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Pyrite : a natural history of fool's gold

Author: David T Rickard
Publisher: New York, New York : Oxford University Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

An accessible exploration of pyrite's influence on human history, culture, and science, revealing how fool's gold has become a universal symbol for everything overvalued.


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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David T Rickard
ISBN: 9780190203672 0190203676 9780190203689 0190203684
OCLC Number: 1100518830
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (329 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: Preface ; Prologue ; Chapter 1. Foole's Gold: ; Chapter 2. Pyrite and the origins of civilization ; Chapter 3. What is pyrite? ; Chapter 4. Crystals and atoms ; Chapter 5. Hell and black smokers ; Chapter 6. Microbes and minerals ; Chapter 7. Acid Earth ; Chapter 8. Pyrite and the global environment ; Chapter 9. Pyrite and the origin of life. ; Chapter 10. Full circle ; Epilogue
Responsibility: David Rickard.


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A unique combination of historical narrative (Rickard includes numerous informative anecdotes) and scientific treatise, the book includes informative notes at the end of each chapter. The accessible Read more...

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