Amber : The Natural Time Capsule (Hardcover)

Author: Ross, Andrew

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A comprehensive introduction to amber and all its uses.


Publisher Firefly Books Ltd
Mfg Part# 9781554076093
SKU 212819270
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1554076099
Release Date 1/1/2010
Dimensions (in Inches) 10.25H x 7.75L x 0.5T
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Editors Note A comprehensive introduction to amber and all its uses.Amber is an engaging overview of this natural substance. It also explores how the fossilized inclusions trapped in the golden resin of spruce trees provide a superb record of prehistoric species and habitats. Lavishly illustrated throughout, this book includes all the current knowledge and ongoing research, such as:How amber is formed from the resin of ancient treesThe fascinating process by which amber preserves natural specimensThe secrets amber can revealTypes of amberWhere amber can be foundThe role of amber in science and artPractical advice on how to distinguish genuine amber from fakesRecent discoveries and developmentsExclusive and particularly valuable features of the book include:Stunning and previously unpublished photographs of specimens from the collection of the Natural History Museum in LondonDetailed illustrated identification keys to the most common insect inclusionsThe storied search for DNA in insect inclusions in amberAmber brings the study of this fascinating substance and its secrets within reach of any reader, and it will particularly fascinate rock hounds, fossil and gem enthusiasts, hobbyists and jewelry designers.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0112
Publisher Firefly Books

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