Simon & Schuster's Guide to Gems and Precious Stones

Simon & Schuster's Guide to Gems and Precious Stones

Author: Kennie Lyman

Publisher: Touchstone

ISBN: 0671604309

Category: Nature

Page: 388

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Simon & Schuster's Guide to Gems and Precious Stones provides both the connoisseur and the casual collector with a compact, easy-to-use volume describing more than 100 rare varieties of minerals whose beauty and mystery have possessed our imaginations from time immemorial. More than 450 brilliant photographs accompany profiles of each gem, covering such aspects as appearance, physical properties -- density, hardness, refraction -- occurrence, and how to judge quality and value. Additional sections describe the process of cutting gemstones and the techniques professional gemologists use to evaluate a stone's weight and optical properties. Detailed and comprehensive, this book is essential for anyone interested in the study of gems and precious stones.
Simon & Schuster's Guide to Gems and Precious Stones
Language: en
Pages: 388
Authors: Kennie Lyman
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 1986-03-13 - Publisher: Touchstone

Simon & Schuster's Guide to Gems and Precious Stones provides both the connoisseur and the casual collector with a compact, easy-to-use volume describing more than 100 rare varieties of minerals whose beauty and mystery have possessed our imaginations from time immemorial. More than 450 brilliant photographs accompany profiles of each
Simon and Schuster's Guide to Insects
Language: en
Pages: 516
Authors: Ross H. Arnett, Richard L. Jacques
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 1981 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Pictures three hundred and fifty species of insects found in the U.S. and describes their habitat, behavior, and identifying characteristics
Simon and Schuster's Guide to Shells
Language: en
Pages: 518
Authors: Bruno Sabelli
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1980 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

"Field guide, with more than 1230 illustrations in ... color and information on appearance, size, geographic occurence, ecological environment"--Jacket.
Simon and Schuster's Guide to Cats
Language: en
Pages: 262
Authors: Gino Pugnetti, Mordecai Siegal
Categories: Technology & Engineering
Type: BOOK - Published: 1983 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Describes the characteristics and behavior of various longhair and shorthair breeds, looks at the history of cats, and discusses their care and grooming.
A Guide to Field Guides
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Diane Schmidt
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

Focusing on the North American continent, this book, the first of its kind, identifies and describes major field guides in all scientific subject areas (from plants, animals, and insects to astronomy and weather, geology and fossils, and man-made objects). Organized by topic, it offers complete bibliographic information and descriptions of