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Dictionary of Gems and Gemology

Authors: Manutchehr-Danai, Mohsen

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  • Offers a “one-stop reference” to any matter dealing with gems, gemology, jewellery and related sciences

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The rapid growth of gemological sciences and mineralogy requires a comprehensive dictionary for gemologists, mineralogists, geologists, jewel dealers, industry and hobbyists. This dictionary contains about 16000 entries. The comprehensive definitions are completed by more than 250 diagrams and figures. The author offers a one-stop reference to any matter dealing with gems and gemology.

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Review of the 1st edition, published in the March 2001 issue of CHOICE

Detailed and highly technical, this work provides encyclopedic coverage of terms, techniques, places, and people related to gems and gemology. Each entry includes scientific and historical information, often illuminated by a line drawing. The volume’s strength lies in its comprehensive scope; it treats all aspects of gemology beginning with the gems themselves, elaborates on technical methods and procedures, explicates professional terminology, and identifies individuals and associated groups. Supplementing the text, 21 tables contain such relevant information as atomic weights, light spectrum, and geological timetables. Given its useful format and comprehensiveness, the book will serve as an invaluable reference source for practitioners and serious scholars in the field.

L. Doumato, National Gallery of Art

From the reviews of the second edition:

"This is an extensively revised and extended second edition of a dictionary first published only five years ago. It contains approximately 25,000 entries (9,000 more than the first edition), 1,500 graphic figures and 42 tables. It does provide encyclopedic coverage of terms, techniques, people, laboratories, acronyms and places related to gems and gemology. … the second edition of Dictionary of Gems and Gemology is a comprehensive work aimed at gemologists, mineralogists, geologists, jewel dealers, industry and hobbyists." (Helen Ashton, Reference Reviews, Vol. 20 (3), 2006)


Table of contents (26 chapters)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $74.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-04288-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dictionary of Gems and Gemology
Authors
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-04288-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-04288-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 565
Number of Illustrations
72 b/w illustrations
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