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Amber: The Natural Time Capsule
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher British Museum of Natural
Publication date February 11, 2010
Pages 112
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780565092580
ISBN-10 0565092588
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $17.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Amber is a remarkable substance that originates from the resin of trees that lived millions of years ago. Anything that became trapped in this sticky resin was fossilized and perfectly preserved. The insects and other inclusions found in amber today are providing scientists with unique insights into the history of life on Earth. In this new edition of "Amber", Andrew Ross provides an engaging overview of this prehistoric substance and its fossilized inclusions. The book explains how amber is formed, where it is found and how to distinguish genuine amber from fakes. It describes its many uses, both in art and science, and recounts the elusive search for DNA from fossilized insects. Detailed keys and stunning photographs, including previously unseen pieces of Burmese amber from the Museum's collections, guide the reader in the identification of species of insects and other amber inclusions. "Amber" is essential reading for all those with an interest in this natural time capsule.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9781554076093
 
from Firefly Books Ltd (January 7, 2010)
9781554076093 | details & prices | 112 pages | 7.75 × 10.25 × 0.50 in. | 1.30 lbs | List price $29.95
About: A comprehensive introduction to amber and all its uses.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780565091316 Book cover for 9780565092580 Book cover for 9781770857599
 
Reprint edition from Firefly Books Ltd (September 1, 2016)
9781770857599 | details & prices | 112 pages | 7.50 × 10.00 × 0.56 in. | List price $19.95
About: Amber is an engaging overview of this natural substance.
The price comparison is for this edition
from British Museum of Natural (February 11, 2010)
9780565092580 | details & prices | 112 pages | List price $17.00
About: Amber is a remarkable substance that originates from the resin of trees that lived millions of years ago.
from British Museum of Natural (January 9, 1998)
9780565091316 | details & prices | 72 pages | List price $13.10
About: An overview of the prehistoric substance amber and its fossilized inclusions, this text describes how it is formed from the resin of ancient trees and where it is found.

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