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|December 2012 -
There are now less than 50 copies of the Agates & Jaspers book remaining. Thank you to all my readers!
2000 copies have been shipped.
|I have just completed my first Apple iBook and it goes on sale in the Apple Bookstore in December. You can download a sample of it from the bookstore. It is based on a section from my original WEB site called the CloseUp Gallery with over 100 imaged items. It has more than 300 images in high resolution (no, sorry not lapidary this time.) It is designed for the iPad with built-in linking functions. Please download the free sample on your iPad and have a look.|
|"There are many excellent books currently on the market describing banded agates, but there are few with an emphasis on the other structural varieties. There are virtually no current books with images and descriptions of the wide array of fine jaspers presently available. This book tries to fill that void with 240 pages and over 1000 photos and diagrams describing the structural features of both Agates and Jaspers.
It provides an introduction to their genesis, details of their structural characteristics, and a multitude of macro and micro photographs. It's a stating-point for some of the current theories of their formation, and contains references to more in-depth studies.
No other variety of material offers so many combinations of patterns and spectral colors. Sit back and now an enjoy the complexity and beauty locked within these stones." (Taken from the rear cover)
This is a 9" x 12" softcover book with 240 glossy color pages and over 1000 photos and diagrams. Agate and jasper structures are shown in macro-photography, micro-photography, and in representative thin-sections. The books weighs just under 3 lb. (1.5 kg.), so international shipping is expensive.
The first section explains the genesis of agates and provides diagrams of their internal structure with thin-section examples. This is followed by several sections showing example photographs of fortification agates, plume agates, moss & tube agates, sagenitic agates, and other varieties. Limited locale information is provided.
The next section explains the formation of jasper with examples of structural characteristics again using several thin-sections. It discusses much of the market misnaming of a host of materials as jaspers. This is followed by many sections with photographic examples of generic jaspers, brecciated jaspers, orbicular jaspers, and scenic jaspers.
Finally there is a short section with a discussion of rhyolites and their confusion with jaspers. Followed by an even shorter section on fossilized materials. Both of these sections have abundant photo-examples.
Two final pages show the equipment used to take the photos and describe the software used to produce all aspects of the book.
|The default shipping method is Media Mail (most economical) but it can be changed in PayPal to Priority before check-out if desired. The book is shipped from NC.|
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Estimated Shipping - First Class International Package: Australia, Japan, Great Britain, most of European Continent ... $24.00 until May 11th $25.00 after May 11th. - South America, Central America, $24 till May 11th, $25 after May 11th. Other countries please E-mail me for rates. - I am sorry for the problems with the international shipping. -