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It appears so simple to explain that it is no longer amongst the mysteries of the world. But in actual fact, much remains unknown about the pearl. We barely understand how it is formed. And it has been discovered that all shells can produce them. As a consequence, a whole range of them may be found, reflecting the immense variety of molluscs and shells: blue ones, red ones, white, green, black, yellow, orange and even speckled ones. (Hubert Bari) The fascination of this book is the way it effortlessly combines scientific, historical, cultural, and practical information.
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Hubert Bari is a writer and curator. A cultural historian with research interests extending from mineralogy to decorative arts, he is the author of Pink Pearl, also published by Skira (2007). David Lam is a chemical engineer and an organizer of cultural events. He is overseeing the creation of a museum of natural history in Qatar.
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Book Description Skira, 2010. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 8857200884-2-4
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Book Description Milan: Skira, 2009, 2009. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 4to, hardcover, dustwrapper, 335pp., illustrated throughout. First edition. VG+/VG+: a clean, bright and sound book in a clean, bright and sound jacket. Extra postage will be asked. Seller Inventory # ATLHBDLPS