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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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Gemstones (Smithsonian Handbooks)

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Publisher Comments:

The clearest recognition guides available The Smithsonian Handbook of Gemstones is packed with more than 800 vivid full-color photographs of more than 130 varieties of cut and uncut stones, organic gemstones, and precious metals. With authoritative text, clear photography, and a systematic approach, this concise guide to identification enables you to recognize each gemstone instantly. Photo-Encyclopedic Approach: Each expertly written entry combines a precise description with annotated photographs to highlight the gemstone's chief characteristics and distinguishing features. Additional color illustrations and photographs show uncut stones, color variations, and a wide range of popular cuts. Easy-to-use, color-coded bands provide at-a-glance facts for quick reference. Identification Made Easy: For beginners and established enthusiasts alike, the Smithsonian Handbook of Gemstones explains what a gemstone is, how and where gemstones occur, what natural properties they possess, and how they have been fashioned and imitated through the ages. to help you in the initial stages of identification, a color key illustrates the variety of colors found within natural and synthetic gemstones. A concise glossary explains relevant scientific and technical terms.

Synopsis:

Designed for beginners and experienced collectors alike, these field guides make identification of individual specimens sure, simple and straightforward. Each entry has a full color illustration as well as color-coded bands that provide at-a-glance facts for quick reference. Easy to use and beautiful to look at, this series is an invaluable resource for every collector.

Synopsis:

Smithsonian Handbooks are the most visually appealing guides on the natural world in the book marketplace. Featuring more than 500 full-color illustrations and photographs, along with detailed annotations, Smithsonian Handbooks make identification easy and accurate.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780789489852
Consultant:
Taylor, Harry
Author:
Peters, Joseph J.
Photographer:
Taylor, Harry
Author:
Hall, Cally
Author:
Peters, Joseph J.
Publisher:
Gem Guides Book Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
Gems
Subject:
Rocks & Minerals
Subject:
Reference - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Nature / Guide Books
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Reference
Subject:
Nature - Rocks & Minerals
Subject:
Precious stones
Subject:
Science & Nature
Subject:
Geology-Rocks and Minerals
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Smithsonian Handbooks
Series Volume:
107-472
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
180
Dimensions:
8.60x5.62x.48 in. .70 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 180 pages Gem Guides Book Company - English 9780789489852 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Designed for beginners and experienced collectors alike, these field guides make identification of individual specimens sure, simple and straightforward. Each entry has a full color illustration as well as color-coded bands that provide at-a-glance facts for quick reference. Easy to use and beautiful to look at, this series is an invaluable resource for every collector.
"Synopsis" by , Smithsonian Handbooks are the most visually appealing guides on the natural world in the book marketplace. Featuring more than 500 full-color illustrations and photographs, along with detailed annotations, Smithsonian Handbooks make identification easy and accurate.
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