Crystal & Gem

Crystal & Gem

Book - 2014 | American edition.
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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.
Publisher: New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2014.
Edition: American edition.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781465420930
1465420932
9781465420527
1465420525
Characteristics: 72 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 29 cm.
Additional Contributors: Harding, R. R.
Contents: What is a crystal?
A world of crystals
Natural beauty
On the surface
Inside crystals
Crystal color
Identification
Natural growth
Good habits
Extraction
Growing crystals
Crystals at work
Good vibtrations
Quartz
Diamond
Corundum
Beryl
Opal
Other gemstones
Collector's items
Stones for carving
Precious metals
Organic gems
What is it worth?
Cutting gems
Lore and legend
At home
Did you know?
Identifying gemstones
Find out more.
Summary: 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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Everything you need to know: how crystals form in nature, how crystals are studied and identified, what gives them color, and how they are used in everyday life...with great color photos.


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