The Extraordinary World of Diamonds

The Extraordinary World of Diamonds

by Nick Norman
     
 

With vivid photographs, this book is as much a testimony to the astonishing wonders of nature as to the ingenuity and determination of the men and women in the diamond industry. Disclosing the latest advances in diamond geology in the context of an intensely competitive corporate environment, it demonstrates how no other stone has aroused such passion and how no

Overview

With vivid photographs, this book is as much a testimony to the astonishing wonders of nature as to the ingenuity and determination of the men and women in the diamond industry. Disclosing the latest advances in diamond geology in the context of an intensely competitive corporate environment, it demonstrates how no other stone has aroused such passion and how no other business has attracted such controversy. With a kaleidoscope of characters, this account not only reveals how diamonds have given scientists a window into the workings of our remarkable planet, but also argues that this precious stone is valuable in many ways other than being used for jewelry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781770098282
Publisher:
Jacana Media
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,201,513
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author


Nick Norman is a consultant on diamond exploration with more than 10 years of experience. He has worked in mineral exploration in Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Namibia, and South Africa.

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