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Building with Earth: Design and Technology of a Sustainable Architecture Paperback – August 1, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-3764374778 ISBN-10: 3764374772 Edition: 1st
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About the Author

Prof. Dr. Gernot Minke is a professor at Universität Kassel, where he leads the Forschungslabor für Experimentelles Bauen. He has long concerned himself with developments in ecological building, and he has dealt with the building material clay in theory and practice since 1977. His book Building with Straw was also published by Birkhäuser.
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  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Birkhauser; 1 edition (August 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3764374772
  • ISBN-13: 978-3764374778
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.6 x 11.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,779,834 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Marco Milazzo on May 13, 2007
Format: Paperback
This Gernot Mink's book is a great purchase. Its a practical technician book, with all needed information about buinding with loan, clavey soil, prefabricated panels, etc.. I think it is designed to builders and architects, but it is very easy to understand and can be read by everyone.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By strawclay on August 10, 2010
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As a professional natural builder with about a dozen straw/clay and straw bale structures under my belt, I have to say that Gernot Minke's work is thorough, informative and inspiring. This book resides in a happy place on my reference shelf. It would be great if we had the same building research laboratory work going on here in the states. I would love to sit down with Gernot over a couple of craft brews!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Reinaldo Martinez on July 12, 2009
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This book I deem a 'collection piece'. It presents sufficient formulas, graphics, tables and methods to be able to face any earthen construction project.

Clear, a bit upbeat in which language is concerned (no susprise coming from the Germans), but with time you get used to it.

I woudn't risk lending it.
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One admirable and very well explained book for the basics of earthen building. Characteristics, pros and cons are detailed with experience, lab results, tests. Different types/methods of applications are mentioned. Easy to understand.
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6 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Beverly Jones on November 17, 2007
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The Hand-Sculpted House: A Philosophical and Practical Guide to Building a Cob Cottage (The Real Goods Solar Living Book)
This is a great book..artistic and creative as well as practical. Lots of hands on information
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