Cambridge International A & AS Level. Contains CD-ROM

By Garrett Nagle & Paul Guinness
October 2011
Hodder Education
ISBN: 9781444123166
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications
479 pages, Illustrated
$72.50 Paper original

Cambridge International A and AS Level Geography has been especially written for the University of Cambridge International Examinations course for International A and AS Level Geography (9696). The book covers the core syllabus, including hydrology and fluvial geomorphology, atmosphere and weather, rocks and weathering, human population and settlement dynamics. In addition all the human and physical geography options are covered (tropical, coastal, and hazardous environments, desert landforms, production and change, environmental management, global interdependence, and the management of a tourist destination. There is a CD included with the text book. This includes interactive tests (one for each chapter in the book), Revision checklists, a section on Study Skills and a Glossary. Advice is given on the examination and on assessment. The text book has a strong emphasis on geographical skills, including advice on fieldwork. There is also a geographical skills section which includes maps from around the world, and covers cartographic and statistical skills. There is an international focus throughout, and the examples and case studies are taken from around the world.

Table of Contents:
Structure of syllabus
Paper 1: Core Geography
Physical Core
Topic 1 Hydrology and fl uvial geomorphology
1.1 The drainage basin system
1.2 Rainfall-discharge relationships within drainage basins
1.3 River channel processes and landforms
1.4 The human impact
Topic 2 Atmosphere and weather
2.1 Local energy budgets
2.2 The global energy budget
2.3 Weather processes and phenomena
2.4 The human impact
Topic 3 Rocks and weathering
3.1 Elementary plate tectonics
3.2 Weathering and rocks
3.3 Slope processes and development
3.4 The human impact
Human Core
Topic 1 Population
1.1 Natural increase as a component of population change
1.2 Demographic transition
1.3 Population-resource relationships
1.4 The management of natural increase
Topic 2 Migration
2.1 Migration as a component of population change
2.2 Internal migration (within a country)
2.3 International migration
2.4 A case study of international migration
Topic 3 Settlement dynamics
3.1 Changes in rural settlements
3.2 Urban trends and issues of urbanisation
3.3 The changing structure of urban settlements
3.4 The management of urban settlements
Paper 2: Advanced Physical Geography Options
Topic 1 Tropical environments
1.1 Tropical climates
1.2 Tropical ecosystems
1.3 Tropical landforms
1.4 Sustainable management of tropical environments
Topic 2 Coastal environments
2.1 Wave, marine and sub-aerial processes
2.2 Coastal landforms of cliffed and constructive coasts
2.3 Coral reefs
2.4 Sustainable management of coasts
Topic 3 Hazardous environments
3.1 Hazardous environments resulting from crustal (tectonic) movement
3.2 Hazardous environments resulting from mass movements
3.3 Hazards resulting from atmospheric disturbances
3.4 Sustainable management of hazardous environments
Topic 4 Arid and semi-arid environments
4.1 The distribution and climatic characteristics of hot arid and semi-arid environments
4.2 Processes producing desert landforms
4.3 Soils and vegetation.
4.4 Sustainable management of arid and semi-arid environments
Paper 3: Advanced Human Geography Options
Topic 1 Production, location and change
1.1 Agricultural systems and food production
1.2 The management of agricultural change
1.3 Manufacturing and related service industry
1.4 The management of industrial change
Topic 2 Environmental management
2.1 Sustainable energy supplies
2.2 The management of energy supply
2.3 Environmental degradation
2.3 The management of a degraded environment
Topic 3 Global Interdependence 00
3.1 Trade flows and trading patterns
3.2 Debt and aid and their management
3.3 The development of international tourism
3.4 The management of a tourist destination
Topic 4 Economic transition
4.1 National development
4.2 The globalisation of industrial activity
4.3 Regional development
4.4 The management of development
Student's CD contents
OS Map skills
Cartographic and graphical skills
Key terms
Chapter summary
Extension work
Suggested websites
Interactive tests


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