Multcolib homework center picks: Money is history
Annotation:Examines how money was created and how it has been used throughout history. Includes information on bartering, coins, paper money, and electronic money.
Annotation:Examines, in text and photographs, the symbolic and material meaning of money, from shekels, shells, and beads to gold, silver, checks, and credit cards.
Annotation:San Francisco, 1906. Horse-drawn carriages share the streets with shiny new automobiles, new businesses and families move in every day from everywhere, and anything seems possible. When the city is rocked with an earthquake, not much is left standing.
Annotation:Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of finance, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals.
Annotation:Aimed at a young audience, the book focuses on U.S. currency and explains the numbers, portraits, architecture, and words on the printed bills in the Treasury.