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Published book reviews include the following:


New Uses for Old Buildings by Sherban Cantacuzino. Review published in the Bulletin of the Association for Preservation Technology, Vol. VII, No. 3, 1975, pp. 90-91.

The Mill by William Fox, Bill Brooks and Janice Tyrwhitt; and Mills of Canada by Carol Priamo. Reviews published in the Bulletin of the Association for Preservation Technology, Vol. IX, No. 1, 1977, pp. 85-88.

America's Wooden Age, edited by Brooke Hindle. Review published in the Bulletin of the Association for Preservation Technology, Vol. IX, No. 3, 1977, pp. 101-104.

The arts and architecture of German Settlements in Missouri: a survey of a vanishing culture by Charles van Ravenswaay. Review published in the Bulletin of the Association for Preservation Technology, Vol. X, No. 1, 1978, pp. 81-83.

Museum Security: la sÈcuritÈ dans les musÈes, edited by R.G. Tillotson and D.D. Menkes. Review published in Bulletin of the Association for Preservation Technology, Vol. X, No. 1, 1978, pp. 86-88.

Conservation and Restoration of Pictorial Art, edited by N. Bromelle and 33.P. Smith. Review published in Bulletin of the Association for Preservation Technology, Vol. X, No. 1, 1978, pp. 88-90.

American woodworking tools by Paul B. Kebabian and D. Whitney. Review published in Heritage Canada Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 2, 1979.

A critical bibliography of building conservation by John F. Smith. Review published in the Bulletin of the Association for Preservation Technology, Vol. XI, No. 2, 1979, p. 76-77.

A catalogue of tools for watch and clock makers by John Wyke of Liverpool, edited by Alan Smith. Review published in the Bulletin of the Association for Preservation Technology, Vol. XI, No. 2, 1979, p. 94-95.

Protecting buildings: how to combat dry rot, woodworm and damp, by Stanley A. Richardson. Review published inBulletin of the Association for Preservation Technology, Vol. XI, No. 2, 1979, p. 95-96.

American woodworking tools, by Paul B. Kebabian and Dudley Whitney. Review published in the Material History Bulletin 10, National Museum of Man, Ottawa, Spring 1980, pp. 72-75.

Historic Preservation: Curatorial Management of the Built World, by James Marston Fitch. Review published in Canadian Heritage Magazine. August-September, 1983 p. 32-33.

Conservation of Historic Buildings by Bernard M. Feilden. Review published in Canadian Heritage Magazine. August-September, 1983 p. 33.

The Klondike Quest: A Photographic Essay 1897-1899 by Pierre Berton. Review published in Canadian Heritage Magazine. February-March 1984, p. 41-42.

Our Past Before Us: Why Do We Save It? D. Lowenthal and M. Binney. Review published in Canadian Heritage Magazine. February-March 1984, p. 42-43.

The Heritage of Australia; the Illustrated Register of the National Estate. Various authors. Review published in Canadian Heritage Magazine. August-September 1984, p. 41-42.

Fine Homebuilding Construction Techniques. Fine Homebuilding Magazine. Various authors. Review published in the Magazine of the Canadian Association of Housing and Renewal Officials. Ottawa. Vol. II No. 1, 1985.

Ottawa: the Capital of Canada. by Shirley E. Woods. Review published in Canadian Heritage Magazine. August/September 1985. p.42.

Where Rivers Meet: An Illustrated History of Ottawa. by Courtney C.J. Bond. Review published in Canadian Heritage Magazine. August/September 1985. pp. 39-40.

Stones Bricks and History: The Corner of Duke and George. by Sheldon and Judy Godfrey. Review published in Canadian Heritage Magazine. August/September 1985. p.39.

Stone Decay and Conservation: Atmospheric Pollution, Cleaning Consolidation and Protecting. Amoroso, G.G. and V. Fassina, Review published in the Bulletin of the Association for Preservation Technology Vol. XVII No 3 & 4 1985 pp. 84-86.

Engineers' Witness: A Photographic Panorama of Nineteenth Century Engineering Triumphs. by Ralph Greenhill. Review published in Canadian Heritage Magazine. February - March 1986. pp. 43-45.

Museum and Archival Supplies Handbook. by Ontario Museums Association and Toronto Area Archivists Group. Review published in Canadian Heritage magazine October - November 1986 p. 51.

The National Trust Manual of Housekeeping by Hermione Sandwith and Sheila Stainton. Review published in Bulletin of the Association for Preservation Technology. Vol. XV111. No. 4 1986. pp. 78-79.

The Old House Doctor by Christopher Evers. Review published in Bulletin of the Association for Preservation Technology. Vol. XV111. No. 4 1986 pp. 80-81.

1. Victorian Architecture in London and Southwestern Ontario: Symbols of Aspiration by Tausky, Nancy Z; and DiStefano, Lynne D. Toronto 1986.
2. Gothic Architecture, by Grodeckie, Louis. New York 1977.
3. Neoclassical and 19th Century Architecture by Middelton, David and Watkin, David New York 1980.
4. Modern Architecture by Tafuri, Manfredo and Dal Co, Francesco. New York 1979.
5. Encyclopedia of 20th Century Architecture by Lampugnani, V.M. New York 1986.
6. The Buildings of Samuel Maclure; In Search of Appropriate Form. by Segger, Martin. Victoria 1986.

All the above six reviews were published in the Bulletin of the Association for Preservation Technology. Vol. XXI. No.1. 1989.pp.61-3.

Scotland in Trust by Jenni Calder. Review published in Bulletin of the Association for Preservation Technology. Vol. XXII. No.2, 1991 pp.60-62.

Buying Wood and Building Farms, Marketing Lumber and Farm Building Designs on the Canadian Prairies 1880 to 1920. by Mills G.E. Ottawa. 1991. Review published in The Bulletin of the Association for Preservation Technology. Vol.XXII. No.3.1991.

Stone Cleaning and the Nature, Soiling and Decay Mechanisms of Stone. Proceedings of the International Conference held in Edinburgh, U.K. 14-16 April 1992. London 1992. Donhead Publishing. Robin G.M.Webster, editor. Review published in the Bulletin of the Association for Preservation Technology. Vol.XXIV. Nos.1-2. 1992. Pages. 84-85.

Cleaning Historic Buildings: Volume 1. Substrates, Soiling & Investigation and Volume 2. Cleaning Materials and Processes. by Nicola Ashurst. London 1994. Donhead Publishing. Review published in Building Renovation magazine. 1994.

Conservation of Ancient Sites on the Silk Road. N Agnew (ed.) Los Angeles 1997. The Getty Conservation Institute. Review published in the journal Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites. Volume. 2 Number. 4 1998. pp.244-247.