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Diamonds in Nature: A Guide to Rough Diamonds Hardcover – April 9, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-3642125713 ISBN-10: 3642125719 Edition: 2011th

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  • Hardcover: 142 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 2011 edition (April 9, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3642125719
  • ISBN-13: 978-3642125713
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 11.2 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,100,103 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“The focus of the book is exclusively on natural uncut diamonds, their characteristic features, and their mineral and fluid inclusions. How these provide insights into the growth processes of diamonds and the workings of our planet’s interior is clearly developed and explained. The authors achieve their aims in an excellent style. ... The book should also appeal to a wider audience of people outside of the earth sciences who wish to become acquainted with a fascinating detective story that has already placed these small carbon crystals in a unique position as closed-system repositories for evidence of geologic processes that took place billions of years ago.” (John Gurney, Economic Geology, Vol. 106 (8), December 2011)

“The authors are from the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton. … They have done an excellent job in describing the geology and crystallography of natural diamonds. This book is a scholarly work: each statement has a citation to one or more of the 325 research papers alphabetically listed in References. … Exactly a century after Fersmann and Goldschmidt published their book … we now have the pleasure of a highly recommended, colourful and up-to-date successor, also produced in Heidelberg.” (Moreton Moore, Crystallography Reviews, Vol. 18 (4), 2012) 

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Diamonds in Nature: A Guide to Rough Diamonds illustrates and explains the unique properties of natural diamonds, such as their crystal shapes, colors, surface textures, and mineral inclusions. It also contains up-to-date information about the origin and scientific significance of diamonds. With more than 200 high-quality photographs and drawings, it is an invaluable reference for the professional geoscientist and anyone with an interest in diamonds.


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This is an excellent collection of photos of features of rough diamonds. It shows examples of different crystal forms, resorption features, and inclusions that are outstanding examples. The detailed, concise explanations offered in the text are perfect. This is an essential book for the mineralogist or gemologist interested in the features these rare and amazing stones.
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Very good photos and text covering all aspects of rough diamonds.
I was impressed with the quality of the book and the authors professional thoroughness on the subject.
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By SiriusAustralian on July 24, 2012
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Excellent publication. Out of the nine rough diamond books I have, this is one of the most informative. Very well laid out, great images and diagrams and excellent quality paper as well. 10 out of 10 to authors. Looking forward to the 2nd edition.
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