Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession, and how Desire Shapes the World [Audiobook] download free by Aja Raden

Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession, and how Desire Shapes the World Audiobook download free by Aja Raden
  • Listen audiobook: Stoned: Jewelry, Obsession, and how Desire Shapes the World
  • Author: Aja Raden
  • Release date: 2017/5/7
  • Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS INC
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Crafts and Hobbies
  • ISBN: 9780062334701
  • Rating: 7.2 of 10
  • Votes: 516
  • Review by: Ximena Markham
  • Review rating: 7.32 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/7
  • Duration: 4H26M52S in 256 kbps (73.6 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-08-23
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: MP3, MPEG-4 ALS, MPEG4, OGG, WAV, WMA, FLAC, Musepack (compression ZIP, TAR, AZW, RAR, CHM, TAR.XZ, AZW4)
  • Total pages original book: 368
  • Includes a PDF summary of 43 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 33M8S (8.6 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: As entertaining as it is incisive, Stoned is a raucous journey through the history of human desire for what is rare, and therefore precious.What makes a stone a jewel? What makes a jewel priceless? And why do we covet beautiful things? In this brilliant account of how eight jewels shaped the course of history, jeweler and scientist Aja Raden tells an original and often startling story about our unshakeable addiction to beauty and the darker side of human desire.What moves the world is what moves each of us: desire. Jewelry-which has long served as a stand-in for wealth and power, glamor and success-has birthed cultural movements, launched political dynasties, and started wars. Masterfully weaving together pop science and history, Stoned breaks history into three categories-Want, Take, and Have-and explains what the diamond on your finger has to do with the GI Bill, why green-tinted jewelry has been exalted by so many cultures, why the glass beads that bought Manhattan for the Dutch were initially considered a fair trade, and how the French Revolution started over a coveted necklace.Studded with lively personalities and fascinating details, Stoned tells the remarkable story of our abiding desire for the rare and extraordinary.
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Social & Cultural History, Jewellery & Beadcraft, Industrial / Commercial Art & Design, Cultural Studies, Sociology, Antiques & Collectables: Jewellery
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 16.90 USD
  • Dimensions: 135x203x21mm
  • Weight: 277g
  • Printed by: Ecco Press
  • Published in: New York, United States

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