This book describes the evolution of money from simple bartering to the invention of coins and on into the modern world of internet money which we never even see. It shows how societies created new forms of money to meet their needs and how this in turn shaped the society itself, driving changes in how people lived their lives and the expectations they had of themselves and their governments.
Have you ever wondered where your garden flowers originally came from and why? Starting with the few native English flowers that survived the ice-ages, these biographies of our most popular garden flowers trace the evolution of English gardens from Celtic times to the end of the Victorian era. This book will surprise and inform both keen gardeners and the armchair variety.