Gemstones


Author: Cally Hall
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781405357975
Category: Gems
Page: 160
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A new edition of the clearest, most authoritative guide to gemstones you will find. From Amber to Rubellite, discover over 130 varieties of cut and uncut stones, organic gemstones and precious metals. 800 incredible photos, precise annotations and detailed descriptions, including everything from gemstone shapes to their composition, will help you to identify different stones quickly and easily. Covers everything from what a gemstone is and where they occur to the natural properties they have and how they have been fashioned and imitated through the ages. Perfect for gemstone lovers and a comprehensive guide for collectors.

Gemstones


Author: Cally Hall
Publisher: DK
ISBN: 9780789489852
Category: Nature
Page: 160
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Provides a concise description of each gemstone, photographs showing characteristics and distinguishing features, and information on where gemstones are found and their natural properties.

Gemstones


Author: Cally Hall
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 9781564584984
Category: Nature
Page: 160
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A visual identification guide to gemstones provides a concise description of each stone, photographs that highlight characteristics and distinguishing features, and general information on where gemstones are found and their natural properties

Gemstones of the World


Author: Walter Schumann
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402768293
Category: Nature
Page: 319
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Provides detailed information regarding the physical characteristics and unique traits of more than 1,800 precious and semiprecious stones, as well as discussing gemstone structure, production, name origin, and symbolism.

Handbook of Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones


Author: Walter Schumann
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395511374
Category: Nature
Page: 380
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Shows and describes different kinds of rocks and minerals, and tells how to identify rocks by testing for hardness, streak color, and density

Color Encyclopedia of Gemstones


Author: Joel E. Arem
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780412989117
Category: Science
Page: 248
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Provides information on all known gemstone species and varieties, discussing physical properties, occurrence, chemistry, availability, rarity, and market potential, and includes complete data on synthetic gems

Colored Gemstones


Author: Paul Deasy
Publisher: Real Gems Llc
ISBN: 9780982115602
Category: Science
Page: 207
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Provides a concise description of each gemstone, photographs showing characteristics and distinguishing features, and information on where gemstones are found and their natural properties.

Firefly Guide to Gems


Author: Cally Oldershaw
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 9781552978146
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 224
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A guide to gems and precious stones covers such topics as gem formation, structural properties, fashioning and cutting, and gem classification.

Simon & Schuster's Guide to Gems and Precious Stones


Author: Kennie Lyman
Publisher: Touchstone
ISBN: 9780671604301
Category: Nature
Page: 384
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Simon & Schuster's Guide to Gems and Precious Stones provides both the connoisseur and the casual collector with a compact, easy-to-use volume describing more than 100 rare varieties of minerals whose beauty and mystery have possessed our imaginations from time immemorial. More than 450 brilliant photographs accompany profiles of each gem, covering such aspects as appearance, physical properties -- density, hardness, refraction -- occurrence, and how to judge quality and value. Additional sections describe the process of cutting gemstones and the techniques professional gemologists use to evaluate a stone's weight and optical properties. Detailed and comprehensive, this book is essential for anyone interested in the study of gems and precious stones.

Gems of the World


Author: Cally Oldershaw
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 9780228100072
Category:
Page: 256
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-Lavishly illustrated, Gems of the World is intended for anyone who has ever been fascinated by crystals, jewelry, and gems, from general readers to seasoned professionals. It is a fine addition to general collections.- --Booklist, on the previous edition Gems of the World is a practical and comprehensive guide to the identification and properties of precious and semiprecious gems, novelty stones, agates and crystals. This edition has been revised and thoroughly updated. Changes and new features include updated maps of recently established diamond bourses and geographical country changes, plus new gem varieties and localities where they are found, new techniques for producing synthetic gemstones and simulants, and much more. There is comprehensive information on gems: gem formation mining the diamond industry conflict diamonds ethical sourcing crystal structure (diagrams and cuts) optical and physical properties fashioning and cutting (properties and uses) gemstone cuts for diamonds buying a diamond buying colored gemstones imitation and synthetic gemstones gemstone enhancement history of gems famous diamonds caring for gemstones and jewelry a color key of 139 gemstones. The text describes the world's diamond cutting and trading centers, the -diamond pipeline- that flows from mine to retail, and information on the gemstone industry, ethical mining, conflict diamonds and the emergence of new diamond centers. The description directory of gemstones is organized by their chemical composition. The 139 profiles describe each gem's geology, chemistry, properties (such as color, refractive index, and luster), cultural use in history and its value in jewelry. Photographs show the gem as a raw crystal, in common cuts, polished for use, and in some cases, also in a piece of jewelry. Gems of the World is an ideal reference for gemologists, collectors and general readers.

Gemstones


Author: Cally Hall
Publisher: DK
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 160
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Provides a concise description of each gemstone, photographs showing characteristics and distinguishing features, and information on where gemstones are found and their natural properties.

Nature Guide Gems


Author: Kindersley Dorling,Ronald Louis Bonewitz
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 9781409364634
Category: Gems
Page: 224
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Have the world in your hands with these compact, illustrated natural history guides From red beryls to rubies, pick through Nature Guide Gems, a beautiful guide to earth's most precious stones. Part of a new generation of compact natural history guides, Nature Guide Gems is packed full of stunning images that reveal the intricate details and unique characteristics of earth's treasured jewels and metals. Expertly written and including over 400 examples from across the globe, these guides will give you knowledge of the natural world at your fingertips. With a detailed introduction on identifying and classifying gems and 140 individual profiles with clear, informative descriptions of each type of stone, Nature Guide Gems is the ideal identification guide.

Book Lust

Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment, and Reason
Author: Nancy Pearl
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 9781570613814
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 287
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Presents 170 themed reading lists designed for any type of reading, from "chick lit" to books on bicycling, covering a wide variety of tastes and topics.

Silent Thunder

In the Presence of Elephants
Author: Katharine Payne
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684801086
Category: Nature
Page: 288
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Details the pioneering research that has uncovered the fact that elephants communicate at a pitch lower than humans can detect, as a woman who has lived among them celebrates her time in Africa as well as the infinite connections between animals and people. 25,000 first printing. BOMC Alt.

Identification of Gemstones


Author: Michael O'Donoghue,Louise Joyner
Publisher: Robert Hale & Company
ISBN: 9780719803512
Category: Science
Page: 313
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Identification of Gemstones is a comprehensive reference guide to gem and ornamental materials, and outlines all the features a gem tester has to know before making an identification. The experienced author team describe not only each natural gem species, but also their synthetic counterparts and the materials used as imitations, demonstrating how to avoid costly mistakes. End of chapter summaries, details of further reading, and the companion website combine to provide all the support needed by professional gemmologists, antique and gemstone dealers, jewelers, and students.

The Cosmic Serpent


Author: Jeremy Narby
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101494352
Category: Science
Page: 272
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This adventure in science and imagination, which the Medical Tribune said might herald "a Copernican revolution for the life sciences," leads the reader through unexplored jungles and uncharted aspects of mind to the heart of knowledge.In a first-person narrative of scientific discovery that opens new perspectives on biology, anthropology, and the limits of rationalism, The Cosmic Serpent reveals how startlingly different the world around us appears when we open our minds to it.

Gemstones

A Complete Color Reference for Precious and Semiprecious Stones of the World
Author: Karen Hurrell,Mary L. Johnson
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 0785834982
Category: Nature
Page: 320
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This fascinating work provides a truly stunning visual guide to the beautiful world of gemstones. It brings together a wealth of information in clearly worded text accompanied by a dazzling collection of color photographs showing gems in their natural and cut states. From subjects as diverse as identifying and collecting minerals and advanced testing, to ethical sourcing of gems, every aspect of gemstones is covered, and is presented with a wealth of research in easy-to-understand sections, making it a must-have reference work for anyone who wants to delve into the exciting world of gems.

Rocks and Minerals


Author: Ra Bonewitz
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 9781405375863
Category: Geology
Page: 352
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Have the world in your hands with these compact, affordable, illustrated natural history guides. From malachite to meteorites, leaf through Nature Guide Rocks and Minerals, a beautiful guide profiling the world's specimens. Part of a new generation of compact natural history guides, Rocks and Minerals is packed full of stunning images that reveal intricate details and unique characteristics of the rocks and minerals featured. Expertly written and including examples from across the globe, these guides will give you knowledge of the natural world at your fingertips. With a detailed introduction on identifying and classifying minerals and clear sections on each type of rock and mineral, Nature Guide Rocks and Minerals is the ideal identification guide.

Gem

The Definitive Visual Guide
Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465462120
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 440
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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.

John Shaw's Nature Photography Field Guide


Author: John Shaw
Publisher: Amphoto Books
ISBN: 0817400303
Category: Photography
Page: 160
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An updated bestseller, this book of extraordinarily beautiful photographs of nature contains state-of-the-art instruction on how any photographer can aim for equally impressive results every time a camera is focused on the great outdoors. Even highly skilled photographers are often baffled by the problems facing them when they work outdoors. But with this exceptional field guide in hand, every photographer—beginner, serious amateur, semi-pro, and pro—can conquer the problems encountered in the field. Using his own exceptional work as examples, the author discusses each type of nature subject and how to approach photographing it. Specific advice and information cover selection of equipment and lenses; how to compose a shot; how to get close ups; and other tips covering a range of techniques to enrich various types of nature photographs. From the Trade Paperback edition.