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The Resource Coined : the rich life of money and how its history has shaped us, Kabir Sehgal

Coined : the rich life of money and how its history has shaped us, Kabir Sehgal

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Coined : the rich life of money and how its history has shaped us
Title
Coined
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the rich life of money and how its history has shaped us
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Kabir Sehgal
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Language
eng
Summary
Money isn't just coins, bank notes or clamshells; it is more than a store of value or unit of payment. It's an idea, a transformative player in how we view, cope, and harmonise with the world. Like it or not, money is a measure of status, well-being, and our chances to survive and thrive. Money isn't just what makes the world go around; it is largely what makes each of us go around. In 'Coined', Kabir Sehgal travels the world while presenting a multidimensional portrait of currency through the ages. He explores the origin of exchange in the Galapagos Islands, searches for hoards of coins from an ancient civilization in Bangladesh, and learns about the art that appears on money from coin collectors in Vietnam. He takes you from the vaults beneath the Federal Reserve in New York to a beehive where pollen can be understood as a natural form of exchange. He details the birth of money, to its place in our culture both past and present, to how the obsession for it can lead to death and destruction, all the while mixing engaging and entertaining stories from the front lines of global currency exchange with extensive, thoughtful research. The story of money is rich and varied because it is our story
Summary
Author Kabir Sehgal casts aside our workaday assumptions about money and takes the reader on a global quest to uncover a deeper understanding of the relationship between money and humankind. More than a mere history of its subject, Coined probes the conceptual origins and evolution of money by examining it through the multiple lenses of disciplines as varied as biology, psychology, anthropology, and theology.Coined is not only a profoundly informative discussion of the concept of money, but it is also an endlessly fascinating and entertaining take on the nature of humanity and the inner workings of the mind
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10406579
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Sehgal, Kabir
Dewey number
332.49
Index
index present
LC call number
HG203
LC item number
.S44 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Money
  • Rich people
  • Quality of life
Target audience
adult
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the rich life of money and how its history has shaped us
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Coined : the rich life of money and how its history has shaped us, Kabir Sehgal
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054326328
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 317 pages
Isbn
9781473606968
Lccn
2014045984
Other control number
YBP12037044
System control number
(OCoLC)904034835
Label
Coined : the rich life of money and how its history has shaped us, Kabir Sehgal
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000054326328
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 317 pages
Isbn
9781473606968
Lccn
2014045984
Other control number
YBP12037044
System control number
(OCoLC)904034835

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