Become an eyewitness to the history of cash and coin and get an up-close look at currency with DK Eyewitness Books: Money.
From the earliest forms of money to the intricate banking systems we have today, currency has been around for millennia, whether made from stones and shells to the coins and paper we see today. This guide details various types of currency from both the past and present, from the sea salt money of Ethiopia to the modern Euro. Discover where the term piggy bank came from, why Ancient Greeks put coins in the mouths of dead people, and how coins and banknotes are made today.
Available for the first time in paperback and full of stunning, real-life photography of rare coins and unique currency, DK Eyewitness Books: Money is an exciting look at the diverse world of money.
Each revised Eyewitness book retains the stunning artwork and photography from the groundbreaking original series, but the text has been reduced and reworked to speak more clearly to younger readers. Still on every colorful page: vibrant annotated photographs and the integrated text-and-pictures approach that makes Eyewitness a perennial favorite of parents, teachers, and school-age kids.
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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!Product Description:
Full-color photos by the British Museum. "An attractive 'Eyewitness Book' with striking photos and a logically organized text describing what money is, the first coins, paper money, how money is made, and coin-collecting. Photos of current coins and bills used worldwide are of special interest."-- Kirkus.
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Book Description DK Children, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110789458233