The Book of Masonry Stoves represents the first comprehensive survey ever published of all the major types of masonry heating systems, ancient and modern. Detailed plans and building information are included in the book. As a complete introduction to masonry stoves, it will help many people rediscover an old way of warming, using masonry stoves.
Paperback, 192 pages
April 1st 1998
by Chelsea Green Publishing Company
(first published 1998)
This is a very in depth volume of both the history and practice of building masonry stoves, it deals with greek hypocausts, and even modern gas and electric masonry stoves found in Europe. It delves into all of the aspects of what makes a stove an efficient heater, and what ways they can be adapted to different uses such as cooking, warming beds, and keeping warm spaces soot free.
One bonus is that the first section actually deals with every type of indoor fire that has been used.