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Amber: Tears of the Gods

Автор: Neil Clark
Год: 2010
Издание: [не указанo]
Страниц: 128
ISBN: 1906716161
Once a treasure more valuable than gold, amber has had a fascinating and turbulent history, a history that shaped the economies of the Baltic States. The mysterious qualities of Amber have caused it to be collected, treasured and admired since ancient times. Over thousands of years, many interesting theories have been advanced as to amber's origin and nature but, for all its varieties, colours and forms, every piece of amber originated as tree resin, fossilised over millions of years. Amber - Tears of the Gods is an extremely enjoyable introduction to this extraordinary substance, explaining exactly what amber is and where it came from. Neil Clark delves into the myths and legends which have contributed to the folklore of amber and takes the reader on a historical journey across the trade routes of Europe. He enlightens us to amber's many intriguing uses and ends by telling us of amber's surprising significance to modern science. A beautifully illustrated and constructed survey,...
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