Nature Guide: Gems: The World in Your Hands (DK Nature Guide) (Paperback)

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You’ve found a real gem with this completely comprehensive guide to Earth’s most precious stones.

From amethyst, baryte, and cerussite to uvarovite, vesuvianite, and zircon, hundreds of gems are displayed in dazzling detail in this perfect package for rock fans and treasure seekers.

Part of DK’s best-selling Nature Guide series, Nature Guide Gems is packed with stunning photography that reveals the intricate details and unique features of more than 400 treasured jewels and precious metals, alongside fact-packed profiles. On this eye-popping tour, you’ll discover where gems are found and how crystals are classified. You’ll travel the world to discover the history and folklore of ancient rocks and stones. The catalogue reference style ensures newcomers can navigate with ease, while experienced enthusiasts will enjoy the subject-specific structure.

Compact and clear, this beautiful book brings the natural world to life so you leave no stone unturned. Grab this guide and get started!

About the Author

DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world leading illustrated reference publisher and a member of the Penguin Random House division of Bertelsmann. DK publishes highly visual, photographic non-fiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 100 countries and over 60 languages, with offices in the UK, India, US, Germany, China, Canada, Spain and Australia.

DK's aim is to inspire, educate and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivaled clarity to a wide range of topics, with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products.

Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery and parenting. 

DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the best-selling LEGO® books.

DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series.

Praise For…

"[A] fresh and insightful gemstone book." –

"The sheer amount of information that [DK] manages to fit on every beautifully laid-out page — without skimping on glorious photos — is truly amazing. [A]s a handy reference, it's one of the very best." – Art Jewelry Magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9781465402189
ISBN-10: 1465402187
Publisher: DK
Publication Date: March 4th, 2013
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: DK Nature Guide