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by P. M. Boekhoff, Stuart A. Kallen

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Children's Literature
People have long been fascinated with jewels, and the search for precious gems has only increased over time. The most precious gems come from mineral formations deep inside the earth. Diamonds, the hardest and most difficult to find, are the most precious, with rubies and emeralds following close behind. Other precious gems come from animals and plants, such as pearls, coral, opals, and amber. Recovering gems from the earth is often a tedious process that requires a great deal of stamina and courage. It can be dangerous for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is theft. The desire for precious gems has made certain gems famous the world over, and a brief look at the history of famous precious gems is given toward the end of the text. Fully illustrated, this brief, yet informative look at gems also includes a glossary, an index, and sources for additional information. Part of the "Wonders of the World" series. 2003, KidHaven Press,
— Danielle Williams

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Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date:
Wonders of the World Ser.
Product dimensions:
7.62(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
8 - 10 Years

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