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-> Hey there, you lovely Euros!
by Mark Piepkorn <duckchow@...>

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Date: 7 Apr 1999 22:53:55 -0500
From: Mark Piepkorn <duckchow@...>
Subject: Hey there, you lovely Euros!

Been hectic since the time face-to-face I was so fortunate to have with
several of you. Over the last few days, I think I've contacted most of you
individually about various things, mostly thanks for article submissions.
As I continue to get organized, a hole or two will inevitably pop up and
I'll start whining for even yet more assistance. :)

For instance, now. Michael Smith has written very brief capsule reviews of
natural- or green-building-oriented periodicals for this issue. (We thought
about holding them over to the Resources Issue, and we may still... but
since this issue is going to have a wider-than-has-been-usual coverage of
other techniques, it seems appropriate to supply other periodicals for
further study in this one.) The titles he's reviewed are Adobe Builder,
Building with Nature, The CobWeb, Designer/Builder, Earth Quarterly,
Environmental Building News, Joiners' Quarterly, and The Permaculture
Activist. All American. This is OK, since most of the readership is
American (for the time being), but it would be just plain wrong to not have
appropriate European publications reviewed... since this is, after all,
principally a European edition.

A couple UK possibilities: Building for a Future, and EcoDesign - neither
of which any of us have ever seen. There are probably (certainly,
undoubtedly) other publications in Europe that deserve mention. Does
anybody want to tackle reviews of whatever European publications seem
appropriate? It can be one or more person, absolutely, reviewing one or
more magazine. Please note if the publication is in a different language
than English.

We'll also refer back to the three Australian publications reviewed an
issue or two ago.

For reference to presentation and length, here's one of Michael's reviews:

Adobe Builder
Southwest Solaradobe School, P.O. Box 153, Bosque, NM 87006
(505) 861-1255
http://www.adobebuilder.com
$19.50 per year; $28/yr overseas
This oversized, glossy quarterly magazine is a professional trade journal
for the earth building community in the Southwest. For readers elsewhere,
it's a fascinating window onto a strong and vibrant natural building
tradition. Each issue contains how-to articles on adobe construction,
maintenance, and restoration, written in English and Spanish by
professional adoberos. Also covers other subjects of interest, like
recycled timbers, rammed earth, natural plasters and insulation.

*

Any takers? Thanks!



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Freewheeling autonomous speculation - Think!
I'm off the clock and on my own time, dig?
Mark Piepkorn (f.k.a. M J Epko)
<duckchow@...>
Kingston, New Mexico
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"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in
rather a scornful tone, "it means just what I
choose it to mean - neither more nor less."
"The question is," said Alice, "whether you
can make words mean so many different things."
"The question is," said Humpty Dumpty,
"which is to be master - that's all."
- Lewis Carroll,
Through the Looking-Glass


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