202pgs. Near Fine condition large softcover, clean and unmarked with light shelfwear to lower edges and top of spine. Richly illustrated with color photos throughout. Interspersed with historical notes and anecdotal lore relevant to the structures being discussed.Chapters: 1. Your Fire Place: Ritual and Culture, Taming Fire, Keeping the Home Fires Burning, What's Your Fire Place?, A Hearth for Every Room; 2. Fireplaces: What Sort of Fireplace for Your Home?, Masonry Fireplaces, Prefabricated Fireplaces, Where Does Your Fireplace Belong?, Chimney Basics, Chimney Style; 3. Mantelpiece Style: The Mantel, Surround and Hearth: Fireplace Style, A Glossary of Terms, Choosing Materials, Mantelpiece Design; 4.Stoves: What to Consider, How a Stove Works, Finding the Right Stove For Your Space, Retrofitting a Fireplace for a Wood Stove, Stove Style, Masonry Heaters, Heating Your Home With Wood; 5. Alternatives to Wood: Fuel Options, Gas-Burning Appliances, Pellet Stoves, Corn Stoves, Electric Fireplaces, Emerging Technologies; 6. Outdoor Fireplaces: The Fire Outside, Outdoor Fireplaces, Fire Pits, Campfires; Glossary; Resources; Index. ISBN 1561588350 Book#2542.