All You Ever Wanted to Know About Money

By Martin Jenkins

Illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura

A funny, philosophical book about a universal subject by a brilliantly clever and highly regarded non-fiction writer.

In the Yap Islands in the South Pacific money 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 and doesn't grow on trees. 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, exchange rates and the banking crisis. Satoshi Kitamura’s quirky, satirical drawings perfectly complement the dry humour of the text and in the end we are reminded that money only exists because we believe in it.

Categories: Non-Fiction

For readers aged: 9+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406387063
  • Published: 04 Jul 2019
  • Price: £5.99
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  • Size: 198 x 129 mm
  • Pages: 112

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