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Ideas & Concepts
Written by: IMinds
Narrated by: Ellouise Rothwell
Length: 8 mins
Categories: History, World

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Businesspeople are not the only listeners who will enjoy this Ideas & Concepts episode from the renowned learning library of iMinds. The concentrated lesson explores the history of local and international trade, covering such subjects as the Silk Road, the slave trade, the rise of hard currency in the 16th century, taxes and tariffs, and the World Trade Organization. Though these iMinds micro-courses are always brief, they never feel like superficial overviews. Smart, informative, and impeccably delivered (in this case by accomplished Australian actress Ellouise Rothwell), this short-form audio encyclopedia broadens one's breadth of knowledge while also managing to entertain.

Publisher's Summary

Learn about the development of the concept of Trade with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series.

In its long and diverse history, trade has promoted communication between countless communities. And it has been concerned with the exchange of countless goods from local markets to national economies.

Scientists have found evidence that ancient hunting tribes traded for flint more than 150,000 years ago. Such trade enabled these tribes to gain products they could not make or find in their own territory. And as such actions pre-dated currency, these ancient tribes traded through a bartering system. Bartering means the exchange of one product for another.

Perfect to listen to while commuting, exercising, shopping or cleaning the house.. iMinds brings knowledge to your MP3 with 8 minute information segments to whet your mental appetite and broaden your mind.

iMinds offers 12 main categories, become a Generalist by increasing your knowledge of Business, Politics, People, History, Pop Culture, Mystery, Crime, Culture, Religion, Concepts, Science and Sport.. Clean and concise, crisp and engaging, discover what you never knew you were missing. Make your MP3 smarter with iMinds MindTracks, intersperse with music and enjoy learning a little about a lot.. knowledge of your own choice and in your own time.

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