The Understanding Series titles are treatises on a specific area of law. They provide an in-depth discussion of the area of law and could be called paperback hornbooks. This text offers a concise, yet comprehensive survey and analysis of the legal principles that affect the law governing sales and leases of goods. Clearly written and logically organized, this book presents an integrated treatment of Articles 2 and 2A of the Uniform Commercial Code. The primary focus of this book is on sales, with material addressing lease transactions woven into the text at appropriate points. The subject matter is organized to correlate with the topics covered in a general contracts course, making this book a valuable supplement not only for students in upper-level courses, but also to those in first-year contracts courses that emphasize Article 2. Beyond the treatment in the text, footnotes provide additional examples and internal cross-references that make the book easy to use. There are citations to secondary sources such as journal articles and treatises that can aid in further research.