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Masterpieces Of The Mineral World
Masterpieces Of The Mineral World
 
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Author : Wendell E. Wilson, Joel A. Bartsch And Mark Mauthner
Publisher : The Houston Museum Of Natural Science
ISBN# : 0-8109-6751-0
Pages : 264
Price :INR 4703
Offer Price:INR 4186
 
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The collection of natural mineral crystals housed at the Houston Museum of Natural Science is the finest and best known in the world. Now the treasures of this singular collection are shown in resplendent photographs that will seduce of natural history. The spectacular and rare specimens on display here, from a huge imperial topaz crystal weighing more than 2,000 carats to a crystallized gold cluster that is one of the most highly coveted objects in the mineral kingdom, are ture masterpieces, the Rembrandts and Picassos of the natural world. Like fine art, minerals are prized for their aesthetic qualities - color, luster, sculptural composition - and for their provenance. Avidly pursued by naturalists throughout the centuries, precious metals and gem crystals have a fascinating history. Stories regarding the pursuit and discovery of these precious natural objects, including tales of goodl luck and hardship, are related in these pages. Essays that explore connnoisseurship in the mineral kingdom and chronicle the history of this noble pursuit add to the appeal of this unique volume.
 
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