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Some Turtles Have Nice Shells: A Picture Book of Handbuilt Housetrucks and Housebuses Paperback – October, 2002

ISBN-13: 978-0971410367 ISBN-10: 0971410364

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Pine Hill Graphics (October 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0971410364
  • ISBN-13: 978-0971410367
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.8 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #692,054 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The pictures are incredible.
Faye Silver
This is the granddaddy of all those tiny house folk, done in the 60s funk style I've come to love.
Selwyn F. Gossett
I was very pleasantly surprised to find the author had signed it.
Christine G. Duka

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Wu Tang Flan on January 10, 2008
Format: Paperback
I bought this book direct from the author and am delighted to say it is everything I was hoping for. It contains a wealth of information from a man who lives and breaths housetrucking. The photos are abundant are of excellent quality and are captivating in their own right.

All shapes and sizes of housecars, trucks and buses are presented, and an invaluable insight into their construction is detailed. Hints and tips abound.

Rogers expertise and love of housetrucks and buses comes across very nicely in a wonderful and completely mesmerising book, I pick it up regularly just to fuel my daydreams. I cannot even imagine not owning this book. A first class work on an evocative subject. A highly recommended purchase

Some Turtles Have Nice Shells: A Picture Book of Handbuilt Housetrucks and Housebuses.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Faye Silver on December 9, 2010
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I went into the bookstore swearing that I wouldn't spend any money. Normally, I am very good at sticking to this rule.... NOT WITH THIS BOOK! This is a one of a kind gem, the most inspiring book to anyone who has a housetruck or housebus project of their own. I happen to have a housebus, so this was a particularly relevant topic to me, and I learned a lot about how to make my design better. I am in the process of building and designing, and many of my questions about structure, insulation, and heating were answered in this book. I have since shared this book with many friends and family, and I have found that even those who have no interest in living in a truck or bus really enjoy this book. The pictures are incredible. I really get a sense of so many different characters in this book without ever seeing their faces. Truly inspirational and helps to fuel my fire whenever I am feeling beat up by the hugeness of the task at hand, or too lazy to do any work... I pick up this book and get right to it!

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Barb Koester on December 29, 2012
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Some Turtles Have Nice Shells was a gift for my husband.....he loved it!!! Good photos and just a "fun" book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rosa lincoln on January 25, 2014
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An excellent and inspirational picture book. I love looking at it. Pictures are mostly in color and good quality. I wish I could see the truck homes in person!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By carl goulding on January 30, 2014
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An excellent telling of a man's love of the gypsy life style in America.
With a polished delivery, Roger Beck has hooked and reeled me in.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By wdncno on January 15, 2013
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Wow-really great to see examples of true artists' work especially since most of this is very obscure, and appears to be somewhat localised to the west coast. Makes me want to hit the road.
Understandably, as this is a collection of old photos, some images aren't as clear as if they had all been photographed for the book, but still an amazing book- well worth the money.
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