Rock and gem smithsonian book

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Rock and Gem by Ronald L. Bonewitz

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date. For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now. Javascript is not enabled in your browser. Enabling JavaScript in your browser will allow you to experience all the features of our site. Learn how to enable JavaScript on your browser. A great guidebook featuring full-color photos of hundreds of rocks and gems for collectors and enthusiasts, created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution and written by a geologist with decades of experience. Author Ronald Bonewitz started his career as a geologist specializing in crystal chemistry, worked as a mining scout in the field, and now serves as a gem, mineral, fossil, and antiquities expert at an auction houses.
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Smithsonian Handbooks: Rocks & Minerals (Smithsonian Handbooks) (DK Smithsonian The Rock and Gem Book: And Other Treasures of the Natural World.

Smithsonian Rock and Gem

Feb 04, ISBN A great guidebook featuring full-color photos of hundreds of rocks and gems for collectors and enthusiasts, created in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution and written by a geologist with decades of experience. Author Ronald Bonewitz started his career as a geologist specializing in crystal chemistry, worked as a mining scout in the field, and now serves as a gem, mineral, fossil, and antiquities expert at an auction houses. In addition to resources on each of several hundred individual rock and gem types, the book contains a compelling history of how rocks are formed, starting with the Big Bang up to the present day. It also includes a guide to starting your own collection as well as several fascinating feature boxes exploring topics like the Malachite Room in the Winter Palace and the superstitions surrounding the world-famous or infamous Hope Diamond. Category: Science Reference. Paperback —.

This is a page hardcover book that offers much more than you would expect from the title. After a brief introduction on the formation of the earth and the cyclical creation of various types of rocks, the book is divided into five sections on Rocks, Minerals and Gems, Fossils, Shells, and Famous Treasures. Surprisingly, the last three sections comprise almost half of the book. Images dominate each page while the amount of text is limited. As usual with DK books, subtopics within each section each have a two-page spread. The publisher has employed a unique approach with the text, bolding the first paragraph on most two-page spreads then using bold only on key terms through the rest of the text.

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This page features an assortment of new books on rocks, minerals and fossils. Click Button to Purchase. Item Description. Click Picture for Larger Image. Including specially commissioned photographs of more than illustrious specimens and information-rich text, this book illustrates each stone's unique characteristics and its relationship to humankind through the ages. This is a paperback book measuring 8. Artifacts reveal the advance of man was closely associated with his advances in mining and learning uses for rocks and minerals.

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