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Gemstones (Earth) Paperback – 1 Jul 2001

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  • Paperback: 75 pages
  • Publisher: The Natural History Museum; 2Rev Ed edition (1 July 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0565091557
  • ISBN-13: 978-0565091552
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 0.5 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 778,908 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Aesthetically pleasing, enjoyable, accurate, succinct... One could say a gem among books of its kind.' -- New Scientist on 1st edn.

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Discover the world’s most precious gems

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Format: Paperback
Although the cover shows a raw gem, this book is oriented towards jewelry gems, and most photos show faceted and polished gems. Most entries are brief (generally one per page, but some more), but each one I've looked at is interesting, with information about where the stone comes from, and technical information about chemical composition and crystal form. There are technical charts and tables at the end. The book is small but gives the impression of being a reduced-size version of a larger book, because the print is small and each entry is fairly contentful. Definitely an interesting & informative browse in a fairly small package.
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Gives information on the most common gemsones in an easy to read format. The photographs are excellent.A very good introduction to the subject, suitable for all age ranges.
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By DWR on 20 April 2016
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Good basic knowledge to be found here. Not for people who are past novice stage. Good start for those who are.
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