The heartless stone : a journey through the world of diamonds, deceit, and desire (图书, 2007) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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The heartless stone : a journey through the world of diamonds, deceit, and desire

著者: Tom Zoellner
出版商: New York : Picador ; [Godalming] : [Melia, distributor], 2007.
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When he proposed to his girlfriend, Tom Zoellner gave what every American man is supposed to give at such a time, a diamond engagement ring. But when the relationship broke apart a few months before the wedding, he was left with a used diamond ring that began to haunt him. Zoellner looked harder at the stone, and the consequent fascination sent him around the world. Across fourteen nations and six continents, the
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文档类型 图书
所有的著者/提供者: Tom Zoellner
ISBN: 9780312339708 0312339704
OCLC号码: 124955403
注释: Originally published: New York: St Martin's, 2006.
描述: 340 pages : map ; 21 cm
内容: Dying stars: Central African Republic --
Midnight sun: Canada --
Desired results: Japan --
The strong man: Brazil --
The cartel: South Africa --
The new era: Australia --
Blood diamonds: Angola --
The stone mills: India --
Alchemy: Russia --
The big nothing: USA.
责任: Tom Zoellner.

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How has one stone created empires, ruined lives, inspired lust and emptied wallets throughout history? A diamond version of Susan Orleans' "The Orchid Thief", this work aims to take you on a journey  再读一些...
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