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Rocks, ice and dirty stones : diamond histories, Marcia Pointon

Label
Rocks, ice and dirty stones : diamond histories
Title
Rocks, ice and dirty stones
Title remainder
diamond histories
Statement of responsibility
Marcia Pointon
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
HISTORY. King of stones, valued since antiquity for their unrivalled hardness, diamonds today are both desired and deplored. Once faceted and polished they glitter on the fingers of brides-to-be and in the ornaments of the super-rich, but their extraction in some of the world's poorest countries remains conten--tious. Immensely valuable for their size, stones can be easily hidden and transported, and so are favoured by those fleeing persecution as well as by criminals wanting to launder cash. Diamonds have been widely used in industry since the nineteenth century, and have long been valued for their pharmaceutical and prophylactic properties. This probing, entertaining and richly illustrated book examines the history of the diamond trade through the centuries from India and Brazil to South Africa and Europe, and investigates what happens to diamonds once they reach the cutters and polishers
Cataloging source
WWBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pointon, Marcia
Dewey number
553.82
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Diamonds
  • Diamond industry and trade
  • Diamonds
Label
Rocks, ice and dirty stones : diamond histories, Marcia Pointon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: One.Diamonds and Empire -- Two.Diamond Business -- Three.Diamond: Shape, Pattern, Symbol -- Four.A Girl's Best Friend? Diamonds As Luxury and Necessity -- Five.Theft
Control code
000059629505
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781780237527
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (1some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)952368876
Label
Rocks, ice and dirty stones : diamond histories, Marcia Pointon
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: One.Diamonds and Empire -- Two.Diamond Business -- Three.Diamond: Shape, Pattern, Symbol -- Four.A Girl's Best Friend? Diamonds As Luxury and Necessity -- Five.Theft
Control code
000059629505
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9781780237527
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (1some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)952368876

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