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The following sources are recommended by an expert whose research specialty is slate roofs.

Six Superlative Sources

Slate Roof Bible· Jenkins, Joseph. The Slate Roof Bible: Understanding, Installing and Restoring the World's Finest Roof. Jenkins Publishing, 2003.

· Behre, Charles H. Slate in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Geological Survey, Fourth Series, Bulletin M16. Pennsylvania Department of Internal Affairs, Topographic and Geologic Survey, 1933.

· Dale, T. Nelson, et al. Slate in the United States. U.S. Department of the Interior, Geological Survey, Bulletin 586. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1914.

· Seigas, Jose Luis Menendez. Architecture and Techniques of Slate Roofing. Centro Technologico de la Pizarra de Galicia, 1995.

· National Slate Association. Slate Roofs. National Slate Association, 1926. Reprinted by Vermont Structural Slate, 1977.

· Levine, Jeffrey S. The Repair, Replacement and Maintenance of Historic Slate Roofs. U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Preservation Briefs No. 29. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1993.

Other Excellent Sources

· Auld, David. The Slate Roofer: A Book Comprising Roofing Slate Tables, Rules for Measuring Slate Work, Designs for Ornamental Work, Nails Required for a Square, Rules and Information for New Beginners, and Other Valuable Information for the Use of Quarrymen, Roofers, Architects and Dealers. Auld and Conger, 1818. Various later editions were published.

· Behre, Charles H. Slate in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Geological Survey, Fourth Series, Bulletin M9. Pennsylvania Department of Forests and Waters, Topographic and Geologic Survey, 1927.

· Bowles, Oliver. The Stone Industries: Dimension Stone, Crushed Stone, Geology, Technology, Distribution, Utilization. McGraw-Hill, 1934.

· Jenkins Slate Roofing Services.

· Lindsay, Jean. A History of the North Wales Slate Industry. David and Charles, 1974.

· National Roofing Contractors Association. The NRCA Roofing and Waterproofing Manual. National Roofing Contractors Association, 2003.

· National Slate Association.

· Richards, Alun John. Slate Quarrying in Wales. Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 1995.

· Sallery, Dave. The Slate Industry of North and Mid Wales.

· Slate Valley Museum.

· Stone Roofing Association.

· Traditional Roofing Newsletter.

· Williams, Merfyn. The Slate Industry. Shire Publications, 1999.

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