GEM THE DEFINITIVE VISUAL GUIDE

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Gem

Author : Aja Raden
ISBN : 1465453563
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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A dazzling visual guide to precious and semiprecious stones, organic gems, and precious metals, Gem showcases beautiful, specially commissioned images as well as science, natural history, mythology, and true stories of adventure and discovery. From diamonds to sapphires to obsidian, this compendium profiles all the key gemstones and other precious materials, and its stunning images show the jewels in their different cuts, colors, and uses. See the exquisite jewelry pieces of royalty around the world, high-society women, and Native American traditions. Visit the Russian Amber Room, study the details of a Faberg� egg, and find out what characteristics are needed for a record-breaking gem. 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. Follow the history of the world's most famous jewelry houses and their designers, including Cartier, Harry Winston, Tiffany & Co., and more. For additional information about the world's natural treasures, an 80-page reference section at the back of the book highlights a variety of other rocks and minerals, and a color-guide directory groups gems according to their main color. Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution and featuring a foreword by New York Times-bestselling author Aja Raden, Gem combines lavish photographs with expert knowledge, making it perfect for gift-giving.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Rocks Minerals

Author : Ronald Louis Bonewitz
ISBN : 1405328312
Genre : Fossils
File Size : 77.77 MB
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Definitive compact guide to rocks, minerals, crystals and gemstones - for every rockhound and budding gemmologist!From primeval origins to their astonishing modern-day uses and appeal, this is the ultimate portrait of Earth's buried treasures - rocks, minerals, crystals and gems - produced in association with the Smithsonian Institution. Learn how to identify more than 450 rock and mineral specimens through stunning photographs and detailed characteristics. Discover more about your finds through folklore and historical artefacts, and find out the fascinating stories behind the world's natural treasures; from the Hope diamond to the Great Mogul emerald.Plus, pick up practical advice on rock and mineral collecting, including how to cut, polish and display your finds.
Category: Fossils

A Dictionary Of Flowers And Gems

Author : Skye Kingsbury
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A Dictionary of Flowers and Gems (Say What You Mean—Even Say It Mean—the Victorian Way)
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Crystal Magic

Author : Sandra Kynes
ISBN : 9780738754161
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 29.96 MB
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Strengthen your connection with the natural world as you learn to incorporate the power of crystals and gemstones into your magical practice. This comprehensive, full-color book is exquisitely designed to be both user-friendly and a gorgeous addition to your bookshelf. Inside, you'll find everything you need to effectively work with crystals, from the history, science, and magic of the mineral kingdom to an encyclopedic list of nearly 200 varieties of stones. Explore numerous ways to grow your knowledge and skills, including details on buying and preparing stones, magical associations by color, astrological influences, and how to spot fakes. Discover a new, powerful form of crystal grid and which stone is best for a specific goal. With more than 200 color photographs and convenient guides to correspondences, associated deities, and more, Crystal Magic will serve as a timeless, indispensable reference.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Stars

Author : DK
ISBN : 9780241287361
Genre : Science
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The Stars is a stunning guide to the celestial wonders of our universe, capturing the beauty of the cosmos beyond our solar system. Fully authenticated by the Smithsonian Institution, The Stars lets you explore the awe-inspiring wonders of our universe and discover the most fascinating objects known to astronomy, from glittering starbirth nebulae to supermassive black holes. Stunning 3-D graphics chart all 88 constellations from Andromeda to Virgo, forming a complete nap of the night sky. With incredible new imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope, and an array of focus topics including the Milky Way, the Big Bang, and the timeline of the telescope, The Stars is the ultimate visual guide to the cosmos and a truly out-of-this-world gift for every stargazer.
Category: Science

Universe

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781409328254
Genre : Science
File Size : 26.23 MB
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From the fiery mass of the Sun's core to the black hole at the centre of the Milky Way, Universe takes you on the ultimate guided tour of the cosmos. Full of stunning out-of-this world images reflecting recent advances in space imagery, you'll go on a journey from our solar system all the way to the farthest limits of space. This new edition has been expanded and updated to include the most exciting new discoveries from water on Mars to planets in other solar systems plus up-to-date charts and information on the latest equipment for studying the wonders of the universe. The comprehensive night-sky atlas covers all the constellations and planetary charts showing their positions right up to 2019. With a special embossed jacket, Universe is a beautiful gift for keen amateur astronomers as well as a great reference book for the whole family.
Category: Science

Library Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015081489638
Genre : Libraries
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Category: Libraries

Books In Print 2009 2010

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ISBN : 0835250199
Genre : Publishers' catalogs
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The Pearl Book

Author : Antoinette L. Matlins
ISBN : 9780943763354
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
File Size : 55.93 MB
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With today's finest cultured pearls rivaling diamond, ruby, emerald and sapphire in terms of popularity, rarity and price, more and more people are searching for a reliable source of information to guide them in the fascinating and complex world of pearls-natural, cultured and imitation. This revised and updated 3rd edition is a comprehensive, authoritative guide that tells readers everything they need to know about pearls to fully understand and appreciate them, and avoid any unexpected-and costly-disappointments, now and in future generations.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles