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Morgan (Precolumbian Architecture in Eastern North America), a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and president of an architectural practice based in Florida, defines earth architecture as "a study devoted to the architectural uses of the earth in shaping the environment of humankind." Each chapter reviews a human-created earth form-"Mounds," "Shaped Hills," "Earth Retained," "Terraces," "Platforms," "Excavations," "Modified Earth," "Water Retained," and "Cities"-and includes a brief overview of the earthwork followed by specific examples of earthen structures, which range from religious centers and homes to memorials and public spaces. Information provided about structures includes textual descriptions, histories, photographs, area sizes, approximate years of construction, and model drawings. Examples are drawn from around the globe and date from ancient to contemporary times, e.g., Persepolis near Shiraz, Iran, and the Concord Pavilion concert venue in Concord, CA. This survey will be of interest to patrons studying architecture, anthropology, archaeology, and sustainable building practices. Recommended for public and academic libraries.