Amber (Paperback)Andrew Ross (author)
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Publisher: Harvard University Press
Number of pages: 73
Weight: 227 g
Dimensions: 197 x 197 x 5 mm
"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"