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Excellent book but amateur presentation...
on 9 April 2014
Really good book this, insightful and thought provoking writing style. Unfortunately whoever proof read this book was perhaps watching telly at the same time, or couldn't work the page design software. Either that or they sent the wrong version to the printer. Mostly missing captions and incorrect illustration/page references, so not too bad. But irritating nevertheless. Rather interrupts the flow of understanding. I bet the author was none too pleased when he saw it - especially as it's a revised edition! Also unfortunately, the body copy font is practically unreadable as it probably isn't a copy font at all - the letter spacing is extremely squashed (maybe there weren't enough pages so they squashed the copy to fit it in?). It's the only book I've ever read where I've had to wear reading glasses! Books, like houses, also need a designer.
However, most of what's in it is fine and if you can see your way past these frustrating obstacles, it's full of balanced arguments and lots of very useful information. I'd love to build a house like this, it's the near future of housebuilding I've no doubt. Anyone who's in any way responsible for the building of anything should be forced to read this and act upon its wisdom. Makes you wonder why it's taken so long for previous generations not to work out how to build a house. I'd give this book 5 stars if it was put together properly. Maybe the next edition will be - please use another typeface though, and another designer - assuming you used one in the first place!