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Lapidarium : the secret lives of stones

Judah, Hettie (author.).

Summary: "Inspired by the lapidaries of the ancient world, this book is a collection of true stories about sixty different stones that have influenced our shared history. Through the realms of art, myth, geology, philosophy, and power, the author tells the story of humanity through the minerals and materials that have allowed humans to evolve and create. Lapidarium uses the stories of these sixty stones to explore how human culture has formed stone, and the roles stone has played in forming human culture"--

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  • ISBN: 0143137417
  • ISBN: 9780143137412
  • Physical Description: 336 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: [New York] : Penguin Books, 2023.

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General Note:
"First published in Great Britain by John Murray (Publishers), a Hachette UK company, 2022"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Stones and power -- Sacred stones -- Stones and stories -- Stone technology -- Shapes in stone -- Living stones.
Subject: Stone Social aspects
Precious stones Social aspects
Stone History
Precious stones History

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  • 2 of 3 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Easton Area Public Library System.


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