Pearson VitalSource editions digital books that fit your portable lifestyle The full text downloaded to your computer. With Pearson VitalSource editions you can: search for key concepts, words and phrases make highlights and notes as you study share your notes with friends Print2 pages at a time Compatible for PCs and MACs No expiry (offline access will remain whilst the Bookshelf software is installed. Pearson VitalSource eTexts are downloaded to your computer and accessible either offline through the VitalSource Bookshelf (available as a free download), available online and also via the iPad/Android app. When the VitalSource eText is purchased, you will receive an email with your access code. Simply go to http://bookshelf.vitalsource.com/ to download the FREE Bookshelf software. After installation, enter your access code for your VitalSource eText. Time limit The VitalSource products do not have an expiry date. You will continue to access your VitalSource products whilst you have your VitalSource Bookshelf installed."Tom Valentine and his co-authors have given us a beautifully clear introduction to the most important topic in economics today. There is an excellent chapter on the global financial crisis, and the reader is guided through the basic theory of the modern financial system with the help of real life examples." - Alan Mitchell, Economics Editor, The Australian Financial Review Fundamentals of Financial Markets and Institutions provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the Australian and international financial markets. It clearly explains the theories and describes the models used by these markets. Written in a student-friendly style, this resource is completely Australian. It is the only Australian Financial Markets text with up to the minute currency and a global emphasis. Written in a clear, easy-to-understand manner to give students a fundamental introduction to financial markets without overwhelming them, Fundamentals of Financial Markets & Institutions is the perfect book for any first year financial institutions course looking to enhance student success.