A Secret HistoryBook - 2007
The author leads the reader on a treasure hunt for some of the most valuable, glamorous, and mysterious substances on earth. Journey from the underground opal churches of Outback Australia to the once pearl-rich rivers of Scotland; from the peridot mines on an Apache reservation in Arizona to the remote ruby mines in the mountains of northern Burma.
Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2007, c2006
Edition: 2007 Random House Trade Paperbacks ed
Branch Call Number: 553.8 FIN NVD
Characteristics: xvi, 472 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Buried treasure : travels through the jewel box