Oxford University Press
Geography for CSEC®
Garrett Nagle, Paul Guiness, Alison Rae, Simon Ross, John Rutter, Knola Oliphant, Judy Rocke, Adrian Wyllie
Education & Teaching
Geography for CSEC®
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Geography for CSEC 2nd edition has been tailored to the requirements of the latest CSEC syllabus. Written by a team of experienced Geography authors, this title focuses on areas relevant to Caribbean students with up-to-date information and detailed case studies. It provides key issues facing the Caribbean region and the wider world such as climate change, environmental degradation and disaster management.

Front Cover
Title Page
1 Structure of the Lithosphere, Plate Tectonics and Rock Formation
Theory of plate tectonics
Types of plate boundary
The Caribbean plate and adjacent plate boundaries
Formation and distribution of earthquakes, volcanoes and fold mountains
Intrusive volcanic features
Extrusive volcanic features
Changes in intrusive and extrusive volcanic features
Case Studies
St Lucia
St Vincent
The Soufrière volcanoin Montserrat
2 Weathering and Mass Movement
Some key definitions
Types of weathering
Mass movement
Case Studies
Tobago landslide, November 2004
Hong Kong – a series of urban landslides, 1948–98
Judgement Cliff
3 Fluvial processes
The hydrological cycle
The drainage basin system
Rivers: energy and processes
The upper course
The middle and lower courses
Case Study
Rivers in Guyana
4 Coastal processes
The Caribbean coast
Wave processes: erosion,transportation and deposition
Landforms of coastal erosion
Landforms of coastal deposition
Case Study
Palisadoes spit, Kingston,Jamaica
5 Coral Reefs and Mangrove Wetlands
Formation of coral reefs
Types of coral reef
Case Study
The Belize barrier reef
6 Limestone
The characteristics of limestone
Features of tropical karst
Case Study
Blue holes in the Bahamas
Cockpit Country, Jamaica
Limestone in Puerto Rico
7 Weather and Climate
Caribbean weather systems
Case Study
The impact of Hurricane Ivan on Grenada, September 2004
Climate change in Barbados
8 Ecosystems
What is an ecosystem?
How does an ecosystem function?
Case Study
The Blue Mountains, Jamaica
Nigeria and Brazil
9 Population
Population facts and figures
World population distribution and density
Population trends
Population structure
Case Study
Montserrat population structure
Jamaica population
Trinidad and Tobago population
10 Urbanisation
The benefits and problems of urbanisation
Urban problems in Kingston,Jamaica
Controlling urbanisation in the Caribbean
Case Study
China: Strategies for reducing urbanisation
11 Economic Activity
Classification of industry
Economic development
The importance of economic activity in the Caribbean
Factors influencing industrial location
Economic activity inthe primary and secondary sectors
Other types of economic activity
Challenges to the economies of the Caribbean
Case Studies
Primary sector: the oil and gas industry in Trinidad and Tobago
Secondary sector: food processing in CARICOM countries
12 Agriculture
Large-scale and small scale commercial farming:Agricultural systems inJamaica
Trends in commercial arable farming in the Caribbean
Case Study
Jamaican farms
13 Natural Hazards
Managing natural hazards
Managing the risk of hurricanes
Case Study
Haiti 2010
Kick ’em Jenny, Grenada
Landslides in Puerto Rico
14 Environmental Degradation
Our threatened planet
The destruction of the forests
Case Study
Tackling deforestation in Guyana
Pollution in Kingston Harbour, Jamaica
School-Based Assessment
Back Cover
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