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Had to buy this separately - worth every penny
on 4 May 2011
My school did not provide us with this textbook for our AS Economics - they opted for the alternative book, "Economics" by Alain Anderton. If you have been provided with that textbook and are struggling with the subject, I wouldn't be surprised. It explains a paragraph worth of ideas in a page full of long words and complex sentences, and goes beyond the specification in many areas. I was struggling, so I got this one.
This book sticks with the specification and gives you what you need to know. Everything is clearly laid out and very easy to read and understand, unlike the Anderton.
It also doesn't go into detail on SRAS curves (or the classical model at all) which you don't need to know for AS! Instead, it seems time was spent on making sure it was detailed and concise, with a fantastic "Exam Cafe" section for each quarter of the book, showing model exam answers so you know what is expected of you.
Why my school, or any school, would opt for Anderton over this is a mystery to me. This book is wonderful. Five stars!