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Principles of Microeconomics 6th Edition

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"I think it is more reader friendly than other texts. In addition, it uses both numeric and/or graphical examples, which is very useful for the students."

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"Very student friendly text. Makes economics easy to understand. Some of the other texts would take a lot of reading to explain an idea."
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Product Details

  • Series: Economics
  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: South-Western College Pub; 6 edition (February 7, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0538453044
  • ISBN-13: 978-0538453042
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 8.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,063 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book was a requirement for my intro level microeconomics course. I would like to being by saying that this book is an incredibly easy read. It isn't extremely boring and dry and it isn't extremely fun with little important information. It contains all of the relevant information. The way the book delivers the information is astounding. You read through a block of text and then the book displays graphical examples with captions below to help interpret the graph. The online homework that I had to do along with the book made retaining the important information extremely easy. Economics comes relatively easy to me, but the addition of this great textbook made getting an A almost too easy. I didn't even show up to lecture about one third of the time because Dr. Mankiw does such a well job of explaining the material.

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Distilled Useful Information
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Cons:
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I would highly recommend this textbook. It is probably the most efficient and useful text for learning introductory microeconomics.
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It's written in a way that you could understand and read it on your own. I took this class online and it helped myself learn on my own. The nice thing is my instructor said that I can get by using this one instead of the newest edition, which meant saving $50.

I guess there is only minor changes in the book.
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This book made my Microeconomics class much easier. The examples given are relevant and interesting. It made attending lecture sessions obsolete.

I purchased a DIFFERENT VERSION of this book, however. Very similar in all aspects (SAME EDITION and paperback) but only goes up to Chapter 17. So check your syllabus to see if your class goes beyond Chapter 17. Otherwise purchase what I purchased: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1285032861. It's much cheaper.
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I used this book in an intro to microeconomics class. This book is a good place to start out with and has good explanations. It's also a high quality book as it has full color pages and nice size print.
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This is literally the book I needed. So crazy I could find it so easily by searching on Amazon. Amazing book. Full of economics and things related to words. Way way better than the 27th edition. Definitely would recccomend
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GREAT SOURCE FOR QUICK, SIMPLE, AND EASY TO READ BASIC PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS. A MUST FOR INTRODUCTORY COURSES. THIS BOOK WAS SUGGESTED BY MY PROFESSOR AND HE WAS RIGHT ON TARGET.
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I had to use this book for my intro to microeconomics class, and it save my butt several times. To be completely honest I would have failed the class without this book.

It is very helpful and colorful, giving quick easy reads to an otherwise horrid topic. The book was written by Gregory Mankiw who has an incredible résumé being a Harvord University professor and an economic adviser to George W. Bush (political bias aside that is impressive). So the author is very good at what he does too.

The book goes through everyday scenarios that are very helpful and you can relate to them.

Overall this book is current, helpful, easy to read, and you actually understand micro. It is a sure life saver.
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Seller sold me an instructor's version of the text and not the student version. Seller blacked out using stickers any indication that this was the instructor version and even went as far as to print out and stick on a new ISBN number over the real one. I was only made aware of this after I tried reselling the textbook after my use of it for several semesters and I was unable to sell it because it was made apparent to me that it was an instructor edition that was fraudulently sold. It is illegal to sell instructor version textbooks.
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