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Amber The Natural Time Capsule

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ISBN-10: 1554076099

ISBN-13: 9781554076093

Edition: 2010

Authors: Andrew Ross

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A comprehensive introduction to amber and all its uses.Amber is an engaging overview of this natural substance. It also explores how the fossilized inclusions trapped in the golden resin of spruce trees provide a superb record of prehistoric species and habitats. Lavishly illustrated throughout, this book includes all the current knowledge and ongoing research, such as: How amber is formed from the resin of ancient trees The fascinating process by which amber preserves natural specimens The secrets amber can reveal Types of amber Where amber can be found The role of amber in science and art Practical advice on how to distinguish genuine amber from fakes Recent discoveries and…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date: 1/7/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 112
Size: 7.75" wide x 10.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Andrew Ross is Professor of American Studies in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. He is the author and editor of numerous books, including No-Collar, Fast Boat to China, No Respect, Strange Weather, and, from NYU Press, Anti-Americanism and Real Love.

Preface
What is Amber?
Where is Amber Found?
Amber Inclusions
Arthropods
Key to arthropods
The insect fossil record
Insects
Key to insects without wings
Incomplete metamorphosis
Key to winged insects I
Bugs
Key to bugs
Complete metamorphosis
Key to winged insects II
True Flies
Key to true flies
Wasps, Bees, Ants and Sawflies
Key to wasps, bees, ants and sawflies
Beetles
Key to selected beetles
Glossary
Index
Further information