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Amber: The Natural Time Capsule
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Firefly Books Ltd
Publication date September 1, 2016
Pages 112
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781770857599
ISBN-10 1770857591
Dimensions 0.56 by 7.50 by 10 in.
Original list price $19.95 says people who bought this book also bought:
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Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:

Amber is an engaging overview of this natural substance. It also explores how the fossilized inclusions trapped in the golden resin of spruce trees provide a superb record of prehistoric species and habitats. Lavishly illustrated throughout, this book includes all the current knowledge and ongoing research, such as:

  • How amber is formed from the resin of ancient trees
  • The fascinating process by which amber preserves natural specimens
  • The secrets amber can reveal
  • Types of amber
  • Where amber can be found
  • The role of amber in science and art
  • Practical advice on how to distinguish genuine amber from fakes
  • Recent discoveries and developments

    Exclusive and particularly valuable features of the book include:

  • Stunning and previously unpublished photographs of specimens from the collection of the Natural History Museum in London
  • Detailed illustrated identification keys to the most common insect inclusions
  • The storied search for DNA in insect inclusions in amber

    Amber brings the study of this fascinating substance and its secrets within reach of any reader, and it will particularly fascinate rock hounds, fossil and gem enthusiasts, hobbyists and jewelry designers.

  • Editions
    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.
    Book cover for 9780565091316 Book cover for 9780565092580 Book cover for 9781770857599
    The price comparison is for this edition
    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.
    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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