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Diamond Author Matthew Hart
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105026123054
Release 2002
Pages 287
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Diamond has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Diamond also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Diamond book for free.

Blood on the Stone

Blood on the Stone Author Ian Smillie
ISBN-10 9780857289797
Release 2010
Pages 237
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Africa’s diamond wars took four million lives. ‘Blood on the Stone’ tells the story of how diamonds came to be so dangerous, describing the great diamond cartel and a dangerous pipeline leading from war-torn Africa to the glittering showrooms of Paris, London and New York. It describes the campaign that forced an industry and more than 50 governments to create a global control mechanism, and it provides a sobering prognosis on its future.

Precious Objects

Precious Objects Author Alicia Oltuski
ISBN-10 9781416545132
Release 2012-07-03
Pages 384
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An inside tour of the diamond industry explores the historically rich network connecting Communist Siberia, Israel and New York's diamond district, in an account that also profiles some of the industry's more colorful characters including an Elvis-impersonating dealer, a brother duo of diamond detectives and the author's own father.

Gender and Jewelry

Gender and Jewelry Author Rebecca Ross Russell
ISBN-10 9781452882536
Release 2010-06-05
Pages 140
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Jewelry responds to our most primitive urges, for control, honor, and sex. It is at once the most ancient and most immediate of art forms, one that is defined by its connection and interaction with the body. In this sense it is inescapably political, its meaning bound to the possibilities of the body it lies on. Indeed, the fate of the body is often bound to the jewelry. This study looks at gender and jewelry in order to gain some understanding into how jewelry is constructed by and constructs not just a single society, but human societies. It will explore how societal traditions that have sprung up around jewelry and ornamentation have affected the possibilities available to women across a broad spectrum of social and ethnic circumstances, determining which have served women well and which are constrictive and destructive. It also examines the possibilities for the intentional creation of feminist jewelry, including an overview of the author's own work.

Koh i Noor

Koh i Noor Author William Dalrymple
ISBN-10 9781635570779
Release 2017-09-12
Pages 352
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From the internationally acclaimed and bestselling historians William Dalrymple and Anita Anand, the first comprehensive and authoritative history of the Koh-i-Noor diamond, arguably the most celebrated jewel in the world. On March 29, 1849, the ten-year-old leader of the Sikh kingdom of the Punjab was ushered into the magnificent Mirrored Hall at the center of the British fort in Lahore, India. There, in a formal Act of Submission, the frightened but dignified child handed over to the British East India Company swathes of the richest land in India and the single most valuable object in the subcontinent: the celebrated Koh-i-Noor diamond, otherwise known as the Mountain of Light. To celebrate the acquisition, the British East India Company commissioned a history of the diamond woven together from the gossip of the Delhi Bazaars. From that moment forward, the Koh-i-Noor became the most famous and mythological diamond in history, with thousands of people coming to see it at the 1851 Great Exhibition and still more thousands repeating the largely fictitious account of its passage through history. Using original eyewitness accounts and chronicles never before translated into English, Dalrymple and Anand trace the true history of the diamond and disperse the myths and fantastic tales that have long surrounded this awe-inspiring jewel. The resulting history of south and central Asia tells a true tale of greed, conquest, murder, torture, colonialism, and appropriation that shaped a continent and the Koh-i-Noor itself.

Stones of Contention

Stones of Contention Author Todd Cleveland
ISBN-10 9780821444825
Release 2014-05-26
Pages 240
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Africa supplies the majority of the world’s diamonds, yet consumers generally know little about the origins and history of these precious stones beyond sensationalized media accounts of so-called blood diamonds. Stones of Contention explores the major developments in the remarkable history of Africa’s diamonds, from the earliest stirrings of international interest in the continent’s mineral wealth in the first millennium A.D. to the present day. In the European colonial period, the discovery of diamonds in South Africa ushered in an era of unprecedented greed during which monopolistic enterprises exploited both the mineral resources and the indigenous workforce. In the aftermath of World War II, the governments of newly independent African states, both democratic and despotic, joined industry giant De Beers and other corporations to oversee and profit from mining activity on the continent. The book also considers the experiences of a wide array of Africans — from informal artisanal miners, company mineworkers, and indigenous authorities to armed rebels, mining executives, and premiers of mineral-rich states — and their relationships to the stones that have the power to bring both wealth and misery. With photos and maps, Stones of Contention illustrates the scope and complexity of the African diamond trade as well as its impact on individuals and societies.

The Good Diamond

The Good Diamond Author Skye Kathleen Moody
ISBN-10 0312324154
Release 2004-08-01
Pages 368
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While investigating a case of animal cruelty, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Agent Venus Diamond stumbles upon a bizarre scheme involving a priceless blue diamond, found in northern Canada and stolen before it could be cut, and finds herself on the trail of a ruthless smuggler who will do anything--including kill--to keep the valuable gem.


Richtersveld Author François Odendaal
ISBN-10 1770073418
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 168
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Richtersveld has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Richtersveld also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Richtersveld book for free.

Routledge Handbook of International Criminology

Routledge Handbook of International Criminology Author Cindy J. Smith
ISBN-10 9781135193843
Release 2011-05-03
Pages 584
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The Routledge Handbook of International Criminology brings together the latest thinking and findings from a diverse group of both senior and promising young scholars from around the globe. This collaborative project articulates a new way of thinking about criminology that extends existing perspectives in understanding crime and social control across borders, jurisdictions, and cultures, and facilitates the development of an overarching framework that is truly international. The book is divided into three parts, in which three distinct yet overlapping types of crime are analyzed: international crime, transnational crime, and national crime. Each of these perspectives is then articulated through a number of chapters which cover theory and methods, international and transnational crime analyses, and case studies of criminology and criminal justice in relevant nations. In addition, questions placed at the end of each chapter encourage greater reflection on the issues raised, and will encourage young scholars to move the field of inquiry forward. This handbook is an excellent reference tool for undergraduate and graduate students with particular interests in research methods, international criminology, and making comparisons across countries.

Clarity Cut and Culture

Clarity  Cut  and Culture Author Susan Falls
ISBN-10 9781479834396
Release 2014-06-13
Pages 224
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Images of diamonds appear everywhere in American culture. And everyone who has a diamond has a story to tell about it. Our stories about diamonds not only reveal what we do with these tiny stones, but also suggest how we create value, meaning, and identity through our interactions with material culture in general. Things become meaningful through our interactions with them, but how do people go about making meaning? What can we learn from an ethnography about the production of identity, creation of kinship, and use of diamonds in understanding selves and social relationships? By what means do people positioned within a globalized political-economy and a compelling universe of advertising interact locally with these tiny polished rocks? This book draws on 12 months of fieldwork with diamond consumers in New York City as well as an analysis of the iconic De Beers campaign that promised romance, status, and glamour to anyone who bought a diamond to show that this thematic pool is just one resource among many that diamond owners draw upon to engage with their own stones. The volume highlights the important roles that memory, context, and circumstance also play in shaping how people interpret and then use objects in making personal worlds. It shows that besides operating as subjects in an ad-burdened universe, consumers are highly creative, idiosyncratic, and theatrical agents.

I Do But I Don t

I Do But I Don t Author Kamy Wicoff
ISBN-10 0738210129
Release 2006-01
Pages 299
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A modern woman's guide to the ins and outs of marriage describes the pressures to have a traditional wedding, the personal cultural meaning of all the trappings and traditions, and the problems of spending a vast amount of money on such extravaganzas, calling for a conscious approach to planning a wedding designed to help keep one's sanity, integrity, and relationships intact. 40,000 first printing.

Diaspora Development and Democracy

Diaspora  Development  and Democracy Author Devesh Kapur
ISBN-10 1400835089
Release 2010-08-02
Pages 344
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What happens to a country when its skilled workers emigrate? The first book to examine the complex economic, social, and political effects of emigration on India, Diaspora, Development, and Democracy provides a conceptual framework for understanding the repercussions of international migration on migrants' home countries. Devesh Kapur finds that migration has influenced India far beyond a simplistic "brain drain"--migration's impact greatly depends on who leaves and why. The book offers new methods and empirical evidence for measuring these traits and shows how data about these characteristics link to specific outcomes. For instance, the positive selection of Indian migrants through education has strengthened India's democracy by creating a political space for previously excluded social groups. Because older Indian elites have an exit option, they are less likely to resist the loss of political power at home. Education and training abroad has played an important role in facilitating the flow of expertise to India, integrating the country into the world economy, positively shaping how India is perceived, and changing traditional conceptions of citizenship. The book highlights a paradox--while international migration is a cause and consequence of globalization, its effects on countries of origin depend largely on factors internal to those countries. A rich portrait of the Indian migrant community, Diaspora, Development, and Democracy explores the complex political and economic consequences of migration for the countries migrants leave behind.

Uneven Encounters

Uneven Encounters Author Micol Seigel
ISBN-10 9780822392170
Release 2010-07-01
Pages 408
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In Uneven Encounters, Micol Seigel chronicles the exchange of popular culture between Brazil and the United States in the years between the World Wars, and demonstrates how that exchange affected ideas of race and nation in both countries. From Americans interpreting advertisements for Brazilian coffee or dancing the Brazilian maxixe, to Rio musicians embracing the “foreign” qualities of jazz, Seigel traces a lively, cultural back and forth. Along the way, she shows how race and nation for both elites and non-elites are constructed together, and driven by global cultural and intellectual currents as well as local, regional, and national ones. Seigel explores the circulation of images of Brazilian coffee and of maxixe in the United States during the period just after the imperial expansions of the early twentieth century. Exoticist interpretations structured North Americans’ paradoxical sense of themselves as productive “consumer citizens.” Some people, however, could not simply assume the privileges of citizenship. In their struggles against racism, Afro-descended citizens living in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, New York, and Chicago encountered images and notions of each other, and found them useful. Seigel introduces readers to cosmopolitan Afro-Brazilians and African Americans who rarely traveled far from home but who nonetheless absorbed ideas from abroad. She suggests that studies comparing U.S. and Brazilian racial identities as two distinct constructions are misconceived. Racial formation transcends national borders; attempts to understand it must do the same.

Trade Politics

Trade Politics Author Brian Hocking
ISBN-10 9781134389032
Release 2004-07-31
Pages 336
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Leading experts provide a clear overview of the evolving environment of trade politics and the current issues surrounding its development.

Psychic Intuition

Psychic Intuition Author Nancy du Tertre
ISBN-10 9781601635914
Release 2012-08-01
Pages 288
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"Psychic Intuition is a real find. Whether you believe in 'psychic phenomena' or not really doesn't matter. She clearly makes it obvious that the phenomena and the ability to function with intuitive skills are rampant throughout our culture. The book is a truly worthwhile read." --The Amazing Kreskin "Nancy du Tertre is breaking new ground as she confirms the importance of psychic intuition through interdisciplinary fields. She is on the edge of new thought as she helps us move ahead in the evolution of humankind." --Severyn Bruyn, Professor Emeritus, Boston College Is there really such a thing as a "sixth sense"? Is psychic ability a natural-born gift or a trainable skill? Can psychic ability be explained in scientific terms? Nancy du Tertre "The Skeptical Psychic," takes us on her personal journey of discovery to find out the answer to these questions and more in Psychic Intuition. She became psychic in middle-age after years of intensive study and training and is now a believer that everyone has the potential to tap into their intuition and understand the world at a deeper level. Psychic Intuition is intended to bridge the gap between skeptics, who can analyze but don't experience psychic phenomena, and believers, who have the experiences but lack the ability to analyze. If you never had a psychic experience before and don't believe in it, Psychic Intuition may just change your mind. This is a must read for believers and, more importantly, for skeptics like Nancy.


Gold Author Matthew Hart
ISBN-10 9781451650112
Release 2013-12-03
Pages 304
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From the award-winning author of Diamond: A blazing exploration of the human love affair with gold that “combines the engaging style of a travel narrative with sharp-eyed journalistic exposé” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, the price of gold skyrocketed—in three years more than doubling from $800 an ounce to $1900. This massive spike drove an unprecedented global gold-mining and exploration boom, much bigger than the gold rush of the 1800s. In Gold, acclaimed author Matthew Hart takes you on an unforgettable journey around the world and through history to tell the extraordinary story of how gold became the world’s most precious commodity. Beginning with a page-turning report from the crime-ridden inferno of the world’s deepest mine, Hart traveled around the world to the sites of the hottest action in gold today, from the biggest new mine in China, to the highly secretive London gold exchange, and the lair of the world’s most powerful gold trader in Geneva, Switzerland. He profiles the leaders of the gold market today, the nature of the current boom, and the likely prospects for the future. From the earliest civilizations, when gold was an icon of sacred and kingly power, Hart tracks its evolution, through conquest, murder, and international mayhem, into the speculative casino-chip that the metal has become. He ends by telling the story of the massive flows of gold that have occurred in the wake of the financial crisis and what the world’s leading experts are saying about the profound changes underway in the gold market and the prospects for the future. “Compelling, stylish, and impressively researched” (The Boston Globe), Gold is a wonderful historical odyssey with important implications for today’s global economy.

Handbook of Material Culture

Handbook of Material Culture Author Chris Tilley
ISBN-10 1412900395
Release 2006-01-26
Pages 556
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The Handbook of Material Culture provides a critical survey of the theories, concepts, intellectual debates, substantive domains, and traditions of study characterizing the analysis of "things." This cutting-edge work examines the current state of material culture as well as how this field of study may be extended and developed in the future.