Detective Superintendent George Quinn ? Mayfair resident and dandy with a razor-sharp brain ? has set up a new police unit, dedicated to investigating the super-rich. When he is shot in mysterious circumstances, DI Blake Reynolds is charged with taking over. But Reynolds hadn't bargained for Quinn's personal assistant ? the flinty Victoria Clifford ? who knows more than she's prepared to reveal...
The unique properties of diamond are responsible for its pre-eminence as a gemstone, and give it a glamour and attraction unprecedented for any other mineral. As the first member of group IV of the periodic table of elements, carbon, in its crystalline form as diamond, has also fascinated scientists for at least 300 years. Many experimental techniques have been employed in the study of diamond, and of these, optical spectroscopy has proven one of the most fruitful. The absorption line at 415 nm, characteristic of "Cape Yellow" diamonds, was first documented by Walter in 1891. Further work on this absorption, now known as "N3," by the Indian school under Sir C. V. Raman in the 1930s and 1940s led to a basic understanding of the system, which they observed in both absorption and luminescence. The N3 center is a structural defect in the diamond, and the absorption of light occurs by exciting electrons in this defect from one well-defined energy state to another. When the electron returns to the original energy level, luminescence is produced. Detailed studies of natural diamonds over the subsequent 60 years have discovered large numbers of absorption and emission lines, characteristic of different defects. In 1904 Sir William Crookes showed that a colorless diamond could be turned green by long exposure to radium salts.
Teaches you the simple rules of building self-confidence and the basic reasons why people fail and how they lose faith in themselves. Uncover the twisted, weed-strewn paths that lead to the realms of the Real Failure, the Sophisticated Failure, and the Pseudo Success; and the routes that lead to Real Succes. You will learn how to identify the Pyramids of Failure and other false beliefs that sabotage your thoughts and actions, and how to replace them with the positive thoughts and values that will erect your own Pillars of Success. You will discover that the power to change, to grow, to raise self-esteem comes from only one source: YOU!
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