0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Customs & folklore > Folklore

Buy Now

Gemlore - Ancient Secrets and Modern Myths from the Stone Age to the Rock Age (Hardcover) Loot Price: R1,378
Discovery Miles 13 780
Gemlore - Ancient Secrets and Modern Myths from the Stone Age to the Rock Age (Hardcover): Diane Morgan

Gemlore - Ancient Secrets and Modern Myths from the Stone Age to the Rock Age (Hardcover)

Diane Morgan

 (sign in to rate)
Loot Price R1,378 Discovery Miles 13 780 | Repayment Terms: R128 pm x 12*

Bookmark and Share

Expected to ship within 7 - 11 working days

Every culture has developed its own lore of rocks. From the stones of Aaron's breastplate to the foundational rocks of the New Jerusalem, from the creation tales of South America to the blood stones of Burma, gems have taken their place in the mythology and magic of the human race. This book details the lore attached to particular gems. Each chapter covers a particular stone and discusses the gem's geological, historical, mythical, and legendary qualities. A valuable resource for anyone researching symbols, myth, history, or literature, this book also helps science students understand the humanistic context of gemstones and offers social studies students a fascinating view of gems in world cultures. Each chapter covers a particular gemstone, such as diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and emeralds. It also covers organic gems, such as pearl, coral, and amber. The chapters discuss the natural history of the stone, including where the gem is found, its value, and its use; the role the gem has played in history, especially for certain famous stones such as the Hope Diamond; and the myths, powers, and legends that have attached to the stone over the centuries. Science students will appreciate the humanistic context the book offers for gemstones, while social studies students will appreciate its consideration of gems across times and places. Students of literature and the arts will welcome the book's attention to gems as symbols, and general readers will find it a fascinating guide to the lore and legend of precious stones.

General

Imprint: Greenwood Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: June 2008
First published: June 2008
Authors: Diane Morgan
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 21mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 232
ISBN-13: 978-0-313-34405-3
Categories: Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Myths & mythology
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Customs & folklore
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Customs & folklore > Folklore
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Myths & mythology
LSN: 0-313-34405-1
Barcode: 9780313344053

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Partners