- Author:Matthew Hart
- Publisher:Harpercollins Pub Ltd (January 31, 2003)
- Pages:304 pages
- Subcategory:Earth Sciences
- FB2 format1972 kb
- ePUB format1352 kb
- DJVU format1161 kb
- Formats:rtf mobi docx lrf
Ships from and sold by thelonewriter. Ships from and sold by LKF Booksellers. His articles on diamonds have been published in The Atlantic Monthly, W, and The Financial Post.
Diamond: The History of a Cold-Blooded Love Affair
Diamond: The History of a Cold-Blooded Love Affair. 0452283701 (ISBN13: 9780452283701).
He knows how to tell a good yarn, in a brisk, gripping style; but he can also write confidently enough about carats, cutters and cleaving to give his book more authority than most previous histories.
The history of man's love affair with a completely useless ge. Matthew Hart's Diamond is an appealing title on many levels, blending geology with a survey of the science and history of the diamond.
The history of man's love affair with a completely useless gem. Diamonds are almost completely useless but prized above all other gems. Hart follows the 'diamond trail' around the world, from a great diamond cutter's works to smugglers and businesspeople. An unusual guide to the heart of an obsession. A truly excellent read. com User, January 9, 2002.
276 pages : 22 cm. An examination of the diamond trade, telling the stories of some of the more colorful characters who mine and market the valuable gems, and discussing the dark side of dealing in diamonds. Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-258) and index.
This item:Diamond: The History of a Cold-Blooded Love Affair by Matthew Hart Paperback £. 9. Matthew Hart conveys the glamour, adventure, ruthlessness and even murderous nature of the trade with a novelist’s grasp of narrativ. xcellent. Wonderfully absorbing. Only 4 left in stock. Hart writes, as it were, from the hear. e cares so intimately, knows so much and selects so impeccabl. e has sketched a vignette of 20th-century social and economic change from the point of view of a most atypical industry.
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Diamonds also have their dark side.
Listen to unlimited audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Diamonds also have their dark side. Malfeasance rustles in the background of the diamond world like a snake in dry grass," writes Hart as he documents the relentless and ingenious thievery that pervades the business and the even more damaging revelations of "war diamonds" financing brutal conflicts in Africa. The diamond world is at a crossroads, he notes, and "who will rule diamonds now and what form the once-secretive business will take are the issues of the da.