Pearls

William John DAKIN (1883 - 1950)

"The use of pearls as jewels and their recognition as objects of value date back into the far beyond when the histories of ancient peoples were transcribed upon papyrus. It is very likely that pearls were amongst the earliest gems known to man, and this is not surprising when one considers that the earliest dwellers by the sea probably fed upon the shellfish which produce such objects." This book was written by an Australian zoologist with a view to giving the average reader a summary of the most important facts about pearls, pearl fishing and pearl formation. (from "Pearls")

Genre(s): Nature

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface MaryAnn
00:02:42
Play 01 The History of Pearls MaryAnn
00:14:17
Play 02 Where Pearls are Found MaryAnn
00:09:05
Play 03 The Anatomy of the Pearl Oyster and the Structure of the Shell MaryAnn
00:29:43
Play 04 The Life History of the Pearl Oyster, and the Conditions Under Which It Lives MaryAnn
00:13:39
Play 05 Pearls MaryAnn
00:19:04
Play 06 A Ceylon Pearl Fishery MaryAnn
00:19:19
Play 07 Pearl Fisheries of Other Lands MaryAnn
00:09:38
Play 08 The Origin of Pearls MaryAnn
00:29:18
Play 09 Pearls in Jewellery and Trade, Odd Facts MaryAnn
00:12:19
Play 10 The Pearl Oyster, The Trader, and the Scientist MaryAnn
00:17:56