The author is Research Officer for the Geological Society and a highly respected gemmologist.
A little gem in itself, this guide is rich in information... A
valuable reference guide.-- (05/15/2004)
Concise but thorough... a wealth of information... outstanding color photographs, computer graphics, diagrams, and charts.-- (06/01/2004)
Makes the grade... a clear introduction to the classification of rocks and basic crystal structure... excellent section of gem descriptions.-- (05/12/2004)
Small but informative, handsome, and richly illustrated book... well-written and well-illustrated... highly recommended.-- (07/01/2004)
This expert knows his material expertly and provides an intriguing and colorful look at the world of gemstones... a gem of a guide.-- (07/01/2004)
This book is so informative, so inclusive, and so beautifully designed that it should find a place in every high school library.--Rayna Patton"VOYA" (06/01/2004)