Answered By: Kerstin Treder Last Updated: 26 Nov, 2015 Views: 42
Thank you for your question. Whether it's important for you to get hold of the most recent edition of a book for your course will depend on the book itself and the subject area. Some text books have new editions published every couple of years, and the content doesn't change very much - check the dates of the previous and new editions to see what the difference in age is between the two. You can also consider how fast moving the subject area is - is new research likely to be providing information which will change aspects of the subject area?
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