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New Cambridge Statistical Tables
New Cambridge Statistical Tables
by D. V. Lindley
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.19

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Concise list of statistical function values, 14 May 2012
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This book is a clear, concise and easy-to-use source of statistical information in the use of calculating probability values and testing significance levels. It has everything the typical statistician needs, including a short description of the functions involved and their calculation formulae. For those who say that this is 'boring' and 'dry', bear in mind that this is not a qualitative book to read from cover to cover, it is, as the title suggests, a set of tables for statistical use. In order to use them, one will need to learn about statistics from a textbook or guide in order to understand their use


Accounting: Understanding and Practice
Accounting: Understanding and Practice
by Robert Perks
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book, 2 May 2012
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With clear explanations, examples and illustrations, Perks & Leiwy set a standard in the approach to learning Accounting. A particularly strong point of the book is the independence of chapters from each other and the plentiful supply of exercises and activities to help students engage with the material. Although an introductory book, it also helps students to start to question the efficacy of accounting conventions and rules rather than just working through numbers


Statistics for Business and Economics and MathXL Student Access Card Package
Statistics for Business and Economics and MathXL Student Access Card Package
by Paul Newbold
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Solid book for learning Statistics, 2 May 2012
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Newbold's 'Statistics for Business and Economics' is a mainstay in the LSE academic collection and for a good purpose. It provides a highly-detailed, comprehensive introduction to Statistics from the basics of data representation up to fundamentals of decision theory. Although at times it is a little technical and dry, there are plenty of illustrations, explanations and examples that should made the statistical concepts come across clearly. There is also opportunity to practice the exercises along with a statistical package (such as Excel, SPSS, Minitab etc) and a folder of data for doing so.

The only real criticism I have is that you will need to access the solutions manual separately to this book as it only contains answers for half of the exercises


Atkins Advantage Chocolate Brownie 60 g Low Carb Bar - 15-Pack
Atkins Advantage Chocolate Brownie 60 g Low Carb Bar - 15-Pack
Offered by Superfooduk
Price: 30.23

5.0 out of 5 stars Om nom nom nom, 2 May 2012
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These bars are fantastic if you're living the low-carb lifestyle. They are substantial, chewy, tasty and a little bit crispy on the inside. They probably won't taste as good in comparison to a chocolate bar if you've eaten any recently, but if you haven't eaten sweets or chocolate for a fair while, they taste absolutely gorgeous.


Mathematics for Economics and Finance: Methods and Modelling
Mathematics for Economics and Finance: Methods and Modelling
by Martin Anthony
Edition: Paperback
Price: 33.29

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A nice little book, but assumes a bit from the student, 15 Dec 2011
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This book is a good and fairly clear guide to mathematical applications in Economics and Finance. Plenty of explanations and worked examples in order to help the student solve problems. However, this is not a text for people who are completely unfamiliar with algebra, trigonometry and precalculus. If you are a complete mathematical noob (as I was), it is best to use this text in conjunction with books like Booth's 'Foundation Mathematics' or Bradley's 'Essential Mathematics for Economics and Business' in order to explore the basics better.


Economics: An Analytical Introduction
Economics: An Analytical Introduction
by Amos Witztum
Edition: Paperback
Price: 49.49

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Requires the patience of Job to use, 15 Dec 2011
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Advantages:
-Very detailed and comprehensive regarding topics for Economics.
-Helps get the student to start looking at Economic models in an analytical way using some basic concepts from Mathematics.

Disadvantages:
-A very unfriendly text for first-timers. Full of waffle and odd examples that the reader may find confusing.
-Models and concepts are dragged out across pages - it takes thorough reading and re-reading to gain an overall view and understanding of what is being demonstrated.
-Small mistakes here and there. Quite disappointing for the student considering how much effort it takes to learn the subject.
-Generally quite tedious to work through. Not the case with many other university textbooks.


Economics
Economics
by Robert B. Ekelund
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Good for introductory Econ, 15 Dec 2011
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This review is from: Economics (Paperback)
This book is a lifesaver - it has been a great tool so far to help decode and understand the concepts and models that are so horrendously protracted out in the University of London external Introduction to Economics guide. This book is, admittedly, only very basic in applying mathematical concepts to Economics (University Economics courses typically require a bit more analysis), but as a companion text it will provide you with clear examples, explanation of theory in precise, easy-to-understand terms and relevant real-life examples to help put the theory in context.


Epica
Epica
Price: 9.18

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic and Inspired power metal, 31 May 2007
This review is from: Epica (Audio CD)
Ahhh Kamelot, where do I start? These Floridian power masters are yet to release a bad album, and Epica counts as one of their best.

Based on Goethe's "Faust", this album depicts the first half of the story in which the main character (Ariel) leaves all he knew and sells his soul to Mephisto, and the consequences that ensue. Musically, this album is very well made and well produced, with the foreshadowings of their symphonic and progressive touches that would later reach their full potential on "The Black Halo" The album starts well with the memorable "Center of the Universe" and moves onto the solid-sounding "Farewell" as well as other great tracks such as "The Edge of Paradise" and "Descent of the Archangel". A particular highlight for me is "Lost and Damned", using an unusual keyboard part and spectacular rhythm and melodies. One should purchase this along with "The Black Halo" not only because they form two halves of the story but also because they go so damn well together. However, this album gets a 4* from me as "The Black Halo" is even more amazing in comparison.


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