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Tom Zoellner is the author of popular nonfiction books which take multidimensional views of their subject and show the descent of an influential object through history. His work has been called "genre-defying" and has been widely reviewed and translated. He is an Associate Professor of English at Chapman University.

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Uranium: War, Energy and th...

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The Heartless Stone: A Jour...

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“The best place to find a new mine is next door to an old mine.”
Tom Zoellner, Uranium: War, Energy and the Rock That Shaped the World

“...Her boyfriend gives her a Mercedes, [her friends] say, 'Oh, that's nice.' But her boyfriend gives her a diamond, they say, 'Oh, he's serious.' It's not just the gift of love-it's the gift of commitment. She's not jumping up and down because she got a diamond ring but because she got a guy! There are those who say you don't need diamonds. I say they're right. Just like you don't need sex.”
Tom Zoellner, The Heartless Stone: A Journey Through the World of Diamonds, Deceit, and Desire

“And a single ton of raw uranium provides the same electricity as twenty thousand tons of black coal.”
Tom Zoellner, Uranium: War, Energy and the Rock That Shaped the World

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