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Sea of Pearls Arabia, Persia, and the Industry That Shaped the Gulf

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ISBN-10: 0957106009

ISBN-13: 9780957106000

Edition: 2012

Authors: Robert A. Carter

List price: $190.00
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SINCE ANTIQUITY the natural pearls of the Gulf have been famed as the finest, most lustrous and most plentiful that the world can offer. From the beginnings of trade until the 1930s, these pearls were a major product of the Gulf's coastal peoples. Latterly, from the 17th to the early 20th centuries, rising international demand turned pearling into their economic mainstay. By this time pearls were fished in their millions, and pearling became the pillar of the regional economy, dominating the lives, health and expectations of entire shaikhdoms. The influx of people and wealth to the coast permanently transformed the Gulf, providing the manpower and capital to germinate and nurture the…    
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Book details

List price: $190.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Arabian Publishing, Limited
Publication date: 8/30/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 364
Size: 10.00" wide x 13.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 6.578
Language: English