Gemstone hunter
Gemstone hunter
Gary Bowersox, The Gem Hunter
Gary Bowersox, The Gem Hunter

"The Gem Hunter" by Gary Bowersox

This book is the story of one man's endeavor to discover precious gems and to lead a life filled with loyal friends and extraordinary adventures. He finds it all in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan but not without risking his life. In this book, Gary W. Bowersox spins his tale of discovery -- both introspective and worldwide. Along the way he encounters danger and intrigue and as he builds lasting friendships. This book (complete with 253 photos, maps, and figures) is a must read for anyone interested in Afghanistan, gems, geography, travel, and or U.S., Middle Eastern, or Central and South Asian politics.

Gem & Gemology 2004 Book Review

Pre-Pub Reviews:

  • "An authoritative, important, professionally researched and well written book about a subject worth exploring"
    - Gary Roskin, G.G., FGA, Senior Editor, Jewelers Circular Keystone magazine
  • "I met Gary in northern Afghanistan in 1988. His personal account speaks volumes and vividly provides a window into the struggle of the Afghan people."
    - Ambassador Haron Amin, Afghanistan's Ambassador to Japan
  • "Drawing on 32 years experience, Gary Bowersox provides the reader with first hand accounts and highly valuable insights full of wisdom and humor about an Afghanistan that we seldom see reported in the Western media."
    - John Temple Swing President Emeritus, Foreign Policy Association
  • "Gary Bowersox has been called a modern-day "Indiana-Jones"
    - Diane Sawyer, ABC's "Good Morning America"

"The Gem Hunter" is a 6" X 9" hardcover book including the following:

  • 505 pages
  • 30 Year's of Gary Bowersox's adventures
  • 203 Photographs
  • 28 Maps
  • 22 figures
  • Map coordinates of all known gems and minerals of Afghanistan
  • Chronology of events
  • Glossary of terms and people
  • Afghan news as reported during the Soviet invasion

All the above carefully indexed for research.

The prepress hardcover book will begin shipping late-January.

Publication date April 2004
A few prepublication copies available:
CD-ROM (PDF format) - ship first of December
Hardcopy - ship end of January

This book is an excellent companion volume to "Gemstones of Afghanistan," which is the first comprehensive, fully-documented book on the geology, history, and lore of the gems and minerals of this war-ravaged crossroads between the Near East and the Far East.

 

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