The Diamond Makers
By (author) Robert M. Hazen
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Diamond Makers by Robert M. Hazen
Book DescriptionHumans have treasured diamonds for their exquisite beauty and unrivaled hardness for thousands of years. Deep within the earth, diamonds grow. Diamonds the size of footballs, the size of watermelons - billions of tons of diamonds wait for eternity a hundred miles beyond our reach. Spanning centuries of ground-breaking science, bitter rivalry, outright fraud, and self-delusion, The Diamond Makers is a compelling narrative centered around the brilliant, often eccentric, and controversial pioneers of high pressure research. This vivid blend of dramatic personal stories and extraordinary scientific advances - and devastating failures - brings alive the quest to create diamond. Scientists have harnessed crushing pressures and scorching temperatures to transform almost any carbon-rich material, from road tar to peanut butter, into the most prized of gems. The book reveals the human dimensions of research - the competition, bravery, jealousy, teamwork, and greed that ultimately led to today's billion-dollar diamond synthesis industry.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521654746
(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 22-Jul-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robert M. Hazen
Sciences, Paperback (September 2012)
"A solid text with all the key coverage needed the 7th edition of The Sciences: An Integrated Approach focuses on updated information on the science, examples and integration"--
Physics Matters, Hardback (September 2004)» View all books by Robert M. Hazen
From amusement park rides to critical environmental issues such as energy generation-physics affects almost every aspect of our world. In PHYSICS MATTERS, James Trefil and Robert Hazen examine the fundamental physics principles at work behind the many practical applications that fuel our society and individual lives.
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