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 Post subject: Dictionary of gems and gemology
PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:58 pm 
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hi,
i would know if someone of you has this book and what do you think of it.
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I don't have it, but wow... the CHEAPEST I can find it is 2nd-hand from Germany for $300 US. :shock:


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well, i've found one on amazon for few less... 296 $...which is however a damned amonut of money so the question remains (to who actually own it) whaddaya think of it? in other words, it worths that money?
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Same book, I just added in the $4 for shipping. ;) I have never seen the book, unfortunately... although it DOES seem like the sort of thing that Barbra would have.


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gem-n00b wrote:
the sort of thing that Barbra would have.


or maybe already has, Barbra? :D

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Alberto wrote:
hi,
i would know if someone of you has this book and what do you think of it.
thank you
ciao
alberto


Hi
I am new here. you can download this book from internet. I just wonder...
just use google. :-D


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I don't have this title.
Looks like igorv is right....appears the book can be downloaded.
I've found a couple of reviews....neither good.

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Manutchehr-Danai, M. Dictionary of Gems and Gemology.
Heidelberg (Springer-Verlag), 2000, x + 565 pp. Price £103, US $165. ISBN 3 540 67482-9.
E.A. Jobbins

This is a dictionary published in Germany by a well-known international publishing house and is intended presumably for an American- and English-understanding readership.The author’s first language is obviously not English and yet the book appears to have totally escaped the usual competent editorial and proof-reading processes. The book has serious shortcomings including poor grammar and spelling, many factual errors and a number of confusing entries.


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Barbra Voltaire wrote:
I don't have this title.
Looks like igorv is right....appears the book can be downloaded.
I've found a couple of reviews....neither good.


Thanks Barbra

for second edition just go to scribd.com, register, and search for this title

best luck :-)


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Great info from a new member :D ! Thanks, and welcome aboard, igorv!

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Welcome to the forum Igorv.
Thanks for the information.
I never realized books could be downloaded, but it makes sense.
Thanks again.


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Welcome aboard igorv.

I do have a copy of this book, if someone could link me to a thread on how to post pic i could post some to give u an insight Alberto.

It is a book that i used like 2 time but it has huge data, i wouldnt tell you to buy it unless u really need it unlike the Photoatlas(which are awesome books by the way) but it fit well in the gemology section of my library( it makes more professional :D )

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I found a link to 3 edition of book Dictionary of gems and gemology
http://www.downarchive.com/ebooks/80051-dictionary-of-gems-and-gemology.html

anyway is possible find a few books and useful information about gemology in mentioned scribd.com
for example if anyone know or need books:
Gemstones: Quality and Value, Volume 1,2,3 from Yasukazu Suwa
so their are here http://www.suwagem.com/dictionary/quality/index.html
Its the same books, I check them, and their just missing some introduction pages and end pages,

Sorry about my english, its not my mother language :-D


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Hi,

I have the 2nd editon on my computer, PM me and i can send it to you...

Mr Calloway


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