Geography for Edexcel A Level Year 2
$36.87

Geography for Edexcel A Level Year 2

By Bob Digby
US$ 36.87
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Book Description

A student-friendly and engaging textbook for Year 2 of the Edexcel GCE A Level specification. Written to match the demands of the new spec, 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
  • 1 The water cycle and water insecurity
    • 1.1 A world of extremes
    • 1.2 The global hydrological cycle
    • 1.3 Local hydrological cycles – drainage basins
    • 1.4 The water balance and river regimes
    • 1.5 Deficits within the hydrological system
    • 1.6 Surpluses within the hydrological system
    • 1.7 Climate change
    • 1.8 Water insecurity – the causes
    • 1.9 Water insecurity – the consequences
    • 1.10 Water insecurity – managing supplies
  • 2 The carbon cycle and energy security
    • 2.1 2015 – The year it all changed?
    • 2.2 The carbon cycle
    • 2.3 Carbon sequestration
    • 2.4 A balanced carbon cycle
    • 2.5 Energy security
    • 2.6 Fossil fuels – still the norm
    • 2.7 Alternatives to fossil fuels
    • 2.8 Threats to the carbon and water cycles
    • 2.9 Degrading the water and carbon cycles
    • 2.10 Responding to climate change
  • 3 Superpowers
    • 3.1 Making an impact
    • 3.2 What is a superpower?
    • 3.3 Changing patterns of power
    • 3.4 Emerging superpowers?
    • 3.5 Global networking
    • 3.6 Players in international decision-making
    • 3.7 Superpowers and the environment
    • 3.8 Contested places
    • 3.9 Contesting global influence
    • 3.10 Challenges for the future
  • 4 Health, human rights and intervention
    • 4.1 Human development
    • 4.2 Variations in human health and life expectancy
    • 4.3 Development targets and policies
    • 4.4 Human rights
    • 4.5 Defining and protecting human rights
    • 4.6 Variations in human rights within countries
    • 4.7 Geopolitical interventions
    • 4.8 The impacts of development aid
    • 4.9 Military action and human rights
    • 4.10 Measuring the success of geopolitical interventions
    • 4.11 Development aid – a mixed record of success?
    • 4.12 Military interventions: a mixed success story
  • 5 Migration, identity and sovereignty
    • 5.1 A national game?
    • 5.2 Globalisation and migration
    • 5.3 The causes of migration
    • 5.4 The consequences of international migration
    • 5.5 Nation states and borders
    • 5.6 Nationalism in the modern world
    • 5.7 Globalisation and the growth of new types of states
    • 5.8 The role and importance of the United Nations
    • 5.9 The role of IGOs in trade and finance
    • 5.10 The role of IGOs in managing global environmental problems
    • 5.11 The concept of national identity
    • 5.12 Challenges to national identity
    • 5.13 Disunity within nations
  • 6 Using geographical skills
    • 6.1 Complex data sets and scaling
    • 6.2 Using logarithmic scales
    • 6.3 The Lorenz curve and Gini coefficient/index
    • 6.4 Drawing proportional circles
    • 6.5 Using source materials critically – text
    • 6.6 Using source materials critically – data
    • 6.7 Flow-line maps
  • 7 Preparing for the synoptic Paper Three
    • 7.1 The synoptic Paper Three
    • 7.2 Synoptic Links 1: Players
    • 7.3 Synoptic Links 2: Attitudes and Actions
    • 7.4 Synoptic Links 3: Futures and Uncertainties
    • 7.5 Resource Booklet: Energy futures in Japan
  • 8 Fieldwork and the Independent Investigation
    • 8.1 Introducing the Independent Investigation
    • 8.2 Devising a focus and title
    • 8.3 Planning and writing the introduction
    • 8.4 Planning your fieldwork methodology
    • 8.5 Presenting your data
    • 8.6 Analysing data
    • 8.7 Analysing qualitative data
    • 8.8 Writing your conclusion
    • 8.9 Writing your evaluation and finalising your enquiry
  • 9 Exams: hitting the high marks
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • Back Cover
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