The Resource Gemstones, Cally Hall ; photography by Harry Taylor ; editorial consultant, Joseph J. Peters

Gemstones, Cally Hall ; photography by Harry Taylor ; editorial consultant, Joseph J. Peters

Label
Gemstones
Title
Gemstones
Statement of responsibility
Cally Hall ; photography by Harry Taylor ; editorial consultant, Joseph J. Peters
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Provides a concise description of each gemstone, photographs showing characteristics and distinguishing features, and information on where gemstones are found and their natural properties
Member of
Cataloging source
ILC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hall, Cally
Dewey number
553.8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
TS752
LC item number
.H218 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
  • Smithsonian handbooks
  • Smithsonian handbooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Precious stones
  • Gems
Label
Gemstones, Cally Hall ; photography by Harry Taylor ; editorial consultant, Joseph J. Peters
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How this book works -- What are gemstones? -- How gemstones are formed -- Where gemstones are found -- Physical properties -- Crystal shapes -- Optical properties -- Natural inclusions -- Faceting -- Polishing, carving, and engraving -- Gems through the ages -- History and folklore -- Synthetic gemstones -- Imitation and enhancement -- Color key -- Precious metals -- Cut stones -- Organics
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Second American edition.
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9780789489852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color map
System control number
  • ocm50799463
  • 615901
Label
Gemstones, Cally Hall ; photography by Harry Taylor ; editorial consultant, Joseph J. Peters
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How this book works -- What are gemstones? -- How gemstones are formed -- Where gemstones are found -- Physical properties -- Crystal shapes -- Optical properties -- Natural inclusions -- Faceting -- Polishing, carving, and engraving -- Gems through the ages -- History and folklore -- Synthetic gemstones -- Imitation and enhancement -- Color key -- Precious metals -- Cut stones -- Organics
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Second American edition.
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9780789489852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color map
System control number
  • ocm50799463
  • 615901

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