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Our fantastic range of business books, study guides and textbooks will provide you with all the information you need to become an expert in business.

  • Work Like a Woman

    Mary Portas (Author)

    Product Code: BXGJO
    Paperback
    Mary Portas, widely known as the Queen of Shops, offers expert advice that will help you call time on alpha culture and be more productive, collaborative and altogether happier!

    Drawing on decades of business experience, she talks about how women and men can come together for the benefit of everyone and how whatever level you are at and wherever you work, you can make a significant impact.
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  • The Visual MBA

    Jason Barron

    Product Code: BXLJR
    Paperback
    Learn an entire MBA course without spending thousands and waving goodbye to two years of your life If you want to succeed in business then an MBA programme is the best way to build expertise, knowledge and experience. But an MBA programme at any top school is an enormous investment in time, effort and money. In The Visual MBA, Jason Barron offers a radical solution, explaining all key business school concepts through illustrations. When Barron started his MBA course, he decided to draw all his notes so that other people could benefit from them. And it's a good thing he did, because research shows that more than 65% of us are visual learners and that our brains process illustrations 60,000 times faster than text. From Marketing, Ethics and Accounting to Organisational Behaviour, Finance, Operations and Strategy, The Visual MBA distils the most important principles of an MBA into an accessible, informative and easily-digestible guide. Jason Barron is a product manager and illustrator who helps people realise their creative ideas through visual learning. He spent 516 hours in class and countless hours studying at home completing his MBA. Along the way, rather than taking notes that he would never read again, Jason created sketchnotes for each class and has turned them into an interesting and engaging resource so that you don't have to sit through another class again!
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  • Business Studies for Dummies

    Dummies Press Family

    Product Code: AFTAF
    Paperback 14 years +
    Your hands-on introduction to modern business and business education Whether you're deciding on a course of study, headed to university, or settling down to your first year, Business Studies For Dummies provides you with a thorough overview of the subjects that form the foundation of a business studies degree. You'll get trusted, easy-to-follow coverage of all the topics you'll encounter: business start-up, accounting and finance, operations, human resources, management, analytics, business environment, and economics. Includes a clear, engaging, and concise overview of the key topics you'll encounter in your studies The perfect study companion for students With Business Studies For Dummies, you'll be one step ahead of the competition--at university and on the job.
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  • Lead Successful Projects

    Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez

    Product Code: BZSAE
    Paperback
    Are you struggling to juggle multiple projects? Do you often lose control of your budget? Does communicating your progress to the rest of your team cause you undue stress? Project management is an essential skill for anyone who needs to get things done in any organisation, and is absolutely critical for anyone leading strategic change. In Lead Successful Projects, the Penguin Business Expert guide, Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez introduces a simplified but strategic approach to project management developed over the last 20 years coaching executives, managers and MBAs. Learn how to break down your project into manageable elements, define smart goals and meet them in this concise and practical guide to project success.
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  • Higher Business Management Grade Booster

    Anne Ross

    Product Code: AKELS
    Paperback 14 years +
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  • GMAT Official Guide 2020 Bundle

    Graduate Management Admission

    Product Code: BWVRH
    Paperback
    Get access to over 1,700 real GMAT questions from past exams from the makers of the GMAT exam The GMAT Official Guide 2020 Bundle includes the GMAT Official Guide 2020, GMAT Official Guide Verbal Review 2020, and GMAT Official Guide Quantitative Review 2020 and gives test takers access to the ultimate GMAT preparation tool in one package. GMAT Official Guide 2020 is the definitive study guide from Graduate Management Admission Council, the makers of the GMAT exam. It contains over 1,000 real GMAT questions from past exams with detailed answer explanations that provide insight on how to approach each question from the prospective of the test maker. The GMAT Official Guide Verbal Review 2020 and GMAT Official Guide Quantitative Review 2020 include more focused exam prep for the verbal and quantitative portions of the GMAT exam with more than 300 additional questions not available in the GMAT Official Guide 2020. You'll also get access to the GMAT Online Question Bank, customizable study tools, and a new mobile app for practicing on the go - even when you're not connected to the internet. Prepare for test day with guidance on what is - and what isn't - tested on the GMAT exam and personalize your own learning experience with the GMAT Official Guide 2020 Bundle. Inside, you'll find: An overview of the GMAT exam to familiarize yourself with its content and format 1,700 GMAT questions from real GMAT exams - 200 more questions than included with the 2019 edition of this bundle Detailed answer explanations for each exam question Actual essay topics, sample responses, and scoring information Comprehensive grammar and math review Focused study of verbal and quantitative exam sections with 300 bonus questions on each Questions organized in order of difficulty - easiest to hardest - to help focus your study Online access to all questions - plus additional Integrated Reasoning questions - via the GMAT Online Question Bank, where you can build your own practice sets and test your skills Preparation pays off. Optimize your study time and get the most from your GMAT preparation with the GMAT Official Guide 2020 Bundle! This product includes three print books with a unique code to access the GMAT Online Question Bank and mobile app.
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  • The Job-Ready Guide

    Anastasia de Waal

    Product Code: BXMLS
    Paperback
    To get the career you want, you need to be job-ready. This is your all-in-one guide to understanding what employers want and how to prepare yourself with a personal career plan. From gaining work experience, to mastering essential skills and acing the application process, The Job-Ready Guide is a complete resource for standing out from the crowd and getting a job offer. It shows you how to build a strong CV, write an impressive cover letter, excel at interviews, and cultivate the professionalism that employers want. Moving from education into the workplace can be a challenge: the world of work demands skills that you may never have had to truly use - or think about - before. The Job-Ready Guide will help you to boost your employability, covering everything you need to prepare for and start a successful career. You'll be able to conduct a systematic job search, learn how to network and develop a personal brand online, as well as hone valuable skills including leadership, teamwork, creativity and problem-solving. A highly practical, hands-on guide, this book is packed with useful features, including interactive exercises to help you in your real life; insider advice from employers; and tips from professionals at different stages in their careers who reveal 'what they wish they'd known'.
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  • GMAT Official Guide 2020 Quantitative Review

    Graduate Management Admission

    Product Code: BWVVM
    Paperback
    Get extra practice in addition to the GMAT(TM) Official Guide 2020 The only source of real GMAT(TM) questions from past GMAT exams. Need to concentrate your studying on the quantitative portion of the GMAT exam? Focus your studying using the GMAT Official Guide Quantitative Review 2020 containing over 300 questions. Continue to study the way you want. Also included in your purchase is access to: An Online Question Bank to create your own practice sets and customize your studying. New! A Mobile App to practice on-the-go--even if not connected to the internet. Get extensive quantitative practice from the makers of the GMAT exam that includes: 312 additional quantitative practice questions not included in the GMAT Official Guide 2020. Review essential Algebra, Geometry, Arithmetic and Word Problems. Detailed answer explanations that explain how the test maker thinks about a question. Questions organized in order of difficulty from easiest to hardest to focus your study. Plus: An overview of the exam to help you get familiar with the content and format. Optimize your study time with the GMAT Official Guide Quantitative Review 2020 using real GMAT questions from past exams. This product includes: print book with a unique access code to the Online Question Bank and Mobile App.
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  • Blockchain

    Stephen P Williams

    Product Code: BUPRA
    Hardback
    The perfect book for everybody who's either never heard of Blockchain or simply wants to know more about the technology which is about to transform the world we live in for the better. What is blockchain? Why does everyone from tech experts to business moguls to philanthropists believe it is a paradigm-shifting technology, bound to revolutionize society as significantly as the internet? Indeed, why is blockchain touted as The Next Everything? In this deft, fascinating, and easy-to-digest introduction to one of the most important innovations of recent times, Stephen P. Williams answers these questions, revealing how cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are just one example among dozens of transformative applications that this relatively new technology makes possible. He interprets the complexity into digestible anecdotes, metaphors, and straightforward descriptions for readers who don't know tech, and explains all of blockchain's most important aspects: why this so-called digital ledger is unhackable and unchangeable; how its distributed nature may transfer power from central entities like banks, government, and corporations to ordinary citizens around the world; and what its widespread use will mean for society as a whole. Taking us on a dazzlingly vivid tour through the systems predicted to soon underpin economics, politics, global trade, science, art, and numerous other aspects of our everyday lives, Blockchain: The Next Everything is a truly extraordinary journey into our future.
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  • Microeconomics for Managers, 2nd Edition

    David M. Kreps

    Product Code: BTXAG
    Hardback
    A thoroughly revised new edition of a leading textbook that equips MBA students with the powerful tools of economics This is a thoroughly revised and substantially streamlined new edition of a leading textbook that shows MBA students how understanding economics can help them make smarter and better-informed real-world management decisions. David Kreps, one of the world's most influential economists, has developed and refined Microeconomics for Managers over decades of teaching at Stanford's Graduate School of Business. Stressing game theory and strategic thinking and driven by in-depth, integrated case studies, the book shows future managers how economics can provide practical answers to critical business problems. Focuses on case studies and real companies, such as Amazon, Microsoft, General Motors, United Airlines, and Xerox Covers essential topics for future managers--including price discrimination, Porter's five forces, risk sharing and spreading, signaling and screening, credibility and reputation, and economics and organizational behavior Features an online supplement for students that provides solutions to the problems in the book, longer caselike exercises, review problems, a calculus review, and more
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  • The 30 Day MBA

    Colin Barrow

    Product Code: BTPUI
    Paperback
    If you want to accelerate your career development and transform your skillset, but without the price tag and two-year commitment of the MBA, this is the book for you. The 30 Day MBA covers the 12 core disciplines of business: accounting, finance, marketing, organizational behaviour, business history, business law, economics, entrepreneurship, ethics and social responsibility, operations management, research and analysis and strategy. It provides the tools and techniques you need to seize business opportunities and implement strategies successfully. Complex concepts are explained in simple and practical terms, helping you to apply high level concepts to the real-life world of business. The 30 Day MBA also contains insightful case studies from leading organizations including IKEA, Cisco, Cobra Beer, Heinz, Shell, Hotel Chocolat and Chilango, to help keep you right up-to-the-minute with current trends and inspire you to explore new concepts. This book equips you with essential hard knowledge, but also helps you understand how business and current thinking is shifting in today's turbulent global markets, and broadens your mind with the knowledge and confidence to excel in a competitive career.
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  • Soft Skills for Hard Business

    David L. Loseby

    Product Code: BTFEN
    Paperback
    Soft Skills For Hard Business explores the deep link between and the relevance of Behavioural Sciences in relation to the broad spectrum of Procurement, Supplier Relationship Management, Contract Management, Supply Chain Management and more. Current practice has generally focused on how procurement and the associated disciplines have been centred around logical and rational approaches, such as category management. This has further been reinforced by the use of many electronic platforms and systems and more recently digitalisation, AI, robotics and many other variants. However, despite the thoroughness and robustness of many of these processes, the profession has failed to consistently deliver competitive advantage that can be sustained from one enterprise to another. This book shows how aspects of Behavioural Sciences can be used to encourage significantly more complex and robust outcomes. These include chapters covering the foundations of Behavioural Science, understanding the 'Soft Skills' that we already employ, how to hone them and use them more efficiently, understanding biases and how to recognise and process them, game theory and its role, change management and overcoming cognitive hurdles and many other aspects.
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  • The Case Study Handbook

    William Ellet

    Product Code: BRNYG
    Paperback
    If you're enrolled in an MBA or executive education program, you've probably encountered a powerful learning tool: the business case. But if you're like many people, you may find interpreting and writing about cases mystifying and time-consuming. In The Case Study Handbook, Revised Edition, William Ellet presents a potent new approach for efficiently analyzing, discussing, and writing about cases. Early chapters show how to classify cases according to the analytical task they require (making a decision, performing an evaluation, or diagnosing a problem) and quickly establish a base of knowledge about a case. Strategies and templates, in addition to several sample Harvard Business School cases, help you apply the author's framework. Later in the book, Ellet shows how to write persuasive case-analytical essays based on the process laid out earlier. Examples of effective writing further reinforce the methods. The book also includes a chapter on how to talk about cases more effectively in class. Any current or prospective MBA or executive education student needs this guide.
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  • Pricing Lives

    W. Kip Viscusi

    Product Code: BPLNW
    Hardback
    How society's undervaluing of life puts all of us at risk-and the groundbreaking economic measure that can fix it Like it or not, sometimes we need to put a monetary value on people's lives. In the past, government agencies used the financial "cost of death" to monetize the mortality risks of regulatory policies, but this method vastly undervalued life. Pricing Lives tells the story of how the government came to adopt an altogether different approach--the value of a statistical life, or VSL-and persuasively shows how its more widespread use could create a safer and more equitable society for everyone. In the 1980s, W. Kip Viscusi used the method to demonstrate that the benefits of requiring businesses to label hazardous chemicals immensely outweighed the costs. VSL is the risk-reward trade-off that people make about their health when considering risky job choices. With it, Viscusi calculated how much more money workers would demand to take on hazardous jobs, boosting calculated benefits by an order of magnitude. His current estimate of the value of a statistical life is $10 million. In this book, Viscusi provides a comprehensive look at all aspects of economic and policy efforts to price lives, including controversial topics such as whether older people's lives are worth less and richer people's lives are worth more. He explains why corporations need to abandon the misguided cost-of-death approach, how the courts can profit from increased application of VSL in assessing liability and setting damages, and how other countries consistently undervalue risks to life. Pricing Lives proposes sensible economic guideposts to foster more protective policies and greater levels of safety in the United States and throughout the world.
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  • 50 Business Classics

    Tom Butler-Bowdon

    Product Code: BOHYX
    Paperback
    What do great enterprises have in common? What sort of person starts them? A single idea can help you find the next big thing, but it takes time to trawl through hundreds of business books to find inspiration. With insightful commentaries on the landmark writings of old and new, 50 Business Classics presents the great entrepreneur stories, the best management thinking and the proven ideas on strategy, innovation and marketing - in one volume. 50 Business Classics presents the key ideas from classic texts such as My Years with General Motors and Michael Gerber's The E-Myth Revisited to contemporary business lessons from the rise of tech giants like Google, Apple and Amazon. It contains revealing biographies of luminaries like Steve Jobs and Warren Buffett, as well as lesser-known stories including creation of publishing giant Penguin and Chinese behemoth Alibaba. Here you'll find the texts and ideas that matter in: * Entrepreneurship * Leadership * Management * Strategy * Business history * Personal development * Technology and innovation Summarising the smartest thinking for today's professional success, 50 Business Classics provides inspiration and insights for entrepreneurs, executives and students of business and management alike.
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  • GMAT For Dummies

    Lisa Zimmer Hatch

    Product Code: BLPBC
    Paperback
    Score higher on the GMAT If the thought of the GMAT gives you the jitters, this trusted test-prep guide is here to wash your worries away! Covering everything you can expect to encounter on exam day, GMAT For Dummies gives you the practical, time-tested guidance you need to conquer your fears, maximize your score, and get into the business school of your dreams. Designed to measure your mastery of verbal, mathematical, analytical, and writing skills, the GMAT serves as the gatekeeper of world-class graduate degrees in business, finance, management, accountancy, and economy. With this book and companion website as your guide, you'll find all the helpful tips and tricks you need to brush up on each section of the exam, chart your progress, and focus your study on the areas where you need more help. Includes a plain-English explanation of the test's formatProvides reviews of foundational concepts for every sectionOffers complete explanations of every question typeIncludes two full-length practice tests in the book, plus three more online Even if the big day is just around the corner, GMAT For Dummies makes it faster and easier than ever to outsmart the competition and get on the road to acquiring that coveted MBA!
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  • Success and Luck

    Robert H. Frank

    Product Code: BKGHR
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    From New York Times bestselling author and economics columnist Robert Frank, a compelling book that explains why the rich underestimate the importance of luck in their success, why that hurts everyone, and what we can do about it How important is luck in economic success? No question more reliably divides conservatives from liberals. As conservatives correctly observe, people who amass great fortunes are almost always talented and hardworking. But liberals are also correct to note that countless others have those same qualities yet never earn much. In recent years, social scientists have discovered that chance plays a much larger role in important life outcomes than most people imagine. In Success and Luck, bestselling author and New York Times economics columnist Robert Frank explores the surprising implications of those findings to show why the rich underestimate the importance of luck in success--and why that hurts everyone, even the wealthy. Frank describes how, in a world increasingly dominated by winner-take-all markets, chance opportunities and trivial initial advantages often translate into much larger ones--and enormous income differences--over time; how false beliefs about luck persist, despite compelling evidence against them; and how myths about personal success and luck shape individual and political choices in harmful ways. But, Frank argues, we could decrease the inequality driven by sheer luck by adopting simple, unintrusive policies that would free up trillions of dollars each year--more than enough to fix our crumbling infrastructure, expand healthcare coverage, fight global warming, and reduce poverty, all without requiring painful sacrifices from anyone. If this sounds implausible, you'll be surprised to discover that the solution requires only a few, noncontroversial steps. Compellingly readable, Success and Luck shows how a more accurate understanding of the role of chance in life could lead to better, richer, and fairer economies and societies.
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  • Multimethod Research, Causal Mechanisms, and Case Studies

    Gary Goertz

    Product Code: BGSSP
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    An innovative and accessible textbook on multimethod and case-study research Multimethod research has become indispensable to doing social science, and is essential to anyone who conducts large-scale research projects in political science, sociology, education, comparative law, or business. This authoritative and accessible book offers the first truly comprehensive approach to multimethod and case-study research, and is particularly aimed at students of qualitative methods in the social sciences. Walking step-by-step through these cutting-edge tools and techniques, Gary Goertz introduces a new integrated approach that unites three corners of a powerful research triad--causal mechanisms, cross-case causal inference, and within-case causal inference. He explains how the investigation of causal mechanisms and the making of within-case causal inference are the central goals of multimethod and case study research, and provides a logic for connecting case studies and causal mechanism analysis with cross-case analysis, whether they are statistical analyses, experiments, or QCA. In addition, Goertz analyzes how one can generalize using case studies, as well as systematically test game-theoretic and other models using multiple case studies. * Provides a fully integrated approach to multimethod and case-study research* An essential resource for students and researchers in political science, sociology, education, law, and business* Covers constraint causal mechanism, game theory and case studies, QCA, and the use of case studies to systematically test and generalize theories* An ideal textbook for a first-year graduate course in methods or research design
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  • Confronting Managerialism

    Robert R. Locke

    Product Code: BFCAZ
    Paperback
    Confronting Managerialism offers a scathing critique of the influence of neoclassical economics and modern finance on business school teaching and management practice. Locke and Spender show that responsible management has given way to 'managerialism', whereby an elite caste of businessmen disconnected from any ethical considerations call the shots. The book traces the loss of managers' earlier social concerns, amply encouraged by management education's transformation since the 1960's, especially in the US. It also questions not only the social ethics of the US management caste but its management efficacy compared to systems of management that are highly employee participatory and dependent, such as in Germany and Japan. A unique, topical and controversial look at a subject that impacts us all.
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  • Quicklook at Business

    Chris Churchouse

    Product Code: BEACE
    Paperback
    Business is vital to the way the world runs. It takes many different forms. This book explains what they are. Businesses come in many different shapes and sizes. We look at the alternatives. People make a business tick. The book explains all of the main roles in businesses and how they connect. There are plenty of outside resources that can be used. The book explains what they are and how they can help. The book explains the different ways in which money can be raised. Business life is changing fast and we consider some theories of what works best and examine how different functions need to work together to generate success. Quicklook at Business looks at examples based on real experience, which bring important issues to life.
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  • Heels of Steel

    Vanessa Vallely

    Product Code: BDCAL
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    Heels of Steel tracks the trials and tribulations of "the most networked woman in the City" (Evening Standard); a woman who started in the City at just 15 and worked her way up to C-suite. Having achieved everything she thought she'd ever wanted, Vanessa quickly learnt that success often comes at a great deal of personal cost and compromise. The constant battling and accomplishment of the ultimate grand prize eventually took its toll and drastically altered her definition of 'success', encouraging a life-changing move in a new direction. From periods of glittering success to near total derailment, Heels of Steel unveils the truth behind a woman's climb to success in the male dominated City world. You are invited to follow her journey as she scales (and slips up and down) the corporate ladder, digging her heels in to avoid being absorbed by the politics and alpha male behaviour still prevalent in so many corporate environments. A mid-career realisation about her deep-rooted need to rediscover and be proud of her femininity helped Vanessa to discover things she never knew about herself, and introduced much-needed support from other women, which had been absent throughout her career. The book provides transparent insight into the world of corporate women, addresses the challenges facing every ambitious person throughout their career journey and tackles our never-ending search for balance. Packed with tips, advice and practical steps based on real life experiences, this autobiographical story is also a practical guide that will fast become a must-read for anyone seeking to not only survive the corporate jungle, but stand some chance of thriving in it!
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  • Women Who Brand

    Catherine Kaputa

    Product Code: BBQCS
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    Today self-branding is not an option-it's something women need to master. Ofter what's holding women back from career success is that we don't brand ourselves as well as men do. Women Who Brand is about what happens when women take charge of their personal brands and performance success. It's about what happens when women start thinking and acting more confidently, more creatively and more strategically about themselves and their abilities.
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  • New A-Level Business: AQA Year 1 & 2 Complete Revision & Practice

    CGP Books

    Product Code: BALUG
    Paperback
    This chunky Complete Revision & Practice book from CGP is a perfect way to prepare for the AQA A-Level Business exams - it covers everything from both years of the course! It's fully up-to-date for the new exam specifications for 2015 and beyond, with straightforward study notes explaining all the theory, plus plenty of helpful diagrams and examples. Practice questions and exam-style questions are included for every topic (with answers to the numerical questions at the back), and the book is rounded off with sections of in-depth advice on Maths Skills and Exam Skills.
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  • New A-Level Business: AQA Year 2 Complete Revision & Practice

    CGP Books

    Product Code: BALUE
    Paperback
    This clear, concise Complete Revision & Practice book from CGP is a perfect way to revise every topic from Year 2 of the AQA A-Level Business course. It's fully up-to-date for the new exam specifications for 2015 and beyond, with straightforward study notes explaining all the theory, plus plenty of helpful diagrams and examples. Practice questions and exam-style questions are included for every topic (with answers to the numerical questions at the back), and the book is rounded off with sections of in-depth advice on Maths Skills and Exam Skills.
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