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The Resource Gemstones of the world, Walter Schumann

Gemstones of the world, Walter Schumann

Label
Gemstones of the world
Title
Gemstones of the world
Statement of responsibility
Walter Schumann
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"Would you know the difference between prehnite, variscite, and jade? Or a diamond and a cubic zirconia? Could you identify the different diamond cuts, and would you choose a diamond by its cut alone? Gemstones have fascinated people for thousands of years. In ancient times they were worn as amulets and talismans, offering protection against ghosts, repulsing evil, preserving health, and warding off the plague. A link with astrology was formed, and gemstones were allocated to the signs of the zodiac. At one time, precious jewelry was a way to recognize the truly rich as opposed to mere pretenders to power and wealth. From the historical to the scientific, this extraordinary reference is filled with fascinating facts about gemstones, both precious and semiprecious. It's also a worldwide scientific survey, with stunning color photographs of each gem and its varieties. This fifth edition includes information on a total of 1,800 gemstones in all"--Dust jacket cover
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
553.8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QE392
LC item number
.S54513 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Gemstones of the world, Walter Schumann
Link
http://d-nb.info/1033850519/04
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Color map on endpapers
  • Translation of: Edelsteine und Schmucksteine : alle Arten und Varietäten [der] Welt ; 1900 Einzelstücke. 15., überarb. Aufl., Neuausg. 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
5695976
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
  • Newly revised fifth edition /
  • translated by Daniel Shea and Nicole Shea.
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9781454909538
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color map
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn826444703
  • (OCoLC)826444703
Label
Gemstones of the world, Walter Schumann
Link
http://d-nb.info/1033850519/04
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Color map on endpapers
  • Translation of: Edelsteine und Schmucksteine : alle Arten und Varietäten [der] Welt ; 1900 Einzelstücke. 15., überarb. Aufl., Neuausg. 2011
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
5695976
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
  • Newly revised fifth edition /
  • translated by Daniel Shea and Nicole Shea.
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9781454909538
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color map
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn826444703
  • (OCoLC)826444703

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