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Stone : an introduction

Author: Asher Shadmon
Publisher: London : Intermediate Technology, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Significant technological developments since the mid 1980s have made possible vast increases in the volume and efficiency of stone working. research into waste disposal and conversion has advanced considerably, as well as dust and noise reduction, and quarry rehabilitation. Yet, ignoring these technological advances, it remains possible to build a simple dwelling without tools, from field-stones or other rocks of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shadmon, Asher.
Stone.
London : Intermediate Technology, 1996
(OCoLC)758302329
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Asher Shadmon
ISBN: 1853393134 9781853393136
OCLC Number: 35829299
Notes: Previous edition: 1989.
Description: xi, 172 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Nature's own building materials --
2. Stone materials --
3. Stone sources --
4. Stone extraction --
5. Stone and the environment --
6. Tools for stoneworking --
7. Architectural uses --
8. Industrial production --
9. Stone development --
Appendix: Stone testing.
Responsibility: Asher Shadmon.

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"Significant technological developments since the mid 1980s have made possible vast increases in the volume and efficiency of stone working. research into waste disposal and conversion has advanced considerably, as well as dust and noise reduction, and quarry rehabilitation. Yet, ignoring these technological advances, it remains possible to build a simple dwelling without tools, from field-stones or other rocks of the right shape. With a few simple and durable tools and with this basic knowledge of stone, its working and applications, far more is possible. This well-established introduction to stone provides a link between the basics and high-tech developments, and presents a clear guide for all interested in finding out more about this widely available material - whether for profit, for development or for other local use. Bridging the gap between the geologist and the stone user and designer (whether architect or 'do-it-yourselfer'), the book describes the benefits of stone, its great variety and versatility, methods of extraction and working, and production and working prospects."

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