1.2.2: The price of a loaf these days

The investigation so far illustrates just how difficult it can be to make a fair comparison of prices. In this subsection, the central question is still ‘Are people getting better off?’ However, in order to make the task more straightforward, just look at the period from 1990 to 2004.

  • How might you use the ‘price of bread’ measure as a way of investigating whether or not people got better off over this period?

In particular, t
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1.4 Coal-forming environments in the geological record

Figure 5 simplifies a typical vertical succession of sedimentary rocks found in many coalfields. The sequence from the base of the section upwards reveals the following:

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I am grateful to Tony Coulson, Liaison Librarian (Arts) at The Open University, for his help with this section; also to Magnus John, Information Services Manager, International Centre for Distance Learning.

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