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Legendary gems or gems that made history

Author: Eric Bruton
Publisher: Ipswich : N.A.G. Press, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gems still exert a powerful influence on the modern world, enlightened though it is said to be: once poverty-stricken, Botswana has recently found sudden wealth under the desert sands, where diamonds have been hiding for a hundred million years. In the Congo, Zaire, and Angola, civil war in our times has been inspired partly by mineral riches. And the rivalry of East and West over the African continent is concerned  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Bruton
ISBN: 9780719804014 0719804019 0719801613 9780719801617
OCLC Number: 14130137
Notes: Paperback.
Description: xii, 239 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Eric Bruton.
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This absorbing and often astonishing history of legendary gems is told with style and wit by expert gemmologist Eric Bruton. Prospecting and mining details, plus the inside (and sometimes sordid)  Read more...

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