Images in Stone: A Guide to the Building Stones of Parliament House
In Images in Stone, Dr Wolf Mayer takes readers on an engaging tour of Parliament House, including those parts not open to the public, such as the Prime Minister’s suite. With authority and enthusiasm he points out numerous interesting and artistic features in the stonework and also reveals some surprising details. A section on rock formation, quarrying and processing concludes this lavishly illustrated and informative publication.
This guide leads you through the many and varied rocks that were utilised in the construction of the nation’s most significant building. It leads you through the use of imported and local stone, their features (including fossils) and their locations in the House and some of the quarrying and production methods.
About the author:
Wolf Mayer taught geology at the University of Canberra and at the Australian National University (ANU) for 25 years. Following his retirement he was appointed a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Earth and Marine Sciences in the Research School of Earth Sciences at the ANU. His main research interests are in the history of the earth sciences and in the early geological exploration of Australia
Author: Wolf Mayer
Publisher: Geological society of Australia (Australian Capital Territory Division)
Dimensions: 175 x 250 x 3 mm
Publication date: 1996, republished with minor changes in 2009
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