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Simple Shelters: Tents, Tipis, Yurts, Domes and Other Ancient Homes (Wooden Books)

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A brief introduction to the construction and history of basic shelters.

Shelter is one of our most basic needs, and throughout history mankind has been highly inventive in meeting it. Simple Shelters introduces the principal types of wooden and stick-frame structures built around the world, examining how their shape and form reflect cultural and cosmological considerations as well as climatic and utilitarian needs. Charting the gradual shift from the circular homes of the nomads to the rectangular ones favored by settled people, Jonathan Horning explores materials and construction principles over millennia, including the geodesic experiments of the twentieth century.

About the Author

Jonathan Horning has taught geometry and workshop skills at the Princes School of Traditional Arts in London for over 15 years. Also an experienced carpenter and joiner, he lives in Devon, UK, with his wife and children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802717733
Subtitle:
Tents, Tipis, Yurts, Domes and Other Ancient Homes
Author:
Horning, Jonathan
Contribution by:
Horning, Brock
Contribution:
Horning, Brock
Publisher:
Walker & Company
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Buildings - Residential
Subject:
History - Ancient/Classical
Subject:
History
Subject:
Dwellings
Subject:
Architecture, domestic
Subject:
Architecture-Houses
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Wooden Books
Publication Date:
20091027
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW Illustrations throughout
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
6.45 x 5.71 x 0.66 in

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