Stone Deterioration in Polluted Urban Environments / Edition 1

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David Mitchell
David Mitchell
David Mitchell is one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists 2003. His first novel, Ghostwritten, won the Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and his second, number9dream, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. He lives in Herefordshire, England.
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Table of Contents

Series Preface
List of Contributors
1 Stone Weathering and Urban Particulate Pollution in the UK 1
2 Urban Pollution and Stone Weathering in the Black Country 23
3 Potential for Building Stone Soiling from Vehicle-related Pollutants Alongside a Busy Road 43
4 Weathering of Rocks by Lichens with Special Reference to Stonework: A Review 51
5 Experimental Studies of Rock Weathering by Plant Roots: Updating the Work of Julius Sachs (1832-1897) 61
6 Comparison of the Process of Decay of Two Limestones in a Polluted Urban Environment 73
7 Initial Stages of Sandstone Decay in a Polluted Urban Environment 93
8 Role of NO[subscript 2] and SO[subscript 2] on the Degradation of Limestone 119
9 Dry Deposition of SO[subscript 2] on Carbonate Stone: An Overview of Laboratory Studies 131
10 Development and Potential Uses of Computer Simulation Techniques in the Study of Rock Weathering 149
11 Comparative Assessment of Decay and Soiling of Masonry: Methodology and Analysis of Surveyor Variability 167
12 Colour Changes of Portland Stone: A Study of the Victoria and Albert Museum Facade 1989-1998 191
13 Representing Surface Loss on Gravestones: Does the Mean, Mean Anything? 203
14 Depth Profiling of Soluble Salts in Scottish Sandstone Buildings 217
15 Local Variability of Marine Influence on Coastal Rock Weathering Rates: A Long-term Study 229
16 International Implications of Atmospheric Pollution on Stone 253
Index 265
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