The Resource Stoned : jewelry, obsession, and how desire shapes the world, Aja Raden

Stoned : jewelry, obsession, and how desire shapes the world, Aja Raden

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Stoned : jewelry, obsession, and how desire shapes the world
Title
Stoned
Title remainder
jewelry, obsession, and how desire shapes the world
Statement of responsibility
Aja Raden
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An account of how eight jewels shaped the course of history shares insights into the role of precious gemstones in triggering cultural movements, political dynasties, and wars, while exploring how jewels reflect darker aspects of human nature
Cataloging source
FMG
Dewey number
739.2709
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
NK5550
LC item number
.R33 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Stoned : jewelry, obsession, and how desire shapes the world, Aja Raden
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Stoned : jewelry, obsession, and how desire shapes the world, Aja Raden
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Copyright
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Want : desire, delusion, and the scarcity effect. Keep the change : the beads that bought Manhattan ; Precedents are forever : the first diamond engagement ring ; The color of money : the emerald parrot, and the making and unmaking of the Spanish empire -- Part II: Take : obsessions, possessions, and the mechanics of war. The importance of being famous : the necklace that started the French Revolution ; Hello, sailor : how sibling rivalry and a really big pearl shaped the fate of nations ; The old shell game : the golden eggs that funded the Soviet start-up -- Part III: Have : industry, innovation, and the light at the end of the tunnel. The boss's string : pearl culture, cultured pearls, and Japan's race to modernity ; Timing is everything : World War I and the first wristwatch
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16186483
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 356 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062334701
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)930272324
  • (OCoLC)ocn930272324
  • ocn930272324

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