Author: Fred Ward
Category: Precious stone industry
Part of the Fred Ward Gem Series offering information on how to buy and care for your gems. This revised edition features new photographs, famous gems, and buying tips. The series also includes Diamonds and Pearls.
Journey into the Heart of God
Author: Dale A. Fife
Publisher: Whitaker House
There are divine moments in life when you turn a corner and are astounded by unexpected, breathtaking vistas that you never imagined. Suddenly, your world is changed forever. You have entered a supernatural realm, an eternal dimension, where Jesus is Lord and creation itself shouts His glory. The brilliantly illuminating revelation in The Hidden Kingdom will catapult you into such an experience. Embark on a voyage of discovery into the mystery of God’s timeless realm. If you want an empowered life, if you dare to engage in a life-changing adventure, this book will lead you on a journey into the heart of God.
Author: Carol Clark
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Learn the essentials of Asian gemstones with this useful and portable reference book. Gemstones, both mythical and real, are deeply embedded in the arts, religions and cultures of Asia. This handy pocket guide provides an excellent introduction to the full range of superb gemstones mined and processed in the region, their physical characteristics, historical importance and countries of origin. Stunning color photographs and informative text by noted writer on gemstones Carol Clark, will delight both gem collectors and lovers of fine jewelry alike. Periplus Handy Pocket Guides are practical field guides, useful for identifying various natural objects ranging from plants and animals to gemstones and seashells. Each page of each title throughout the series is filled with clear, precise photographs and informative text. Scientific and local language names are given.
Author: Fred Ward
Publisher: Gem Book Pub
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Fourth in the Fred Ward Gem Book Series, PEARLS, REVISED, has new color photographs with the latest most accurate information. Everything you need to know about pearls: culturing, buying, and caring for them. The history and lore of pearls covers natural, cultured, saltwater, freshwater, mother-of-pearl and imitation.
The Role of Cross-Border Trade and Travel
Author: Michael C. Howard
While scholars have long documented the migration of people in ancient and medieval times, they have paid less attention to those who traveled across borders with some regularity. This study of early transnational relations explores the routine interaction of people across the boundaries of empires, tribal confederacies, kingdoms, and city-states, paying particular attention to the role of long-distance trade along the Silk Road and maritime trade routes. It examines the obstacles voyagers faced, including limited travel and communication capabilities, relatively poor geographical knowledge, and the dangers of a fragmented and shifting political landscape, and offers profiles of better-known transnational elites such as the Hellenic scholar Herodotus and the Venetian merchant Marco Polo, as well lesser known servants, merchants, and sailors. By revealing the important political, economic, and cultural role cross-border trade and travel played in ancient society, this work demonstrates that transnationalism is not unique to modern times. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
Category: American literature
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History of Fashion Accessories Series
Author: Ida Tomshinsky
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
In a way, bracelets are among the most common form of jewelry. With the exception of earrings, bracelets are the most popular jewelry in the world. The book is a brief history lesson for bracelet curiosity types, jewelry aficionados, and collectors. The book explains the meaning, trendsetting, and evolving function of bracelets. It is an exciting reading from college students to professional jewelry makers, sellers, and buyers. The Bracelets Academy is a comprehensive resource filled with facts, quotes, and fascinating information that only a librarian can put together.
Author: Edward J. Tarbuck,Frederick K. Lutgens
Publisher: Pearson College Division
For introductory courses in Earth Science in departments of Geology, Geography, Atmospheric Sciences, and Education. The eleventh edition of Earth Science offers a user-friendly overview of our physical environment with balanced, up-to-date coverage of geology, oceanography, astronomy, and meteorology for the undergraduate student with little background in science. The emphasis is on readability, with clear example-driven explanations. The eleventh edition takes full advantage of the subject's visual appeal, with discussions reinforced by incredible color photos and superb illustrations by Earth science illustrator Dennis Tasa.
Author: Paul O'Neil,Time-Life Books
Publisher: Time Life Education
Describes the history of the mining and uses of precious stones and discusses scientific research into the formation and properties of gems
An Introduction to Physical Geology
Author: Edward J. Tarbuck,Frederick K. Lutgens
Intended for undergraduate courses in physical geology, this volume contains a new supplements package, a text-dedicated Website, and the GEODe III CD-ROM. It includes comtemporary coverage of geologic events, illustrations, special interest boxes (reorganized to reflect three themes - Earth systems, people and the environment, and understanding Earth) intended to provide students with a real-world context to apply the material they are learning, and common student questions and answers.
Author: Elizabeth Chadwick
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
England 1148. Brunin FitzWarin ist ein stilles, in sich gekehrtes Kind. Deshalb schickt ihn sein Vater auf die Burg von Ludlow, wo er zu einem starken und unerschrockenen Ritter ausgebildet werden soll. Zwischen Falkenjagden und Kriegszügen verbringt der Junge seine Zeit mit der Tochter des Burgherrn. Der scheue Brunin und die temperamentvolle Hawise freunden sich an. Und eines Tages spüren sie, dass aus ihrer Jugendfreundschaft Liebe geworden ist. Doch ihr Glück ist Gefahren ausgesetzt, denen Brunin mit aller Kraft trotzen muss ...