Well, I wrote this book, so I am biased. : ) Charmaine R Taylor
Explained are the differences between Type S and N, when to use each, how to make a natural cement, dry up mud on the worksite, and stabilize soil for earthen bricks (for Cinva Ram block presses and others). Lime is an amazing, very versatile building material which can be used on the ground, foundation, walls; for plasters, mortars, cements, garden and land tilth, and in the waste/septic systems.
Chapters on plaster and mortar give recipes and current recommendations on application and use. An interview with professional straw bale plasterers is included.