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The story of money : from bartering to bail-out /

by Jenkins, Martin; Kitamura, Satoshi.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Walker Books and Subsidiaries, 2015Description: 60 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781406360875.Subject(s): Money -- History -- Juvenile literatureSummary: In the Yap Islands in the South Pacific it can be a stone with a hole in the middle. It can be a string of shells, a bundle of cloth or a copper slab. It's the stuff that makes the world go round. That doesn't grow on trees. That can't buy you love, apparently. In this fascinating and thought-provoking book, Martin Jenkins explores the history of money from its earliest beginnings to the electronic banking of today. Along the way we learn about hunter gatherers, barter, clay tablets, goat swapping, precious metals, hard bargains, IOUs, interest, coins, Romans, taxes, inflation, paper money, currencies and exchange rates. List(s) this item appears in: AESL: Summer readings 2017
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Originally published: 2014.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

In the Yap Islands in the South Pacific it can be a stone with a hole in the middle. It can be a string of shells, a bundle of cloth or a copper slab. It's the stuff that makes the world go round. That doesn't grow on trees. That can't buy you love, apparently. In this fascinating and thought-provoking book, Martin Jenkins explores the history of money from its earliest beginnings to the electronic banking of today. Along the way we learn about hunter gatherers, barter, clay tablets, goat swapping, precious metals, hard bargains, IOUs, interest, coins, Romans, taxes, inflation, paper money, currencies and exchange rates.

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