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Rock and Gem: The Definitive Guide to Rocks, Minerals, Gems, and Fossils

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By Ronald Bonewitz

From the primeval origins of rocks and gems to their astonishing modern-day uses and appeal, this encyclopedic reference is the ultimate portrait of the Earths natural treasures. This information-rich book is filled with a vast array of facts on the uniqueness of each rock and mineral, including their identification, composition, and uses. Feature boxes fill the pages and cover topics such as the Malachite room in the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, the Rosetta stone, the many spiritual associations of amethysts, the cultivation of freshwater pearls, and much more. Including specially commissioned photographs and illustrations showing 450 rocks and minerals, this volume is filled with knowledge that everyonefrom the budding geologist to the art lovercan enjoy.

Ages 14 and older. 360 pages, 450 full- color illustrations. 7 1/4'' x 9 1/4''. Paper.

  • Ages 14 and older
  • 360 pages
  • 450 full-color illustrations
  • 7 1/4'' x 9 1/4''
  • Paper

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Description

By Ronald Bonewitz

From the primeval origins of rocks and gems to their astonishing modern-day uses and appeal, this encyclopedic reference is the ultimate portrait of the Earths natural treasures. This information-rich book is filled with a vast array of facts on the uniqueness of each rock and mineral, including their identification, composition, and uses. Feature boxes fill the pages and cover topics such as the Malachite room in the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, the Rosetta stone, the many spiritual associations of amethysts, the cultivation of freshwater pearls, and much more. Including specially commissioned photographs and illustrations showing 450 rocks and minerals, this volume is filled with knowledge that everyonefrom the budding geologist to the art lovercan enjoy.

Ages 14 and older. 360 pages, 450 full- color illustrations. 7 1/4'' x 9 1/4''. Paper.





  • Ages 14 and older
  • 360 pages
  • 450 full-color illustrations
  • 7 1/4'' x 9 1/4''
  • Paper


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