The Resource Gold : the race for the world's most seductive metal, Matthew Hart

Gold : the race for the world's most seductive metal, Matthew Hart

Label
Gold : the race for the world's most seductive metal
Title
Gold
Title remainder
the race for the world's most seductive metal
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Hart
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the lost empires of the Sahara to today's frenzied global gold rush, a blazing exploration of the human love affair with gold by the award-winning author of Diamond. Since the 2008 financial crisis, the price of gold has skyrocketed--in three years more than doubling from $800 an ounce to $1900. This massive spike kicked off an unprecedented global gold-mining and exploration boom, much bigger than the Gold Rush of the 1800s. In Gold, acclaimed author Matthew Hart takes you on an unforgettable journey around the world and through history to tell the incredible story of how gold became the world's most precious commodity. Beginning with a page-turning dispatch from the crime-ridden, dangerous inferno of the world's deepest mine, Hart pulls back to survey gold's tempestuous past. From the earliest civilizations, 6,000 years ago, when gold was an icon of sacred and kingly power, Hart tracks its evolution, through conquest, murder, and international mayhem, into the speculative casino-chip that the metal has become. On this spellbinding journey the reader will witness the Spanish plunder of the New World, a century of pillage that crushed the glittering Inca empire of the Andes and transferred its staggering wealth to Europe. Hart describes each boom and bust in gold's long story, each panic and shock, with a masterful storytelling hand, leading the reader to the present day--to the London vaults that hold the multi-ton hoards of such shadowy investors as the American gold fund called 'the Spider,' to the amazing gold-rich bamboo forests of eastern Senegal, and to the piratical carnival of theft that enlivens the world's greatest gold-producing engine: China. With writing described as 'polished and fiery' (Publishers Weekly), Hart weaves together history and cutthroat economics to reveal the human dramas that have driven our lust for a precious yellow metal"--
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1945-
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Hart, Matthew
Dewey number
332.4/22209
Index
index present
LC call number
HG289
LC item number
.H326 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gold
  • Gold mines and mining
  • Money
  • Gold
  • Gold mines and mining
  • Money
Label
Gold : the race for the world's most seductive metal, Matthew Hart
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Spider
  • Shadow gold
  • Gold in the bamboo forest
  • Kibali
  • Underground metropolis
  • River of gold
  • Master of men
  • Camp David coup
  • Discovery of invisible gold
  • Goldstrike!
  • Linglong
  • Bandit circus
Control code
ocn830352125
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781451650020
Lccn
2013016337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)830352125
  • (Sirsi) a1702415
Label
Gold : the race for the world's most seductive metal, Matthew Hart
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Spider
  • Shadow gold
  • Gold in the bamboo forest
  • Kibali
  • Underground metropolis
  • River of gold
  • Master of men
  • Camp David coup
  • Discovery of invisible gold
  • Goldstrike!
  • Linglong
  • Bandit circus
Control code
ocn830352125
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781451650020
Lccn
2013016337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)830352125
  • (Sirsi) a1702415

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