The Diamond Makers Robert M. Hazen

ISBN: 9780521654746

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The Diamond Makers  by  Robert M. Hazen

The Diamond Makers by 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 earths diamonds lie deep underground and totally unaccessible to us--if only we knew how to fabricate them! In The Diamond MakersMoreSince time immemorial, we have treasured diamonds for their exquisite beauty and unrivaled hardness. Yet, most of the earths 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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