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Overview

The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures. A new edition to the list, Eyewitness Economy unravels the mysteries and paradoxes of how economies work, or fail. Illustrated throughout with illuminating photos, the book answers questions such as: why is money valuable, why do recessions happen and why are some countries rich and others poor?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756658267
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/15/2010
  • Series: DK Eyewitness Books Series
  • Pages: 72
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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DK Publishing is world renowned for its distinctive, highly visual books that inform, inspire, and entertain readers of all ages.
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Table of Contents

What is the economy? 6

Economic goals 8

Who decides? 10

Making choices 12

Owning things 14

Division of labor 16

Trade 18

The birth of money 20

Markets and prices 22

Banking 24

Savings and investments 26

Currencies and exchange rates 28

Companies and corporations 30

The workforce 32

Shares and bonds 34

Speculation 36

Booms and busts 38

Credit crunch 40

The role of governments 42

Measuring the economy 44

Tax 46

Inflation 48

The shadow economy 50

Unemployment 52

Globalization 54

Rich and poor 56

Can aid work? 58

Future challenges 60

The economy and you 62

World in numbers 64

Timeline 66

Glossary 68

Find out more 71

Index 72

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