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Our Price: $20.00
Year: 1999
Pages: 64
Binding Paperback
ISBN 565091417

Product Code: 1422353567

Richard Herrington (au); Chris Stanley (au); Robert Symes (au). The allure of gold has captured human imagination & inspired legends throughout history, from the ancient Egyptians to the Greek legend of Midas. It has formed the basis of international finance & it still remains an icon of enduring wealth. This concise book examines all aspects of this most prized metal, from its scientific properties & mineralogy to the myths that surround it & the eventful history of its exploitation. It describes the geological processes that form gold deposits, where they occur, & the practicalities & changing technologies of extraction & use. The beauty & versatility of gold are fully reflected in the lavish range of color illus. This book complements the exhibition entitled “Earth’s Treasury” at The Natural History Museum, London.

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