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La cal: historia, propiedades y usos

edited by Luis Barba Pingarrón and Isabel Villaseñor Alonso

The book's eleven chapters are grouped into four main sections. The first one addresses the history and traditional uses of lime, with special reference to Mexico, during both colonial and pre-Hispanic periods. The second one addresses the characteristics of lime itself, the constituent materials of sand-based mortars as well as lime-based mortars (called argamasas) used in masonry, and the different forms of production and preparation of mortars in the Maya area. The third section chapters analyze the various aspects of the use of lime-based materials in the conservation of architectural finishes. The last section presents aspects of analysis and characterization of calcareous materials. This volume is mainly written for archaeologist, architects, and preservation specialists, as well as students in these disciplines. In Spanish.

Published by Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas and the Asociación Nacional de Fabricantes de Cal, A.C. (México, D.F.), 2013. 287 pp. Hardcover. ISBN: 978-607-02-4206-9.

$105.00 (shipping included). Order code UN155.