Cambridge IGCSE Geography has been written specifically for the Cambridge syllabus. Written by highly experienced authors and Cambridge trainers, Cambridge IGCSE Geography supports the teacher in the delivery of the syllabus and offers guidance for the examination. The Coursebook includes clear, practical support for students, case studies, fieldwork ideas and a diverse range of stimulus material. The accompanying CD-ROM features support sheets for the topics covered, outline maps and sample exam-style questions. Answers to the coursebook activities can be found on the teacher resource CD-ROM.
- Full coverage of the Cambridge IGCSE Geography syllabus so that students and teachers can be confident that they are covering all the required elements.
- Up-to-date case studies from a wide variety of countries, to help students apply their knowledge to contemporary issues.
- Fieldwork ideas for theoretical and practical use encourage learning through practical application.
- A diverse range of stimulus material, including hundreds of illustrations, ensures that the material is accessible and visually engaging.
- The accompanying CD-ROM contains support sheets for use with topics in the Coursebook, and sample exam-style questions for Paper 1 with marking schemes.
Part A: Geographical Themes – Preparing for Paper 1: Theme 1. Population and Settlement: Topic 1. World population increase: Topic 2. Over-population and under-population: Case Study. Over-population – Nigeria: Case Study. Under-population – Australia: Topic 3. Causes of a change in population size: Topic 4. Population growth rates vary: Case Study. High rate of natural population growth – Niger: Case Study: Population decline – Russia: Topic 5. Population policies: Topic 6. Population migration: Topic 7. The impacts of migration: Case Study. An international migration – Qatar: Topic 8. Finding out about the population: Case Study. A country with high dependency – Italy: Topic 9. Factors influencing population density: Case Study. High population density – Japan: Case Study. Low population density – Namibia: Topic 10. Settlement patterns: Topic 11. Settlement sites, growth and functions: Topic 12. Settlement hierarchy: Case Study. Settlement and service provision in Sardinia: Topic 13. Urban land use: Topic 14. Urban problems and solutions: Case Study. An urban area – Atlanta: Topic 15. Rapid urban growth: Topic 16. Impacts of urban growth: Case Study. Urbanisation in Peru – Lima: Sample questions: Theme 1 checklist: Theme 2 The Natural Environment: Topic 17 Types and features of earthquakes and volcanoes: Topic 18 Plate tectonics: Topic 19 Causes and effects of earthquakes and volcanoes: Topic 20 Volcanoes present hazards and opportunities: Topic 21 Reducing the impacts: Case Study. An earthquake – Haiti 2010: Case Study. A volcano – Mount Sinabung, Indonesia: Topic 22. Rivers and drainage basins: Topic 23. The work of rivers: Topic 24. River landforms 1: Topic 25. River landforms 2: Topic 26. Rivers – hazards and opportunities: Topic 27. Managing river flooding: Case Study. The Elbe River: Topic 28. The work of the sea: Topic 29. Coastal landforms created by erosion: Topic 30. Coastal landforms created by deposition: Topic 31. Coral reefs and mangrove swamps: Topic 32. Hazards and opportunities: Topic 33. Managing coastal erosion: Case Study. An area of coastline – opportunities and hazards: Topic 34. Collecting weather data 1: Topic 35. Collecting weather data 2: Topic 36. Using weather data: Topic 37. Using weather and climate data: Topic 38. The equatorial climate: Topic 39. Tropical rainforest ecosystems: Case Study. The tropical rainforest – Ecuador: Topic 40. Rainforest deforestation: Topic 41. Hot desert climates: Case Study. A hot desert – the Sahara and Mali: Topic 42. Hot desert ecosystems: Sample questions: Theme 2. Checklist: Theme 3. Economic Development and the Use of Resources: Topic 43. Indicators of development: Topic 44. Identifying inequalities: Topic 45. Classifying production: Topic 46. Employment structure varies: Topic 47. The impact of globalisation: Case Study. A trans-national corporation and its global links: Topic 48. Food production: Case Study. A farm or agricultural system: Topic 49. Food shortages: Case Study. A country or region suffering from food shortages: Topic 50. Industry: Topic 51. Industrial location Case Study: An industrial zone or factory: Topic 52. The growth of tourism: Topic 53. Tourism brings ad/disadvantages: Topic 54. Tourism needs managing: Case Study. An area where tourism is important: Topic 55. Energy: Topic 56. Nuclear power versus renewables: Case Study. Energy supply in a country or area: Topic 57. Using water: Topic 58. Managing water supply: Case Study. Water supply in a country or area: Topic 59. Economic activity versus the environment: Topic 60. Managing sustainably: Topic 61. Resource conservation: Case Study. An area where economic development is taking place causing the environment to be at risk: Sample questions: Theme 3. Checklist: Part B. Geographical Skills – Preparing for Paper 2: Part C. The Alternative to Coursework – Preparing for Papers 3 and 4: Part D. Preparing for e.