Smithsonian Rock and Gem : The definitive guide to rocks, minerals, gems, and fossils


Smithsonian Rock and Gem : The definitive guide  to rocks, minerals, gems, and fossils

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The definitive guide to rocks, minerals, gemstones, and fossils

From glittering gemstones to fascinating minerals and fossils, Rock and Gem is an incredible celebration of the Earth's buried treasures. Including specially commissioned photographs of more than 450 illustrious specimens and information-rich text, this book illustrates each stone's unique characteristics and its relationship to humankind through the ages.

A remarkable study of the Earth's rocks, minerals, gems, and fossils, this stunning volume reveals the breath and wonder of these outstanding natural phenomena and the fascinating ways they have been prized and used.

A LEGENDARY HISTORY

Rocks, gems, minerals and fossils were forged by the most powerful events in our past and revered for millennia as religious artifacts, becoming the focus of myth and legend. This book evokes the spectacular beauty of these wonders and their place in human history, from the Koh-I-Noor diamond to the fabled Amber Room of Catherine the Great's Palace.

AN INDISPENSABLE GUIDE

Striking visual profiles present the entire range of rocks and minerals, with key information for accurate identification, and practical advice on how to cut, polish, and display objects, as well as an intriguing look at the many ways they have been used, from basic building blocks to fine decoration.

(Softcover | | 360 pages | ISBN 9780756633424 | 2005,2008)
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