Lapidarium (Staff Pick)

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Lapidarium: The Secret Lives of Stones By Hettie Judah Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143137412
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Published: Penguin Books - March 7th, 2023

It’s a book about rocks! Certainly not intended to be a guide that would accompany a burgeoning geologist – it’s more a history book in disguise. Succinct nuggets of colonial/trade/strange history as impacted by clods of earth and violent obsessions with lustrous gems. Written with a wry voice that had me laughing out loud at times, this is a great book for those of us who may learn history better through traditionally less didactic methods.

- Stacey