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Minerals and Gems: From the American Museum of Natural History (Tiny Folio)

Art / Photobook

By: George E Harlow and Joseph J Peters

336 pages, Col plates

Abbeville Publishing Group

Hardback | Aug 2003 | #142588 | ISBN: 0789207990
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About this book

This book is both a showcase for one of the world's great collections (300 specimens are illustrated) and also a concise guide to minerals and gems, explaining what they are, how they develop, the symmetrical perfection of their crystals, and the qualities that make them outstanding or unique.


Contents

Introduction Minerals Gems Index

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Biography

George E. Harlow is curator of Gems and Minerals and Joseph J. Peters senior scientific assistant at the American Museum of Natural History.