This textbook and and CD have been written for the University of Cambridge International Examinations course for International A and AS Level Geography (9696). The book covers the core syllabus and all the human and physical geography options. There is a CD includes interactive tests (one for each chapter in the book), Revision checklists, a section on Study Skills and a Glossary. Advice is given on the examination and on assessment. The text book has a strong emphasis on geographical skills, including advice on fieldwork. There is also a geographical skills section which includes maps from around the world, and covers cartographic and statistical skills. There is an international focus throughout, and the examples and case studies are taken from around the world.
Paul Guinness and Garrett Nagle are both experienced examiners and teachers who have written extensively at this level. Garrett Nagle is an Assistant Examiner and Question setter for this syllabus.
Introduction Structure of syllabus Paper 1: Core Geography Physical Core Topic 1 Hydrology and fl uvial geomorphology 1.1 The drainage basin system 1.2 Rainfall-discharge relationships within drainage basins 1.3 River channel processes and landforms 1.4 The human impact Topic 2 Atmosphere and weather 2.1 Local energy budgets 2.2 The global energy budget 2.3 Weather processes and phenomena 2.4 The human impact Topic 3 Rocks and weathering 3.1 Elementary plate tectonics 3.2 Weathering and rocks 3.3 Slope processes and development 3.4 The human impact Human Core Topic 1 Population 1.1 Natural increase as a component of population change 1.2 Demographic transition 1.3 Population-resource relationships 1.4 The management of natural increase Topic 2 Migration 2.1 Migration as a component of population change 2.2 Internal migration (within a country) 2.3 International migration 2.4 A case study of international migration Topic 3 Settlement dynamics 3.1 Changes in rural settlements 3.2 Urban trends and issues of urbanisation 3.3 The changing structure of urban settlements 3.4 The management of urban settlements Paper 2: Advanced Physical Geography Options Topic 1 Tropical environments 1.1 Tropical climates 1.2 Tropical ecosystems 1.3 Tropical landforms 1.4 Sustainable management of tropical environments Topic 2 Coastal environments 2.1 Wave, marine and sub-aerial processes 2.2 Coastal landforms of cliffed and constructive coasts 2.3 Coral reefs 2.4 Sustainable management of coasts Topic 3 Hazardous environments 3.1 Hazardous environments resulting from crustal (tectonic) movement 3.2 Hazardous environments resulting from mass movements 3.3 Hazards resulting from atmospheric disturbances 3.4 Sustainable management of hazardous environments Topic 4 Arid and semi-arid environments 4.1 The distribution and climatic characteristics of hot arid and semi-arid environments 4.2 Processes producing desert landforms 4.3 Soils and vegetation. 4.4 Sustainable management of arid and semi-arid environments Paper 3: Advanced Human Geography Options Topic 1 Production, location and change 1.1 Agricultural systems and food production 1.2 The management of agricultural change 1.3 Manufacturing and related service industry 1.4 The management of industrial change Topic 2 Environmental management 2.1 Sustainable energy supplies 2.2 The management of energy supply 2.3 Environmental degradation 2.3 The management of a degraded environment Topic 3 Global Interdependence 00 3.1 Trade flows and trading patterns 3.2 Debt and aid and their management 3.3 The development of international tourism 3.4 The management of a tourist destination Topic 4 Economic transition 4.1 National development 4.2 The globalisation of industrial activity 4.3 Regional development 4.4 The management of development Student's CD contents OS Map skills Cartographic and graphical skills Key terms Chapter summary Extension work Suggested websites Interactive tests