Limestone in the Built Environment

Limestone in the Built Environment

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Limestone is a highly successful and widely used building material, found in many important historic buildings and new monuments around the world. Whilst its success reflects its durability under a wide range of environmental conditions, there are still important questions surrounding the selection, use and conservation of build-ing limestones. In order to make best use of new limestone today, and to conserve old limestone most effectively, we need to bring modern research methods to bear on understanding the characteris-tics of different limestones, what mortars to use, and how key lime-stones have responded to polluted atmospheres. This volume brings together recent inter-disciplinary research on these issues, illustrating the diversity of innovative techniques that are now be-ing applied to furthering our understanding of building limestones.After an incubation of 3 months stone samples were examined under a binocular stereo microscope (Zeiss Discover V8 with phototube) and photographically recorded (Canon Powershot A630). In order to appreciate the penetration depth ofanbsp;...

Title:Limestone in the Built Environment
Author:Bernard J. Smith
Publisher:Geological Society of London - 2010


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