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Crystal & gem

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New Look! Relaunched with new jackets and 8 pages of new text! Here is a spectacular and informative guide to the amazing world of crystals and gems. Superb color photographs of crystals, jewels and gemstones of every color, size and shape offer a unique "eyewitness" insight into their extraordinary beauty and variety. See a crystal growing, diamonds used to cut through a brick wall, a phantom crystal, gemstones formed in a volcano, and crystals of gold and silver. Learn how a quartz watch works, how to identify crystals, why crystals have been grown in space, how crystals are used healing, and why Napoleon had a diamond in his sword. Discover where to find crystals in your home, how synthetic crystals are made, which famous rubies are really spinels, which is your birthstone, and much, much more.
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Full title crystal gem
Author symes r f
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-19 23:40:14PM
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display_description Describes the basic shapes of crystals and other aspects of crystallography, including how they form in nature, how crystals are studied and identified, what gives them their amazing color, and how they are used in everyday life.
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series Eyewitness books
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subject_facet Crystallography -- Juvenile literature, Crystals -- Juvenile literature, Gems -- Juvenile literature, Precious stones -- Juvenile literature
title_display Crystal & gem
title_full Crystal & gem / written by Dr. R. F. Symes and Dr. R. R. Harding, Crystal & gem / written by R.F. Symes and R.R. Harding
title_short Crystal & gem
topic_facet Crystallography, Crystals, Gems, Precious stones