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The ascent of money : a financial history of the world / by Niall Ferguson

By: Ferguson, Niall.
Publisher: London, U.K. : Penguin Books, 2009Description: 441 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9780141987927.Subject(s): Money | Society | Economy
Contents:
Dreams of avarice -- Of human bondage -- Blowing bubbles -- The return of risk -- Safe as houses -- From empire to Chimerica -- The descent of money.
Summary: Offers a comprehensive and entertaining history of money and finance, from cowrie shells to mortgage-backed securities. Presents a tour of the historical events that made the world what it is, and shows that money is the back-story to all history.
Item type Home library Call number Status Date due Item reserves
Book Book Australia
622 FER 2009 (Browse shelf) Available
Book Book New Zealand
622 ASC (Browse shelf) Available
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Dreams of avarice -- Of human bondage -- Blowing bubbles -- The return of risk -- Safe as houses -- From empire to Chimerica -- The descent of money.

Offers a comprehensive and entertaining history of money and finance, from cowrie shells to mortgage-backed securities. Presents a tour of the historical events that made the world what it is, and shows that money is the back-story to all history.

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