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In the February issue, I came down hard on Audel's four-volume Carpenters and Builders Library, which I found to be dated and lacking in depth. So I'm sure my editor thought twice before asking me to consider Audel's Complete Roofing Handbook for review this month. But he'd heard it was "better than the others," and it is. In fact, I'd say it's a pretty good reference for most (but not all) aspects of residential roofing. First on the agenda is an introduction to roofing styles, from simple gables to conical roofs, with descriptions of various framing methods used to accomplish each. Terms are clearly defined and lots of crisp, blackand- white drawings and a few photos accompany the text. Following this introductory material is a concise overview of