Amber: window to the past

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Harry N. Abrams, Publishers, in association with the American Museum of Natural History, 1996 - Design - 216 pages
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This remarkable book explores the unique properties of amber (fossilized tree resin) that have intrigued people the world over. First published for the hugely popular 1996 exhibition organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York, this book reveals amber's role in tracing evolutionary history and its use in decorative arts and jewelry. New exhibitions--at the Newark Museum and the soon-to-open Museum of the Earth in Ithaca, New York--attest to the continuing fascination with amber in nature and art.

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Amber: window to the past

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This beautifully illustrated book will be popular among naturalists and artists alike. Grimaldi, chair of the American Museum of Natural History's Department of Entomology, has skillfully combined the ... Read full review

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A wide-ranging but accessible guide to a surprisingly interesting subject. Read full review

Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
8
Deposits of the World
21
Frozen in the Act
79
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

Grimaldi is Associate Curator and Chairman of the American Museum of Natural History's Department of Entomology.

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