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The Diamond Makers (Paperback, Revised): Robert M. Hazen

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Robert M. Hazen

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Since time immemorial, we have treasured diamonds for their exquisite beauty and unrivaled hardness. Yet, most of the earth's diamonds lie deep underground and totally unaccessible to us--if only we knew how to fabricate them! In The Diamond Makers Robert Hazen vividly recounts the very human desire to exceed nature and create a synthetic diamond. Spanning centuries of ground-breaking science, instances of bitter rivalry, cases of outright fraud and self-delusion, Hazen blends drama and science to reveal the extraordinary technological advances and devastating failures of the diamond industry. Along the way, readers will be introduced to the brilliant, often eccentric and controversial, pioneers of high-pressure research who 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 all gems. Robert M. Hazen is the author of fifteen books, including the bestseller, Science Matters: Achieving Scientific Literacy, which he wrote with James Trefil. Dr. Hazen has won numerous awards for his research and scientific writing.

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Imprint: Cambridge UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: July 1999
First published: 1999
Authors: Robert M. Hazen
Dimensions: 230 x 152 x 17mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 260
Edition: Revised
ISBN-13: 978-0-521-65474-6
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues
Books > Professional & Technical > Industrial chemistry & manufacturing technologies
Books > Science & Mathematics > Science: general issues > Popular science
Books > Professional & Technical > Industrial chemistry & manufacturing technologies > Industrial chemistry
Books > Professional & Technical > Industrial chemistry & manufacturing technologies > Industrial chemistry > Ceramics & glass technology
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LSN: 0-521-65474-2
Barcode: 9780521654746

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