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The history of money : from bartering to banking / Martin Jenkins ; illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura.

Jenkins, Martin, 1959- (Author). Kitamura, Satoshi (Added Author).
  • ISBN: 9780763667634 :
  • ISBN: 0763667633
  • Physical Description: 53 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2014.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library.

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George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library J 332.49 JENKINS 34510010947180 CR - Non-Fiction Available -

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 51) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Chapter one: In which nobody has any money -- Chapter two: In which nobody has any money but people do have lots of stuff -- Chapter three: In which we start counting the things that count -- Chapter four: In which we discuss goat swapping -- Chapter five: In which we get on to the hard stuff -- Chapter six: In which we find out how expensive it is to bite a man's nose -- Chapter seven: Which we think will be of interest -- Chapter eight: In which we discover that money is the root of all writing -- Chapter nine: In which we start coining it -- Chapter ten: Which might be a little bit taxing -- Chapter eleven: In which the Romas inflate -- Chapter twelve: In which we discover the real cost of precious metals -- Chapter thirteen: Which includes an interesting fact about gold -- Chapter fourteen: In which coins go out (for awhile) and paper comes in -- Chapter fifteen: In which we discover how easy it is for money to disappear -- Chapter sixteen: In which we discover that even when money doesn't disappear, you still can't pin it down -- The price of everything and the value of nothing.
Summary, etc.:
A lighthearted chronicle of the history of money covers topics ranging from currency forms and the relationship between money and writing to the way taxes work and the practices of modern banking systems.
Subject: Money > History

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