Amber: Window to the Past

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Harry N. Abrams, Publishers, 1996 - Antiques & Collectibles - 216 pages
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This is a comprehensive study of the various roles and uses of amber, in nature as well as art. The fossilized tree resin has not only inspired elaborate workmanship and long been used in jewelry and other decorative objects, but is also highly valued by natural scientists because it frequently encapsulates flora and fauna from other periods of evolution.

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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


Preface and Acknowledgments
Deposits of the World
Frozen in the Act

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

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