Academic journal article Geography

Higher Geography: Environmental Interaction (Second Edition)

Academic journal article Geography

Higher Geography: Environmental Interaction (Second Edition)

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Higher Geography: Environmental Interaction (second edition) Martin Duddin, Morven Archer, Oliver Bray, Jim Bruce, Gordon Lobban and David Russell Paisley: Hodder Gibson, 2006 216pp, 21x27.5cm Pb: £16.99, ISBN 978-0-340-91584-4

This student text has been written to cover four of the six topics for the environmental interactions section of the Scottish Geography Higher Syllabus. The four most popular options have been selected: rural land resources, rural land degradation, urban change and its management, and development and health.

The text is well presented with a nice mixture of different visual stimuli. There are several case studies for each section and these contain questions to assess students' learning. There is also a summary of key ideas at the end of each chapter. Where appropriate, Scottish case studies have been used (such as the Cairngorm mountains in the glaciated landscapes section) as well as other examples from around the UK and the world. Case studies are up to date and therefore more interesting for the student to examine, for example, the coastal defence of Swanage, Dorset, in 2005, and the anticipated impact of the 2012 Olympics on Dorset. …

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