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
|Item type||Home library||Call number||Status||Date due||Barcode||Item reserves|
|Book||Australia||622 FER 2009 (Browse shelf)||Available||CA010328|
|Book||New Zealand||622 ASC (Browse shelf)||Available||CA013561|
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.