Item Number: H20-3769BK
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This sumptuously redesigned, twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the classic Gems & Crystals from the American Museum of Natural History features the properties, origins, history and lore of nearly 150 gems and crystals. The spectacular accompanying photographs showcase specimens, jewelry and other objects from one of the world's greatest gem and crystal collections.
Hardcover, full color, 216 pages
Book size: 10x9 inches
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Books are shrink-wrapped and are returnable if unopened.
About the authors: George E. Harlow, PhD, Curator, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the American Museum of Natural History, is an eminent mineralogist and crystallographer. While interested in a broad range of geologic topics, he specializes in the study of rock-forming minerals, and has recently carried out research on the jadeite variety of jade, examining the source in Guatemala and the provenance of jade for New-World jade artifacts.
Anna S. Sofianides has a master's degree in geochemistry and geology and is an alumna of the Gemological Institute of America. Now retired, she worked for 23 years in the Department of Mineral Sciences at the American Museum of Natural History. A tireless researcher, Ms. Sofianides has been collecting data on gemstones and the Museum's collection since 1974.