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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is straw bale construction.


Six Superlative Sources

· C. Magwood and P. Mack. 2000. Straw Bale Building: How to Plan, Design and Build with Straw. New Society Publishers, 234 pp.

· K. Haggard and S. Clark. 2000. Straw Bale Construction Sourcebook. California Straw Building Association, 37 pp.

· B. King. 1996. Buildings of Earth and Straw: Structural Design for Rammed Earth and Straw Bale Houses. Ecological Design Press, 169 pp.

· M. Myhrman and S.O. MacDonald. 1997. Build It with Bales, Version 2. Out on Bale, 143 pp.

· A. Swentzell, B. Steen, and D.A. Bainbridge, with D. Eisenberg. 1994. The Straw Bale House. Chelsea Green Publishing, 297 pp.

· The Last Straw.

Other Excellent Sources

· Development Center for Appropriate Technology (DCAT).

· B. King. 1998. Straw bale construction. Building Standards 67(5):18-24.

· K. Haggard and P. Cooper. 1998. Rising from the ashes: a study in sustainability. Solar Today (September/October): 26-30.

· C. Wanek. 1998. The Straw Bale Solution. NetWorks Productions, 30-minute video.

· C. Wanek. 1996. Straw-Bale Code Testing. Black Range Films, 40-minute video.

· S. Kemble and C. Escott. 1996. How to Build Your Elegant Home with Straw Bales. Sustainable Systems Support, 90-minute video and 60-pp. manual.

· D. Cartier. 1996. Straw Bale Bibliography. Environmental Studies, University of Nevada, 30 pp.

· Natural Building Resources.

· Dawn SouthWest.

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