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2003, Hardcover
264 pages
Dimensions: 9.63 x 13
ISBN: 978-0810967519
$60.00
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Masterpieces of the Mineral World
Treasures from the Houston Museum of Natural Science

English Language: English

Authors: Wendell E. Wilson, Joel A. Bartsch, Mark Mauthner

Edited by: John S. White, Amy Teschner, Paul G. Berhard

Illustrations by: Jeff Scovil, HaroldErica Van Pelt


The collection of natural mineral crystals housed at the Houston Museum of Natural Science is the finest and best known in the world. Now the treasures of this singular collection are shown in resplendent photographs that will seduce both the connoisseur of beauty and the student of natural history.

The book includes chapters by Mineralogical Record Editor Wilson on what makes a mineral collectible, the path from mine to museum, and a history of aristocratic mineral collecting. The 80 full page color plates are presented in alphabetical order by species making this book not just a great read but a handy reference for some of the world's best examples of the most collectible species.











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