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  • ISBN:9780521147323
  • Format:Paperback
  • Subject(s):Geography
  • Qualification:IB Diploma
  • Author(s):Paul Guinness
  • Available from: No date available

Two new coursebooks for the Geography for the IB Diploma syllabus.


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    This attractive, full-colour coursebook covers the seven sections of the Higher Level Extension syllabus in Geography for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. It is written by a highly experienced author and former head of Geography at a major IB school in the UK. The coursebook explores the theme of Global Interactions and contains: key questions outlining the main issues for each topic; case studies selected from every continent; activities and geographical skills guidance; discussion points and research ideas; integrated Theory of Knowledge links; examination-style questions; definitions of key terms and useful web links.

  • Contents
    • Key questions to stimulate thought on the main issues for each sub-topic.

    • Case studies from around the world, providing examples for reference.

    • Activities and geographical skills exercises to practise techniques. Discussion points and research ideas to explore the topics further.

    • Theory of Knowledge links integrated into the topics. Examination-style questions on each sub-topic in the syllabus.

    • Definitions of key terms for easy reference in each chapter.

    • Useful web links for further reading and research.

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    • Introduction
    • Section 1. Measuring Global Interactions: 1. Global participation
    • 2. Global core and periphery
    • Section 2. Changing Space: the Shrinking World: 3. Time–space convergence and the reduction in the friction of distance
    • 4. Extension and density of networks
    • Section 3. Economic Interactions and Flows: 5. Financial flows
    • 6. Labour flows
    • 7. Information flows
    • Section 4. Environmental Change
    • 8. Degradation through raw material production
    • 9. The effects of transnational manufacturing and services
    • 10. Transboundary pollution
    • 11. Homogenisation of landscapes
    • Section 5. Sociolcultural Exchanges
    • 12. Cultural diffusion: the process
    • 13. Consumerism and culture
    • 14. Sociocultural integration
    • Section 6. Political Outcomes
    • 15. Loss of sovereignty
    • 16. Responses
    • Section 7. Global Interactions at the Local Level: 17. Globalisation and the adoption of globalisation
    • 18. Local responses to globalisation
    • 19. Alternatives
    • Index
    • Acknowledgements.

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