Item description for Bricks And Stones from the Past: Jamaica's Geological Heritage by Anthony R. D. Porter...
"Bricks and Stones from the Past" is an informative, handsomely illustrated and skilfully written book of hard facts about Jamaica's rich geo-historical heritage. Weaving his way through many intricate branches of knowledge, including archaeology, building construction, chemistry and geology, the author embarks on a journey that takes him through the pages of history and across the island. He examines, analyses and describes the nature and origin and use of various lithic materials and objects, many of which played an important role in the development of the island up to the early part of the twentieth century. With a thorough glossary to assist readers in understanding many of the technical terms, the author records his observations and findings in seven easy-to-read and understand chapters. The numerous illustrations of assorted artefacts and ruins should prove of immense value to collectors, museums, libraries, researchers and schools. This much-needed, pioneering reference is an essential addition to the literature on Jamaica.
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Studio: University of the West Indies Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.7" Width: 8.3" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Publisher University of West Indies Press
ISBN 9766401926 ISBN13 9789766401924
Availability 64 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 25, 2016 08:41.
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More About Anthony R. D. Porter
Antony R.D. Porter is a Jamaican-born, Canadian-trained Exploration Geologist with extensive international experience in the field of bauxite mining and geology.
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Where did it come from - a history of stones and clay in Jamaica Mar 28, 2007
Fascinating this review on the History of Clay and Stones. The author really knows his "Stuff"as he describes the sources of imported stones going back to pre-Columbian celts of Jadeite travelling to Jamaica from the Central American coast. Then the "dripstone" water filters from Barbados used in every Jamaican home to clarify the drinking water! Finally to be able to identify from whence came the masses of ballast stones in the form of bricks, paving stones and coblestones quarried in the West Country of England and filling empty ships coming out to the West Indies to take home sugar! Well done and most interesting!