Amber: window to the past
Harry N. Abrams, Publishers, in association with the American Museum of Natural History, 1996 - Antiques & Collectibles - 216 pages
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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Preface and Acknowledgments
Deposits of the World
Frozen in the Act
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amber deposits amber forest amber fossils amber master amber pieces amber room amblypygids American Museum araucarian artifacts Arts Baltic amber beads beetles Bequest of William Boston botanical bubbles burmite carved century a.d. chests China color copal Cretaceous Cretaceous amber Danzig deposits of amber Dominican amber Dominican Republic Drummond Collection eighteenth century Etruscan extinct figures flies flowers forgeries fossil fungus Height hundreds Hymenaea inclusions insects intricate ivory Jersey amber Konigsberg Length of amber living relatives lizard Mastotermes Mexican amber microscopic midges million years old mines Museum of Natural Natural History Anthropology Natural History Entomology nineteenth century oldest opaque organisms original Palmnicken panels parasites pendant perhaps piece of amber plants polished pollen pounds preserved in amber probably Pseudolarix pseudoscorpions Qing dynasty resin Roman Saint Petersburg simetite similar single piece spider stingless bee Stuttgart succinic acid surface technique termites tiny tissue transparent amber Tsarskoye Selo wasps William Arnold Buffum wood