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Author : Brayfield Celia
Publisher : Penguin Uk
ISBN# : 978-88-572-0088-0
Pages : 335
Price :INR 626
Offer Price:INR 557
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Book Description
Pearls are white, or so we think. Since the success of Tahitian pearls, we know they can be black too, but few people are aware that they come in all colours. Who knows that they are formed by all molluscs, including the celebrated nautilus? And who knows how a pearl is formed? Certainly not around a grain of sand! The pearl and its mysteries deserve a reference book that presents this vast and complex subject in a clear manner. The fruit of a great deal of historical and biological research, this book reveals a world that spills into the realms of both natural history and art. Illustrated by over 350 photographs, many of which have never previously been published, Pearls has a place in the library of anyone with a keen interest in jewellery, shellfish or history. It is an expression of the desire of the Qatar Museums Authority to offer readers a text that is at once sophisticated and comprehensible. Its justification can be found in the cultural history of Qatar, once a land of pearl fishers, the last of whom plied their trade in the 1950s.
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