Fire and blood: rubies in myth, magic, and history

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Praeger,
Pub. Date:
2008.
Language:
English
Description
The ruby, a symbol of passion, greed, and magic, has been credited with healing powers by ancient sages and modern crystal healers alike. Morgan (religion and philosophy, Wilson College) considers the scientific, economic, mythological, and spiritual facets of the ruby in this exploration for general readers, history buffs, and gem lovers. She relates the great stones and great heists of the ruby world, describes legends centered on the ruby, and details the wars fought over these blood-red gems. She also explains how rubies are formed in the earth, and discusses the creation of synthetic rubies. Because the ruby is so central to Hindu mythology, there is much information on the history and symbolism of the ruby in India. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9780313087196
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID b97343de-b93d-f031-39a5-df9039290234
Full title fire and blood rubies in myth magic and history
Author morgan diane
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2017-08-14 05:04:27AM
Last Indexed 2018-06-18 04:57:53AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Morgan, Diane, 1947-
author2-role NetLibrary, Inc.
author_display Morgan, Diane
detailed_location_arlington EBSCOhost
display_description
format_arlington eBook
format_category_arlington eBook
id b97343de-b93d-f031-39a5-df9039290234
isbn 9780313087196
item_details external_econtent:ils:.b13027062||EBSCOhost|Online|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|EBSCOhost||http://www.netlibrary.com.library.access.arlingtonva.us/urlapi.asp?action=summary&v=1&bookid=218221||Available Online||q||
itype_arlington eCollection
last_indexed 2018-06-18T08:57:53.665Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Other
literary_form_full Other
local_callnumber_arlington Online
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library Online, Aurora Hills Online, Central Online, Cherrydale Online, Columbia Pike Online, Connection Crystal City Online, Detention Center Online, Glencarlyn Online, Local History Online, Plaza Online, Shirlington Online, Westover Online
primary_isbn 9780313087196
publishDate 2008
record_details external_econtent:ils:.b13027062|eBook|eBook||English|Praeger,|2008.|xii, 174 p. ; 25 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_arlington
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
external_econtent:ils:.b13027062 Available Online Available Online false true false false false true
title_display Fire and blood rubies in myth, magic, and history
title_full Fire and blood [electronic resource] : rubies in myth, magic, and history / Diane Morgan
title_short Fire and blood
title_sub rubies in myth, magic, and history