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

作者: Aja Raden
出版商: New York : Ecco, 2016. ©2015
版本/格式:   打印圖書 : 英語 : First Ecco paperback edition所有版本和格式的總覽
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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.
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類型/形式: History
文件類型 圖書
所有的作者/貢獻者: Aja Raden
ISBN: 9780062334701 0062334700
OCLC系統控制編碼: 943697965
描述: xii, 356 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
内容: 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 --
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 --
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.
責任: Aja Raden.

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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.

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"[Stoned] romps through the stories of eight jewels." -- New York Times "A lively, incisive cultural and social history." -- Kirkus "History enthusiasts will be entertained by Raden's knowledge of 再讀一些...

 
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