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Earth sheltered homes

plans and designs

by Donna Ahrens

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Published by Van Nostrand Reinhold Co. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Earth sheltered houses -- Design and construction.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    StatementDonna Ahrens, Tom Ellison, Ray Sterling ; Underground Space Center, University of Minnesota
    ContributionsEllison, Tom, Sterling, Raymond, University of Minnesota. Underground Space Center
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTH4819.E27 A35
    The Physical Object
    Pagination125 p. :
    Number of Pages125
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4113218M
    ISBN 100442286759, 0442286767
    LC Control Number80028327

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    Earth-sheltered building has existed since the heyday of Skara Brae in Scotland 5, years ago, and is used today by people around the world, from the Yaodong of northwest China to the subterranean residents of Coober Pedy, Australia, and even to converted missile silos in America. Contrary to popular misconceptions of being cramped, dark, or dank domiciles, earth-sheltered homes come in a 4/5(1). Earth Sheltered Designs - 5 examples from the book published by U. of Minn. Land & Energy Conservation Rocky Mountain Institute - fosters the efficient and restorative use of resources to create a more secure, prosperous, and life-sustaining world.

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Davis Caves, Inc. Box Atlanta, IL Phone: Fax: Email: [email protected]@ The Potential of Earth-Sheltered and Underground Space: Today's Resource for Tomorrow's Space and Energy Viability contains the proceedings of the Underground Space Conference and Exposition held in Kansas City, Missouri, on JuneThe book contains four chapters that present both the plenary session and theme session of the conference.

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