Gems & Crystals

Gems & Crystals

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Book - 2015
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"Updated and revised, Gems & Crystals from the American Museum of Natural History showcases the museum's renowned collection and unlocks the science behind the dazzling properties of each gemstone species. Nearly 150 key varieties of gems and minerals are profiled, with information on their history, lore, and sources, as well as the relationships among the bewildering variety of crystals, minerals, rocks, and gemstones. Extensively researched and stunningly illustrated, this very special volume will fascinate novice and expert alike."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Sterling Signature, [2015]
Edition: Revised edition
ISBN: 9781454917113
1454917113
Branch Call Number: 549.07 S6814g 2015
Characteristics: xiii, 215 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Alternative Title: Gems and crystals

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dedmanshootn
Aug 22, 2016

clear easily understandable information and interesting history combined with very nice photos and illustrations made for an entertasining and informative read. i'll definitely be looking through this one again, if only for the art of the gems and carvings themselves

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