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Essential AS geography

Author: Simon Ross; John Morgan; Richard Heelas
Publisher: Cheltenham : S. Thornes, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Essential AS Geography provides comprehensive coverage of the range of subjects and themes for AS Geography. The book has been designed to smooth the transition between GCSE and A Level standard and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Ross; John Morgan; Richard Heelas
ISBN: 0748751750 9780748751754
OCLC Number: 46908268
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 408 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 28 cm
Contents: Part 1 What you need to succeed: changing levels; what are notes?; how to succeed in exams. Part 2 Earth stories: the theory of plate tectonics; tectonic activity; tectonic hazards; weathering; slopes; rock characteristics and landscape; rock types and landscape. Part 3 Life on earth: the woodland ecosystem; vegetation succession; soils. Part 4 Population: population growth; people and resources; population distribution; a mobile world?. Part 5 Rural environments: an introduction; rural settlement patterns; conflicts in rural areas; the culture of rural Britain. Part 6 The atmosphere: global energy - the atmospheric motor; pressure and winds; water in the air; understanding weather - the UK; the average as meaningless. Part 7 Running water: the drainage basin hydrological cycle; the water balance; hydrographs; drainage basin analysis; river channel processes; river landforms; river channel management; river basin management. Part 8 Urban environments; the growth of cities; land use patterns in cities; urban issues in British cities; urban issues in LEDCs. Part 9 Coastal environments: managing the coastal system; the Dorset coast - an overview; coastal erosion - the Lulworth Cove area; coastal deposition - Chesil Beach; managing coastal erosion; changing sea levels. Part 10 Economic activity: the world of work; employment sectors; the global economy. Part 11 In the field: planning a field investigation; collecting data; processing the data; trends, anomalies and implications.
Responsibility: Simon Ross, John Morgan, Richard Heelas ; volume editor, Simon Ross.

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