Gem

Author: Aja Raden
Publisher: DK
ISBN: 9781465453563
Format: PDF, Docs
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A dazzling visual guide to precious and semiprecious stones, organic gems, and precious metals, Gem showcases beautiful, specially commissioned images as well as science, natural history, mythology, and true stories of adventure and discovery. From diamonds to sapphires to obsidian, this compendium profiles all the key gemstones and other precious materials, and its stunning images show the jewels in their different cuts, colors, and uses. See the exquisite jewelry pieces of royalty around the world, high-society women, and Native American traditions. Visit the Russian Amber Room, study the details of a Faberg� egg, and find out what characteristics are needed for a record-breaking gem. The stories, myths, and legends that surround the most celebrated gems and jewel-laden artifacts from around the world are revealed, from their journeys in the company of royalty, film stars, and thieves to the curse of the Hope Diamond. Follow the history of the world's most famous jewelry houses and their designers, including Cartier, Harry Winston, Tiffany & Co., and more. For additional information about the world's natural treasures, an 80-page reference section at the back of the book highlights a variety of other rocks and minerals, and a color-guide directory groups gems according to their main color. Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution and featuring a foreword by New York Times-bestselling author Aja Raden, Gem combines lavish photographs with expert knowledge, making it perfect for gift-giving.

Jewel

Author: DK
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 0241296390
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Celebrate the most dazzling jewels on Earth with Jewel, the most glamorous guide to jewellery, gems, and minerals. Jewel is a lavish look at precious stones, organic gems, and precious metals. Discover gemstones from agate to zoisite, take an up-close look at the world's most extravagant and famous jewellery, and immerse yourself in the incredible stories behind famous gems including the stunning Koh-i-Noor, the exquisite Fabergé eggs, and the mysterious Hope diamond. Packed with spectacular photography, intriguing history, and fascinating real-life stories, Jewel is the most sumptuous celebration of the treasures of the Earth and the perfect gift for anyone looking for a little glamour.

Rocks and Minerals Sticker Encyclopedia

Author: DK Publishing
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 9780756671426
Format: PDF, ePub
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Rocks and Minerals features stickers and facts about these gems of the natural world, from precious metals and seashore pebbles to volcanic rocks. Containing more than 600 reusable stickers that will keep little hands busy for hours.

Gesteine Mineralien

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783831018826
Format: PDF, ePub
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Reich illustrierte Einführung in die Geologie, den Aufbau der Erde, die Entstehung von magmatischen, vulkanischen, metamorphen und Sedimentgesteinen, Verwendung von Gesteinen, Eigenschaften und Einteilung von Mineralien, Edelsteinen, Erzen und Edelmetallen. Ab 10.

Tiere

Author: David Burnie
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783831033645
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Atlas Obscura

Author: Joshua Foer
Publisher: Mosaik Verlag
ISBN: 3641207118
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Der außergewöhnlichste Reiseführer der Welt Der Atlas Obscura sieht nur auf den ersten Blick aus wie ein Reiseführer. Es ist vor allem ein Buch zum Lesen und Träumen – eine Wunderkammer voller unerwarteter, bizarrer und mysteriöser Orte, die gleichermaßen Wunderlust und Wanderlust hervorrufen. Jede einzelne Seite dieses außergewöhnlichen Buchs erweitert unseren Horizont und zeigt uns, wie wunderbar und schräg die Welt in Wirklichkeit ist. Fesselnde Texte, hunderte von fantastischen Fotos, überraschende Fakten und Karten für jede Region des Globus machen es nahezu unmöglich, nicht gleich die nächste Seite aufzuschlagen und weiterzuschmökern! Eine erstaunliche Liebeserklärung an die Welt, in der wir leben.