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Basic Economics (by Thomas Sowell) for iOS

By Blackstone Audio $9.99

Developer's Description

Expand your enjoyment of literature with BASIC ECONOMICS by Thomas Sowell (unabridged). This interactive mash-up experience contains a multitude of features and content to help take you beyond the words, by providing a 5-star professional reading, background extras, and more.NOTE: This app is fully accessible, and includes support for VoiceOver.Thomas Sowell believes that learning economics should be relaxing and enjoyable. His classic primer, Basic Economics, throws out the graphs, statistics, and jargon in favor of straightforward language.In this new edition, Basic Economics has been revised and expanded to address the new concerns of the twenty-first century. Its focus has become more international, including the range of economic problems faced by foreign countries around the world. Each chapter reflects the experiences of many different peoples and cultures. In his straightforward style, Sowell demonstrates that the basic principles of economics are not confined by national borders.Self-contained, this app is perfect for your commute, on a trip, or while relaxing. This app was built especially for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, meaning it fits your device perfectly. The audio is of higher-than-normal quality, making for a great listening experience that will not tire your ears or grate on your nerves.This was professionally recorded at the Blackstone Audio studios by professional narrator Brian Emerson. EXPERIENCE. About 18.5 hours of narration. Created on the Folium enhancedAudio framework, this app includes extra functions and features not found in either e-book readers or audiobook players. PLAY IT YOUR WAY. Listening at home or the office? Tap into remote speakers with AirPlay. CONTROL IT. The audio player offers multi-speed fast forward/reverse, jump ahead/back, chapter skip, volume control, plus a one-touch chapter browser. The scrub bar lets you point anywhere inside a chapter with just a tap, and now you can shakenpause to temporarily halt playback instantly without looking at the screen. SLEEP TIMER. Have you ever fallen asleep watching TV or listening to a book? If so, you'll love this feature. Once set, the playback will stop, place a bookmark, and allow you to jump back to where you probably began dozing. OFFLINE LISTENING. You are airline-approved! Once youve downloaded the app, youre free from the threat of an interrupted connection. Downloads usually take just 5-10 minutes, but depend upon your network speed. CLEAR & ELEGANT DESIGN. Simple, clean, intuitive, and intelligent. CHAPTER TIMINGS. Always know how much time it will take to finish a chapter. Plus, the progress bar at the top of the screen shows how far into the recording youve come. AUTO-BOOKMARKING. The player remembers where you stopped listening and returns to that exact spot when you open the app again. TELL-A-FRIEND. An easy way to recommend the book to your friends. FEEDBACK. Share your ideas for functions, and features. We are very responsive to our listeners and appreciate all feedback and ideas. GET MORE. Other titles that you might enjoy are updated over time, helping you find that next great experience to enjoy.RATING: Suitable for high school and college students, or anyone interested in the fundamentals of modern economics.___________________Basic Economics is not only valuable for a general lay-person audience, it would also benefit lawyers, politicians, and, yes, economists, as well. (Washington Times)Clear and concise. Among economists of the past thirty years, [Thomas Sowell] stands very proud indeed. (Wall Street Journal)

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.4.2

Added compatibility for iOS 5 Miscellaneous bug fixes Updated user interface and experience


Release January 22, 2012
Date Added January 22, 2012
Version 2.4.2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later. iTunes account required


Total Downloads 133
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