Oxford University Press
GCSE Geography Edexcel B
Bob Digby
GCSE Geography Edexcel B
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A student-friendly and engaging resource for the 2016 Edexcel GCSE Geography B specification, this brand new course is written to match the demands of the specification. As well as providing thorough and rigorous coverage of the spec, this book is designed to engage students in their learning and to motivate them to progress.

Front Cover
Title Page
1 Hazardous Earth
1.1 Global temperatures – it’s a breeze
1.2 The global circulation
1.3 The world’s arid regions
1.4 Geographical skills: learning about climate
1.5 The causes of climate change in the past
1.6 Past climates – how do we know?
1.7 Changing the atmosphere
1.8 Changing climate
1.9 Batten down the hatches!
1.10 How do tropical cyclones form?
1.11 The impacts of tropical cyclone Aila
1.12 Planning and preparing for cyclones – 1 Bangladesh
1.13 Planning and preparing for cyclones – 2 The USA
1.14 Inside the Earth
1.15 The Earth’s heat engine
1.16 Plate tectonics
1.17 Boundary hazards
1.18 Volcanoes in the developed world
1.19 Developing world volcanic hazards
1.20 Earthquake!
1.21 Earthquakes in the developing world
2 Development dynamics
2.1 Measuring development
2.2 Development and population
2.3 Global inequality
2.4 What’s holding Malawi back? 1
2.5 What’s holding Malawi back? 2
2.6 How do countries develop?
2.7 Development in a globalised world
2.8 Introducing India
2.9 India’s place in a globalised world
2.10 How TNCs operate in India
2.11 The impacts of change in India
2.12 Unequal development
2.13 A top-down project: The Narmada River Scheme
2.14 A bottom-up project: biogas
2.15 India – which way next?
3 Challenges of an urbanising world
3.1 A world of growing cities
3.2 The world’s megacities
3.3 Urban process and change
3.4 How urban economies differ
3.5 The changing face of New York
3.6 Land use in cities
3.7 Mumbai – a growing megacity!
3.8 Geographical skills: investigating spatial growth
3.9 Mumbai’s changing population
3.10 Quality of life in Mumbai
3.11 Challenges facing Mumbai
3.12 Sustainable Mumbai – 1
3.13 Sustainable Mumbai – 2
4 The UK’s evolving physical landscape
4.1 Landscapes from the past
4.2 The UK’s relief and geology
4.3 It’s all about rocks
4.4 Physical processes in the landscape
4.5 People in the landscape
4.6 Contrasting coasts
4.7 The UK – climate and coastline
4.8 Coastal deposition
4.9 Human activities and the coast
4.10 The risks from coastal flooding
4.11 Falling into the sea
4.12 Managing the coast
4.13 Managing the modern way
4.14 Geographical skills: investigating coasts
4.15 River processes in the upper course
4.16 River valleys in the upper course
4.17 Rivers and valleys in the middle course
4.18 Rivers and valleys in the lower course
4.19 Geographical skills: investigating rivers and their valleys
4.20 Understanding storm hydrographs
4.21 Sheffield under water!
4.22 Flood threats and the future?
4.23 Managing the flood risk
5 The UK’s evolving human landscape
5.1 Where we live 1
5.2 Where we live 2
5.3 Who we are
5.4 The decline of the ‘old economy’
5.5 The rise of the ‘new economy’
5.6 The impact of globalisation on the UK
5.7 Understanding London’s location
5.8 Understanding London’s structure
5.9 London and migration
5.10 London’s inequalities
5.11 Facing decline
5.12 Expansion and regeneration!
5.13 The impacts of rebranding
5.14 Geographical skills: investigating changing environments
5.15 Improving London
5.16 Beyond the capital
5.17 Off to Devon!
5.18 Challenges facing rural areas
5.19 New opportunities?
5.20 Geographical skills: investigating tourism
6 Geographical investigations
6.1 Investigating coastal processes and management
6.2 Primary data collection in coastal fieldwork
6.3 Processing and presenting coastal fieldwork data
6.4 Analysis and conclusions – coastal enquiry
6.5 Evaluating your coastal enquiry
6.6 Investigating river processes and management
6.7 Primary data collection in river fieldwork
6.8 Processing and presenting river fieldwork data
6.9 Analysis and conclusions – river enquiry
6.10 Evaluating your river enquiry
6.11 Investigating variations in urban quality of life
6.12 Primary data collection for urban fieldwork
6.13 Processing and presenting urban fieldwork data
6.14 Analysis and conclusions – urban enquiry
6.15 Evaluating your urban enquiry
6.16 Investigating variations in rural deprivation
6.17 Primary data collection for rural fieldwork
6.18 Processing and presenting rural fieldwork data
6.19 Analysis and conclusions – rural enquiry
6.20 Evaluating your rural enquiry
7 People and the biosphere
7.1 What, and where, are biomes?
7.2 Local factors and biomes
7.3 Geographical skills: learning about climate and biomes
7.4 A life-support system
7.5 Biomes and global services
7.6 More and more resources
7.7 Population versus resource theories: who’s right?
8 Forests under threat
8.1 What are tropical rainforests like?
8.2 Soil fertility and biodiversity
8.3 What is the taiga like?
8.4 Direct threats to tropical rainforests
8.5 Indirect threats to tropical rainforests
8.6 Direct threats to the taiga
8.7 Taiga under pressure
8.8 Protecting tropical rainforests
8.9 A sustainable future for rainforests
8.10 Conserving taiga wilderness
8.11 Balancing exploitation and protection in the taiga
9 Consuming energy resources
9.1 Different types of energy resources
9.2 Environmental impacts of energy use and extraction
9.3 Access to energy resources
9.4 Geographical skills: investigating global energy resources
9.5 Global energy use
9.6 How much oil is there?
9.7 The changing price of oil
9.8 The costs of developing fossil fuels 1
9.9 The costs of developing fossil fuels 2
9.10 Reducing reliance on fossil fuels
9.11 What are the alternatives?
9.12 What does the future look like? 1
9.13 What does the future look like? 2
10 Making geographical decisions
10.1 Decision-making examination (DME)
10.2 Resource booklet 1 – Biofuels in Indonesia
10.3 Resource booklet 2 – Tar sands in Canada’s taiga
11 Exams – how to be successful
OS maps skills – what do I need to do?
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