A NOTE ON T!-iE AUTHORS
This book hegan life in 1983 when the ITDG Stoves Team decided that a manual on stoves aimedspecifically at the field practitioner was vitally needed to enable stove projects at the communitylevel to set themselves up effectively and to expand within their locality. Bill Stewart wrote thefirst draft during 1984. Incorporating comments, changes and additions from Stephen Joseph,Yvonne Shanahan. Pete Young, Jon Loose, Ian Grant and others too numerous to mention, asecond draft was produced with the invaluable assistance of Sandra Conn in 1985.At this point, it was felt that the book was very light on dissemination, on moving the projectbeyond a community to the surrounding areas. .4dditiona! chapters were written by VivienneAbbott on training, and Simon Burne on economics and marketing, and the whole book wentthrough a final edit and update co-ordinated by Simon Burne. The stove design chapter wascompletely rewritten by Vivienne Abbott and substantial changes were made throughoutSections One and Two, by a number of people. The text i!tustratio:ts were done by FrancesStuart; the technical drawings are by Pete Young.In such a massive and long-term project as this, many players intivitably become involved. Thisgenuine team effort, with positive contributions from many different people with diverseperspectives. has led to a book which, it is hoped, will be vr;iuable to fieldworkers around theworld.
The authors and publishers would like to thnnlc the Overseas Development Administration ofthe British Government for its assistance in the production of this publication, and for reviewinginitial drafts.This publication would uot have &en possible without the extensive assistance cf thefollowing organizations in particular: Uian Desa in Indonesia; RECAST in Nepal; the Gandhiniketan in South India; the Samtidaya Shram2dana and the Ceylon Electricity Board in S:iLanka; KENCO in Kenya; theDepartment c,f Community Development in the Gambia: andthe National Energy Admin&ation. and the FAO Regional Office, in Thailand. And of coursemany otllers too numerous to mention.
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