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Biodeterioration of Stone in Tropical Environments
Biodeterioration of Stone in Tropical Environments
An Overview
Rakesh Kumar and Anuradha V. Kumar

Getty Conservation Institute
88 pages, 8 1/2 x 11 inches
ISBN 978-0-89236-550-0
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"The book's format follows a rigorous and lucid research methodology."
Journal of Preservation Technology

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A serious challenge for professionals involved in the conservation of cultural heritage sites in tropical environments is the biodeterioration of stone. This volume discusses the types and causes of stone biodeterioration in hot and humid climates, preventive and remedial methods, selection of chemical treatments, status of current research, and areas for further investigation. The scientific findings presented in this book come from research on stone in monuments and sites in Asia and South and Central America.

Rakesh Kumar is technical director at United Panel Inc. in Bethel, Pennsylvania. He was formerly a research fellow at the Getty Conservation Institute, where he began the research for this publication. Anuradha V. Kumar is an architectural conservator with Building Conservation Associates in Dedham, Massachusetts.

Series: Research In Conservation

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