An American step by step guide to timber frame design, engineering and construction with some framing and floor plans. Also includes notes on passive solar heating. Superb book with many fine photographs from the proprietors of Fine Homebuilding Magazine.
The Taunton Press, Connecticut, USA, 1988. Hardback with dust jacket. 225 pages. SECONDHAND
A visual celebration of earth building in New Zealand and an account of the benefits and technical requirements of using this material to build houses of distinction and charm. Includes technical notes and refrences for futher information.
David Ling Publishing Ltd., Auckland, 2000. Softback. 110 pages. SECONDHAND
This book is the first comprehensive guide to heating your home with renewable energy. Included is everything you need to know about the fuels, systems, technologies, costs, and advantages and disadvantages of each option.
Chelsea Green Publishing, Vermont, USA, 2003. Softback. 282 pages. NEW
The facinating history of this infintely versatile material and the cultural, scientific, geopolitical and engineering accomplishments it has enabled.
The Quantuck Lane Press, New York, USA, 2010. Hardback with dust jacket. 232 pages. NEW
The Story of the World's first Natural Gas to Gasoline Plant, built in Taranaki where it converts natural gas from the Maui field into synthetic gasoline.
Cobb / Horwood Publications, Auckland, 1985. Hardback with dust jacket. 96 pages. SECONDHAND
Dynamo design and construction with ceramic magnets, an original modular design based on practical experience, and built in a home workshop.
Todd-Forbes, Oratia, 1987. Hardback with dust jacket. 182 pages. SECONDHAND
N.Z.D.S.I.R. bulletin 11, a scientific study of stones suitable for construction purposes. Detailed geological analysis. Includes colour plates.
N.Z.D.S.I.R., Wellington, 1929. Softback. 47 pages + col. plates. SECONDHAND