Oxford University Press
Geography for Edexcel A Level Year 2
Bob Digby
Geography for Edexcel A Level Year 2
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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.

Front Cover
Title Page
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
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