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    Pearl Maven Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert Caitlin's Avatar
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    Default Pearl Bibliography

    All the following books are available at huge discounts online and are also available in local libraries

    The Book of the Pearl by George Frederick Kunz and Charles Hugh Stevenson
    reprint by Dover Books, $17.95 new.

    People and Pearls by Ki Hackney & Diana Edkins, Harper Collins 2000, $40.00, new.

    The Pearl by Silvia Malaguzzi, Rizzoli Press, 2001 $75.00 new

    Pearls: A Natural History by Neil H Landman, Paula Mikkelson, Harry N Abrams 2001 $55.00 new.

    The Pearl Book: The Definitive Buying Guide : How to Select, Buy, Care for & Enjoy Pearls
    by Antoinette L. Matlins, Gemstone Press 2002, $19.95 new

    Pearl Buying Guide: How to Evaluate, Identify and Select Pearls & Pearl Jewelry by Renee Newman, International Jewelry Publications; 2004

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    Satine De La Courcel
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    Thats it, I am going shopping with you next time! I have found some of these books for higher prices. The Pearl by Sylvia Malaguzzi is no longer in print and I found it at the GIA online store for approx 50.00 including tax having it shipped to Michigan!

    Thanks for the info! Its really helpful!

    Ashby

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    I got a copy of the Pearl from Amazon for $3.98. Right now the cheapest price is $14.98. I can't stand to see you overpay-unless you got the original edition.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/off...?condition=all

    I would look here before anywhere else for all the books on above list are available cheap. I have had nothing but 100% satisfaction from this source and I saved bigtime. I hope it is not illegal to say this. I am in no way affiliated with them; it is just my opinion. I will remove this post if it isn't appropriate to mention them by name.
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    What a great Deal! you lucky Duck!!!!

    I was recently really burned by dealing with a supposed reputable online dealer in books..I cannot name names the case is still pending.. .So I am extremely cautious now!! But that is just me!

    Ashby

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    Here is a link to an extremely comprehensive bibliography; it has all the professional journal articles:
    http://research.amnh.org/invertzoo/m...liography.html
    Caitlin

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    I am on a roll. Here is Peter Fankboners bibliography:
    http://www.sfu.ca/~fankbone/r/abapubs.html
    Fankboner is the genius who cultured round abalone pearls-Zeide is the genius who has some of them!
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    And here is a bibliography provided by Jeremy on another thread:
    http://www.wanfangdata.com.cn/qikan/...405/040507.htm

    If you look carefully, there is some English script too.
    Caitlin

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    Richard W. Wise
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    Were I looking to cover the bases without building a collection I think I would get Kunz Book of The Pearl and Donkin's Beyond Price.

    Still have not gotten the Strack book. I do remember Caitlin's comment about it being fairly basic. How about a review?

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    MABE BRAZIL
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    Hi all,
    I need to write the scenario of freshwater pearl cultivation and market. Could someone send some information (if possible in the web).
    Thanks in advance

    Ricardo Cunha Lima

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    Zeide Erskine
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    Hi Ricardo,

    This should be a good enough collection of relevant websites: http://www.google.com/search?sourcei...n+output+china

    Zeide

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    MABE BRAZIL
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    Thanks again Zeide.

    Ricardo Cunha Lima

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    Hi All,

    I just found an online source for the English Pearl book by Elisabeth Strack http://www.cigem.ca/640.html

    Enjoy,

    Zeide

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    As Kevin pointed out on another thread, the order form for "Pearls" given above is not secure, so don't put your visa card number into it. Call them direct as Kevin suggests, or pay through Paypal, as Zeide suggests.
    Caitlin

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    Default Great book!! Pearls, A Natural History

    I just picked up a copy of, Pearls: A Natural History while I was in New York, by Neil Landman, Paula Mikkelsen, Ruediger Bieler, Bennet Bronson.
    This is an excellent recommendation Caitlin. This book has tons of beautiful pictures and it gives a lot of great information on the history of pearls. Love it!

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    Kunz, 'The Book of the pearl' online & free next to Streeter's 'Pearls and Pearling life' and others:HERE Not that it saves allot of cash, but there's hardly any faster way to get it

    The 'Library' on the same website has some old numbers (Castellani, next to Agricola and Theophrastus!) with pearl notes including sources, species...
    Last edited by Valeria101; 11-20-2006 at 02:31 AM.