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Fairfield - Main Library J 332.4 Bra (Text) 33116002430515 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781477713334
  • ISBN: 9781477715086
  • Physical Description: 32 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : PowerKids Press, 2014.

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Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Why we need money -- Bartering -- Coins -- Paper money -- Precious objects -- Banking -- Creating interest -- You decide -- Making money -- Fighting fraud -- Money through the ages -- Collecting money -- Glossary -- Index -- Websites.
Summary, etc.:
People in Asia Minor developed the first coin-based currency, but long before that humans would exchange precious objects for the things necessary for their daily life. Currency is a fact of human life, and this book explores its genesis, beginning with those early coins and precious objects and tracing their legacy to the banknotes and fraud-detecting devices of the twenty-first century. Photographs and illustrations explore the remarkable diversity and detail of contemporary currency, while engaging text explores money's utility and places it within a social context.
Subject: Money > History > Juvenile literature.
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