Gems and Minerals: Earth Treasures from the Royal Ontario Museum Hardcover – Oct 20 2011
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A very handsome and colorful quick reference on many of the minerals and gems of the world.... With superb photographs and excellent mineral references, this text joins a host of other books on gems and minerals and is a fine addition to anyone's reference shelf or coffee table. (Bob Jones Rock and Gem 2012-04-01)
About the Author
Dr. Kimberly Tait is the associate curator of mineralogy at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. She is also assistant professor of geology (status only) at the University of Toronto.
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Most gem and mineral books are great reference manuals, but this is both beautiful and informative.The photographs are large and colourful & it is a nice high quality that feels nice to flip through.
It is nice to have a book that showcases some of the finest pieces in existence, some of which you can even see in person at the ROM.
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This is the best mineral-photo coffee-table book I've seen. Highly recommended.
Happy reading and viewing --
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Very empressive to every one. A big heavy book. *****FROM AMAZON*****