The Big Book of Bling

    £14.99

    This item will be released September 5, 2019.

    Available for pre-ordering

    Did you know that with its 2,868 diamonds, 273 pearls, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, and 5 rubies the British imperial state crown weighs more than a guinea pig? Or if you have 3.5 million to spare you can buy a solid gold toilet? Or that there’s a cave in Mexico containing giant crystals that are as long as a school bus?

    From upscale splurges to flashy fun in nature, this treasure trove is filled with wonders that will dazzle and delight. Read about how nature struts its stuff with tantalizing tidbits about animals, including a few that literally glitter with irridesence to confuse predators. Or maybe you’ll strike it rich after reading about Crater of Diamonds State Park in Arkansas, U.S.A., where anyone can go hunt for sparkling gems. Dig into info about the world’s mysterious minerals, gorgeous geodes, and ritzy rocks. Discover extravagant expenditures like Canada’s million-dollar solid gold coin. Learn all about the splendid science of diamonds that rain from the sky in space. Get the secret behind glowing bioluminescence. And go back in time to uncover palatial palaces, the riches of royalty, and other ancient treasures.

    To show off the lush content in proper fashion, readers will be dazzled by hundreds of fun flashy photos throughout.

    ISBN 9781426335310
    Pub date 05/09/2019
    Availability 05/09/2019
    Binding Hardback
    Format 231x296mm