Hodder Education
A-level Geography Topic Master: The Water and Carbon Cycles
Garrett Nagle, Andrew Davis
A-level Geography Topic Master: The Water and Carbon Cycles
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Exam board: AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC/Eduqas
Level: A-level
Subject: Geography
First teaching: September 2016
First exams: Summer 2017 (AS); Summer 2018 (A-level)

Master the in-depth knowledge and higher-level skills that A-level Geography students need to succeed; this focused topic book extends learning far beyond your course textbooks.

Blending detailed content and case studies with questions, exemplars and guidance, this book:

- Significantly improves students' knowledge and understanding of A-level content and concepts, providing more coverage of The Water and Carbon Cycles than your existing resources

- Strengthens students' analytical and interpretative skills through questions that involve a range of geographical data sources, with guidance on how to approach each task

- Demonstrates how to evaluate issues, with a dedicated section in every chapter that shows how to think geographically, consider relevant evidence and structure a balanced essay

- Equips students with everything they need to excel, from additional case studies and definitions of key terminology, to suggestions for further research and fieldwork ideas for the Independent Investigation

- Helps students check, apply and consolidate their learning, using end-of-chapter refresher questions and discussion points, plus tailored advice for the AQA, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC/Eduqas specifications

- Offers trusted and reliable content, written by a team of highly experienced senior examiners and reviewed by academics with unparalleled knowledge of the latest geographical theories

Title Page
Chapter 1: Systems and feedback
1 The systems approach
2 Equilibria and feedback
3 Evaluating the issue: to what extent do different physical systems change over time in permanent ways?
Chapter 2: Water cycle dynamics
1 The global water cycle and its stores
2 Local drainage basin dynamics
3 Urbanisation and the hydrological cycle
4 River hydrographs and river regimes
5 Evaluating the issue: how far are human and physical factors responsible for changing water cycle flows in different drainage basins?
Chapter 3: Water security and sustainable water management
1 The water budget and water deficits
2 Drought, aridity, water scarcity and water insecurity
3 Patterns and trends in water availability and consumption
4 Water challenges and sustainable solutions
5 Evaluating the issue: to what extent can water security ever be guaranteed in water-scarce places?
Chapter 4: Carbon cycle dynamics
1 The global carbon cycle and its stores
2 Carbon flows and processes
3 Carbon cycling at the local scale
4 Evaluating the issue: assessing the spatial and temporal variability of carbon system flows
Chapter 5: Fossil fuel use and the implications of climate change
1 Energy security and fossil fuel use trends and patterns
2 Anthropogenic and natural climate change
3 Implications of climate change for physical systems and life on Earth
4 Evaluating the issue: to what extent have human impacts on the carbon cycle led to a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene?
Chapter 6: Climate change mitigation and adaptation
1 The decarbonisation of economic activity and renewable energy
2 Carbon capture and storage
3 Climate change adaption and resilience
4 Evaluating the issue: to what extent is a warmer world inevitable?
Chapter 7: Carbon and water cycle interrelationships
1 Investigating local-scale carbon and water interrelationships
2 Amazonian carbon and water cycles: connections and changes
3 Investigating the Arctic tundra
Chapter 8: Study guides
1 AQA A-level geography: Water and carbon cycles
2 Edexcel A-level geography: Physical systems and sustainability
3 OCR A-level geography: Earth’s life support systems
4 WJEC and Eduqas A-level geography: Global systems (water and carbon cycles)
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