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    DescriptionWriter Charles Long has a well-earned reputation as one of North America's self-sufficiency experts. More than 20 years ago, he and his wife, Elizabeth, fled city life and conventional employment for the country, and have flourished there ever since. Now back by popular demand Long's The Stonebuilder's Primer is a highly readable account of the couple's successful effort to build "a house that will outlast anything made of wood." Developing a compromise method of stone construction that is both simpler and truer to the stonemason's art than the popular slipform method, the Longs built an aesthetically satisfying home of stone on a limited budget and no previous construction experience. In this classic how-to book, the author describes the complete building process in clear, easy-to-follow steps and, in so doing, dispels the myth of difficulty that surrounds stone construction.

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    The Stonebuilder's Primer
    A Step-by-Step Guide for Owner-Builders
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Charles Long
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 230 mm
    Height: 305 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    ISBN 13: 9781552092989
    ISBN 10: 1552092984

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ADV
    BISAC V2.8: TEC005000
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.3
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: TNK
    BISAC V2.8: ARC003000
    BIC subject category V2: VSH
    B&T General Subject: 300
    Ingram Subject Code: DH
    Libri: I-DH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26860
    DC21: 693.1
    DC22: 693/.1
    B&T Approval Code: A84202000
    DC22: 690.8
    BISAC V2.8: HOM012000
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    LC classification: TH4818.S75 L66 1998
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: VSH, TNK
    Edition statement
    REV & EXPANDED ed.
    Illustrations note
    B&W pics and drawings
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 February 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Charles Long is also the author of "How to Survive Without a Salary" and "Life After the City."
    Review quote
    This volume is a fine, if concise, introduction to the joys and problems of constructing living spaces with stone. In 11 chapters and an epilog, Long details the basics of building with field stone, taking each step in the rough chronology of the building process. His prose is open and friendly, and the illustrations, both line drawings and photographs, deepen the text. Long's "compromise method" of construction provides a simpler method of construction than has otherwise been traditionally embraced with stone. A delight and an important work for the aspiring nonprofessional stonemason. Highly recommended.--Alexander Hartmann, Bloomsburg Univ., PA"Library Journal" (01/01/1999)