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Take a trip to the Edge-and discover a world of amazing facts and real-life adventure!

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Gr 6–9—Along with a concise history of money and banking, the first title focuses on the present-day crisis in banking and the recent years leading up to it. Complex concepts like lending, earning, and charging interest are presented simply and with clear examples. Lively photos and "Personal Account" asides bring home the ramifications for individuals of big-bank collapses. Readers are asked thought-provoking questions about how different aspects of banking are managed by government and big business. Connolly also covers inflation, simplifying the concept down to tracking the cost of a loaf of bread. The second title gives a clear, succinct explanation of the origins of today's stock market and the concept of trading shares; down-to-earth examples that involve selling jam and "Harry Potter" novels are included. The author reviews global markets and consumer confidence in relation to the stock market. The Great Depression and its effects on banking and the market, and on society at large, are reviewed in both books. Connolly touches on communism versus capitalism and the role stock-market growth and crashes play in people's political views. He explains bull and bear markets with reference to how they came to be called as such. In both books, information is delivered in an engaging manner throughout.—Meredith Toumayan, The Governor's Academy, Byfield, MA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781926722801
  • Publisher: Black Rabbit Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/2012
  • Series: World Economy Explained Series
  • Pages: 46
  • Age range: 13 - 16 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Into the Hurricane 6

A Drowned World 8

Gliding to Disaster 10

Bolt from Above 12

Chasing Tornadoes 14

Eye of the Storm 16

Atlantic Rescue 18

Blizzard Survival 20

Cauldron of Dust 22

The Diablo Effect 24

Raining Animals! 26

Would You Survive? 28

Glossary 29

Web Sites and Further Reading 30

Index 30

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