by David Williams ’87

“Stories in Stone: Travels Through Urban Geology” examines how stone is used as a building material in the urban landscape, with each chapter focusing on a different type of rock. Williams traveled to quarries and stone yards; interviewed historians and preservationists about the social history of stone; and accompanied geologists to discover how rocks formed and how that influenced its qualities as a building material.

ISBN-13: 978-0802716224. Published by Walker & Company; 2009.