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Author Kemp, Christopher.

Title Floating gold : a natural (and unnatural) history of ambergris / Christopher Kemp.

Publication Info. Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  333.9595 KEMP    Check Shelf
Description xiii, 187 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents On Long Beach -- There is a piece at Rome as big as a man's head -- The beach mafia -- It looked like roquefort and it smelled like limburger -- A molecule here and a molecule there -- Close encounters of the ambergris kind -- The hopefuls -- On the road -- Gone a-whaling -- A meeting.
Subject Ambergris.
ISBN 9780226430362 cloth alkaline paper
0226430367 cloth alkaline paper
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