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Written by Alex Woolf


ISBN: 978-0-531-21926-3

List Price: $29.00

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None of us has as much money as we would like, but imagine if money didn’t exist at all. How would we buy the things we need, or sell the things we don’t need? Who would decide whether a basket of fruit is worth the same as a hunting spear? Many things have been used as money, from live animals through cowrie shells to plastic cards. Learn how money lending grew into today’s banking industry, and how credit allows us to spend money we don’t even have.
Item #: 641870
Imprint: Franklin Watts
Copyright: 2016
Trim Size: 8 1/2" x 9 1/2"
Pages: 32
Grades: 3 - 12
Ages: 8 - 17
  • Full-color cartoon-style illustrations that make the books fun and attractive to reluctant readers
  • A simple timeline providing an easily understood history of the subject
  • Top Tips offer helpful advice on what you should or shouldn’t do in a tricky situation
  • How It Works callouts explain the science behind the technology
  • You Can Do It! callouts describe a simple, safe experiment, or an action you can take to help make the world a better place
  • A helpful glossary and index in each book