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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but small, August 27, 2011
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This review is from: Simple Shelters: Tents, Tipis, Yurts, Domes and Other Ancient Homes (Wooden Books) (Hardcover)
While this book provides a good overview of various types of shelters, it is lacking in many ways. Because each shelter type is only given a page or two (and because each page is so small) significant external research would be required to even begin to construct any of these. That being said, it does provide info on many shelter types of which I was entirely unaware.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting little book on simple shelters, January 6, 2010
This review is from: Simple Shelters: Tents, Tipis, Yurts, Domes and Other Ancient Homes (Wooden Books) (Hardcover)
In particular, how they're not quite so simple and are well engineered for thier environment and/or portability. It's probably enough to let you build a yurt, tipi, or simple geodesic dome as long as you're reasonably handy. There's a lot of information packed into this very small book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An utter gem!, September 5, 2012
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Lloyd Kahn (Bolinas, CA United States) - See all my reviews
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This is an exquisite little book! The drawings are outstanding, and consistent. A primer on simple construction in a very small package. I just ordered 3 more copies. It's made me check out (and order) other books by Wooden Books, Ltd., a wonderful collection.
-Lloyd Kahn, Editor, Shelter Publications
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars small book contains big knowledge, March 29, 2012
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This book is perfect for entry step to study simple shelters. As its title, it contains descriptions and graphic sketch about the shelters. The description is in general, not specific and detail but it covers (maybe) all shelters all over the world. It does not contains a lot of details but you can get go further to find the information from other sources.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fun one!, December 24, 2012
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We adore just about all of the wooden book titles, but this one is really delightful. We're all inspired to go out and build shelters now! Good for even curious youngsters--great illustrations. You can learn how to build a snowfort the entire family will enjoy building together. Aww, just get it--you'll love it, too.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent overview of simple structural systems, January 14, 2013
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This is an excellent overview of simple structural systems, both old and new. I found some examples that I had not seen before anywhere else. I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in architecture. The drawings are very clear, perhaps better than photos, and never failed to convey exactly what the structure being discussed was about. I really enjoyed it!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FINALLY A BOOK THAT LIVES UP TO ITS HYPE, September 24, 2013
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My son, for whom this book was purchased is very impressed by all the various ideas and simple directions provided in this book.
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