Opals by Eric Ethan

Cover of: Opals | Eric Ethan

Published by Gareth Stevens Pub. in New York .

Written in English

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Edition Notes

Includes index.

Book details

StatementEric Ethan
SeriesGems, nature"s jewels
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQE394.O7 E84 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24524297M
ISBN 109781433947230, 9781433947247
LC Control Number2010031735

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