Magic of Minerals and Rocks

  • Authors
  • Dirk J. Wiersma

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-6
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  8. Gem
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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 160-160

About this book


Magic of Minerals and Rocks, featuring 135 splendid color photographs, ranges from vast rock-landscapes recorded in Europe, America, Australia, and Iceland right down to finely detailed images of a few square millimeters. Close-ups of crystals, gems, and fossils are alternated with micro-images of the minute textures and patterns that emerge from thin, translucent sections of rocks and minerals. Literally, as well as figuratively Dirk Wiersma, the photographer, 'zooms in' on the subject matter, leading the reader deeper into various spaces of surprising new forms and perspectives, at times abstract, at other times (pseudo)realistic. Often, striking similarities are revealed between subjects that are ostensibly of entirely different natures and dimensions. The short, accompanying texts are written in a style that is accessible and appealing to a general audience, while also providing the necessary factual information.


Deformation Europe crystals formation fossils gems mineral photography

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Dirk Wiersma/Inmerc bv 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62251-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-18695-0
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