Amber: Window to the Past
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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Window to the Past David A. Grimaldi American Museum of Natural History. it has
more black-and-white ... The support of Dr. Anne Poulet and Janis Staggs at the
Museum of Fine Arts is deeply appreciated. There are numerous others who ...
Window to the Past David A. Grimaldi American Museum of Natural History.
Above: Case for needles or toothpicks. German, first half of eighteenth century.
Height 3.5". Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Bequest of William Arnold
Among the collections of Chinese amber objects in Western museums are those
at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Packard Collection and other
pieces at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and, probably the largest in the world,
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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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Preface and Acknowledgments
Deposits of the World
Frozen in the Act
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