Current reading list

My Technical book collection

Over the years I have been given or have purchased a load of construction books. a lot came from book fairs and although old, have a lot of current information, particularly wjen altering older property.

The list below show my current reading and whats in my library. in no particular order other than by size or when I purchased the book.

My Fiction collection

A lot of my fiction I purchase as ebooks on both Kindle and Google books, but some are still paper :



Current Reading List

  • Everyware, The dawn of Ubiquitous Computing - Adam Greenfield
  • The Ultimate Guide to Trees - Jenny Linford
  • Site Surveying - Muskett
  • Sketchup for Dummies - Aidan Chopra
  • The Eagles Prey - Simon Scarrow
  • Cassell's Building Construction - Prof Henry Adams 1906
  • Contact - Carl Sagan 2000




Tech New Letters

  • Side Walk Talks - Google - Toronto Quayside
  • IoT Internet of Things - Stacey Higginbotham
  • Twit - Triangulation - Interview with BILL ATKINSON PART 1

In My Technical Library

  • Surveying for Construction - William Irvine
  • Mitchell's - Components Services and finishes - 1968
  • Mitchell's - Elementary - 1967
  • Mitchell's - Structure - 1968
  • Longitude - Dava Sobel
  • Sewers & Sewage - Whyatt
  • Bauhaus - Magdalena Droste
  • Construction Mathematics - Surinder Virdi & Roy Baker
  • The Construction of Buildings Volume One - R Barry 1962
  • Architectural Technology - Stephen Emmitt
  • Introduction to Architectural Technology First Edition - Pete Silverman & Will McLean
  • Introduction to Architectural Technology Second Edition - Pete Silverman & Will McLean
  • A Guide to Map Projections - R E Bowyer
  • The CLoud Book - Met Office- Richard Hamblyn
  • A First Year Engineering Drawing - A C Parkinson
  • Mitchell Elementary 1946
  • Timber Pests - Timber Development Association 1947
  • Wood Flooring - Timber Development Association 1945
  • Building Geometry - W J Stone
  • Carpentry - W B McKay
  • Brickwork - W B McKay
  • Joinery - W B McKay
  • Building Construction Vol 1 - W B McKay ( Cloth bound )
  • Building Construction Vol 2 - W B McKay ( Cloth bound )
  • Building Construction Vol 3 - W B McKay ( Cloth bound )
  • Joinery Second Edition - W B McKay
  • A History of Architecture - Sir Banister Fletcher
  • Pure Roofing - Marley
  • SMM7 - RICS
  • Modern Practical Masonry - Donhead
  • Architects Pocket Book of Kitchen Design - Charlotte Baden Powell
  • Architects Pocket Book - Charlotte Baden Powell
  • Structural Engineers Pocket Book - Fiona Cobb
  • The White Book - British Gypsum
  • Oak Framed Buildings - Roger Newman
  • Application of Mastic Asphalt - Mastic Asphalt Council 1973
  • Brickwork - Jaggard - 1931
  • Metric Handbook Second Edition - 2005
  • Neufert Architects Data - 1970
  • Garden & Landscape Design - John Brookes 2007
  • The House Book Terence Conran 1981
  • The Segal Method - AJ Special Issue - May 4, 1988
  • Walter Way & Segals Close Grahame Wilkhu 2017
  • The Divine Proportion - H E Huntley 1970
  • 101 things I learned in Architecture School - Frederick 2007
  • Architecture in Britain 1530 - 1830 - Summerson 1993
  • Cassell's Building Construction - Prof Henry Adams 1906


  • Contact - Carl Sagan 2000

Technical Books as eBooks

  • Small data: the tiny clues that uncover huge trends - Martin Lindstom - Kindle
  • Garden Cities of To-Morrow - Howard Ebenezer - Kindle
  • The New Digital Age - Eric Smidt
  • The Signals are Talking - Amy Webb - Kindle
  • Bauhaus - Michael Siebenbrodt - Google Play
  • Autonomous - Annalee Newitz - Kindle
  • Weapons of Math Destruction - Cathy O'Neil
  • Against the Smart City = Adam Greenfield - Kindle

In my Electronic Fiction Library

  • Night Train to Lisbon - Pascal Mercier - Kindle
  • Stories of your Life - Ted Chang - Kindle
  • Obama An oral History - Brian Abrans - Kindle
  • A brief History of Time, from big bang to black holes - Stephen Hawkins - Kindle
  • Origin - Dan Brown - Kindle
  • The First Forty Nine Stories - Earnest Hemingway - Kindle
  • Old man and the Sea - Earnest Hemingway = Kindle