Gemstones and the environment by Ian Mercer

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Published by Stargazer Books in North Mankato, Minn .

Written in English

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  • Precious stones -- Juvenile literature,
  • Precious stones, Artificial -- Juvenile literature,
  • Precious stones

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Includes index.

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Statementby Ian Mercer ; [illustrator, Louise Nevett].
GenreJuvenile literature.
SeriesResources, Resources (North Mankato, Minn.)
ContributionsNevett, Louise, ill.
LC ClassificationsQE392.2 .M48 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3694242M
ISBN 101932799389
LC Control Number2003070753

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