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Diamond: A Journey to the Heart of an Obsession by  Matthew Hart - 1st Edition - 2001 - from Twelfth Street Booksellers (SKU: 62)

Diamond: A Journey to the Heart of an Obsession

Diamond: A Journey to the Heart of an Obsession by  Matthew Hart - 1st Edition - 2001 - from Twelfth Street Booksellers (SKU: 62)
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Diamond: A Journey to the Heart of an Obsession

by Hart, Matthew

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0802713688
ISBN 13
9780802713681
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NY: Walker & Co., 2001 Hart is a wonderful storyteller, and in his Journey to the Heart of an Obsessio he covers the diamond trade, the prospectors, dealers and cutters who control it, and tells stories of European monarchs, Angolan guerrillas, Russian mobsters, great stones like the Hope Diamond, the Koh-I-Noor, and the Pink Star of the Millennium, Eira Thomas, the young woman geologist who discovered one of the worlds richest diamond fields in Canada at YellowKnife, the discovery of a great pink diamond in Minas Gerais, Brazil by three garimpeiros, great jewels brought to auction, the excitement and cutting of great diamonds, and much more. A page turner and nearly impossible to put down. F/F. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

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Beginning with the memorable story of an extraordinary pink diamonddiscovered in Brazil in 1998, Matthew Hart illuminates the rich andobsessive world of diamonds in a fascinating, original narrative. Hart'sstory sparkles with the science and geology of diamonds: Some may be asancient as the universe, formed before the Earth was created, while thoseformed on Earth come via volcanic action and are tremendously hard to find.It introduces an intriguing cast, from the creators of the DeBeers empire atthe turn of the century to some of those who quest after diamonds today. Ittakes readers inside diamond mines in South Africa, to the offices ofdiamond brokers in New York and Amsterdam, to anonymous diamond cutters inIndia, and to a meeting with Louis Glick, the Michelangelo of his field.And, telling the dramatic story of a recent and giant diamond strike inCanada's Northwest Territories, which in some ways reset the balance ofpower in the industry, Matthew Hart makes clear what drives the legendaryobsession behind diamonds, and why should matter to readers everywhere.

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Bookseller
Twelfth Street Booksellers US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
62
Title
Diamond: A Journey to the Heart of an Obsession
Author
Hart, Matthew
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0802713688
ISBN 13
9780802713681
Publisher
NY: Walker & Co.
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
2001
LCCN
2001026348
Keywords
DIAMONDS, JEWELRY

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