Amber: window to the past

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Harry N. Abrams, Publishers, in association with the American Museum of Natural History, 1996 - Antiques & Collectibles - 216 pages
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The unique properties of amber (fossilized tree resin) have long intrigued people and never more so than now. Derived from an exhibition mounted by the American Museum of Natural History in New York, this book explores thoroughly the various aspects of this semiprecious substance. The 230 amazing varied photographs and drawings, 115 in color and many never before published, illuminate the roles of amber in both nature and art.

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This beautifully illustrated book will be popular among naturalists and artists alike. Grimaldi, chair of the American Museum of Natural History's Department of Entomology, has skillfully combined the ... Read full review

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A wide-ranging but accessible guide to a surprisingly interesting subject. Read full review

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Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
8
Deposits of the World
21
Frozen in the Act
79
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

Grimaldi is Associate Curator and Chairman of the American Museum of Natural History's Department of Entomology.

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