One Cent, Two Cent, Old Cent, New Cent

One Cent, Two Cent, Old Cent, New Cent

All About Money

Book - 2008
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Random House, Inc.
THE CAT IN the Hat puts to rest any notion that money grows on trees in this super simple look at numismatics, the study of money and its history. Beginning with the ancient practice of bartering, the Cat explains various forms of money used in different cultures, from shells, feathers, leather, and jade to metal ingots to coins (including the smallest—the BB-like Indian fanam—and the largest—the 8-foot-wide, ship-sinking limestone ones from the Islands of Yap!), to the current king of currency, paper. Also included is a look at banking, from the use of temples as the first banks to the concept of gaining or paying interest, and a step-by-step guide to minting coins. A fascinating introduction is bound to change young reader’s appreciation for change!


From the Hardcover edition.

Baker & Taylor
Provides an introduction to the history of money around the world, from trading shells and feathers to the creation of metal ingots and coins, with a review of how the first banks were formed and money is minted in the present day.

Baker
& Taylor

Provides beginning readers with a fun introduction to the study and history of money as was used in different cultures, from trading shells and feathers to the creation of metal ingots and coins, with a review of how the first banks were formed and money is minted in the present day.

Publisher: New York : Random House, 2008
ISBN: 9780375928819
0375928812
9780375828812
0375828818
Branch Call Number: J 332.4 WOR
Characteristics: 45 p.
Additional Contributors: Mathieu, Joseph
Ruiz, Aristides

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