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geog.123 3rd edition

What’s in geog.123
third edition?

The current Key Stage 3 Programme of Study demands relevance. So, when we wrote the new editions of geog.123, we kept this firmly in mind. We also wanted to provide some new and exciting content. Our aim was to give you choice and flexibility, and to help you put in place a course that will suit and engage your students.

What’s in geog.123
third edition?

The current Key Stage 3 Programme of Study demands relevance. So, when we wrote the new editions of geog.123, we kept this firmly in mind. We also wanted to provide some new and exciting content. Our aim was to give you choice and flexibility, and to help you put in place a course that will suit and engage your students.

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1 It’s geography
This chapter introduces the Earth as our planet, showing how it is being changed by natural forces and human activities and how we all have a place on it. It introduces the kinds of topics students will study in geography – and how looking around and asking questions will make them good at geography.

2 Making and mapping connections
A very accessible introduction to maps and mapskills. It includes a spread that looks at mental maps – which we think will help to make maps easier and more accessible for students; we then build up to maps drawn to scale and with grid lines, and look at distance, direction, OS maps, and contour lines.

3 Settlement
This chapter concentrates on the fascinating story of Aylesbury, and finishes by looking at how 15,000 new homes are planned for the town and the prospects for the sustainable development of the town.

4 Let’s go shopping
Shopping, and how it’s changing: why shops locate where they do, out-of-town shopping (Bluewater), and Internet shopping.

5 Exploring Britain
This chapter looks at the main physical features of Britain, our weather, who we are, what we do, and how the UK is linked to other countries.

6 Rivers
This chapter starts by explaining the water cycle, then looks at how rivers shape the land, and finishes with a spread on how we use and harm rivers.

7 Floods
Flooding in the UK and how we might protect ourselves from it. Tewkesbury and the incredible summer floods of 2007 make up the case study.

8 Sport
Football – including a case study about a proposed new ground for Liverpool FC – and the London 2012 Olympics. Always a popular chapter.

9 Our restless planet
The causes and consequences of earthquakes and volcanoes, how they impact people, and how we try to cope with them. The case studies are the Kashmir earthquake, the Indian Ocean tsunami, and Montserrat.

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1 People and the planet
This chapter is about the number of people on our planet and our growing demand for resources.

2 Coasts
This chapter explains coastal processes and landforms, covers the dramatic battle against the sea at Happisburgh, and considers the defence dilemma.

3 Weather and climate
This chapter offers clear explanations of the factors that influence both weather and climate, and includes a spread about storms in the UK.

4 Ecosystems
This chapter looks at tropical rainforests and the Arctic tundra – exciting ecosystems that students enjoy learning about.

5 Our warming planet
Our planet is getting warmer. Why? How? What might happen? What can we do?

6 Where should we get our energy?
We all need and use energy. This chapter looks at energy in the UK, fossil fuels, nuclear power, wind power, biofuels, and solar power.

7 Crime
Geography is brilliant – it even covers crime! This chapter looks at the links between location and crime. It always engages students.

8 Oi Brazil!
Brazil is a large country, rich in natural resources, and it’s developing quite quickly. But it’s also a country with big contrasts, and it faces many challenges. This chapter includes a look at life in a favela.

9 London: your capital city
London – home to 7.7 million people, or 12.7% of the UK population. This short chapter looks at our exciting capital city.

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1 Development
This chapter provides very accessible coverage of a complex topic. It introduces and explains our unequal world, with Ghana as a case study.

2 Close-up on China
One-fifth of the world’s population, and a growing influence in the world – China should be part of any relevant and topical course.

3 Off to the USA
The USA is more than big cars and movie stars – students will enjoy this chapter about the world’s superpower.

4 The global fashion
This chapter covers globalisation, using clothing as an example – most of the clothes we buy are made in other countries, usually poorer ones.

5 Coffee break!
This chapter is about the trade in coffee and other crops. Coffee is the world’s most valuable traded commodity, after oil – but millions of coffee farmers in LEDCs live in poverty.

6 Tourism – good or bad?
About 8% of all jobs around the world are connected to tourism. This chapter looks at the pros and cons of tourism, ecotourism, and tourism in the UK, Benidorm, and the Gambia.

7 The ocean
The ocean covers nearly three-quarters of the planet, and we can’t live without it. This chapter explains why, and looks at how we use the ocean – and how we’re harming it.

8 Our world in 2030
We are living unsustainably. Our footprint is growing, and there are problems ahead. How can we avoid them?