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The Resource The heartless stone : a journey through the world of diamonds, deceit, and desire, Tom Zoellner

The heartless stone : a journey through the world of diamonds, deceit, and desire, Tom Zoellner

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The heartless stone : a journey through the world of diamonds, deceit, and desire
Title
The heartless stone
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a journey through the world of diamonds, deceit, and desire
Statement of responsibility
Tom Zoellner
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Language
eng
Summary
  • 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 empty mythology of the diamond drew him into a world in which a piece of carbon is made to breathe with the profound intimacies of our own histories
  • Includes information on advertising, Angola, Argyle Diamond Mine, Australia, blood diamonds, Brazil, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, De Beers Consolidated Mines, synthetic diamonds, engagement rings, India, Japan, Jews, mining methods, Murfreesboro (Arkansas), Northwest Territories (Canada), retail pricing, smuggling, South Africa, United States, etc
Summary
Documents the author's visits to diamond mines after a broken engagement, describing his efforts to understand the worth of an engagement ring, the factors that linked diamonds with engagements, and the retail diamond industry
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  • ALA Notable Book, 2007.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2006.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2006.
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163229
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
553.8/2
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
TS753
LC item number
.Z64 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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a journey through the world of diamonds, deceit, and desire
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The heartless stone : a journey through the world of diamonds, deceit, and desire, Tom Zoellner
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
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
Control code
2550497
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
293 p.
Isbn
9780312339692
Lccn
2005033037
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  • (OCoLC)ocm62326721
  • (OCoLC)62326721
Label
The heartless stone : a journey through the world of diamonds, deceit, and desire, Tom Zoellner
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
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
Control code
2550497
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
293 p.
Isbn
9780312339692
Lccn
2005033037
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm62326721
  • (OCoLC)62326721

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