Philip's Gems of the World

Author: Cally Oldershaw

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780540090259

Category: Precious stones

Page: 256

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The first section - 'The World of Gems' - contains information on gem formation, mining, crystal structure, and both the optical and physical properties of gemstones. Other useful topics include the diamond industry, fashioning and cutting, imitation and synthetic stones, and gem enhancement, as well as information on buying gemstsones and diamonds, the history of gems, famous diamonds, and how to care for gems. A colour key is included to help identification, organized by broad colour ranges (yellow to brown, red to pink, blue to violet, green, colourless, white, black and iridescent).The second section - 'Gems of the World' - provides an in-depth description of each gem. Organized by chemical composition and grouped in a logical classification scheme, each gem has its own full-page or double-page entry. As well as the raw crystal, other photos and artworks show the preferred cuts and beautiful examples of jewellery made from the gem.The explanatory text provides information about the conditions under which the gem is formed, where it is mined and its physical properties. It also details the history and folklore attached to each gem, its significance as a jewel, key features to look for, and where the finest examples are found. Each entry is accompanied by a ready-reference fact box featuring key information about the gem, including its refractive index, relative density and hardness rating.A series of maps identify the most important gem locations in the world.Philip's Gems of the World will appeal both to students of gemmology and to the thousands of buyers, dealers and collectors who need an accessible yet comprehensive guide to the world's gemstones.
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A Guide to Spain

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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A Guide for Spiritual Travelers in North Carolina

Diamonds on the Soul of the Tar Heel State

Author: Timothy Whittaker

Publisher: Timothy Whittaker

ISBN: 0977044009

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 3576

Information about Sacred Place in North Carolina.
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Rockhounding New England

A Guide to 100 of the Region's Best Rockhounding Sites

Author: Peter Cristofono

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 149301224X

Category: Nature

Page: 320

View: 2421

New England is one of the best regions in the country for rockhounds to hunt for minerals, gems, and fossils. The complex geology of the region hosts a stunning variety of material from gold-bearing placers to fossiliferous limestone; from gem-bearing pegmatites to rocks containing some of the rarest minerals on Earth. This book provides detailed directions and GPS coordinates to the best sites with valuable tips on what to tools to bring and how to conduct your search. Comprehensive lists of minerals or fossils for each site and excellent color photos will help you know what to look for and to identify what you’ve found. Information on clubs, rock shops, museums, and special attractions are provided. Written by a collector with over 35 years of experience, Rockhounding New England is the first comprehensive rock and mineral collecting guide to New England and a must-have for anyone interested in collecting their own minerals, gems, and fossils in the region.
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Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 6184

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Reality Rules II

A Guide to Teen Nonfiction Reading Interests

Author: Elizabeth Fraser

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598847902

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 230

View: 778

A must-have resource for librarians, teachers, and parents on the popular and growing area of teen nonfiction—a genre now mandated by the Common Core Standards.
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Da kommt noch was - Not dead yet

Die Autobiographie

Author: Phil Collins

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641198356

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

View: 4368

13 Alben auf Platz 1, 7 Grammys, 5 Kinder, 3 Ehen, 1 Buch Nur drei Musiker weltweit haben als Solokünstler und mit ihrer Band jeweils über 100 Millionen Tonträger verkauft – Phil Collins ist einer von ihnen. »Another Day in Paradise«, »You Can’t Hurry Love«, »One More Night«, »Sussudio« – große Songs mit großen Geschichten. Mit »In the Air Tonight« etwa hat der Ausnahmemusiker das Ende einer seiner drei Ehen in einen zeitlosen Hit verwandelt. Überhaupt – dieses Leben! Phil Collins erzählt rückhaltlos alles: von einem Filmdreh mit den Beatles, von Sessions mit Eric Clapton, Tina Turner und Adele, von der großen Zeit mit Genesis und davon, wie er auf einer Tournee heiratet, um sich später via Fax wieder scheiden zu lassen – und Jahre darauf gänzlich im Alkohol zu ertrinken. Phänomenale Höhen wie bizarre Tiefen: In diesem Buch ruft jede Zeile: »Take a Look at Me Now!«
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Leading with Lean

An Experience-Based Guide to Leading a Lean Transformation

Author: Philip Holt

Publisher: Vakmedianet

ISBN: 9789462761742

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 266

View: 820

Philip Holt, Head of Operational Excellence, Accounting Operations at Philips, explains exactly what his model of Lean Leadership is, how we can learn to apply it and how you can convince the workplace never to settle for anything less than excellence. We also learn how to redefine our leadership style and how to identify and eliminate wasteful activities within the company. This way you can recognize, realize and retain the ideal state. In Leading with Lean, Philip Holt shows us the best ways to arrange a high-performance organization, and gives us simple tools and insights for each leader to aspire to greatness, for themselves and for their teams. "Philip has written a clear and practical guide for Lean champions and existing Lean leaders, which provides an end-to-end guide on designing and sustaining a Lean transformation. If you are looking to build a culture of continuous improvement, whether at one or a multi-site level, this provides some real gems of practical 'know why' and 'know how' for Lean leaders everywhere." - Jon Tudor, president of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence UK
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Heroic Quest

An Optimist's Guide to Life

Author: Philip D. Groom

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780744319958


Page: 160

View: 3818

The Heroic Quest Philosophy: Today is the most important day of your life. Challenges & tests are unavoidable. Happiness requires daily effort.Written in a witty, conversational style, 'Heroic Quest: A Simple Guide to Happiness' provides a guide to achieving lasting and authentic happiness. It's a humorous collection of tools, tips, facts and 365 quotes, delivering practical advice on becoming the hero of your own life and living happily right now. I challenge anyone to read 'Heroic Quest' and not feel better for it. As the comedian Rich Hall says, “Read this book and reward yourself.” Everything you need to get motivated and happy, all in one place. Easy to understand, easy to use and easy to read. Results guaranteed!

Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series

1965: January-June

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

Publisher: Copyright Office, Library of Congress


Category: Copyright

Page: 1394

View: 9841

Includes Part 1, Number 1: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (January - June)
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Behind the Chair

A Guide to Living a Joyful and Positive Life

Author: Doll

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475968159

Category: Self-Help

Page: 86

View: 3680

“Make your Dreams a Reality.” – Doll Dreams can come true when you love what you do. In Behind the Chair, author Doll shares what she loves against the backdrop of the life lessons she has learned while working more than twenty-five years “behind the chair” as a hair stylist. A world traveler, current producer and host of “Doll’s Beauty Show,” and former model, Doll narrates an array of experiences and shows how she has used God’s gifts in a positive way. Blending personal quotes and inspirational stories with gems of wisdom from Dr. Dorothy Height, Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Martin Luther King and others, Behind the Chair delivers a story of spiritual growth as well as messages of motivation: It is possible to live a joyful, positive life according to God’s plan. Including photos and offering uplifting and inspiring advice, Behind the Chair seeks to help you find your passion, strive for excellence amidst the challenges, and keep you smiling during your journey to true happiness.
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National Union Catalog

A Cumulative Author List Representing Library of Congress Printed Cards and Titles Reported by Other American Libraries

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Union catalogs

Page: N.A

View: 5667

Includes entries for maps and atlases.
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Heilung durch Farbe, Pflanzen- und Edelstein-Energie

Author: Mike Booth,Irene Dalichow

Publisher: Georg Thieme Verlag

ISBN: 3830423497

Category: Religion

Page: 316

View: 6778

Wir sind die Farben, die wir wählen. Farben, Edelsteine und Pflanzen - sie alle besitzen heilende Energien, die in den Aura-Soma-Substanzen miteinander verbunden werden. Aura-Soma ist eine ganzheitliche Therapie, die in den 80er Jahren in England entwickelt wurde. Regenbogengleich leuchtet jedes Aura-Soma-Fläschchen. Die Farbkombination, welche Sie intuitiv auswählen, hält eine ganz persönliche Botschaft für Sie bereit. Die Farbtherapie begleitet Sie auf Ihrem bewussten und spirituellen Lebensweg. Der Bestseller bietet Beschreibungen aller Aura-Soma-Produkte und erklärt die physische, psychische, mentale und spirituelle Bedeutung jeder Essenz. Erfahren Sie die Kraft und die Bedeutung der Farben und genießen Sie ihre positiven Wirkungen. Stärken Sie Ihre Aura, vertiefen Sie Ihre Verbindung zur Natur und entfalten Sie Ihre Talente und Möglichkeiten. Irene Dalichow ist ausgebildete Redakteurin und hat ein Diplom in Erziehungswissenschaften. Sie arbeitet als freie Journalistin und Buchautorin. Von ihr liegen zahlreiche erfolgreiche Sachbücher vor. Mike Booth wurde 1984 Mitarbeiter von Vicky Wall, der Begründerin von Aura-Soma. Heute ist er Direktor von Aura-Soma, leitet die gesamte Kooperation, Organisation, Produktion und hält weltweit Seminare.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Bibliography

Page: N.A

View: 2229

Vols. for 1871-76, 1913-14 include an extra number, The Christmas bookseller, separately paged and not included in the consecutive numbering of the regular series.
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A Dictionary of the English Language

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. To which are Prefixed, a History of the Language, and an English Grammar

Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher: N.A


Category: English language

Page: N.A

View: 7668

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Gesteine & Mineralien

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783831018826


Page: 72

View: 7435

Reich illustrierte Einführung in die Geologie, den Aufbau der Erde, die Entstehung von magmatischen, vulkanischen, metamorphen und Sedimentgesteinen, Verwendung von Gesteinen, Eigenschaften und Einteilung von Mineralien, Edelsteinen, Erzen und Edelmetallen. Ab 10.
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