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on 31 March 2014
This book is really quite appalling so far as it poses to be a quality textbook for A-level Economics students.
As other reviewers have noted it does not contain in-depth explanations or analyses of the economic concepts that are central to the course. The diagrams, particularly the cost and revenue ones, are especially poor.
My main concern, however, is the layout and structure. The chapter layout is fine, providing an accurate summary of the AQA course content. The inter-chapter structure, however, is absolutely horrendous. There is no logical progression in the chapters, and certain pieces of information are mentioned at irrelevant moments, where they might have earlier or later been helpful. Altogether this makes actually reading the book a thoroughly stressful activity.
Useful for finding quick definitions and nothing more. AQA's endorsement is heavily misplaced.