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Agates

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"Superbly done ... should be high on everyone's 'must have' list." --Rock and Gem Agates, the first popular guide to the brilliantly banded and highly prized gemstones, sold 7,000 copies in hardcover, no doubt for the glorious color photographs that capture collectors' enthusiasm for the stones' distinctive shapes and vivid colors. Agates is a comprehensive, easy-to-use identification guide and a worldwide listing of where they are found. The book describes: Names of agates--mineralogical, geological, local, trade, trivial Properties of agates--e.g., color, wall-banded, level-banded, cracked, thunder eggs Sources of agates--e.g., eruptions, lava, sediment, limestone beds, and fissures Lapidary--sawing, grinding, sanding, polishing Imitations and forgeries of agates Uses of agates through the ages, with beautiful photographs of artifacts and jewelry Early writing and collections Use of agates in science and technology Collecting National and regional maps showing agate-producing areas. Amateur gemologists and agate collectors alike will find this informative and beautifully illustrated book to be an indispensable resource.

Treasures of the Earth

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Agates

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Illustrated throughout with photographs of these wonderfully colourful minerals. Accompanied by a text from a well-known expert in the field, the book includes both a detailed introduction to the geology of agates and a comprehensive guide to the agates of the world.

Collecting Gems Minerals

Author : Chris Pellant
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Introduces gems and minerals, explains how to build and display a collection of these precious stones, and describes a variety of such treasures for identification purposes.

Treasures of the Earth

Author : Saleem H. Ali
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Would the world be a better place if human societies were somehow able to curb their desires for material goods? Saleem Ali's pioneering book links human wants and needs by providing a natural history of consumption and materialism with scientific detail and humanistic nuance. It argues that simply disavowing consumption of materials is not likely to help in planning for a resource-scarce future, given global inequality, development imperatives, and our goals for a democratic global society. Rather than suppress the creativity and desire to discover that is often embedded in the exploration and production of material goods--which he calls the treasure impulse--Ali proposes a new environmental paradigm, one that accepts our need to consume treasure for cultural and developmental reasons, but warns of our concomitant need to conserve. In evaluating the impact of treasure consumption on resource-rich countries, he argues that there is a way to consume responsibly and alleviate global poverty.

The Treasures of the Earth Or Mines Minerals and Metals

Author : William Jones
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The Treasures of the Earth Or Mines Minerals and Metals with Anecdotes of Men who Have Been Connected with Mining

Author : William Jones (F.S.A.)
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The treasures of the earth or Mines minerals and metals

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Treasures from the Earth

Author : Benjamin Martin Shaub
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Surveys the physical and optical properties of minerals, gems, and rock types, their origins and occurrences, and their uses, and procedures of collecting and identifying particular specimens

Jewel

Author : Dorling Kindersley
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Celebrate the most dazzling jewels on Earth with Jewel, the most glamorous guide to jewellery, gems, and minerals. With a foreword by Judith Miller, Jewel is a lavish look at precious stones, organic gems, and precious metals. Discover gemstones from agate to zoisite, take an up-close look at the world's most extravagant and famous jewellery, and immerse yourself in the incredible stories behind famous gems including the stunning Koh-i-Noor, the exquisite Faberg� eggs, and the mysterious Hope diamond. Packed with spectacular photography, intriguing history, and fascinating real-life stories, Jewel is the most sumptuous celebration of the treasures of the Earth and the perfect gift for anyone looking for a little glamour.

The Mineral Kingdom Or The Treasures of the Earth and Their Uses

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The Treasures of the Earth Or Mines Minerals and Metals

Author : F. S. A. William Jones
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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

Gem and Mineral Collection Kit

Author : Cassandra Eason
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Become a gem and mineral collector! With the inspiring materials in this kit you have everything you need to get started. Uniquely packaged, it includes the colorful field guide Collecting Gems and Minerals, which explains all of the basics of this rewarding pastime, and three real semiprecious stones to begin your collection. Enjoy the smooth beauty of a polished blue sodalite, the natural wonder of rough-cut amethyst, and the unusual sparkle of brown and gold tiger's eye. The elegant kit box is perfect to use as a "treasure chest" in which to store your finds and the book when you're not reading it. Sterling 10 1/2 x 10.

The Treasures of the Earth Or Mines Minerals and Metals

Author : William Jones
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Treasures of the Earth

Author : Fred Reinfeld
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Highlights of geology and related sciences, for young people and adults.

Treasures on Earth

Author : Keith Stewart Thomson
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Professor Thomson, the Director of the world-respected Oxford University Museum, questions the role that today's museums have to play in contemporary society and uncovers the paradox of the modern collection in this fascinating and challenging work. Our nation's museums are physical manifestations of our culture and history, dynamic entities in which we not only preserve the past and interpret the present, but where we also launch our dreams for the future. They are vitally important, so why then are many museums seriously short of funds and some failing? We find ourselves caught in a dilemma, wanting to preserve and utilise as much as possible of our cultural and natural heritage but being unable to save it all. In this book, Professor Thomson examines the glories and tribulations of museums and asks some probing and inconvenient questions.

Treasures of the Earth

Author : Cyril Hall
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Love Is in the Earth Mineralogical Pictorial

Author : Melody
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Extensive mineralogical pictorial containing color photos of hundreds of minerals with molecular formulae, description and localities found.

Rocks and Minerals

Author : Fred Reinfeld
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Treasures of the Earth

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