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View the document Foreword
View the document Chapter 1: Introduction - Types of earth houses
View the document Chapter 2: Soils - And what can be done with them
View the document Chapter 3: Stabilization of soils
View the document Chapter 4: Where to build
View the document Chapter 5: Foundations
View the document Chapter 6: Lightweight roofs
View the document Chapter 7: Preparing the soil
View the document Chapter 8: Making adobe blocks
View the document Chapter 9: Making pressed earth blocks
View the document Chapter 10: Making walls with earth blocks
View the document Chapter 11: Making rammed earth walls
View the document Chapter 12: Roofs for earth houses
View the document Chapter 13: Floors
View the document Chapter 14: Surface coatings
View the document Suggested references
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Suggested references

Many good books are available that cover special subjects on earth houses in greater detail than can be done in this short manual. The ones listed below are some of the best ones available.

1. ASTM Standards 1958, Part IV. American Society for Testing Materials, 1916 Race St., Philadelphia 3, Pennsylvania.

2. Burkhart, Edsel J. Investigation of Soils and Building Techniques for Rammed Earth Construction, A. & M. College of Texas, Texas Engineering Experiment Station Research Report No. G. College Station, Texas, May, 1949. (Out of print.)

3. Cytryn, S. Soil Construction, State of Israel, Ministry of Labor, Housing Division, The Weizmann Science Press of Israel, Jerusalem, 1957.

4. Earth for Homes. Ideas and Methods Exchange No. 22, Housing and Home Finance Agency, Washington 25, D. C., March, 1955.

5. Fitzmaurice, Robert. Manual on Stabilized Soil Construction for Housing. Technical Assistance Program, United Nations, Sales No. 58.II.H.4, New York, 1958.

6. Harrington, E. L. Adobe as a Construction Material in Texas, A. 8: M. College of Texas, Texas Engineering Experiment Station Bulletin No. 90, College Station, Texas, 1945. (Out of print.)

7. Housing and Town and Country Planning. United Nations Bulletin No. 4, Sales No. 1950.IV.6, New York, October, 1950.

8. Long, J. D. Adobe Construction, University of California, Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin No. 472, Davis, California, revised November, 194:6.

9. Low Cost Houses. Building Research Unit Bulletin No. 1, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Roorkee, U. P., India, September, 1949.

10. Methods of Tests for Soil Classification and Compaction. British Standards Institute, British Standard 1377, British Standards House, 2 Park Street, London, W.!, 1948.

11. Middleton, G. F. Earth Wall Construction, Commonwealth Experiment Building Station Bulletin No. 5, Sidney, Australia, 1952.

12. Webb, T. L., Cilliers, T. F., and Stutterheim, N. The Properties of Compacted Soil and Soil Cement Mixtures for Use in Building, National Building Research Institute, Union of South Africa, Pretoria, Series DR2, March, 1950.

13. Wolfskill, L. A., Dunlap, W. A., and Gallaway, B. M. "Earth Home Construction, a Field and Library Compilation with an Annotated Bibliography," Texas Transportation Institute, College Station, Texas, Bulletin No. !8, March, 1962.