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slmag.net 47 bib 'li' o 'taph, [bib-lee-uhtaf, -tahf ]: a person who caches or hoards books Photographer Mitch Epstein examines the ideas of permanence and impermanence through black-and-white images of rocks that have been around for millions of years and clouds that can evaporate in the blink of an eye. Susan Bell & Ryan Spencer (editors) with text by Mitch Epstein & Susan Bell - Mitch Epstein: Rocks and Clouds - Hardcover, 160 pages, Artbook (artbook.com). is is the second book to chronicle the work of master stonemason Lew French, who has spent more than 30 years working on Martha's Vineyard, Boston and the Adirondacks. French gathers hundreds of individual stones and fits them together naturally, without the use of a chisel. Lew French (author), Alison Shaw (photographer) - Sticks and Stones: e Designs of Lew French - Hardcover, 160 pages, Gibbs Smith (gibbssmith.com). A thorough and entertaining examination of the history of the diamond trade through the centuries. Pointon traces the journey from rough stone to a polished object of desire, along with the diamond's mystique in fiction and film. Marcia Pointon - Rocks, Ice and Dirty Stones: Diamond Histories - Paperback, 256 pages, Reaktion Books (reaktionbooks.co.uk). A highly readable and exacting study with more than 300 newly taken photographs, this book serves as the definitive history and field guide to road bridges in Ireland constructed from AD 1000 to 1830. Peter O'Keeffe and Tom Simington - Irish Stone Bridges: History and Heritage (New Revised Edition) - Hardcover, 464 pages, Irish Academic Press (irishacademicpress.ie).