An overview of the prehistoric substance amber and its fossilized inclusions, this text describes how it is formed from the resin of ancient trees and where it is found. It tells how to distinguish genuine amber from fake, describes its uses, and recounts the search for DNA from insect inclusions.
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Ross's book fills a niche left vacant by other recent books on the subject. Where other authors have concentrated on the history of amber's use for decorative objects and adornment, Ross offers more practical value for amateur naturalists. How do you tell fakes? How do you identify inclusions? This book should appeal to hobbyists, museum-goers, and anyone with a serious interest in amber.-David A. Grimaldi, American Museum of Natural History, and author of Amber: Window to the PastAbout the Author:
Andrew Ross is curator of fossil arthropods at the Natural History Museum, London, England.
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Descrizione libro NHM, 1998. Condizione libro: New. 72, illus in col throughout. . PB. NEW. . A fascinating introduction to amber, featuring a unique identification guide to the organisms trapped in amber. . Codice libro della libreria 3613