Natural Stone in the Built Environment

Resources, Use and Conservation

By Akos Torok, Richard Prikryl, Jirina Prikrylova

© 2016 – CRC Press

300 pages

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pub: 2016-03-01
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About the Book

Fundamental and interdisciplinary textbook on natural stone properties, occurrence, exploration, use, decay and conservation. Primary information source for third-year students and professionals using natural stone in the built environment. Intended for a wide academic and professional audience of geologists, geographers, civil engineers, architects, conservator-restorers, sculptors, art historians, and artwork conservation technologists.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Geological background of natural stone 3. Exploration for natural stone deposits 4. Quarrying and stone processing 5. Use of natural stone 6. Stone decay 7. Visual assessment and documentation of stone types and state of decay 8. In situ techniques of stone monuments and structures 9. Laboratory testing of natural stone 10. Durability assessment 11. Determination of source areas 12. Cleaning and conservation. References. Appendices. Glossary.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI019000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / General
SCI031000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geology
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science