The Stone of Heaven by Cathy Scott-Clark
Unearthing the Secret History of Imperial Green Jade

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Taking us from the imperial courts of ancient China to a squalid mine in Burma today, THE STONE OF HEAVEN-now in paperback-reveals for the first time the bizarre true story of Imperial Green Jade, one of the rarest stones in the world, more precious than diamonds, coveted for its life-extending powers and its aphrodisiac properties as well as for its astonishing beauty-a stone that has shaped the destiny of nations and changed the lives of all who have worn it.
 

About Cathy Scott-Clark

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Adrian Levy is a British investigative journalists specializing in foreign subjects. He lives in London. Is a senior writer for The Sunday Times & has been nominated 3 times for the British Press Awards in the last three years. Has specialized in investigative foreign features & recent cover stories have prompted three full-blown government inquiries.
 
Published January 7, 2002 by Little, Brown. 432 pages
Genres: History, Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Science & Math, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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There they witness an appalling spectacle: barbaric mining conditions prompt rampant drug use by despairing miners who share needles and spread an HIV/AIDS epidemic among the local community of unprotected prostitutes.

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Initially thrilling and ultimately horrifying history of a precious and pernicious gemstone.

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But the history, the gossip, even the sensational stories of the depredations of the indigenous tribes who fiercely protected their secret jade mines, pale in comparison to the authors' visit to Burma.

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