Gems and Jewels, η επιλογή της Apple για εφαρμογή της εβδομάδας (iPad)

Κάθε εβδομάδα η Apple επιλέγει μία εφαρμογή που θέλει να γνωρίσουν όλοι οι χρήστες του App Store. Η εφαρμογή για αυτή την εβδομάδα είναι το Gems and Jewels.

Δείτε για πρώτη φορά από κοντά την μεγαλύτερη συλλογή από τους πιο πολύτιμους λίθους και κοσμήματα που έχουν γοητεύσει ανθρώπους για χιλιετίες.

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Πρόκειται για ένα καινούριο βιβλίο από την Touch Press που στο παρελθόν έχουν δημιουργήσει το Elements και το Solar System για το iPad. Περισσότερα μπορείτε να διαβάσετε στην συνέχεια στην περιγραφή της εφαρμογής.

Get closer than ever before to an exquisite collection of the most valuable and highly coveted gems and jewels that have captivated human beings for millennia.

Gems and Jewels is the dazzling new ebook from Touch Press, creators of The Elements and Solar System for iPad. In partnership with the University of Chicago Press, and the famed Field Museum of Natural History, Touch Press presents this stunning visual treasure trove. Over 300 beautiful objects have been painstakingly photographed as 360-degree rotations specially for the iPad. Every one is fully rotatable and even, thanks to new technology from Touch Press, pinch-zoomable. The quality of the interactive imagery will take your breath away.

With authoritative text from the printed book Gems and Gemstones: Timeless Natural Beauty of the Mineral World. Author Lance Grande, Senior Vice President of the Field Museum, guides you through a visual and scientific celebration of gems—from their natural state to jeweled settings, many created specifically for the Museum’s Grainger Hall of Gems by world-renowned designers.

Gems and Gemstones presents the multifaceted nature of these objects with an intimacy and clarity rarely experienced. Hold in your hands on your iPad: an Etruscan Gold necklace from Italy, an 8 carat black Diamond, and the Aztec “Sun-god Opal,” carved in the 16th century.

Rather than remaining locked away in a display case at a museum or in a bank vault, these rare objects can now be enjoyed and manipulated —larger than life—and viewed from multiple angles and perspectives. Watch the faceted surface of a Brazilian amethyst sparkle, see the back side of 37-carat tanzanite necklace set in a sea of Diamonds and come face to face with 30-million year old insects embedded inside a piece of Amber filling the screen.

Detailed captions accompany each gem, stone, and jeweled piece, as well as scientific data from Wolfram|Alpha, including classification, group, hardness scale, and chemical compound. Accompanying text unfolds from the upper left corner of each page and explores the roles of particular gems in human culture, explains geographic origins, and recounts the extraordinary histories of particular jeweled pieces.

Rockhounds, jewelry aficionados, and mineralogists alike, we invite you to enjoy this unprecedented presentation of these exquisite natural minerals and the works of art into which they have been crafted.

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Η εφαρμογή Gems and Jewels είναι διαθέσιμη στο AppStore, συμβατή με iPad και απαιτεί iOS 4.2 ή νεότερο.


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