GCSE 9-1 Geography AQA
$33.74

GCSE 9-1 Geography AQA

By Simon Ross
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Book Description

Now updated for 2020 to more closely reflect the latest AQA exam question format and wording.

A student-friendly and engaging resource for the 2016 AQA GCSE Geography specification. This Student Book motivates students with accessible content and up-to-date case studies, while retaining a rigorous approach, and has been approved by AQA.

Table of Contents
  • Contents
  • Unit 1 – Living with the physical environment
    • Section A – The challenge of natural hazards
      • 1 Natural hazards
        • 1.1 What are natural hazards?
      • 2 Tectonic hazards
        • 2.1 Distribution of earthquakes and volcanoes
        • 2.2 Physical processes at plate margins
        • 2.3 The effects of earthquakes
        • 2.4 Responses to earthquakes
        • 2.5 Living with the risk from tectonic hazards
        • 2.6 Reducing the risk from tectonic hazards
      • 3 Weather hazards
        • 3.1 Global atmospheric circulation
        • 3.2 Where and how are tropical storms formed?
        • 3.3 The structure and features of tropical storms
        • 3.4 Typhoon Haiyan – a tropical storm
        • 3.5 Reducing the effects of tropical storms
        • 3.6 Weather hazards in the UK
        • 3.7 The Somerset Levels floods, 2014 (1)
        • 3.8 The Somerset Levels floods, 2014 (2)
        • 3.9 Extreme weather in the UK
      • 4 Climate change
        • 4.1 What is the evidence for climate change?
        • 4.2 What are the natural causes of climate change?
        • 4.3 What are the human causes of climate change?
        • 4.4 Managing the impacts of climate change (1)
        • 4.5 Managing the impacts of climate change (2)
    • Section B – The living world
      • 5 Ecosystems
        • 5.1 Introducing a small-scale ecosystem
        • 5.2 How does change affect ecosystems?
        • 5.3 Introducing global ecosystems
      • 6 Tropical rainforests
        • 6.1 Physical characteristics of rainforests
        • 6.2 Causes of deforestation in Malaysia
        • 6.3 Impacts of deforestation in Malaysia
        • 6.4 Managing tropical rainforests
        • 6.5 Sustainable management of tropical rainforests
      • 7 Hot deserts
        • 7.1 Physical characteristics of hot deserts
        • 7.2 Opportunities for development in hot deserts
        • 7.3 Challenges of development in hot deserts
        • 7.4 Causes of desertification in hot deserts
        • 7.5 Reducing desertification in hot deserts
      • 8 Cold environments
        • 8.1 Physical characteristics of cold environments
        • 8.2 Opportunities for development in Svalbard
        • 8.3 Challenges of development in Svalbard
        • 8.4 Cold environments under threat
        • 8.5 Managing cold environments
    • Section C – Physical landscapes in the UK
      • 9 UK landscapes
        • 9.1 The UK’s relief and landscapes
      • 10 Coastal landscapes
        • 10.1 Wave types and their characteristics
        • 10.2 Weathering and mass movement
        • 10.3 Coastal erosion processes
        • 10.4 Coastal erosion landforms
        • 10.5 Coastal deposition landforms
        • 10.6 Coastal landforms at Swanage (1)
        • 10.7 Coastal landforms at Swanage (2)
        • 10.8 Managing coasts – hard engineering
        • 10.9 Managing coasts – soft engineering
        • 10.10 Managing coasts – managed retreat
        • 10.11 Coastal management at Lyme Regis
      • 11 River landscapes
        • 11.1 Changes in rivers and their valleys
        • 11.2 Fluvial (river) processes
        • 11.3 River erosion landforms
        • 11.4 River erosion and deposition landforms
        • 11.5 River landforms on the River Tees
        • 11.6 Factors increasing flood risk
        • 11.7 Managing floods – hard engineering
        • 11.8 Managing floods – soft engineering
        • 11.9 Managing floods at Banbury
      • 12 Glacial landscapes
        • 12.1 Processes in glacial environments
        • 12.2 Glacial erosion landforms
        • 12.3 Glacial transportation and deposition landforms
        • 12.4 Glacial landforms at Cadair Idris
        • 12.5 Economic opportunities in glaciated areas
        • 12.6 Conflict in glaciated areas
        • 12.7 Managing tourism in the Lake District
  • Unit 2 – Challenges in the human environment
    • Section A – Urban issues and challenges
      • 13 The urban world
        • 13.1 An increasingly urban world
        • 13.2 Factors affecting the rate of urbanisation
        • 13.3 Introducing Rio de Janeiro
        • 13.4 Social opportunities and challenges in Rio
        • 13.5 Economic opportunities and challenges in Rio
        • 13.6 Improving Rio’s environment
        • 13.7 Managing the growth of squatter settlements
        • 13.8 Planning for Rio’s urban poor
      • 14 Urban change in the UK
        • 14.1 Where do people live in the UK?
        • 14.2 Introducing Bristol
        • 14.3 How can urban change create social opportunities?
        • 14.4 Economic and environmental opportunities (1)
        • 14.5 Economic and environmental opportunities (2)
        • 14.6 Environmental challenges in Bristol
        • 14.7 Creating a clean environment in Bristol
        • 14.8 Social inequality in Bristol
        • 14.9 New housing for Bristol
        • 14.10 The Temple Quarter regeneration (1)
        • 14.11 The Temple Quarter regeneration (2)
      • 15 Sustainable urban development
        • 15.1 Planning for urban sustainability
        • 15.2 Sustainable living in Freiburg
        • 15.3 Sustainable traffic management strategies
    • Section B – The changing economic world
      • 16 The development gap
        • 16.1 Our unequal world
        • 16.2 Measuring development
        • 16.3 The Demographic Transition Model
        • 16.4 Changing population structures
        • 16.5 Causes of uneven development
        • 16.6 Uneven development – wealth and health
        • 16.7 Uneven development – migration
        • 16.8 Reducing the gap
        • 16.9 Reducing the gap – aid and intermediate technology
        • 16.10 Reducing the gap – fair trade
        • 16.11 Reducing the gap – debt relief
        • 16.12 Reducing the gap – tourism
      • 17 Nigeria: a Newly-Emerging Economy
        • 17.1 Exploring Nigeria (1)
        • 17.2 Exploring Nigeria (2)
        • 17.3 Nigeria in the wider world
        • 17.4 Balancing a changing industrial structure
        • 17.5 The impacts of transnational corporations
        • 17.6 The impacts of international aid
        • 17.7 Managing environmental issues
        • 17.8 Quality of life in Nigeria
      • 18 The changing UK economy
        • 18.1 Changes in the UK economy
        • 18.2 A post-industrial economy
        • 18.3 UK science and business parks
        • 18.4 Environmental impacts of industry
        • 18.5 Changing rural landscapes in the UK
        • 18.6 Changing transport infrastructure (1)
        • 18.7 Changing transport infrastructure (2)
        • 18.8 The north-south divide
        • 18.9 The UK in the wider world (1)
        • 18.10 The UK in the wider world (2)
    • Section C – The challenge of resource management
      • 19 Resource management
        • 19.1 The global distribution of resources
        • 19.2 Provision of food in the UK
        • 19.3 Provision of water in the UK
        • 19.4 Provision of energy in the UK
      • 20 Food management
        • 20.1 Global food supply
        • 20.2 Impacts of food insecurity
        • 20.3 Increasing food supply
        • 20.4 The Indus Basin Irrigation System
        • 20.5 Sustainable food production (1)
        • 20.6 Sustainable food production (2)
      • 21 Water management
        • 21.1 Global water supply
        • 21.2 The impact of water insecurity
        • 21.3 How can water supply be increased?
        • 21.4 The Lesotho Highland Water Project
        • 21.5 Sustainable water supplies
        • 21.6 The Wakel River Basin project
      • 22 Energy management
        • 22.1 Global energy supply and demand
        • 22.2 Impacts of energy insecurity
        • 22.3 Strategies to increase energy supply
        • 22.4 Gas – a non-renewable resource
        • 22.5 Sustainable energy use
        • 22.6 The Chambamontera micro-hydro scheme
  • Unit 3 – Geographical applications and skills
    • 23 Issue evaluation
      • 23.1 How to answer the issue evaluation paper
    • 24 Fieldwork
      • 24.1 Investigating river processes and management
      • 24.2 Primary data collection in river fieldwork
      • 24.3 Processing and presenting river fieldwork
      • 24.4 Analysis and conclusions – river enquiry
      • 24.5 Evaluating your river enquiry
      • 24.6 Investigating variations in urban quality of life
      • 24.7 Primary data collection for urban fieldwork
      • 24.8 Processing and presenting urban fieldwork data
      • 24.9 Analysis and conclusions – urban enquiry
      • 24.10 Evaluating your urban enquiry
    • 25 Geographical skills
      • 25.1 Cartographic skills
      • 25.2 Graphical skills
      • 25.3 Statistical skills
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • O/S map key
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