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Geography for A2: Synoptic Module

Geography for A2: Synoptic Module

Paperback Cambridge Advanced Geography

Edited by Clive Hart, By (author) Jane Dove, By (author) Michael Raw, By (author) Alisdair Rogers, By (author) Kevin Stannard

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  • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 232 pages
  • Dimensions: 218mm x 272mm x 12mm | 699g
  • Publication date: 28 March 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 0521893496
  • ISBN 13: 9780521893497
  • Illustrations note: 4 colour book
  • Sales rank: 722,945

Product description

Geography for A2 meets the requirements of the compulsory OCR A2 synoptic module for Specification A. It is a student book covering all four options offered by the A2 module, people and environment options, in a single volume. This allows flexibility in deciding which two options to study. Students are encouraged to develop the skills and understanding required for synoptic assessment, with particular attention paid to the links between the different areas of the subject. A range of topical examples and detailed case studies is included and new study material is provided on the European Union. The content matches the OCR A2 Synoptic Module for Specification A The authors are a combination of experienced teachers, geographers and examiners, including the Principal Examiner for OCR A level New study material is provided on the European Union

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Table of contents

PART ONE : GEOGRAPHICAL ASPECTS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION by Michael Raw; Introduction; The development of the EU; Natural regions; Population distribution and density; 1. Regional development in the EU; Regional development policies; Regional disparities in the EU; Explaining regional disparities; 2. Problem regions in the EU; The nature of problem regions; 3. Common policies in the EU and their geographical impact; Common policies in the EU; Fishing in the EU maritime areas; 4. Transnational environmental and economic issues and the EU; Transnational environmental issues; Transnational economic issues; Globalisation, FDI and the single market; PART TWO: MANAGING URBAN ENVIRONMENTS by Alisdair Rogers; Introduction; 5. Urban growth; Urbanisation and urban growth in LEDCs; Housing issues in LEDCs and MEDCs; Containing urban sprawl; Developing brownfield sites; Revitalising the inner cities; 6. Social exclusion; Social and economic inequality; Multiple deprivation; Under-employment in LEDC cities; 7. Congestion; The urban transport problem; Planning responses to urban transport issues; 8; Pollution; Air, noise and water pollution; Waste disposal; Sustainable cities; PART THREE: MANAGING RURAL ENVIRONMENTS by Kevin Stannard; Introduction; 9. Agriculture; Countryside management - the role of farmers; The impact of intensive farming; Alternatives to intensive farming; 10. Recreation and tourism; Protecting the landscape; Pressure, conflicts and issues; Management plans in National Parks; 11. Settlement; Changing the population patterns in MEDC rural settlements; The impact of change; Responses to rural challenge; 12. Wildlife; Threatened habitats; Declining biodiversity; Habitat conservation; protected habitats; Sustainable forestry; PART FOUR: HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENTS by Jane Dove; Introduction; 13. Hazards resulting from crustal movements; The global distribution of crustal movement hazards; The impact of volcanoes and earthquakes on life and property; Responding to perceived levels of danger; 14. Slope hazards; Slopes and mass movements; 15. Atmospheric hazards; Tropical cyclones, hurricanes and tornadoes; The consequences of atmospheric hazards; Coping with atmospheric hazards; Glossary; Index.