By Rebecca Zorach,Michael W. Phillips Jr
Gold deals a full of life, severe examine the cultural historical past of the 'noblest' of metals, analyzing the heritage of gold widely throughout many cultures and time classes: from controversies surrounding its non secular use to its position within the historical past of colonialism to its glossy position in technology, gold has performed such a lot of roles that it's tough to lock the steel itself in one's attractions. jointly, the publication and its many photos discover perceptions, myths, tales and evidence approximately gold over the centuries and internationally, delivering compelling examples from heritage, artwork, literature and movie and bringing the tale as much as the current, a time whilst the anxieties surrounding gold have replaced however the chronic lust for gold keeps to provide new ethical and actual perils.
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Gold: Nature and Culture (Earth) by Rebecca Zorach,Michael W. Phillips Jr