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Precious Objects

By Alicia Oltuski
  • ISBN Code: : 9781439171707
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Social Science
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In the middle of New York City lies a neighborhood where all secrets are valuable, all assets are liquid, and all deals are sealed with a blessing rather than a contract. Welcome to the diamond district. Ninety percent of all diamonds that enter America pass through these few blocks, but the inner workings of this mysterious world are known only to the people who inhabit it. In Precious Objects, twenty-six-year-old journalist Alicia Oltuski, the daughter and granddaughter of diamond dealers, seamlessly blends family narrative with literary reportage to reveal the fascinating secrets of the diamond industry and its madcap characters: an Elvis-impersonating dealer, a duo of diamond-detective brothers, and her own eccentric father. With insight and drama, Oltuski limns her family’s diamond-paved move from communist Siberia to a displaced persons camp in post–World War II Germany to New York’s diamond district, exploring the connections among Jews and the industry, the gem and its lore, and the exotic citizens of this secluded world. Entertaining and illuminating, Precious Objects offers an insider’s look at the history, business, and society behind one of the world’s most coveted natural resources, providing an unforgettable backstage pass to an extraordinary and timeless show.

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A talented young jewellery designer fights to rebuild her life and family by solving the mystery surrounding a diamond brooch given to her by her grandmother. When Grace Manners takes up residence on the Wittering Manor estate in Sussex, she little realizes working alongside eccentric Fraser Stratton will change her life. Since her husband disappeared, along with most of their money, Grace has struggled to make ends meet and the little cottage on the estate is both a refuge and a workshop for her jewellery business. It's only when Grace begins to uncover the story behind a beautiful diamond brooch she inherited that she becomes drawn into a family secret that threatens to destroy what little she has left...

The magic and mysteries of Mexico or, The Arcane secrets and occult lore of the ancient Mexicans and Maya

By Lewis Spence
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  • Publisher : Spence Lewis
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 330
  • Category : History
  • Members : 723
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The magic and mysteries of Mexico or, The Arcane secrets and occult lore of the ancient Mexicans and Maya

Singapore and Switzerland

By Yvonne Guo,J J Woo
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  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Book Code : 9814651419
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 472
  • Pdf File: singapore-and-switzerland.pdf

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The cases of Singapore and Switzerland present a fascinating puzzle: how have two small states achieved similar levels of success through divergent pathways? Are both approaches equally sustainable, and what lessons do they hold for each other? While Singapore is the archetypal developmental state, whose success can be attributed to strong political leadership and long-term planning, Switzerland's success is a more organic process, due to the propitious convergence of strong industries and a resilient citizenry. Yet throughout the course of their development, both countries have had to deal with the dual challenges of culturally heterogeneous populations and challenging regional contexts. Edited by Yvonne Guo and Jun Jie Woo, with forewords from Ambassadors Thomas Kupfer and Tommy Koh, Singapore and Switzerland: Secrets to Small State Success features contributions from distinguished scholars and policymakers who explore the dynamics of two small states which have topped international rankings in a dazzling array of policy areas, from economic competitiveness to education to governance, but whose pathways to success could not be more different. Contents:Foreword by Ambassador Thomas KupferForeword by Ambassador Tommy KohPrefaceIntroduction and Background: The Trajectories of History, Politics and EconomicsPublic Administration in Singapore and Switzerland (Yvonne Guo and Andreas Ladner)Neutrality, Balancing or Engagement? Comparing the Singaporean and Swiss Approaches in Small-State Diplomacy (Yvonne Guo and J J Woo)Trade Policy: The Status Quo and The Quo Vadis of Trade Liberalisation (Michael Anliker)Small States as Banking Powerhouses: Financial Sector Policy in Singapore and Switzerland (Yvonne Guo and J J Woo)Land Transport Policy: Urban Infrastructure in Singapore and Switzerland (Bruno Wildermuth)SMEs: Challenges, Potential for Mutual Learning and Implications for Policymakers (Manuel Baeuml)Recent Trends in First-Class World Competitiveness: Singapore and Switzerland in Global Entrepreneurship Rankings (Philippe Régnier and Pascal Wild)Singapore and Switzerland: Success Stories in Education (Suzanne Hraba-Renevey and Yvonne Guo)United in Diversity? Managing Multiculturalism in Singapore and Switzerland (Yvonne Guo)Migration Policies: Lessons from the Singaporean and Swiss Experiences (Hui Weng Tat and Cindy Helfer)Power Resources and Income Inequality in Singapore and Switzerland (Mehmet Kerem Çoban)ConclusionAbout the AuthorsIndexReviews of the Book Readership: Policymakers; undergraduates and postgraduates in political science, economics, and international affairs.

Investigating Entrepreneurial Opportunities

By Richard P. Green, II,James J. Carroll
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  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Book Code : 1452221820
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 444
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In this book, the authors, who have both bought and sold several businesses, reveal creative and low cost ways to do your own diligence in investigating entrepreneurial opportunities. The book covers all the basics, including market, products, insurance, facilities, assets, short and long-term liabilities and much more.

The Streets of Ascalon: Episodes in the Unfinished Career of Richard Quarren, Esqre.

By Robert William Chambers
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  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Book Code : 1465609105
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  • Category :
  • Members : 792
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It being rent day, and Saturday, the staff of the "Irish Legation," with the exception of Westguard, began to migrate uptown for the monthly conference, returning one by one from that mysterious financial jungle popularly known as "Downtown." As for Westguard, he had been in his apartment all day as usual. He worked where he resided. A little before five o'clock John Desmond Lacy, Jr., came in, went directly to his rooms on the top floor, fished out a check-book, and tried to persuade himself that he had a pleasing balance at the bank—not because he was likely to have any balance either there or in his youthful brain, but because he had to have one somewhere. God being good to the Irish he found he had not overdrawn his account.

The Classification, Identification and Characteristics of Gemstones - A Collection of Historical Articles on Precious and Semi-Precious Stones

By Various Authors
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1473356423
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 900
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This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience. Carefully selecting the best articles from our collection we have compiled a series of historical and informative publications on the subjects of gemology and crystallography. The titles in this range include "Gemstone Manufacturing" "The Optical Properties of Gemstones and Crystals" "The Thirty-Two Classes of Crystal Symmetry" and many more. Each publication has been professionally curated and includes all details on the original source material. This particular instalment, "The Classification, Identification and Characteristics of Gemstones" contains information on gemstone varieties, their properties and much more. Intended to illustrate the main aspects of gemstone classification it is a comprehensive guide for anyone wishing to obtain a general knowledge of the subject and to understand the field in its historical context. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

SECRETS OF SELF-IMPROVEMENT

By Josiah Morrison
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  • Publisher : Josiah Morrison
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 476
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SECRETS OF SELF-IMPROVEMENT - WHY FEW PEOPLE TAKE ACTION BUT MOST DON’T BY JOSIAH MORRISON Have you ever wondered why few people take action but most don’t? What is the psychology and mindset behind a person who gets things done? How can you acquire that mindset to get big results? This book breaks it all down in a simple, easy to understand way. Things you will learn: · How to use your natural creativity to tap into your artist within. · How your words can change your life. · How to be a great student and enjoy what you learn. · Ways to improve the way you think and your thought process. · How to develop the mind of a leader. · How to increase your productivity and avoid time wasters. · How to make your attitude work for you instead of against you. · What does it mean to be resilient and how you can start being resilient today. · How to use your imagination to create the life you love. This book is concise and will teach you principles and ideas to achieve success. You will learn many secrets of self- improvement, practical ways to get things done, and much much more…. Put this book into action and see how quickly your life will change… for the better! Take action today and grab your copy right now!

Gemsicuted!

By Julian Robov
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 9781462841752
  • Total of Pages : 326
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 781
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The novel is a rough gem. It does have a characteristic skin with iron stains. Like most rough gems, the novel isnt free from inclusions or blemishes. The novel portrays a slice of gem trade replete with black humor and raunchy dialogue, along with a cast of 90s impresarios, bozos, lust-driven wives, gangsters and plain Joe Does. All are swept up in this tornado of a plot.

Secrets in the Stones

By Tessa Harris
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  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Book Code : 0758293429
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 661
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A slain lawyer and a stolen diamond compose quite a puzzle for an eighteenth-century anatomist in this historical mystery for fans of Caleb Carr. Newly released from the notorious asylum known as Bedlam, Lady Lydia Farrell finds herself in an equally terrifying position—as a murder suspect—when she stumbles upon the mutilated body of Sir Montagu Malthus in his study at Boughton Hall. Meanwhile American Dr. Thomas Silkstone has been injured in a duel with a man who may or may not have committed the grisly deed of which Lydia is accused. Despite his injury, Thomas hopes to clear his beloved’s good name by conducting a postmortem on the victim. With a bit of detective work, he learns that Montagu’s throat was slit by no ordinary blade, but a ceremonial Sikh dagger from India—a clue that may be connected to the fabled lost mines of Golconda. From the mysterious disappearance of a cursed diamond buried with Lydia’s dead husband, to the undying legend of a hidden treasure map, Thomas must follow a trail of foreign dignitaries, royal agents—and even more victims—to unveil the sinister and shocking secrets in the stones . . . Praise for Secrets in the Stones “Satisfying . . . . Harris’s rich portrayal of Indian influences on Britain, along with fresh twists in the protagonists’ romance, adds appeal.” —Publishers Weekly

Mountain of Light

By Dale R. Perelman G.G.
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 9781477216293
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : History
  • Members : 628
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The Koh-I-Noor is one of India’s oldest and most famous diamonds. Mountain of Light traces history and legend surrounding the Koh-I-Noor through the court of Shah Baber, founder of the Mogul Empireduring the sixteenth century, to its present location in the Tower of London. The excitement generated by the Koh-I-Noor makes Mountain Of Light both powerful and informative reading.

Penny Stocks: Penny Stock Trading Secrets for Making Money Investing (How to Trade and Invest in Penny Stocks to Achieve Financial Freedom)

By Charles Walker
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  • Publisher : Charles Walker
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 76
  • Category : Business & Economics
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Penny stocks have been around since companies started to trade their shares. Most people have heard about them and have a broad understanding of what they are. However, prospective investors need a deeper understanding of the specificities of penny stocks before putting any of their money at risk. Here is a preview of what you can expect to learn: • What penny stocks are • Benefits of investing in penny stocks • Why penny stocks are considered risky • How to address the risks of penny stocks trading • Effective techniques to making money with penny stocks trading • How to spot a scam • When to take profits or losses • And much, much more! There are lots of materials that claim you can make thousands of dollars in your first month of trading penny stocks – you should be weary of these claims as true profit is never that easy, however i offer you the tools that will get you to this milestone eventually. You will start small, even struggle a bit, but the methods i offer are essential for small investors so that they can position themselves to make thousands each month from trading.