Tuesday, January 24, 2006

And Back Again

In the grand bibliography, T, U, V, W, X, Y and Z are all represented, but chances are if a title like:

"How To Build Your Home of Earth" by Kirkham, John Edward

isn't part of your present reality, then I don't imagine H. F. Winterkorn's "Physico-Chemical Testing of Soils and Application of the Results in Practice" isn't going to part of your future reality. (A couple bags of cement, mix it all about a giv'er, right?)

And so we're off to the "secondary bibliography" for even more digestible titles for the concept-chewing impaired. Enjoy!

Dacy, H. G., "Rammed Earth Lowers House Cost," Popular Mechanics, Chicago, Ill., p. 838, November, 1924.

(that's Popular Mechanics. Remember Popular Mechanics?)

Effect of Soil Texture Upon the Physical Characteristics of Adobe Bricks. Arizona Agricultural Experiment Station Bulliten No. 58, p. 275, 1935.

"Experimental Results with Rammed Earth Construction," Agricultural Engineering, November, 1934.

"Experimental Soil-Cement Stabilization at Sheboygan, Michigan," Reprint Series No. 12, Department of Engineering Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1938. 32 pages.

1 comment:

Varun Thautam said...

I am a graduate student researching on Rammed earth construction manuals.

Yes, I have the popular mechanics pages.. but cant locate

"Experimental Results with Rammed Earth Construction," Agricultural Engineering, November, 1934.

"Experimental Soil-Cement Stabilization at Sheboygan, Michigan," Reprint Series No. 12, Department of Engineering Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1938. 32 pages.

Thanks for the sources though..