Gleaming and perfect, gold has beguiled humankind for many
millennia, attracting treasure hunters, adorning the living and
the dead, and symbolizing wealth, power, divinity, and eternity.
This book offers a lively, critical look at the cultural history
of this most regal metal, examining its importance across many
cultures and time periods and the many places where it has been
central, from religious ceremonies to colonial expeditions... more...