Book describes concisely and in detail 30 varieties of Phyllostachys bamboo suitable for raising shoots and poles on a farm in USDA zones 7,8,and 9. The information is presented in chart format to facilitate comparisons among varieties. And bonus, the book and cover are printed on 100% bamboo pulp. their work alongside portraits.
Gift of the gods by the famous bamboo engineer Oscar Hidalgo- Lopez of Columbia.
ISBN 958-33-4298-Xavailable from P.O.Box 54188, Bogota, Colombia.
Victor Cusack, Bamboo rediscovered written and illustrated by Victor Cusack.
Trentham, Victoria : Earth Garden Books, 1997. - 95 S. : zahlr. Ill., graph. Darst.
An Earth Garden magazine publication, ISBN 0-9595889-8-1
- IL 31 Bambus Bamboo (Bamboo as a Building Material) by Klaus Dunkelberg This is one of a series of books published by the Institute of Lightweight Structures. It covers bamboo as a building material, straight rods, curved compression rods, curved tension rods, yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Text is in German and English. All photos and drawings are black and white with about half of the publication in photos and drawings. There are sections from leading architects in the field such as Oscar Hidalgo. Joinery examples are extensive and varied. A leading publication in the field of building with bamboo. Bambus Bamboo is 11 X 9 in., 428 pages. numerous B7W photos and line drawinga, softbound. 1985. Institute of Lightweight Structures, Stuttgart, Germany (in English and German).
- Bamboo Construction Manual (Manual de Construccion con Bambu) By
Oscar Hidalgo Lopez , National University of Columbia's Research Center for Bamboo and Wood (CIBAM). This manual is beautifully illustrated with clear pen and ink drawings (Oscar Hidalgo is an architect) showing the details of the many ways to make joints and unions for bamboo construction. The chapters are divided into the types of materials derived from bamboo for construction, special tools for working with bamboo, bamboo harvesting techniques, curing and preservation treatments. Other chapters show in detail how to make the joints needed for attaching bamboo culms together, how to make buildings: plans and detailed drawings, water pipes and distribution systems and bridges. Although the manual is in Spanish, the illustrations are easily interpreted for universal application.
- IL 31 Bamboo Construction Manual is 71 pages, 8 1/2 X 11 in., soft cover, 1981.
- The Book of Bamboo by David Farrelly
Shows how bamboo has been used for thousands of years and. הספר הזה נתן לי השראה ענקית להתחיל את דרכי עם הבמבוק.