The New Alchemists by Robert M. Hazen
Breaking Through the Barriers of High Pressure

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Looks at the discoveries of today's scientists, describing a sand experiment that sheds light on dinosaur extinction, how everyday gases become dense metals inside large planets, and how almost any carbon-rich mineral can be transformed into diamonds. 17,500 first printing.

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ROBERT M. HAZEN is the Clarence Robinson Professor of Earth Science at George Mason University and a Senior Scientist at the Carnegie Institution's Geophysical Laboratory. The author of numerous books—including the bestselling Science Matters —Hazen lives with his wife in Glen Echo, Maryland.
Published December 28, 1993 by Times Books / Random House. 304 pages
Genres: Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Today, the quest for higher pressures continues, using synthesized-diamond anvils (one millibar has been reached, ``the pressure you'd feel underneath a stone monument roughly 2000 miles tall'') and leading to new models of the earth's interior and the possible discovery of new exotic substances,...

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