The Geology of Building Stones
John Allen Howe
Written in 1910, this was the first major reference work to feature information on the considerable range of building stones being used in the UK and which were still being quarried at that time.
This important and useful publication, offers very detailed information on the appearance and qualities of the various types of stone being used at that time, including granite, sandstones, limestones and other lesser known building stones, specific to certain geographical areas. It also includes a good introduction to the effects of stone decay, in particular the problems of pollution, frost and organic growth in the breakdown of stone. The chapter on testing of stone was very much ahead of its time, since nearly a century later Britain is only now starting to obtain its first standard tests for building stone. 2001, 496 pp, hardback.
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