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El oro: Historia de una obsesion (Biografia E Historia Series) (Spanish Edition) [Hardcover]

By Peter L. Bernstein (Author)
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The role of gold in shaping human history is the striking feature of this tumultuous tale that discusses the magical, religious, and artistic qualities of gold and progresses to the invention of coinage, the transformation of gold into money, and the gold standard. Far more than a tale of romantic myths, daring explorations, and the history of money and power struggles, this tale speaks of the true significance of this element, the timeless passions it evokes, and its revelations about humanity.

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Studio: Ediciones B
Pages   432
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.9" Width: 6.3" Height: 1.3"
Weight:   1.6 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 28, 2005
Publisher   Ediciones B
ISBN  9501522415  
ISBN13  9789501522419  

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The late Peter L. Bernstein was President of Peter L. Bernstein, Inc., an economic consulting firm for institutional investors he founded in 1973, after many years of managing billions of dollars in individual and institutional portfolios. Bernstein was also the author of ten books on economics and finance, including the bestselling Capital Ideas, Capital Ideas Evolving, and Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk. His writing combines the zest of a historian with the meticulous analytical powers of an economist.

Peter L. Bernstein currently resides in New York, in the state of New York. Peter L. Bernstein has an academic affiliation as follows - New York, New York Peter L.Bernstein,New York, Peter L.Bernstein,New Y.

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1Books > Subjects > Biographies & Memoirs > General
2Books > Subjects > Biographies & Memoirs
3Books > Subjects > Business & Investing > Economics > Economic History
4Books > Subjects > History > Europe > Spain

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Para conocer el valor del dinero  Nov 29, 2007
Aunque de pequeña extensión y en ocasiones poco ameno este libro es rico en historias de la historia. Presenta un rápido pero completo recorrido desde la antiguedad hasta mas o menos el momento en que fue escrito, haciendo enfásis en los momentos importantes para el oro.

Nos ayuda a entender el valor del oro y como la pérdida del patrón de oro ha dado paso para la devaluación de las monedas, sobre todo del dolar. Estos momentos históricos de la época actual resultan de lo mas interesante.

Hay que leerlo con cuidado, al menos un par de veces. A pesar de sus lugares comunes es muy ilustrativo.

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