Heads Up Money | DK Series
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Does money make the world go round? Can wealth buy happiness? What would happen if a bank simply printed more money?
Find out the answers to these questions and much more in Heads Up Money. Using real-life scenarios, you will learn abou a variety of topics including supply and demand, free trade, globalization, and financial crises. Packed with colorful graphics and easy-to-follow text, this indispensable book will help you understand money and the role it plays in our world.
This comprehensive volume also explores international financial institutions, ethical trade, and how to run an efficient and successsful business. Whether you’re analyzing the global marketplace, studying booming market trends and how to make use of them, calculating hidden costs, or deciding between investing, spending, or saving, Heads Up Money will help you navigate the tricky waters of economics and financial planning.
Written by renowned author Marcus Weeks in consultation with Derek Braddon, Professor of Economics at UWE Briston Business School, this book is the perfect introduction to the world of money and finance for teenagers and young adults.
From School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up—Organized by topic, this reference book on economics and finance features a fun, colorful format. It's easy to find concepts and terminology on a variety of subjects, from money to markets to investments to trade, and the glossary is well indexed and thorough. This title would work especially well for those seeking to understand a particular concept or a specific term. However, it isn't a primer on economics. It doesn't compare and contrast the motives and behaviors of consumers and producers or address classic economic questions such as, "What happens when there is scarcity?" Weeks doesn't rely on real-world examples to illustrate concepts, and only a few ideas are defined using statistics or data. This omission means that this volume won't become dated, but readers will need to go elsewhere to see actual applications of these theories. VERDICT Recommended as a companion to a current events or economics course.—Amy Thurow, Rome Corners Intermediate School, Oregon, WI
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