Geography for Edexcel A Level Year 1 and AS
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Geography for Edexcel A Level Year 1 and AS

By Bob Digby
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Book Description

A student-friendly and engaging textbook for the Edexcel GCE A Level Year 1 and AS specifications. Written to match the demands of the 2016 specifications, this Student Book motivates your students with accessible, interesting content and up-to-date case studies, while retaining the required rigour.

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • Title Page
  • Contents
  • Tectonic processes and hazards 1
    • 1.1 Natural hazards and disasters
    • 1.2 Plate tectonics
    • 1.3 Understanding earthquakes
    • 1.4 Understanding volcanic eruptions
    • 1.5 Understanding tsunami
    • 1.6 Why do some natural hazards become disasters?
    • 1.7 Governance and natural disasters
    • 1.8 Geophysical disaster trends and hazard profiles
    • 1.9 Multiple-hazard zones
    • 1.10 Hazard management theoretical models
    • 1.11 Managing the impacts of tectonic hazards
  • Glaciated landscapes and change 2
    • 2.1 Svalbard – a glaciated landscape
    • 2.2 Climate change and glaciation
    • 2.3 Past and present ice cover
    • 2.4 Periglacial processes and landscapes
    • 2.5 Mass balance and glaciers as systems
    • 2.6 Glacial movement
    • 2.7 The glacier landform system
    • 2.8 Glacial erosion and landforms
    • 2.9 Glacial deposition and landforms
    • 2.10 Glacial meltwater and landforms
    • 2.11 Glaciated landscapes 1 – the Lake District
    • 2.12 Glaciated landscapes 2 – Everest and the Sagarmatha National Park
    • 2.13 Glaciated landscapes 3 – tundra ecosystems
  • Coastal landscapes and change 3
    • 3.1 Coastal landscapes and systems
    • 3.2 Geology and the coast
    • 3.3 Waves and beaches
    • 3.4 Coastal erosion – processes and landforms
    • 3.5 Coastal transport and deposition
    • 3.6 Weathering and mass movement at the coast
    • 3.7 Sea level change
    • 3.8 Holderness and coastal erosion
    • 3.9 Coastal flooding
    • 3.10 Managing coastal erosion and flooding
    • 3.11 Managing coasts in a holistic way
  • Globalisation 4
    • 4.1 Understanding globalisation
    • 4.2 Defining globalisation
    • 4.3 The key players in globalisation
    • 4.4 TNCs and globalisation
    • 4.5 ‘Switched on’ and ‘switched off’ worlds
    • 4.6 The global shift: winners and losers
    • 4.7 Global interconnections
    • 4.8 Towards a global culture?
    • 4.9 Closing the development gap?
    • 4.10 Rising tensions
    • 4.11 Consequences, ethics and sustainability
  • Regenerating places 5
    • 5.1 Thinking about places
    • 5.2 Understanding your place
    • 5.3 places – London’s East End
    • 5.4 Investigating places
    • 5.5 Successful places?
    • 5.6 Engaging with places
    • 5.7 Investigating the need for regeneration
    • 5.8 The role of the government in regeneration
    • 5.9 Regenerating rural places
    • 5.10 Regenerating urban places
    • 5.11 Regeneration – how successful?
    • 5.12 Urban regeneration – the players
    • 5.13 Rural regeneration – the players
  • Diverse places 6
    • 6.1 Making the change
    • 6.2 The UK’s changing population structure
    • 6.3 How population characteristics vary
    • 6.4 Investigating connections
    • 6.5 How do different people view diverse living spaces?
    • 6.6 Perceptions of rural places
    • 6.7 Investigating people’s perceptions
    • 6.8 Increasing diversity in the UK
    • 6.9 Understanding segregation in London
    • 6.10 Change, tension and conflict
    • 6.11 Managing cultural and demographic issues
    • 6.12 Key players in managing urban communities
    • 6.13 Key players in managing rural communities
  • 7 Using Geographical Skills
    • 7.1 Drawing field sketches
    • 7.2 Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
    • 7.3 Using rose diagrams in till fabric analysis
    • 7.4 Flow-line maps
    • 7.5 Measures of central tendency
    • 7.6 Correlation techniques
    • 7.7 The Lorenz curve and Gini coefficient/index
    • 7.8 Chi-squared
    • 7.9 Using an Index of Diversity
    • 7.10 Student t-test
  • 8 Developing fieldwork skills at AS
  • 9 Exams: hitting the high marks at AS
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • Back Cover
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