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During the Cold War, several periods of protest against nuclear weapons took place in the United States. By far the largest protest campaign involved the nuclear freeze movement. This ...

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Paul Oliver

The Oxford Companion to Architecture

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...Cornwall, Quercy in southern France, and wherever slate occurs. Limestone is also sometimes used, depending on the type of stone. In the Cotswolds of England, blocks of stone would be stood in the open air during winter, and water poured over them frequently. This caused them to freeze in icy conditions, and to split into sections which made useful roof tiles (‘Stonesfield slate’). But there are many other types of cladding—made from interwoven broad strips of flattened bamboo for instance, as found in the Pacific islands. Again, it’s the availability of the...