Stone in Scotland /

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Author / Creator: Hyslop, Ewan K.
Other Authors / Creators:Albornoz-Parra, Luis.
Maxwell, Ingval.
McMillan, Andrew A.
Walsh, Joan.
Other Corporate Authors / Creators:British Geological Survey.
International Association of Engineering Geology.
Natural Environment Research Council (Great Britain)
Format: Book
Imprint: Paris : UNESCO, 2006.
Series:Earth sciences series (Unesco)
Summary:This is one of a series of publications by UNESCO which consider stone resources in different parts of the world. This volume focuses on Scotland, a country which has been referred to as 'a nation of stone' and was once a major exporter of granite, sandstone and flagstone. The rich diversity of Scotland's geology has strongly influenced the diversity of its built heritage and, in a nation with such a long history and distinctive culture, there is an increasing need for a modern understanding and reassessment of its stone resources. This book highlights the links between the natural environment and society at a time when sustainable management of resources must be considered alongside planning for development.
Physical Description:72 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 27 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.