- Paperback: 176 pages
- Publisher: Icon Books Ltd (2 Jun. 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1848312156
- ISBN-13: 978-1848312159
- Product Dimensions: 11.7 x 1.5 x 16.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 173,527 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Introducing Economics: A Graphic Guide Paperback – 2 Jun 2011
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David Orrell is a Canadian mathematician who lives in Oxford, where he also obtained his doctorate. His work in the prediction of complex systems such as the weather, genetics, and the economy has been featured in New Scientist, the Financial Times, BBC Radio and CBC TV. His previous book was Economyths (Icon, 2010)
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David Orrell: David Orrell is a Canadian mathematician who lives in Oxford, the university from which he received his doctorate. His work in the prediction of complex systems such as the weather and climate has been featured in "New Scientist," the "Financial Times," BBC Radio and CBC TV. He was a finalist in the 2007 Canadian Science Writers' Association book award. His most recent book was Economyths (Icon, 2010).
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The explains basics of many principles or theories, like quantity theory of money, 80/20 Pareto rule, IS-LM model, fiscal policy, and so on. There is also a wide range of directions within economics, like classical economics, neo-classical economics, ecological economics, feminist economics, behavioural economics, and so on. Also explaining major events in the history, like great depression, world wars, cold war and explaining terms and phenomena like unemployement, inflation, macroeconomic model, and so on.
I like the way economics helps us to take a numerical view of the world.
In truth the book runs through more of the history of Economics, starting with an intro into the concept of money, the capital markets, free movement of goods, supply and demand, and some other core concepts. These are introduced to us by people in a set time period, e.g. Adam Smith, as the book progresses. By the end of the book you come full circle to modern day economics, including the sub-prime debt collapse and some of the reforms now taking place to classical Economics.
The art, if you can call it that, feels like cut out pictures from newspapers in the 1930s. They don't really offer anything in addition to the book text itself, offering instead a head against which an irrelevant speech bubble can be attached.
Knowing what I now know I doubt I would have bought this book. My feeling is that there are much better books introducing economics and I didn't feel that this one did a very good job at the task it self-assigned. The book felt cheap, didn't feel like a graphical novel, felt like a history expo and was frankly boring.
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A fast light-weight introduction to the topic of economics and its history. Presents key historical thoughts and the people that have influenced global economic theory.Published 6 months ago by Richard Marsh
The graphics are very small and on a tablet illegible. Otherwise interesting but only worth 3 stars.Published on 5 Sept. 2014 by MR and MRS A BETTS
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