavy, priority or international orders will require additional shipping funds. 
Price: 12.00 USD

2 Against Architecture (Green Arcade)
La Cecla, Franco PM Press 1604864060 / 9781604864069 PAPERBACK New 
1604864060 First published in 2008, (as?Contro l?architettura),?Against Architecture?has been translated into French and Greek, with editions forthcoming in Polish and Portuguese. The book is a passionate and erudite charge against the celebrities of the current architectural world, the ?archistars.? According to Franco La Cecla, architecture has lost its way and its true function, as the archistars use the cityscape to build their brand, putting their stamp on the built environment with no regard for the public good.?More than a diatribe against the trade for which he trained, Franco La Cecla issues a call to rethink urban space, to take our cities back from what he calls Casino Capitalism, which has left a string of failed urban projects, from the Sagrera of Barcelona to the expansion of Columbia University in New York City. He finds hope and some surprising answers in the 2006 uprisings in the Parisian suburbs and in wandering the streets of San Francisco. La Cecla recounts his peregrinations, whether as a consultant to urban planners or as an incorrigible flaneur, all the while giving insights into how we might find a way to resist the tyranny of the planners and find the spirit of place. As he comments throughout on the works of past and present masters of urban and landscape writing, including Robert Byron, Mike Davis, and Rebecca Solnit, Franco La Cecla has given us a book that will take an important place in our public discourse. 
Price: 13.00 USD

19 Open spaces : the life of American cities
August Heckscher Harper & Row 0060118016 / 9780060118013 Hardcover Good 
0060118016 ~Good. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners; No markings, minor wear, satisfaction guaranteed. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. 
Price: 4.00 USD

3 Basic Roofing Principles by Schiller, James P
Schiller, James P Self Published, Mt. Angel 1994 TRADE PAPERBACK Good 
Good. No dust jacket as issued. clean text, tight binding, minor shelf wear to covers/corners, otherwise fine. 
Price: 9.00 USD

20 Planning Atomic Shelters: A Guidebook for Architects and Engineers by Albright, Gifford H. (editor)
Albright, Gifford H. (editor) Pennsylvania State University Press 1961 SPIRALBOUND Good 
196p. 22x29cm. Proceeds from this sale benefit the Friends of the Evergreen Library (FOEL) and The Evergreen State College (TESC), in Olympia, WA. Good. No dust jacket as issued. Ex-library. academic library markings, otherwise clean, spiral binding, minor shelf wear to covers/corners. 
Price: 47.00 USD

4 Builders of the Pacific Coast
Kahn, Lloyd Shelter Publications, Inc. 0936070439 / 9780936070438 PAPERBACK New 
0936070439 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Book is oversized and/or heavy, priority or international orders will require additional shipping funds. Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Sewn binding. 251 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. In 2004, Lloyd Kahn discovered a group of unique carpenters along the Pacific Coast of North America. Over a two-year period, he made four trips north from his home in the San Francisco Bay Area, up the coast, shooting the photos that appear in this book. To preserve homeowners privacy, specific locations are not given, but suffice to say this book focuses on the Pacific Coast north from San Francisco up to and around Vancouver Island, British Columbia, latitudes 37 to 49 degrees. There s been a vortex of creative carpentry energy in this part of the world over the last 30 years. Many of the builders shown here got started in the countercultural era of the 60s and 70s, and their work has never been shown in books or magazine articles. As in the author s previous books Shelter and Home Work, there are three featured builders: Lloyd House, master craftsman and designer who has created a series of unique homes on a small island; Bruno Atkey, builder of a number of houses and lodges built of hand-split cedar on Wild Coast (the Pacific Ocean side of Vancouver Island), and SunRay Kelley, barefoot builder tuned into Nature, who has designed and built wildly imaginative structures in Washington, California, and other parts of the country. In addition, there are working homesteads, sculptural buildings of driftwood, homes that are beautiful as well as practical, live-aboard boats, gypsy-type caravans, and examples of stunning architectural design. two predominant features of the landscape here are water and wood. Most of these buildings are on or close to the sea. Islands are reached by ferries; it s a marine environment. And, there s an abundance of wood. Trees grow fast and tall in rainy Northwest forests; many of these buildings were constructed entirely from logs off the beach or trees from adjacent land. You re invited to come along on these trips up and down the coast: going down these roads, riding the ferries, camping on the beaches, meeting these builders, a. 
Price: 24.00 USD

21 Redevelopment for livable communities
Roth, Rhys Energy Outreach Center 1996 B0006QTD9M PAPERBACK Good 
B0006QTD9M ~Good. No DJ, as issued. 88 pages. Trade Paperback. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. 
Price: 5.00 USD

5 Building Green, New Edition: A Complete How-To Guide to Alternative Building Methods Earth Plaster * Straw Bale * Cordwood * Cob * Living Roofs (Building Green: A Complete How-To Guide to Alternative)
Snell, Clarke; Callahan, Tim Lark Crafts 1600595340 / 9781600595349 PAPERBACK New 
1600595340 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Sewn binding. 615 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. best-selling and highly regarded reference to sustainable construction gets an update! It s refreshed with a completely revised introduction, a bright new cover, and extensive online resource tie-ins. Plus, it s now printed on recycled paper with agri-based inks, so it s greener than ever! This groundbreaking book doesn t just tell you about green house-building techniques: it actually shows you, with more than 1, 200 step-by-step photographs that follow the actual erection of an alternative building from site selection to final-touch interior details. Readers will get a clear sense of the real world challenges as Snell and Callahan create a lovely country cottage using four methods: straw bale, cob, cordwood, and modified stick-frame. Along with sidebars throughout, there s a thorough discussion of the fundamentals of building construction, alternative approaches, and designing a beautiful yet environmentally responsible home. Building Green was the first book of its kind and it remains heads and shoulders above other titles in this field. 
Price: 32.00 USD

22 Structure: An Architects Approach
H.Seymour Howard McGraw-Hill Education 0070305323 / 9780070305328 Hardcover Good 
0070305323 Clean text, ~Good. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Hardcover with unclipped Dust Jacket. 1st edition, 1st printing with full number line. 
Price: 14.00 USD

6 Building with Cob: A Step-by-Step Guide (Sustainable Building)
Adam Weismann; Katy Bryce UIT Cambridge Ltd. 1903998727 / 9781903998724 PAPERBACK New 
1903998727 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Sewn binding. 252 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. A Step-by-Step Guide Cob building uses a simple mixture of clay sub-soil, aggregate, straw and water to create solid structural walls built without shuttering or forms, on to a stone plinth. This ancient practice has been used throughout Britain for centuries? the fact that 45, 000 of Cornwall? s housing stock is cob, is a testament to the material? s strength and durability. Building with Cob shows how to apply cob-building techniques in a wide variety of situations. It covers everything from design, planning and siting, to roofs, insulation and floors. Lavishly illustrated with inspirational colour photographs, it is the first book of its kind in the UK. Authors: Adam Weismann and Katy Bryce undertook an apprenticeship in natural building with the Cob Cottage Company in Oregon, USA. On their return to the UK they started their company? Cob in Cornwall? . They have built and restored many cob buildings including two-storey houses, small studios and garden rooms, outside courtyards and fireplaces, and earth ovens. In 2003 they won a Pioneers to the Nation award from the Queen. They live in Manaccan, Cornwall. 272pp in full colour 255 x 205mm with 360 photos and 65 diagrams 
Price: 41.00 USD

23 Takasaki Masaharu: An Architecture of Cosmology
Princeton Architectural Press Princeton Architectural Press 156898121X / 9781568981215 PAPERBACK Fair 
156898121X Cover peeling off spine/signatures. ~Fair to Good. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Trade paperback binding. 
Price: 4.00 USD

7 Building with the Earth: Oregon's Cob Cottage Company
Cob Cottage::Inner Growth Books & Videos New 
This inspiring video introduces some remarkable people who create buildings out of cob that teach us how to live more simply and closer to the earth. This is the WHY to build with cob. 28 minutes. 
Price: 24.00 USD

24 The Autobiography of an Idea (Dover Architecture)
Sullivan, Louis H. Dover Publications 048620281X / 9780486202815 PAPERBACK Very Good 
048620281X ~Very Good. No DJ, as issued. Trade Paperback. Light shelf wear to covers/corners; clean text/tight binding; satisfaction guaranteed. 
Price: 3.00 USD

8 Building With Wood and Other Aspects of Nineteenth Century Building in Central Canada
Rempel, John I. Univ of Toronto Pr 0802064280 / 9780802064288 PAPERBACK Good 
0802064280 ~Good. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Trade paperback binding. Light spotting/foxing to pages. 
Price: 32.00 USD

25 The Barefoot Architect
Johan van Lengen Shelter Publications, Inc. 0936070420 / 9780936070421 PAPERBACK New 
0936070420 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 705 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. FROM THE JUNGLES OF BRAZIL A GREEN BUILDING MANUAL FOR THE 21ST CENTURY * Basic design, climate, and site planning for humid and dry climates * Adobe, rammed earth, bamboo, plaster, wood, concrete and ferro-cement * Foundations, roofs, floors, walls, doors, windows, and eco-techniques * Solar heating, water-powered electricity, natural cooling and ventilation * Water purification, pumps, cisterns, septic tanks, composting toilets This book is for people who dream of building a simple home. It is also for those in the building trades: carpenters, masons, plumbers, and artisans, as well as for urban planners, rural technicians, and small community designers. It covers basic design, use of a great variety of natural materials, construction details, natural heating and cooling, and water and sanitation techniques. Although many of the methods shown are traditional, more modern techniques are shown as well. FIRST ENGLISH TRANSLATION-INTERNATIONAL BEST-SELLER Manual do Arqiteto Descalco Johan van Lengen wrote and illustrated the Manual of the Barefoot Architect in Spanish in 1982, while in Mexico. government bought 40, 000 copies and placed one in every library in the country. book went on to sell over 200, 000 copies in Latin America. An extended version was later published in Portuguese in Brazil. This is the first English translation. 
Price: 16.00 USD

9 Bungalows, Camps, and Mountain Houses: 80 Classic American Designs
Phillips Comstock, William; Eaton Schermerhorn, Clarence Skyhorse Publishing 160239007X / 9781602390072 PAPERBACK New 
160239007X New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Pacific Northwest Independent Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 143 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. With its overhanging eaves, exposed rafters, fieldstone verandas, open floor plans, and fine woodwork, the bungalow has become a quintessential model of American architecture. A hybrid import from abroad over a century ago, its suitability for country living quickly led to its adoption throughout the United States. However, many modern homes lack the jaunty, distinctive style and attention to detail that characterize older bungalows and mountain houses. This unrivaled classic reveals the designs of thirty-two American architects, including descriptions of materials, siting, sanitation, color, furnishings, and an entire chapter devoted to camps, lodges, and log cabins. More than a lovely expression of old-fashioned charm, these plans can easily be adapted to create a modern vacation home or country cottage. 
Price: 13.00 USD

26 The Cob Builders Handbook: You Can Hand-Sculpt Your Own Home, 3rd Edition
Bee, Becky Groundworks 0965908208 / 9780965908207 PAPERBACK New 
0965908208 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 173 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Cob (an old English word for lump) is old-fashioned concrete, made out of a mixture of clay, sand, and straw. Becky Bee's manual is a friendly guide to making your own earth structure, with chapters on design, foundations, floors, windows and doors, finishes, and of course, making glorious cob. "I believe that building with cob is a way to recreate community and experience the joy of working together while taking back the right to build our own homes and look after our Mother Earth. " She loves doing something that makes sense in a world where lots of things don't. About the Author Becky Bee has built natural structures in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Central America, and Samoa. Her company Groundworks, has been at the forefront of the cob revival: building, teaching workshops, and hosting natural building symposiums. 
Price: 22.00 USD

10 Dwelling Portably 2000–2008 (DIY)
Davis, Bert; Davis, Holly Microcosm Publishing 1934620610 / 9781934620618 PAPERBACK New 
1934620610 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! 168 p. Practical advice about low-budget motion by choice--camping on the edges, living simply, getting by on the road and loving it. It's for modern nomads in the US choosing alternative lifestyles to working 9-5 in the same place. You get hard-won need-to-know wisdom like: How to live in cars. How to buy staples for 25 cents per pound. Can you camp in U-Hauls? Where can you find a cheap dentist? dangers of social services taking kids without a house. Fixing a free bike for long-haul travel. etc. -Cool Tools Lots and lots about things such as where in the wilds to put your poop in any given season, using a venom extractor to remove a tick, and how to recycle damaged plastic buckets with new uses. Also, if you re into camping (I mean into REAL camping, not living off of Ding Dongs stowed in the trunk) I m sure that this would be a great mag. Razorcake One of the finest publications we have ever come across. This is a guide by homeless folks for homeless folks. Holly and Bert Davis have been putting this collection of tips and anecdotes out for decades. Content ranges from cooking and bathing out of your car, to edible weeds, to improvised bicycle panniers, to musings on 12 volt microfiche readers and the practicalities of nudism. Home Grown Evolution. 
Price: 7.00 USD

27 The Doors of San Miguel de Allende
Robert de Gast Pomegranate Communications 156640990X / 9781566409902 Hardcover Very Good 
156640990X Hardcover with Dust Jacket. ~Very Good. Light shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. 
Price: 4.00 USD

11 Earth-Sheltered Houses: How to Build an Affordable... (Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series)
Roy, Rob New Society Publishers 0865715211 / 9780865715219 PAPERBACK New 
0865715211 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 255 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. An earth-sheltered, earth-roofed home has the least impact upon the land of all housing styles, leaving almost zero footprint on the planet. Earth-Sheltered Houses is a practical guide for those who want to build their own underground home at moderate cost. It describes the benefits of sheltering a home with earth, including the added comfort and energy efficiency from the moderating influence of the earth on the home's temperature-keeping it warm in the winter and cool in the summer-low maintenance, and the protection against fire, sound, earthquake and storm afforded by the earth. Extra benefits from adding an earth or other living roof option include greater longevity of the roof substrate, fine aesthetics, and environmental harmony. book covers all of the various construction techniques involved including details on planning, excavation, footings, floor, walls, framing, roofing, waterproofing, insulation and drainage. Specific methods appropriate for the inexperienced owner-builder are a particular focus and include: pouring one's own footings and/or floor; the use of dry-stacked (surface-bonded) concrete block walls; post-and-beam framing; plank-and-beam roofing, and drainage methods and self-adhesive waterproofing membranes. time-tested, easy-to-learn construction techniques described in Earth-Sheltered Houses will enable readers to embark upon their own building projects with confidence, backed up by a comprehensive resources section that lists all the latest products such as waterproofing membranes, types of rigid insulation and drainage products that will protect the building against water damage and heat loss. 
Price: 25.00 USD

28 The Earth-Sheltered House: An Architect's Sketchbook, 2nd Edition
Wells, Malcolm Chelsea Green Publishing 1603581073 / 9781603581073 PAPERBACK New 
1603581073 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 192 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Earth-Sheltered House is a classic in the annals of sustainable building books, written by a legend in the field of environmentally responsible architecture. Malcolm Wells has a fundamentally different way of looking at the design and building process, and his iconoclastic perspective has never been more apparent. Wells s work is revolutionary, but readers will find his message to be pure common sense. Earth sheltering offers superior comfort with minimal energy input, and it is adaptable to diverse terrains as well as a variety of architectural aesthetics. 
Price: 23.00 USD

12 Earthbag Building: The Tools, Tricks and Techniques (Natural Building Series)
Hunter, Kaki; Kiffmeyer, Donald New Society Publishers 0865715076 / 9780865715073 PAPERBACK New 
0865715076 Over seventy percent of Americans cannot afford to own a code-enforced, contractor-built home. This has led to widespread interest in using natural materials -- straw, cob, and earth -- for building homes and other buildings that are inexpensive, and that rely largely on labor rather than expensive and often environmentally-damaging outsourced materials. Earthbag Building is the first comprehensive guide to all the tools, tricks, and techniques for building with bags filled with earth - or earthbags. Having been introduced to sandbag construction by the renowned Nader Khalili in 1993, the authors developed this "Flexible Form Rammed Earth Technique" over the last decade. A reliable method for constructing homes, outbuildings, garden walls and much more, this enduring, tree-free architecture can also be used to create arched and domed structures of great beauty -- in any region, and at home, in developing countries, or in emergency relief work. This profusely illustrated guide first discusses the many merits of earthbag construction, and then leads the reader through the key elements of an earthbag building: Special design considerations, Foundations, walls, and floors, Electrical, plumbing, and shelving, Lintels, windows and door installations, & Roofs, arches and domes, & Exterior and interior plasters. With dedicated sections on costs, making your own specialized tools, and building code considerations, as well as a complete resources guide, Earthbag Building is the long-awaited, definitive guide to this uniquely pleasing construction style. 
Price: 27.00 USD

29 The Natural Step for Communities: How Cities and Towns can Change to Sustainable Practices
James, Sarah; Lahti, Torbjörn New Society Publishers 0865714916 / 9780865714915 PAPERBACK Very Good 
0865714916 ~Very Good. Light shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Trade paperback binding. Sustainability may seem like one more buzzword and cities and towns like the last places to change, but The Natural Step for Communities provides inspiring examples of communities that have made dramatic changes toward sustainability and explains how others can emulate their success. Chronicled in the book are towns like Övertorneå, whose government operations recently became 100 percent fossil fuel-free, demonstrating that unsustainable municipal practices really can be overhauled. Arguing that the process of introducing change?whether converting to renewable energy or designing compact development?is critical to success, the authors outline why well-intentioned proposals often fail to win community approval and why an integrated approach?not "single-issue" initiatives?can surmount challenges of conflicting priorities, scarce resources and turf battles. The book first clarifies the concept of sustainability, offering guiding principles?the Natural Step framework?that help identify sustainable action in any area. It then introduces the 60+ eco-municipalities of Sweden that have adopted changes to sustainable practices throughout municipal policies and operations. The third section explains how they did it and outlines how other communities in North America and elsewhere can do the same. Key to success is a democratic, "bottom-up" change process and clear guiding sustainability principles, such as the Natural Step framework. The book will appeal to both general readers wishing to understand better what sustainability means and practitioners interested in introducing or expanding sustainable development in their communities. Sarah James is the principal of a community planning consulting firm. She co-authored the American Planning Association?s Planning for Sustainability Policy Guide and has published articles throughout the U.S. on this subject. Torbjörn Lahti was the planner for Sweden?s first eco-municipality and is directing a five-year sustainable community demonstration project. He was instrumental in forming the Swedish National Association of Eco-municipalities. 
Price: 8.00 USD

13 Engineering a New Architecture
Robbin, Mr. Tony Yale University Press 0300061161 / 9780300061161 Hardcover Very Good 
0300061161 Hardcover with Dust Jacket. ~Very Good. Light shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. 
Price: 7.00 USD

30 The Old Town in Warsaw: Atlas of Architecture
Maria Lewicka Arkady 1992 8321335756 / 9788321335759 Hardcover Good 
8321335756 149 p.; 22 cm. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Good. No dust jacket as issued. Signed by previous owner. ~moderate to heavy shelf wear; 100% satisfaction guaranteed; Last Word Books is an independent brick and mortar store in Olympia, WA 
Price: 8.00 USD

14 Essays on the Public Lands: Problems, Legislation, and Administration
Anderson, George LaVerne Coronado Press 1971 0872910172 / 9780872910171 PAPERBACK Good 
0872910172 72 p. 21 cm. Infamous independent bookstore proudly serving freaks, degenerates and malcontents of all persuasions since 2002. Good. No dust jacket as issued. ~all titles subject to prior sale; light to moderate shelf wear. 
Price: 12.00 USD

31 The Straw Bale House (A Real Goods Independent Living Book)
Steen, Athena Swentzell; Steen, Bill; Bainbridge, David Chelsea Green Publishing 0930031717 / 9780930031718 PAPERBACK New 
0930031717 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 336 p. Contains: Illustrations. Real Goods Independent Living Book. Audience: General/trade. Imagine building a house with superior seismic stability, fire resistance, and thermal insulation, using an annually renewable resource, for half the cost of a comparable conventional home. Welcome to the straw bale house! Whether you build an entire house or something more modest-a home office or studio, a retreat cabin or guest cottage-plastered straw bale construction is an exceptionally durable and inexpensive option. What's more, it's fun, because the technique is easy to learn and easy to do yourself. And the resulting living spaces are unusually quiet and comfortable. Straw Bale House describes the many benefits of building with straw bales: * super insulation, with R-values as high as R-50 * good indoor air quality and noise reduction * a speedy construction process * construction costs as low as $10-per-square-foot * use of natural and abundant renewable resources * a better solution than burning agricultural waste straw, which creates tons of air pollutants. 
Price: 27.00 USD

15 Forts & Castles: Masterpieces of Architecture
Hardin, Terri Smithmark Publishers 0765192225 / 9780765192226 Hardcover Very Good 
0765192225 Hardcover with no dust jacket. ~Very Good. Light shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. 
Price: 5.00 USD

32 The Timeless Way of Building
Alexander, Christopher Oxford University Press 0195024028 / 9780195024029 Hardcover New 
0195024028 This volume provides the opening work in Christopher Alexander's seminal trilogy on architecture (continued in A Pattern Language and Oregon Experiment). Here he provides a fascinating introduction to the ideas behind the succeeding two books. 
Price: 59.00 USD

16 Go Green: How to Build an Earth-Friendly Community
Nancy H. Taylor Gibbs Smith 1423603877 / 9781423603870 PAPERBACK New 
1423603877 New. No dust jacket as issued. Signed by author. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 164 p. Audience: General/trade. 
Price: 12.00 USD

33 Wonderful Houses Around the World
Yoshio Komatsu; Akira Nishiyama; Naoko Amemiya Shelter Publications 093607034X / 9780936070346 PAPERBACK New 
093607034X New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 48 p. Contains: Illustrations. Discoveries in Palaeontology. Audience: Children/juvenile. Fascinating and unique, Wonderful Houses Around the World gives children a welcome entr?e into other places and other lives throughout the world. Glorious two-page photographic spreads capture families outside their homes, be they simple or imposing. Detailed cutaway illustrations reveal the inside of each house, showing the various family members engaged in typical daily activities. Captions explain where each house is located, the environmental conditions that affect the house design, how the family lives in the home, and their possessions all providing interesting glimpses of life in other cultures. ten houses profiled include a red mud dwelling with thatched towers in Togo, a yurt in Mongolia, a steep-roofed, shake-covered house in Transylvania, and a large donut-shaped communal building for 300 in China. This book increases children's wonder about and cultural awareness of the many different people and ways of life around the world. 
Price: 8.00 USD

17 Home Work: Handbuilt Shelter
Kahn, Lloyd Shelter Publications 0936070331 / 9780936070339 PAPERBACK New 
0936070331 Book is oversized and/or heavy, priority or international orders will require additional shipping funds. A stunning sequel to the classic 1973 book Shelter, Home Work illustrates even more imaginative ways to put a roof over one?s head, some of which were inspired by Shelter itself. Home Work showcases the ultimate in human ingenuity, building construction, and an independent lifestyle.Home Work describes homes around the globe built with soul, creativity, and designed with a solid understanding of natural materials, structure, and aesthetics.Home Work contains over 1,000 photos and 300 line drawings, stories of real people building and living in their own homes, plus photos, stories, and feedback gathered over the thirty years since Shelter was first published. Oversized book, international and priority orders will require additional postage. 
Price: 24.00 USD

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