Inside Out - GEM•ology through lotus-colored glasses
Richard W. Hughes; E. Billie Hughes; Wimon Manorotkul
Lotus (2019)
In Collection
#866
8*
Science
Gemstones, Inclusions
Hardcover 9780964509733
English, Chinese
From the dawn of time, precious stones have both attracted and fascinated humans in ways that few other items could. For while objects of desire are found throughout the natural world, physical beauty is too often ephemeral. From the allure of a man, woman, flower or butterfly, through the fleeting moments of a sunset, there is little that lasts and practically nothing that can be passed down to our descendants. The exception is precious stones. Not only are they the most durable creations of Mother Nature, but their visual splendor is truly eternal.
This book presents a completely fresh approach to the subject. Dubbing it humanistic gemology, the authors take readers around the world, showing the places they have explored in their search for gems, along with the people and cultures encountered along the way. Within this volume, remarkable photographs of the human world are interwoven with images of the microscopic realm of the gems themselves. In a lifetime beset by time control, where living is broken into ever smaller bits, as you browse through these pages suddenly you plunge into a domain of frozen time, one that affords vistas of millions or even billions of years. For jewels offer not just superficial beauty, but a window on the primordial forces that birthed both our planet and universe.
Inside Out – Gemology Through Lotus-Colored Glasses represents a fascinating new direction for gemology, linking the external and internal worlds of precious stones for the first time.

Credits
Translator Jason C. H. Kao; Jinding Yu; Bonnie Chao
Product Details
Edition 1st
No. of Pages 152
Height x Width 370 x 280  mm
Personal Details
Read It Yes
Dedication Richard W. Hughes / E. Billie Hughes / Wimon Manorotkul
Store Lotus Publishing
Location C 12
Purchase Price 168.00 CHF
Purchase Date octobre 2019
Condition First hand
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