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Amber : Window to the Past - David A. Grimaldi


Window to the Past

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Illustrates the natural history of amber and its historical uses in art and sculpture with photographs and descriptive text

Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. 8
Amber in Naturep. 11
Origins and Propertiesp. 12
Resinsp. 14
Copalp. 16
Deposits of the Worldp. 21
The Era of the Dinosaurs: Mesozoic Amberp. 21
Tertiary Depositsp. 38
Baltic Amberp. 47
Dominican and Mexican Amberp. 62
Frozen in the Actp. 79
Ancient Communities: Reconstructing the Ancient Dominican Amber Forestp. 98
Intricate Preservationp. 117
Ancient DNA, Evolution, and Suspended Animationp. 126
Processed Amber, Imitations, and Forgeriesp. 133
Amber in Artp. 143
Mesolithic Period to the Bronze Agep. 145
Amber among the Ancientsp. 149
Medieval and Renaissance Amberp. 160
Seventeenth - Nineteenth-Century European Amberp. 166
The Amber Roomp. 186
Asian Ambersp. 194
Selected Bibliographyp. 209
Indexp. 211
Photograph Illustration Creditsp. 216
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ISBN: 9780810919662
ISBN-10: 0810919664
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: January 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 22.9  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.36