Stories in Stone: A Field Guide to Cemetery Symbolism and Iconography - Douglas Keister First, this is a great size to take traveling. And the color photos are also lovely, especially when so many other books are stuck in black and white. This book is especially good if you're looking up symbols on tombs and finding out what they mean - from animals to Greek letters to societies (there's a multiple page listing of acronyms and what they mean).This isn't the first book I'd recommend for scholarship - but I have spent many hours on airplanes reading or just looking at the photos.