The author travels the world while presenting a multi-dimensional portrait of currency through ages. He explores the origin of exchange in the Galapagos Islands and learns about the art that appears on money from coin collections in Vietnam.
He details the birth of money, to its place in our culture, to how the obsession for it can lead to death and destruction, all the while mixing engaging and entertaining stories from the lines of global currency exchange with extensive, thoughtful research. The story of money is rich and varied because it is our story.
The book is more than a store of value or unit of payment. It’s an idea, a transformative player in
how we view, cope and harmonize with the world.