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2009, Perfect Binding
112 pages
Dimensions: 210 x 296 mm
ISBN: 0979099854
$35.00
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Bolivia - The Height of Mineral Collecting
MINERAL monograph No. 12

English Language: English

Contributions by: Jaroslav Hrysl, , Robert B. Cook, , Anthony R. Kampf, , Lauren Megaw, Bill Smith, Carol Smith, Terry Wallace

Edited by: Robert B. Cook, , Guenther Neumeier,

Illustrations by: Michael Bainbridge, Daniel Beams, Dan Behnke, Joe Budd, Michael Canoy, , Frank de Wit, Jordi Fabre, Mark Garcia, Tino Hammid, , John A. Jaszczak, David K. Joyce, Anthony R. Kampf, Brian Kosnar, Saul Krotki, Jesse La Plante, Gary Moss, Bendeg�z Nagy, Guenther Neumeier, Tony Peterson, , Mark Pirlo, , , HaroldErica Van Pelt


From its mineralogy to its landscape to its personalities, Bolivia is an enigmatic place where anything can and does happen. For centuries, Bolivia's mines and minerals have influenced its history, attracting conquerors, inciting wars and unrest, and making a few men obscenely rich. Bolivia is an impoverished country, which hosts rich resources. It is home to some of the world's most inhospitable climes, which are populated by a warm and colorful people. The richness of this land of extremes transcends material wealth, proving irresistible to a cadre of artists, outlaws, adventurers, scientists, and mineral collectors. Welcome to Boilvia, the height of mineral collecting!











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