The Rock and Gem Book

The Rock and Gem Book Author Dan Green
ISBN-10 9780241278901
Release 2016-05-02
Pages 192
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The Rock and Gem Book is packed full of photos of natural wonders, including rocks, minerals, gems, shells and fossils. This children's encyclopedia displays more than 1,200 full-colour specimens, from sapphires and rubies to silver and pearl, revealing the unique qualities of each material and how it is used in industry, architecture, art and science. Including precious metals, rare fossils, tiny gemstones and giant shells, The Rock and Gem Book gives a complete overview of the Earth's naturally occurring marvels and the beautiful objects created from them.



Euler s Gem

Euler s Gem Author David S. Richeson
ISBN-10 1400838568
Release 2012-03-08
Pages 336
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Leonhard Euler's polyhedron formula describes the structure of many objects--from soccer balls and gemstones to Buckminster Fuller's buildings and giant all-carbon molecules. Yet Euler's formula is so simple it can be explained to a child. Euler's Gem tells the illuminating story of this indispensable mathematical idea. From ancient Greek geometry to today's cutting-edge research, Euler's Gem celebrates the discovery of Euler's beloved polyhedron formula and its far-reaching impact on topology, the study of shapes. In 1750, Euler observed that any polyhedron composed of V vertices, E edges, and F faces satisfies the equation V-E+F=2. David Richeson tells how the Greeks missed the formula entirely; how Descartes almost discovered it but fell short; how nineteenth-century mathematicians widened the formula's scope in ways that Euler never envisioned by adapting it for use with doughnut shapes, smooth surfaces, and higher dimensional shapes; and how twentieth-century mathematicians discovered that every shape has its own Euler's formula. Using wonderful examples and numerous illustrations, Richeson presents the formula's many elegant and unexpected applications, such as showing why there is always some windless spot on earth, how to measure the acreage of a tree farm by counting trees, and how many crayons are needed to color any map. Filled with a who's who of brilliant mathematicians who questioned, refined, and contributed to a remarkable theorem's development, Euler's Gem will fascinate every mathematics enthusiast.



Gem and Stone

Gem and Stone Author Jenifer Altman
ISBN-10 9781452119090
Release 2012-08-24
Pages 132
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Gem and Stone celebrates 50 different gems ranging from timeless classics like diamond and emerald to exotic beauties such as lapis lazuli, peridot, and even petrified wood. Altman's photographs capture the splendor of each gem alongside brief text highlighting the stones' chemical makeups, metaphysical properties, and associated folklore throughout human history. Hand-drawn illustrations by Heather Smith Jones and an insightful foreword by mineralogist Thomas W. Overton round out this lustrous volume. Rock hounds, new age practitioners, and contemporary decorators and fashionistas will all delight in this treasure of a book.



Gem

Gem Author Aja Raden
ISBN-10 1465453563
Release 2016-10-04
Pages 440
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A dazzling visual guide to precious and semiprecious stones, organic gems, and precious metals, Gem showcases beautiful, specially commissioned images as well as science, natural history, mythology, and true stories of adventure and discovery. From diamonds to sapphires to obsidian, this compendium profiles all the key gemstones and other precious materials, and its stunning images show the jewels in their different cuts, colors, and uses. See the exquisite jewelry pieces of royalty around the world, high-society women, and Native American traditions. Visit the Russian Amber Room, study the details of a Faberg� egg, and find out what characteristics are needed for a record-breaking gem. The stories, myths, and legends that surround the most celebrated gems and jewel-laden artifacts from around the world are revealed, from their journeys in the company of royalty, film stars, and thieves to the curse of the Hope Diamond. Follow the history of the world's most famous jewelry houses and their designers, including Cartier, Harry Winston, Tiffany & Co., and more. For additional information about the world's natural treasures, an 80-page reference section at the back of the book highlights a variety of other rocks and minerals, and a color-guide directory groups gems according to their main color. Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution and featuring a foreword by New York Times-bestselling author Aja Raden, Gem combines lavish photographs with expert knowledge, making it perfect for gift-giving.



Gem of the First Water

Gem of the First Water Author Ron Phillips
ISBN-10 9780473020002
Release 1993
Pages 244
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An angry teenager is transported to the Land of Confusion, where he confronts negative creatures such as Blame, Rage-on and the Martini Monster, before learning how to create his own happiness.



Gem

Gem Author DK
ISBN-10 9781465462121
Release 2016-10-04
Pages 440
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Gem is a dazzling visual guide to precious stones, organic gems, and precious metals that weaves together beautiful, specially commissioned images and science, natural history, mythology, and true stories of adventure and discovery. From diamonds to sapphires to limestone, this comprehensive guide profiles all the key gemstones and other precious materials, and stunning images show the jewels in their different cuts, colors, and uses. The stories, myths, and legends that surround the most celebrated gems and jewel-laden artifacts from around the world are revealed, from their journeys in the company of royalty, film stars, and thieves to the curse of the Hope Diamond. Additionally, a reference section at the end of the book highlights a variety of other rocks and non-precious stones. Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution, Gem combines stunning photographs with expert knowledge, making it perfect for gift giving.



Gem Magic

Gem Magic Author
ISBN-10 1610593634
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Gem Magic has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Gem Magic also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Gem Magic book for free.



The Gem Collector

The Gem Collector Author P. G. Wodehouse
ISBN-10 9781775450733
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 136
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First appearing in serial form in the publication Ainslee's Magazine, P.G. Wodehouse's novella The Gem Collector follows the exploits of stylish man about town Jimmy Pitt, who falls in with a fast crowd and unintentionally turns to a life of crime.



Gem Identification Made Easy

Gem Identification Made Easy Author Antoinette Leonard Matlins
ISBN-10 9780943763590
Release 2008
Pages 354
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This revised edition covers the latest gems, synthetics, treatments and instruments. It is easy to use, practical and non-technical indicating how to identify diamonds, coloured gemstones and pearls, as well as separating them from fakes and look-alikes. The book explains what instruments are needed and how to use them, where to obtain such instruments and what should be seen for each gemstone. Anyone can learn to identify most of the gems and imitations found in the market place. This volume is the key to avoiding costly mistakes and recognising profitable opportunities.



The Gem Glistening Cup

The Gem Glistening Cup Author Edwin A. Cranston
ISBN-10 0804731578
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The Gem Glistening Cup has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Gem Glistening Cup also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Gem Glistening Cup book for free.



STEM Gems

STEM Gems Author Stephanie Espy
ISBN-10 0997533706
Release 2016-06-06
Pages 232
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Tired of seeing the same careers foisted upon women in TV, movies and magazines? Chemical engineer Stephanie Espy, a graduate of MIT, UC Berkeley and Emory University, tells the stories of 44 inspiring women in STEM to show girls and young women around the world a new set of women heroes to look up to.The statistics for women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers are just plain sad. In recent years, fewer than 20% of college graduates in engineering and computer science were women. While stereotypes pervade about women in these fields, the truth is that most girls have never even heard of these careers and are not aware of the wide range of options that exist.In STEM Gems, you and your daughter, niece, neighbor, friend or student will discover: The stories of 44 inspiring women in diverse STEM fields and how they made it; The challenges these incredible women faced in pursuit of their dreams; The tremendous accomplishments these Gems have achieved in their respective STEM fields; Advice on how to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers; Actionable steps girls and young women can take right now to set themselves up for success; What girls and young women can expect in a promising STEM career, and much, much more!Through the powerful stories of the STEM Gems in this book, girls and young women will have their pick of current role models of various ages, ethnicities and job types. And through the eight chapters that outline actionable steps, girls and young women will learn what they can do right now, today, to set themselves up for success and to create their own unique paths. STEM Gems is relatable, encouraging and inspiring, demonstrating the limitless possibilities for the next generation of women.



Gemma The Search for the Gem

Gemma  The Search for the Gem Author Shannon K. Mazurick
ISBN-10 9781463442651
Release 2011-08
Pages 24
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Gemma overhears her mother saying that she has the family gem so she starts looking for it. Unable to find it, Gemma is worried that she has lost it, but Gemma soon realizes that she had the gem with her all along.



Cunningham s Encyclopedia of Crystal Gem Metal Magic

Cunningham s Encyclopedia of Crystal  Gem   Metal Magic Author Scott Cunningham
ISBN-10 9780738716770
Release 2011-01-08
Pages 288
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Practice an ancient magic that is both natural and powerful—the elemental Earth magic of crystals, stones, and metals. This comprehensive and clear guidebook by Scott Cunningham has introduced over 200,000 readers to the secrets of over 100 gems and metals. Learn how to find and cleanse stones and use them in divinations, spells, and tarot card readings. Discover how to determine the energies and stories contained within each stone, and the symbolic meanings of a stone's color and shape. Also included in this classic guide: —A 16-page full-color insert, new with this edition —Birthstone and jewelry magic lore —Tables listing both planetary and elementary rulers of stones, magical intentions, and magical substitutions



The Gem Annual

The Gem Annual Author
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433082283924
Release 1854
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An Invitation to Kagura Hidden Gem of the Traditional Japanese Performing Arts

An Invitation to Kagura  Hidden Gem of the Traditional Japanese Performing Arts Author David Petersen
ISBN-10 9781847530066
Release 2007-03-01
Pages 376
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Richly illustrated, and based largely on sources inaccessible to the non-Japanese speaker, this book provides a rare glimpse into kagura (Shinto theater), a performance style with roots predating even noh drama. Coverage includes the history of the art; the kagura stage; schools of performance; synopses of plays and ceremonies; movement and choreography; kagura costumes; masks and mask-making; implements, decorations and special effects; the music of kagura; and related folk arts. There are also additional sections with comparative materials on noh and kabuki. A new world of theater awaits...



Gem of the Ocean

Gem of the Ocean Author August Wilson
ISBN-10 UOM:49015003408169
Release 2006
Pages 85
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Civakacintamani

Civakacintamani Author Tiruttakkatevar
ISBN-10 9780895818478
Release 2012-04-01
Pages 391
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The circa 9th century work Civakacintamani is one of the five epic masterpieces of Tamil literature. Though the work of a Jain mendicant, Tiruttakkatevar, it is famed for its erotic description and the scenes of love of its hero Civakan. It represents a brilliant fusion of the Jain viewpoint and philosophy with the evocative literary modes of the Tamil tradition. In the portion of the story translated here, Civakan, enjoys, for a while, the hospitality of the celestial friend who rescued him from the king's men. But he decides to go back to the ordinary world. His friend, Cutancanan, maps out for him the paths and directions he should take and gives him a few mantras to aid him. After travelling through various regions, Civakan arrives at the Pallava country, where he cures a princess of snakebite who becomes his third wife. In the same place he has a dalliance with a courtesan. Leaving this place Civakan arrives at the country of Takkanatu, where he marries a young daughter of a merchant who is to marry the first man who becomes bashful upon seeing her. She is his fourth wife. Leaving her in the middle of the night, he proceeds to Mattimatecam, where he trains the king's sons in weaponry. There he is given the king's daughter as his fifth wife. Meanwhile, Civakan's brother is transported to where he is by magic. Civakan's friends, also searching for him, discover his mother in a Jain hermitage before they reach the kingdom in which he is staying. This section closes with Civakan hearing the news of his birth mother and with him preparing to go visit her.