Atlas of Economic Issues

Atlas of Economic Issues

by Charles Elliott
     
 

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-- An unsuccessful attempt to examine three overlapping groups of issues centered around the theme of survival: problems of development and underdevelopment; domestic economic issues around the world; and international economic issues. In each section, a double-page spread is devoted to each topic (e.g., mining, inflation, foreign debt) and contains explanatory text, charts, graphs, and maps. A single-page glossary and a two-page index (in oversize type) conclude the work. Although the breakup of the Soviet Union is acknowledged in the text, the glossary explains that all data used applies to the USSR before its reorganization. While the format indicates an early middle school audience, most concepts (and many of the explanations) would not be comprehensible to that age level. Some charts (e.g., those on supply and demand) may not be understandable to lay readers of any age. There are unfortunate leaps in logic; for instance, a coherent explanation of money supply is accompanied by a comparison map showing average ``narrow money'' growth, without defining the term; nor is it explained in the glossary. Throughout, the text is accompanied by charts, etc. that assume considerable mastery of economics plus the ability to understand sophisticated visual aids. In short, this resource addresses two distinctly different audiences without serving either very well.-- Tess McKellen, Packer Collegiate Institute, Brooklyn

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816024810
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/1992
Series:
World Contemporary Issues Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
9.45(w) x 12.99(h) x (d)

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