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The Story of the Gems

Nature volume 140, page 703 (23 October 1937) | Download Citation

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AS the title and sub-title sufficiently indicate, this new book on gem-stones has not been written for the student or specialist but primarily for the ordinary man and woman. The author has been for many years curator of minerals and gems in the American Museum of Natural History, and his experience in that position has helped him to realize the type of information about gems that is most desired by the intelligent layman. The book thus touches only very lightly on the scientific aspects of the subject, and there are none of the explanatory chapters on crystal form, hardness, refraction, etc., which are usually to be found in even elementary texts.

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