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Gems in the Smithsonian

by Paul E. Desautels

  • 132 Want to read
  • 14 Currently reading

Published by Smithsonian Institution Press in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Smithsonian Institution.,
  • Gems.

  • Edition Notes

    1965 ed. issued under title: Gems in the Smithsonian Institution.

    Statement[by] Paul E. Desautels.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsNK5510.W3 D4 1972
    The Physical Object
    Pagination63 p.
    Number of Pages63
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4897161M
    ISBN 100874741173, 0874741211
    LC Control Number76039489

    The Smithsonian's vast archival research collections cover nearly every facet of our nation's history, arts and culture, science and technology, landscapes and gardens, plus world cultures. Gems and minerals at the National Museum of Naural History. Smithsonian Libraries Books Online. Check out the books in our digital library. All Smithsonian museums and Smithsonian Libraries locations continue to be closed to support the effort to contain the spread of COVID We are not announcing a re-opening date at this time and will provide updates on a regular and as-needed basis.

    A wonderful book brought to you by the Smithsonian. Coverings every major group of gems, including cut stones, precious metals, and organic gems. Wonderful illustrations and great, scientifically backed, information about a variety of crystals and gemstones.   Buy a cheap copy of Minerals and Gems (The Smithsonian book by John Sampson White. In this book, John Sampson White, curator-in-charge of the Smithsonian's gem and mineral collection, explores the mineral kingdom, describes how .

    Surreal Photos Reveal the Otherwordly Insides of Gemstones Smithsonian Magazine Rolled-up Mystery Mineral May Cause Craving for Piroulines Smithsonian Insider Smithsonian's National Gem Collection Acquires a Yellow Flourite from Tanzania Smithsonian Insider. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Desautels, Paul E. Gems in the Smithsonian. Washington, Smithsonian Institution Press, (OCoLC)


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In this beautiful book, now available in paperback, Dr. Jeffrey E. Post, curator of the National Gem and Mineral Collection, discusses everything from diamonds, rubies, and emeralds to jade and lapis lazuli, as well as the Hope Diamond and other world Cited by: 5.

Great little book, written by the former curator at the Smithsonian on gems and minerals. I have a number of Paul DeSautels' books,(he only wrote a few), each one is excellent, especially the" Mineral Kingdom", published in 69, which today, is still a masterpiece, published on quality paper, with a mountain of rich, scientific information, which the layman can appreciate and process.5/5(2).

Smithsonian Handbooks: Gemstones is one of those lovely little books that is crammed full of information and pictures, along some folklore and bits of trivia that add to the mystique of gemstones. Compiled by Cally Hall, it's a very readable book, filled with more than photographs, with a text that while it is slanted towards scientific /5().

Sorry. Landscape mode is not currently supported for this website. Smithsonian Institution; Terms of Use; Privacy Policy; Home; Contact; Press; Host an Event. The Smithsonian Institution mineral and gem collection consists of approximatelymineral specimens gems, making it one of the largest of its kind in the world.

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By Ronald Louis Bonewitz, pp., illus., DK Publishing, New York, $ As part of the Smithsonian Nature Guide series, Gems has the look and feel of a field guide or a lab manual. The book is durable enough to serve these purposes, and the technical information contained within lends itself to such use on a limited basis.

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Developed in association with the Smithsonian, with a foreword by jeweller and scientist Aja Raden, the book is a good resource for amateur gemstone lovers and professionals alike. The first edition of Gem: The Definitive Visual Guide is a visual encyclopedia driven by spectacular images of world-class gems, artifacts, and jewels.

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An article in this month's Smithsonian celebrates the opening of the Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall of Geology, Gems and Minerals at the National.

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