Hodder Education
A-level Geography Topic Master: Changing Places
Simon Oakes
A-level Geography Topic Master: Changing Places
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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 Changing Places 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: Place characteristics, dynamics and connections
1 Place characteristics
2 Place dynamics
3 Place networks and layered connections
4 Evaluating the issue: to what extent can places be completely protected from change?
Chapter 2: Place meanings, representations and experiences
1 Place meanings for individuals and societies
2 The power of place representations
3 Representations of the city and the countryside in popular culture
4 Evaluating the issue: to what extent can place meanings and representations become a cause of conflict?
Chapter 3: Place changes, challenges and inequalities
1 Deindustrialisation and the cycle of deprivation
2 Twenty-first-century economic, political and technological challenges
3 Changing demographic and cultural characteristics of places
4 Evaluating the issue: assessing the severity of spatial inequalities in the UK
Chapter 4: The place-remaking process
1 Place-remaking approaches, strategies and players
2 Cultural heritage and place-remaking processes
3 Remaking contemporary places
4 Evaluating the issue: assessing the importance of different players in the place-remaking process
Chapter 5: Creating sustainable places
1 Government policies for economically sustainable places
2 Encounters with cultural and social differences and inequalities
3 Tackling urban environmental stress
4 Evaluating the issue: to what extent have actions to create sustainable places been successful?
Chapter 6: Issues for rural places
1 Rural places, players and connections
2 Change and challenge in the differentiated countryside
3 Place remaking in a rural context
4 Evaluating the issue: Discussing differing views about the identity of rural places
Chapter 7: Study guides
1 AQA A-level Geography: Changing Places and Contemporary Urban Environments
2 Pearson Edexcel A-level Geography: Shaping Places (either Regenerating Places or Diverse Places)
3 OCR A-level Geography: Changing Spaces; Making Places
4 WJEC and Eduqas A-level Geography: Changing Places
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