eBook Gold: A Cultural Encyclopedia, 1st Edition

  • Shannon Venable
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  • ISBN-10: 0313384312
  • ISBN-13: 9780313384318
  • DDC: 669.2203
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 315 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released January 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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Overview

Gold has long been valued, revered, and assigned mythical properties in nearly every culture in the world, and has served as the basis for currency for countless societies. Just the word itself implies perfection, crowning achievement, purity, and wisdom--"golden era," "gold medal," "golden years," "heart of gold." What makes this material so special?

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
List of Entries.
Guide to Related Topics.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
1: Aerospace Industry.
2: Alchemy.
3: Allergies.
4: Alloying.
5: Aquinas, Thomas.
6: Archimedes.
7: Argentina.
8: Asante Golden Stool.
9: Assaying.
10: Atahualpa.
11: Au.
12: Balboa, Vasco Nuñez de.
13: Banking and Credit.
14: Baring Crisis (1890).
15: Beauty Products.
16: Bezant.
17: Biblical Magi.
18: Biomedical Research.
19: Bling.
20: Bonding Wire.
21: Bretton Woods System.
22: Briot, Nicholas.
23: Bullion.
24: Bullion Committee of 1810.
25: Ca D'oro.
26: California Gold Rush.
27: Casting.
28: Catalysis.
29: Cellini, Benvenuto.
30: Chevalier, Michel.
31: Chrysography.
32: Chrysotype.
33: Coin Clipping.
34: Coin Stamping.
35: Coinage Act of 1873.
36: Columbus, Christopher.
37: Cortés, Hernán.
38: Cox, James.
39: Croesus.
40: Crowns, Royal.
41: Cyanide.
42: De Gaulle, Charles (1890–1970).
43: Dental Crowns.
44: Drake, Sir Francis.
45: Ducat.
46: El Dorado.
47: Electroplating.
48: Emergency Banking Relief Act of 1933.
49: Exchange Rates.
50: Fabergé, House of.
51: Federal Reserve System.
52: Ferdinand II of Aragon.
53: Field of the Cloth of Gold.
54: Filigree.
55: Florin.
56: Fuel Cells.
57: Gilded Age.
58: Gilding.
59: Gold Album Certification.
60: Gold Nuggets.
61: Gold Reserves.
62: Gold Standard.
63: Gold Standard Act of 1925.
64: Golden Calf.
65: Golden Fleece.
66: Golden Goose.
67: Golden Rule.
68: Golden Ticket (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).
69: Goldfinger (Film).
70: Goldschläger.
71: Goldsmithing.
72: “The Goose and the Golden Egg” (Aesop).
73: Gospel Books of Saint Médard De Soissons.
74: Granulation.
75: Great Recoinage Act of 1696.
76: Guinea.
77: Hagia Sophia.
78: Hamilton, Alexander.
79: Hargraves, Edward Hammond.
80: Hatshepsut.
81: Henry VIII.
82: Holy Grail.
83: Hume, David.
84: Iconoclasm.
85: Illuminated Manuscripts.
86: Inca.
87: Inflation.
88: International Monetary Fund.
89: Isabella I of Castile.
90: Jewelry.
91: Justinian I.
92: Karat.
93: Keynes, John Maynard.
94: Klondike Gold Rush.
95: Kublai Khan.
96: Lace, Gold.
97: Leprechauns.
98: Midas, King.
99: Mining.
100: Mosaic.
101: Nanotechnology.
102: Newton, Sir Isaac.
103: Nobel Prize Medals.
104: Nubia.
105: Nuestra Señora de Atocha.
106: Olympic Gold Medal.
107: Oscar Statuette.
108: Pizarro, Francisco.
109: Polo, Marco.
110: Ponte Vecchio.
111: Pre-Columbian Gold.
112: Price Revolution.
113: Ricardo, David.
114: Rumpelstiltskin.
115: San Esteban.
116: Shekel.
117: Silla, Royal Tombs of.
118: Smith, Adam.
119: Spanish Armada.
120: Spanish Conquest.
121: SS Republic.
122: Sumptuary Legislation.
123: Sutter's Mill.
124: “The Tale of the Golden Cockerel”.
125: Tenochtitlan.
126: Touchstone.
127: Tower Mint.
128: Trans-Saharan Gold Trade.
129: Tutankhamun.
130: United States Bullion Depository.
131: Ur, Royal Tombs of.
132: Versailles, Palace of.
133: Wat Traimit.
134: Witwatersrand Gold Rush.
135: Yellow Brick Road.
Resource Guide.
Bibliography.
Index.
About the Author.