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Stories in stone : travels through urban geology

Author: David B Williams
Publisher: New York : Walker, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David B Williams
ISBN: 9780802716224 0802716229
OCLC Number: 303927746
Description: x, 260 p. : ill. ; 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

by MichaelPopp (WorldCat user published 2010-03-21) Very Good Permalink

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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