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Minerals from earth and sky

  • 1929
New York: Smithsonian Institution Series, Inc.
  • Part I, "The story of meteorites," authored by Merrill. Part II, "Gems and gem minerals," authored by Foshag.; Bibliography at end of each part.

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New York: Smithsonian Institution Series, Inc.
Description of Original
331 p. : illus., 74 plates on 58 leaves (part col.; incl. ports., map) ; 24 cm.
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Available Contents

  1. [Series title page]
  2. [Title Page]
  3. Contents
  4. Illustrations
  5. Preface
  6. Part I: The story of meteorites
  7. Chapter I: Introductory and historical
  8. Chapter II: Phenomena incidental to fall
  9. Chapter III: Areas of distribution
  10. Chapter IV: The number, size, and form of meteorites
  11. Chapter V: The composition and structure of meteorites
  12. Chapter VI: Names and classification
  13. Chapter VII: Whence do they come?
  14. Chapter VIII: Early uses of meteoric iron
  15. Bibliography
  16. Appendix I
  17. Appendix II
  18. Part II: Gems and gem minerals
  19. Preface
  20. Chapter I: Introduction
  21. Chapter II: Crystals and their growth
  22. Chapter III: The properties of minerals
  23. Chapter IV: Kinds and occurrences of gem minerals
  24. Chapter V: Synthetic gems
  25. Chapter VI: Collections and collectors
  26. Chapter VII: The cutting of gems
  27. Chapter VIII: Gems mentioned in the Bible
  28. Selected bibliography
  29. Index