• The Economics Book

  • Big Ideas Simply Explained
  • By: DK
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (67 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas, to Adam Smith and John Maynard Keynes, to the top economic thought leaders of today, The Economics Book is the essential audio reference for students and anyone else with an interest in how economies work.

An easy-to-follow style, succinct quotations, and thoroughly accessible text throw light on the applications of economics, making them relatable through everyday examples and concerns.

Employing DK's trademark straightforward approach, The Economics Book takes a frequently confusing subject and makes sense of it, clearly highlighting both historically important and emerging ideas in this critical field of science.

©2014 DK (P)2019 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

"This entertaining and informative volume will make economics not only accessible but potentially even fascinating to a wide range of readers at and above a high-school reading level." (Booklist Editors' Choice: Reference Sources)

"[The Big Ideas Simply Explained books] are beautifully illustrated with shadow-like cartoons that break down even the most difficult concepts so they are easier to grasp. These step-by-step diagrams are an incredibly clever learning device to include, especially for visual learners." (Examiner.com)

"The Economics Book takes a unique approach to elucidating this often murky subject through well-written entries. The book's brilliance lies in its packaging of economic theory into easily digestible essays. Overall, this book will make economics not only accessible but potentially even fascinating to a wide range of readers at and above a high-school reading level." (Booklist)

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This book and the while series are great for reading only

I thought I will enjoy the book by just listening. But this series is meant to be read due to the missed illustrations and form of the book

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Great over view of the field of Economics

Taking a Econ course at the university, this audio title covers major issues in the domain of Economics. Need a cram in the facts and events that shape our countries monetary and fiscal policies, then this book might help out. This title has historic perspective, and explain the context to current theories found in the field and give much credit to our Nobel prize economist to key figures like Kuznets, Arrow, Ostrom, and many more, they really do shine the light on how they shaped the field. After passively listening to this audio title gave me a little more confidences on my exam's.

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Gran libro

Muy bien estructurado, cronológico, con gráficos e ilustraciones muy didácticas. Espero que saquen también la edición en audio de The Maths Book. Estos libros son muy necesarios para acercar estas materias a los legos en ellas. Very well structured, chronological, with very didactic graphics and illustrations. I hope it would be produced the audio version of The Maths Book. These books are much needed to bring these subjects closer to the laypeople.

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Great intro to global economics!

this is a fantastic bird's-eye view of economics as a whole. Great for me historical and academic perspective in that it goes into notable economists just enough to understand how they're accomplishments contributed to modern economics and explanation of their theories and concepts. Will definitely be listening to this one a few more times. also really enjoyed the narrator.

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simply thorough

thorough yet simple explanations of various economic theories and relevance of applications throughout modern history

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Excellent!

If you like documentaries, you'll love this audiobook: an overview of economics from the beginning up to the publishing date.

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excellent overview of economics

this book provides a comprehensive overview on economic thoughts, history, and impact. an excellent introduction

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Great intro course!

Great book to introduce you to exhibits ideas or to revise them fast. Very entertaining and informative.

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The book is slow going, don't get me wrong it's very informative but much like listening to a long boring textbook.

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  • Jonathan
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An economic history lesson.

Intelligent author but boring explanations and much more boring than I even expected for an econs book