Amber (Paperback)
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Amber (Paperback)

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Paperback 73 Pages / Published: 31/12/1998
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Amber is fossilized resin from trees, often containing perfectly preserved insects and other organic material from millions of years ago. This lavishly illustrated work tells how amber is formed, where it is found, and how to distinguish genuine amber inclusions from fakes. Demonstrates the many us

Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674017290
Number of pages: 73
Weight: 227 g
Dimensions: 197 x 197 x 5 mm


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"Andrew Ross discusses the decorative uses of the burnt-orange translucent resin and gives handy instructions on the (surprisingly simple) methods of telling the genuine article from the fake; he goes on to expound on amber's scientific value, showing how it can provide a superb record of species and habitats that vanished millions of years ago." --"New Yorker"

"Among the most unusual substances on Earth, amber combines alluring physical properties with an unparalleled archive of ancient life on our planet. No other substance brings together such richness in art and science. Ross's book fills a niche left vacant by other recent books on the subject. Where other authors have concentrated on the history of amber's use for decorative objects and adornment, Ross's book has more practical value for amateur naturalists. How do you tell fakes? How do you identify inclusions? This book should appeal to hobbyists, museum-goers, and anyone with a serious interest in amber." --David A. Grimaldi, American Museum of Natural History

"Amber is a fascinating substance that has been captured in beads, necklaces and carvings for centuries...[This book] is a substantial reference for collectors and dealers seeking to identify true amber and its inclusions." --"Antique Trader"

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