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Diamond: A Journey to the Heart of an Obsession

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For centuries, diamonds have symbolized wealth, prestige and love; however, behind those symbols lies a world of deceit, monopoly and war.

Hart follows the diamond trail around the globe, from the basement room where Gabi Tolkowsky, the world's greatest diamond cutter, faced the 599-carat Centenary diamond, to the fogbound smugglers' paradise of Africa's Diamond Coast. He records the heroic struggle of the 24-year old woman who discovered a multibillion dollar diamond mine on the Arctic Circle and describes the company that feared her most, masterminds of the great and shadowy diamond cartel.

Combining history, science, business, and adventure, Diamond captures the essence of this priceless gem and the world that surrounds it.

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Combining history, science, business, and adventure, "Diamond" captures the essence of this priceless gem and the world that surrounds it.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [255]-258) and index.

About the Author

Matthew Hart is a correspondent for the New York trade magazine, Rapaport Diamond Report, as well as the magazine's former mining editor. His articles on diamonds have been published in The Atlantic Monthly, W, and The Financial Post.

Table of Contents

Diamond 1. A Large Pink

2. The Diamond Seas

3. The Middle Empire

4. The Long Hunt

5. Rush in the Barrens

6. The End of the Old Cartel

7. The Manufacture of Desire

8. Bad Goods

9. The Diamond Wars

10. Diamond Cutter

11. Rosy Blue

12. The Dogrib Country

Appendix

Selected Bibliography

Acknowledgments

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452283701
Subtitle:
A Journey to the Heart of an Obsession
Author:
Hart, Matthew
Publisher:
Plume
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Natural Resources
Subject:
Diamonds
Subject:
Diamond industry and trade.
Subject:
Industries
Subject:
Diamonds -- History.
Subject:
Diamond industry and trade - History
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Pbk. ed..
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
20020827
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.50x5.50x.63 in. .59 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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