This textbook is extremely comprehensive. All of the traditional micro and macro topics that would be covered in a principles course are covered extensively. There are also many additional chapters that can be used as complements to complement and supplement the traditional material.
Principles of Economics is accurate and unbiased. I was impressed with the way that controversial topics such as environmental protection, poverty, and inequality are covered. Market-based and government-based solutions to common economic problems are presented with a fair presentation of the costs and benefits of each.
The text is very consistent. Each chapter is presented in the same format. The terminology was also very consistent. Since material builds on itself, consistency is very important. This text presents the material in a practical sequence that allows for sequential learning.
The content of this text is presented in many small sections of information. Chapters can be easily rearranged. However, the modularity within chapters is such that it may be difficult for students to see how the material builds and is related to previous material. While it's good for a text to avoid being overly self-referential, this text goes a bit too far in that the material sometimes appears unrelated when it definitely is.
The organization and structure of this text is a point of strength. The text covers a very large amount of material, so the fact that there are many chapters is a plus. The chapters are logically structured, but they are divided in such a way that it is easy to rearrange material.
The book's interfaces is great. Graphs and charts are not overly complex. Economics texts often overdue it when it comes to graphing. While graphing is important, for principles students, it should be simplified as much as possible.
This is an excellent textbook. Economic theory principles are covered extensively, and there are a lot of supplementary and complementary topics. The material is up-to-date and it is presented in a way that gives the instructor a lot of flexibility in what, how, and when material is covered.