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Stories in Stone
Travels through Urban Geology
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From a kitschy gas station in Lamar, Colorado, contructed of petrified wood, to the working quarries where Michaelangelo cut slabs for David, Moses, and the Pieta, Williams is a knowledgable and enthusiastic guide. . . . Stories in Stone invites readers to ground their intuitive sense on the bedrock of geologic knowledge. * Natural History Magazine * Williams' record of human dreams worked in stone is as richly textured and full of life's imprints as a fossil-rich piece of travertine. * Booklist * Stories in Stone is chock full of fascinating geologic tidbits . . . [but] how the geology is intercalated with the architectural and engineering aspects of building stone is really what this book is about and why it is a good read. * WIRED * Each line of inquiry coaxes out some expressive scientific, emotional or philosophical nugget from a piece of travertine, slate or, in one Pop Art extravaganza, a gas station made of petrified wood. Makes stone sing. * Kirkus Reviews * Williams's lively mixture of hard science and piquant lore is sure to fire readers' curiosity about the built environment around us. * Publishers Weekly *
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David B. Williams is a freelance writer focused on the intersection of people and the natural world. He is the author or coauthor of six books, including Too High and Too Steep: Reshaping Seattle's Topography and Cairns: Messengers in Stone. He lives in Seattle.