Tears of Mermaids: The Secret Story of Pearls

Autor: Bloom, Stephen G.

Editorial: St. Martin's Press

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Tears of Mermaids: The Secret Story of Pearls : For Tears of Mermaids, Stephen G. Bloom traveled 30,000 miles to trace a single pearl - from the moment a diver off the coast of Australia scoops from the ocean floor an oyster containing a single luminescent pearl to the instant a woman on the other side of the world fastens the clasp of a strand containing the same orb. Bloom chronicles the never-before-told saga of the global pearl trade by gaining access to clandestine outposts in Japan, China, the Philippines, French Polynesia and Australia. Bloom infiltrates high-tech pearl farms and processing facilities guarded by gun-toting sentries, and insinuates himself into the lives of powerful international pearl lords. Bloom farms for pearls in rural China, goes behind scenes at million-dollar auctions in Hong Kong, trails pearl brokers and Internet entrepreneurs in Asia, hires himself out as a deckhand on an Australian pearling vessel, and goes backstage at Christie's for a fast and furious auction of the most expensive pearl ever sold. Teeming with rogue humor and uncanny intelligence, Tears of Mermaids weaves a nonstop detective story of the world's most enduring gem.

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Negocios y Economia   Industries
Antiguedades y Coleccionables   Jewelry
Naturaleza y Aire libre   Rocks & Minerals

ISBN 13:9780312363260
ISBN 10:0312363265
Formato:Tapa Dura
Tamaño:9.30" l x 6.50" w x 1.50" h

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