Rubies and Sapphires

Author: Fred Ward
ISBN: 1887651012
Release Date: 1998
Genre: 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.

Rubies and Sapphires

Author: Fred Ward
ISBN: 0963372378
Release Date: 1995-01
Genre: Precious stone industry

Relates the history and lore of rubies and sapphires, describes how they are mined and fashioned, discusses synthetics and simulants, and gives guidance on buying and caring for these gems.

The Hidden Kingdom

Author: Dale A. Fife
Publisher: Whitaker House
ISBN: 9781629111018
Release Date: 2003-07-01
Genre: Religion

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.

Handy Pocket Guide to Asian Gemstones

Author: Carol Clark
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462907267
Release Date: 2012-11-13
Genre: Nature

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.

Transnationalism in Ancient and Medieval Societies

Author: Michael C. Howard
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786490332
Release Date: 2014-01-10
Genre: History

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.


Author: Fred Ward
Publisher: Gem Book Pub
ISBN: UCSD:31822020613329
Release Date: 1995
Genre: 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.

Bracelets Academy

Author: Ida Tomshinsky
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781524578237
Release Date: 2017-01-27
Genre: Education

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.

Crass Struggle

Author: R.T. Naylor
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780773537712
Release Date: 2011-04-05
Genre: Business & Economics

Examines the dark side of the industries that provide luxury goods, including the risky business of art forgery, the methods used to obtain items such as Cuban cigars and exotic animals, and how the production of these products affects the poor.

Earth Science

Author: Edward J. Tarbuck
ISBN: 0135708397
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Science

Offers an overview of our physical environment with the coverage of geology, oceanography, astronomy, and meteorology. This book also features example-driven explanations.


Author: Edward J. Tarbuck
ISBN: 0130920258
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Computers

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.