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Synopsis: Diamonds may be a girl's best friend but the beauty, rarity and fascinating lore of this precious substance has intrigued man throughout the ages. In this intriguing book, Leo P. Kendall uncovers the ways in which diamonds influenced the world. Included are the fabulous and compelling stories of the colonialist Cecil Rhodes, the De Beers mines, the world's major source of diamonds and Darya-i-Nur, the 185 carat stone with a history that carried it from the Moguls to the Iranian treasury. All the major diamond finds of the centuries are examined and described in detail. From the 'Queen of Diamonds', the Koh-i-Noor, to Henry VIII's diamond collar. Diamonds: Famous and Fatal offers a fascinating look at the world's most precious gem.
About the Author: Leo P. Kendall graduated from the University of North Carolina and currently resides in England where he works as a management consultant. Diamonds: Famous and Fatal is his first book.
Title: Diamonds: Famous and Fatal
Publisher: Robson Books Ltd
Publication Date: 2002
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Chrysalis Books. Hardcover. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G186105498XI3N00
Book Description Hardback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR004531616
Book Description Hardback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR005990188
Book Description Robson Books Ltd. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 186105498X. Seller Inventory # MONKEY0011518