Why Study Geography?

Why Study Geography?

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Are you considering studying geography at university, having fallen in love with the subject at school?

Are you a fan of in-depth discussion and independent research?

Are you looking to support responsible citizenship?
Are you ready to develop a variety of practical skills that employers need?
Are you keen to have a wide range of career options after you graduate?
Studying any subject at degree level is an investment in the future that involves significant cost. Now more than ever, students and their parents need to weigh up the potential benefits of university courses. That's where the Why Study series comes in.
This book, aimed at students, parents and teachers, explains in practical terms the range and scope of Geography at university level and where it can lead in terms of careers or further study. It will both enthuse the reader about this vital subject and answer the crucial questions that a college prospectus does not.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 138 x 217 x 15.24mm | 362.87g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1913019152
  • 9781913019150
  • 554,604

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"Geography is the big-picture subject for our times. It encompasses subjects ranging from the microscopic - how soils form, and how those soils can be protected and managed well to grow food, for example - through to things as large-scale as the future trajectory of megacities and the threat of ever more warming of the planet. Alan Parkinson's guide clearly and carefully explains why geography is worthy of study, at GCSE, at A level and at university. It is bang up to date. Students, their teachers and parents are all likely to find it essential reading." Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography, University of Oxford; "Why Study Geography? is an inspiring guide that any potential geography student should read, whether they are considering their GCSE or sixth-form choices, contemplating their UCAS application, or seeking to understand the broader value of geography within the world of work. Packed with real-life case studies and extension activities, this book demonstrates the richly diverse nature of geography and gives students the tools they need to help them make well-informed decisions that will serve to shape their future. This is a must-read for any budding geographer, and for teachers, careers advisors and parents/guardians wishing to offer their guidance and support." Dr Claire E. Evans, geography teacher and Head of Careers & UCAS, Bloxham School; "If you want the low-down on studying geography today - where and how it happens, what it means, and where it might take you - this book is the one-stop shop for all you need to know from one of the best-informed working geographers around." Carl Lee, associate lecturer at The University of Sheffield International School and co-author of Geography with Danny Dorling
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About Alan Parkinson

Alan Parkinson is Head of Geography at King's Ely School. He is an experienced author and consultant. Alan is a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society and a Chartered Geographer.
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