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This attractive little booklet provides an introduction to the beauty and remarkable history of amber, from its early use by Neolithic people to the medicinal and mythological properties bestowed upon it. It includes beautiful photographs of fossil inclusions illustrating incredible behaviors trapped in time... truly snapshots of a prehistoric world. It concludes with the infamous story of the Amber Room (including photos) of Peter the Great of Russia and a section of further reading for those wanting to seek more information. The author is a world expert on fossils preserved in amber.