Oxford International AQA Examinations: International A Level Physical Geography
$29.37

Oxford International AQA Examinations: International A Level Physical Geography

By Simon Ross, Tim Bayliss, Bob Digby, Alice Griffiths, Lawrence Collins, Catherine Hurst, Andy Slater, Julia Willerton, Simon Green, Dave Cox, Rob Lewis, Kevin Silber, Mary James, Michael Keene, Tamsin Cooke, David Wyatt, Anthony Russell, Jonathan Allday, Steve Adams, Eileen Ramsden, Ray Barker, Darrel Barsby, Rob Commons, Gez Rizzo, Michala Swales
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Book Description

The is the only textbook that fully supports the OxfordAQA International A Level Physical Geography specification (9635). It enables students to develop a broad knowledge and understanding of a wide range of physical geography topics.

Table of Contents
  • Front Cover
  • Title Page
  • Contents
  • 1 Living with hazards
    • 1.1 Hazards in a geographical context
    • 1.2 The structure of the Earth
    • 1.3 Plate tectonics theory
    • 1.4 Plate margins and magma plumes
    • 1.5 Distribution and prediction of volcanic activity
    • 1.6 Impacts of volcanic activity
    • 1.7 Human responses to a volcanic eruption
    • 1.8 Mount Etna, Sicily
    • 1.9 Earthquakes and tsunamis
    • 1.10 Distribution and prediction of earthquakes
    • 1.11 Impacts of seismic activity
    • 1.12 Human responses to seismic hazards
    • 1.13 The nature of storm hazards
    • 1.14 Impacts of storm hazards
    • 1.15 Storm hazards
    • 1.16 Fires in nature
    • 1.17 The Alberta wildfire, 2016
    • 1.18 T.ohoku – a multi-hazard environment
    • Now practise…
  • 2 Coastal systems and landscapes
    • 2.1 Coasts as natural systems
    • 2.2 Sources of energy in coastal environments
    • 2.3 Sediment sources, cells and budgets
    • 2.4 Weathering, mass movement and runoff
    • 2.5 Marine processes – erosion, transportation and deposition
    • 2.6 Landforms and landscapes of coastal erosion
    • 2.7 Landforms and landscapes of coastal deposition
    • 2.8 Sea level change
    • 2.9 Coastal management
    • 2.10 Coastal processes on the Holderness coast
    • 2.11 Risk and opportunity in Odisha, India
    • Now practise…
  • 3 Hot desert systems and landscapes
    • 3.1 An introduction to hot deserts
    • 3.2 The characteristics of hot desert environments and their margins
    • 3.3 An introduction to the causes of aridity
    • 3.4 The hot desert water balance and the aridity index
    • 3.5 Energy sources and sediment in hot desert environments
    • 3.6 Weathering processes in hot desert environments
    • 3.7 The role of wind in hot desert environments
    • 3.8 Aeolian landforms in hot desert environments
    • 3.9 The role of water in hot desert environments
    • 3.10 Water-formed landforms in hot desert environments
    • 3.11 The development of characteristic desert landscapes
    • 3.12 The changing extent of hot deserts
    • 3.13 Desertification – areas at risk and causes
    • 3.14 Impacts of desertification on eco systems,landscapes and populations
    • 3.15 Desertification in the Badia, Jordan
    • 3.16 The Mojave Desert, USA
    • Now practise…
  • 4 Water, carbon and life on Earth
    • 4.1 Systems in physical geography
    • 4.2 The global water cycle
    • 4.3 Changes in the magnitude of the water cycle stores
    • 4.4 The drainage basin system
    • 4.5 The water balance
    • 4.6 The flood hydrograph
    • 4.7 Factors affecting changes in the water cycle
    • 4.8 The global carbon cycle: stores
    • 4.9 The global carbon cycle: transfers
    • 4.10 Changes in the carbon cycle: physical causes
    • 4.11 Changes in the carbon cycle: human causes
    • 4.12 The carbon budget
    • 4.13 Water, carbon and climate change
    • 4.14 Mitigating the impacts of climate change
    • 4.15 Tropical rainforests: the water cycle
    • 4.16 Tropical rainforests: the carbon cycle
    • 4.17 River catchment: the River Exe, Devon
    • 4.18 River catchment field data: the River Exe, Devon
    • Now practise…
  • 5 Ecosystems under stress
    • 5.1 An introduction to biodiversity
    • 5.2 Ecosystems, development and sustainability
    • 5.3 The nature of ecosystems – energy flows and trophic levels
    • 5.4 Nutrient cycles
    • 5.5 Terrestrial ecosystems
    • 5.6 Biomes
    • 5.7 The tropical rainforest biome
    • 5.8 The savanna grassland biome
    • 5.9 Ecosystems and vegetation succession
    • 5.10 Marine ecosystems
    • 5.11 Urban wasteland ecosystems
    • 5.12 Regional ecological change – Exmoor, UK
    • 5.13 Wadi Wurayah, United Arab Emirates
    • Now practise…
  • 6 Fieldwork and geographical skills
  • Your Oxford AQA International AS or A Level Geography
  • Glossary
  • Index
  • Back Cover
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