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Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society (14th Edition)

Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of Society (14th Edition)
Author: Elgin F. Hunt - David C. Colander
ISBN 13: 9780205702718
ISBN 10: 205702716
Edition: 14
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2010-03-07
Format: Paperback
Pages: 480
List Price: $155.20

This classic text provides a revised and updated survey of the social sciences, written in an unbiased manner with a multidisciplinary, common sense approach.

The Thirteenth Edition highlights the dramatic political and economic changes that have swept the world in recent years, providing students and instructors with a starting point for lively classroom discussions and debate.


An introductory text for undergraduates, detailing social science and its methods. Material is reader-friendly yet not simplistic, with boxes on topics of interest and imaginative b&w photos and illustrations, plus key concepts and terms and review and discussion questions. Coverage includes origins of Western society, technology and society, the family, ethnic and racial stratification, and international political and economic relations. This tenth edition is significantly shorter, deleting in-depth information on the history of the field, economics, and crime. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.