Geography for Common Entrance by John Widdowson
  

Geography for Common Entrance

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Geography for Common Entrance by John Widdowson

Challenge pupils' thinking and deepen their understanding to prepare them for success in the ISEB Common Entrance Geography examination. Endorsed by ISEB, this is an authoritative textbook which prepares pupils for the Independent Schools Examination Board's Common Entrance Geography examination. Each theme in the specification is explored using an enquiry-based approach. - Helps pupils to understand each theme with systematic coverage of all the key geographical ideas and syllabus content - Challenges pupils' thinking and deepens their understanding with stimulating activities- Provides opportunities for pupils to fully engage with topical issues such as sustainable development, globalisation and hazards, with real-life case studies at a range of global, national and local scales- Tests pupils' knowledge and understanding with a quiz for each unit- Provides structured advice on revision practice and exam strategies in a revision section at the end of the book CONTENTS: UNIT 1 Geomorphological Processes Coasts, Rivers and Ice Is your school breaking up? Shaping the landscape Changing coastline Rivers shape the land The power of ice Case Study What can you see beside the sea? Cliff collapse! How does a river change along its course? Why did New Orleans drown? UNIT 2 Weather and Climate Here is the weather forecast ...Weather check Microclimates Rainfall and the water cycle Weather and climate in the British Isles How does the water cycle work? Case Studies Why is the Lake District so wet? What is happening to the rain in Spain? UNIT 3 Settlement Who needs neighbours? Settlement sites ...and shapes Settlements and their functions Shops and services Patterns in cities Case Studies Why did London grow? What services can you find? How will the 2012 Olympics change London? Can we make cities more sustainable? UNIT 4 Economic Activities Fancy a job in football? Resources and economic activities Locations for manufacturing industry Globalisation Case Studies What work can you find in Reading? Where should a new car plant be built? What is the real price of a pair of jeans? UNIT 5 Environmental Issues Conflict in the park! National Parks Protecting the rural environment The rainforest ecosystem Case Studies Do we need another national park? Is the rainforest sustainable? Tourism - can we carry on like this? UNIT 6 Tectonic Processes Earthquakes and Volcanoes The world's worst disaster? Earthquakes Volcanoes Case Studies Where do earthquakes and volcanoes happen? Is Indonesia the most dangerous country on Earth? Ready for the Big One? REVISE! How to ...revise for the exam Answers to Test yourself questions Glossary Index

About the Author

John Widdowson is the author of the award winning Key Stage 3 series Earthworks, from which this book is adapted.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
168 pages

Author

John Widdowson
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Publisher

Hodder Education

Publication date

25th May 2007

ISBN

9780340939796


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