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David B Williams
|Description:||x, 260 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||"The most hideous stone ever quarried" : New York brownstone --
The granite city : Boston granite --
Poetry in stone : Carmel granite --
Deep time in Minnesota : Minnesota gneiss --
The clam that changed the world : Florida coquina --
America's building stone : Indiana limestone --
Pop rocks, pilfered fossils, and Phillips petroleum : Colorado petrified wood --
The trouble with Michelangelo's favorite stone : Carrara marble --
Reading, writing, and roofing : East Coast slate --
"Autumn 20,000 years ago" : Italian travertine.
|Responsibility:||David B. Williams.|
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Gain a New Perspective on Stone Buildings
Passing a building, have you ever wondered about the origins of its construction material? Well, after reading this book you will gain a new perspective on buildings constructed of stone. The author covers 10 types of stone including granite, slate, limestone, and marble.
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