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Rock And Gem

Author : Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
ISBN : 1740336240
Genre : Minerals
File Size : 86.58 MB
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From glittering gemstones to fascinating minerals and fossils, this incredible reference book is a stunning celebration of the Earth's buried treasures. Innovative, specially commissioned photography captures the essence and beauty of over 450 superb specimens, while lively and informative text describes the characteristics of each and its unique and changing relationship to humankind through the ages. Organized by rock classes and chemical groups, each rock, mineral and fossil entry contains a photograph of the specimen together with lively, wide-ranging text describing its qualities and history of use. In addition, a detailed, at-a-glance reference panel provides key data for identification and classification.
Category: Minerals

The Rock And Gem Book

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781465455321
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 50.95 MB
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What is the difference between a rock and a gem? What makes the Hope Diamond so special? Why are some minerals fluorescent? Dig deep to find the answers in The Rock and Gem Book. Filled with over 1,200 stunning full-color photographs, The Rock and Gem Book is the perfect encyclopedia for young geologists to consult. Chapters are organized according to scientific classifications with straightforward explanations that bring each specimen to life. From the quartz in watches to the limestone in the Great Pyramids, the earth's natural treasures are used in architecture, art, and science. Get up close to diamonds, rubies, pearls, and sapphires, and study the different types of rocks, from granite to meteorites. Designed in DK's signature style, the pages are filled with highly visual spreads that show off the depth and unique quality of each gemstone, rock, and fossil. See the past with fossils, learn about the ocean through shells, and find out what makes gold so special in The Rock and Gem Book.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Gems Minerals Of California

Author : William Estavillo
ISBN : 155838118X
Genre : Travel
File Size : 54.32 MB
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Striking full-color guides. Bound in water repellent, film laminated covers. Extensive center-spread maps of the state highlights locations featured in each book. Special 8-pocket and 4-pocket lucite display racks available with purchase of the series.
Category: Travel

The Rock Gem Book

Author : Dan Green
ISBN : 0241228131
Genre : Gems
File Size : 30.77 MB
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The Rock and Gem Book is packed full of photos of natural wonders, including rocks, minerals, gems, shells and fossils. This children's encyclopedia displays more than 1,200 full-colour specimens, from sapphires and rubies to silver and pearl, revealing the unique qualities of each material and how it is used in industry, architecture, art and science. Including precious metals, rare fossils, tiny gemstones and giant shells, the Rock and Gem Book gives a complete overview of the Earth's naturally occurring marvels and the beautiful objects created from them.
Category: Gems

Gem

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781465462121
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 68.65 MB
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Gem is a dazzling visual guide to precious stones, organic gems, and precious metals that weaves together beautiful, specially commissioned images and science, natural history, mythology, and true stories of adventure and discovery. From diamonds to sapphires to limestone, this comprehensive guide profiles all the key gemstones and other precious materials, and stunning images show the jewels in their different cuts, colors, and uses. The stories, myths, and legends that surround the most celebrated gems and jewel-laden artifacts from around the world are revealed, from their journeys in the company of royalty, film stars, and thieves to the curse of the Hope Diamond. Additionally, a reference section at the end of the book highlights a variety of other rocks and non-precious stones. Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution, Gem combines stunning photographs with expert knowledge, making it perfect for gift giving.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Collecting Rocks Gems And Minerals

Author : Patti Polk
ISBN : 9781440215308
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 47.42 MB
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A rockhound’s must-have resource! Easy to use and lavishly illustrated, this new and completely revised and expanded edition of Collecting Rocks, Gems, and Minerals is designed with beginners in mind, yet filled with valuable technical information for seasoned collectors. This guide takes you from being simply someone who enjoys rocks to a knowledgeable enthusiast in no time, and features: An easy-to-use, quick reference format arranged by category and color of stone 800+ beautiful color photographs Values and tips for locating, buying and collecting Both lapidary and mineral display materials Insights from the author’s decades of rock-collecting know-how Includes a foreword by Johann Zenz, world-renowned agate expert, author and lecturer
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Gems And Minerals Of Arizona

Author : Sharon Panczner
ISBN : 1558380973
Genre : Travel
File Size : 77.60 MB
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"There's gold in them thar hills!" Along with silver, turquoise, copper, and tons (literally) of other minerals. This guidebook explains what you will find and where in Arizona you will find it. Prospectors were right on target when they came to Arizona!
Category: Travel

Clarity Cut And Culture

Author : Susan Falls
ISBN : 9781479834396
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 88.81 MB
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Images of diamonds appear everywhere in American culture. And everyone who has a diamond has a story to tell about it. Our stories about diamonds not only reveal what we do with these tiny stones, but also suggest how we create value, meaning, and identity through our interactions with material culture in general. Things become meaningful through our interactions with them, but how do people go about making meaning? What can we learn from an ethnography about the production of identity, creation of kinship, and use of diamonds in understanding selves and social relationships? By what means do people positioned within a globalized political-economy and a compelling universe of advertising interact locally with these tiny polished rocks? This book draws on 12 months of fieldwork with diamond consumers in New York City as well as an analysis of the iconic De Beers campaign that promised romance, status, and glamour to anyone who bought a diamond to show that this thematic pool is just one resource among many that diamond owners draw upon to engage with their own stones. The volume highlights the important roles that memory, context, and circumstance also play in shaping how people interpret and then use objects in making personal worlds. It shows that besides operating as subjects in an ad-burdened universe, consumers are highly creative, idiosyncratic, and theatrical agents.
Category: Social Science