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The Munich Show / Mineralientage München: Das Themenbuch Edelsteine [German]

By: The Munich Show(Editor)
216 pages, colour photos
The Munich Show / Mineralientage München: Das Themenbuch Edelsteine [German]
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The Munich Show / Mineralientage München: Das Themenbuch Edelsteine [German]

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Language: German

Rare and precious stones have always aroused the desire of man. They have been a source of fascination and their perceived value has fluctuated strongly over the millennia. Even today, religion and tradition still influence preferences as well as the changing taste and zeitgeist does. In this year's Edelsteine theme book, renowned scientists and authors provide hard facts and their opinion; giving an exciting insight into this fascinating substance, from detailed descriptions of major gem groups and legendary discoveries to their position in society and religion throughout different cultures. Another focus in this year's show are the traces of mammoths and cave lions back to time of the planet's last ice age. What did the landscape look like? What types of creatures inhabited the land? How did the ice change today's landscape? The articles in the book have all the answers as well as an extended documentation on the discovery of ice age mammoths in the Siberian permafrost.

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Seltene und edle Steine wecken seit jeher Begehrlichkeiten und üben eine unbeschreibliche Faszination auf die Menschen aus. Ihre Wertschätzung hat sich dabei über die Jahrtausende stark verändert. Selbst heute sorgen Religion und Tradition für unterschiedliche Vorlieben, ebenso wie der sich wandelnde Geschmack und Zeitgeist. Namhafte Wissenschaftler und Autoren geben über die reinen Fakten hinaus im Themenbuch »Edelsteine« der Munich Show – Mineralientage München einen spannenden Einblick in diese faszinierende Materie – von der detaillierten Beschreibung der wichtigsten Edelsteingruppen über legendäre Fundstellen bis hin zu ihrer Stellung in Gesellschaft und Religion bedeutender Hochkulturen. Der andere große Themenblock des Buches begibt sich auf den Spuren von Mammuts und Höhlenlöwen zurück in die letzte große Eiszeit unseres Planeten. Wie hat die Landschaft damals ausgesehen, welche Lebewesen haben sie bevölkert und wie hat das Eis unseren heutigen Lebensraum verändert? Antworten auf diese Fragen sowie eine faszinierende Dokumentation der Bergung echter Eiszeitmammuts im sibirischen Permafrost liefern die Artikel international anerkannter Wissenschaftler.

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By: The Munich Show(Editor)
216 pages, colour photos
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