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Cribb, Joe.
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Publication Information:
New York : Dorling Kindersley, [2000]

Physical Description:
63 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
Examines, in text and photographs, the symbolic and material meaning of money, from shekels, shells, and beads to gold, silver, checks, and credit cards. Also discusses how coins and banknotes are made, the value of money during wartime, and how to collect coins.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.2 1.0 87354.
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HG221.5 .C74615 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Here is an original and exciting look at the diverse world of money. Stunning real-life photography of Egyptian silver, Chinese hole money, Spanish gold, and siege money - as well as today's international currencies - offers a unique "eyewitness" view of money. See the salt money of Ethiopia, what the earliest coins looked like, forged coins and banknotes and what one million dollars looks like. Learn how coins and banknotes are made, why German children used bundles of money as building blocks and why Ancient Greeks put coins in the mouths of dead people. Discover the history of your country's money, where the first paper money was issued and how to detect forged coins. And much, much more!

Table of Contents

This is moneyp. 6
Funny money?p. 8
The first coinsp. 10
The first paper moneyp. 12
How coins are madep. 14
How banknotes are madep. 16
Forgery and fakesp. 18
Money and tradep. 20
Money in warp. 22
The power of moneyp. 24
One million dollars!p. 26
Shared currenciesp. 28
Francep. 30
Germanyp. 32
Netherlands and Belgiump. 34
Italyp. 36
Spain and Portugalp. 38
Greece and Turkeyp. 40
Denmark and Norwayp. 42
Sweden and Finlandp. 44
United Kingdomp. 46
United States of Americap. 48
Canadap. 50
Australia and New Zealandp. 52
China and Japanp. 54
Africap. 56
Looking after moneyp. 58
Checks and plasticp. 60
Collecting coinsp. 62