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Mud, Mud
The Potential of Earth-based Materials for Third World Housing

Agarwal, Anil
Publisher:  Earthscan
Pages:  99pp   ISBN:  0-905347-18-8
Resource Type:  Book

Mud is the most widely used building material in the world, yet it is almost invariably ignored by governments, development banks and aid agencies. In the Third World, virtually all houses are far below the most minimal standards of health and hygiene. Today, mud perhaps offers the only practical prospect for building the five hundred million houses which will be needed in the next twenty years.

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