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Senior Geography for Queensland Book 1, 2nd Edition

Senior Geography for Queensland Book 1, 2nd Edition

Bill Dodd, Lain Meyer, Mick Law

ISBN: 978-0-731-40592-3

Dec 2007, Jacaranda

240 pages


The second edition of the Senior Geography for Queensland series has been written specifically for the 2007 syllabus in Senior Geography. Following the syllabus sequence, Book 1 covers Themes 1 and 2, while Book 2 covers Themes 3 and 4. As well as covering the syllabus focus units, both texts include elective units. Each book is accompanied by a GIS resource disk to assist in the requirement that students experience spatial technologies.

Features of the text:
- Key ideas and key questions from the syllabus at the beginning of each chapter in order to foster geographical inquiry
- New and updated case studies, covering a range of scales and geographical contexts
- Revise and Review questions at the end of each chapter to reinforce knowledge objectives
- Extensive exercises within chapters to develop geographical inquiry skills and fieldwork
- Highly illustrated, full-colour presentation, providing a wealth of information and skills practice

Features of the GIS resource disk:
- ESRI's ArcExplorer: Java Edition for Education Version 2.3.1 edition software (AEJEE)
- A guide to downloading later versions of ESRI's free AEJEE
- A step-by-step guide to AEJEE for teachers and students
- Two GIS modules on urbanisation and natural hazards, incorporating student worksheets.

Note to teachers and students


Chapter 1 - Investigating the natural environment
The Earth's systems
Elective 1: Managing coastal environments
Regional case study - Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
Elective 2: Managing glacial and polar environments
Local case study - Managing New Zealand's glacial environments
Regional case study - Antarctica: managing our last wilderness
Revise and review
Key terms

Chapter 2 - Responding to Natural Hazards

Responding to geological hazards
Regional Case Study - Volcanoes of Italy
Atmospheric hazards
Investigating cyclones - a geographic inquiry
Concluding the inquiry
Regional case study - Tropical cyclones in Australia
Geomorphic hazards
Local case study: Thredbo land Sijeruk
National case study: Landslides in Nepal - the interaction between physical and human systems
Revise and review
Key terms

Chapter 3 - Managing Catchments

The hydrologic water cycle
River valleys and landforms
The work of Rivers
Using catchment data
Local case study: Local flooding in Brisbane
Living in a catchment
Stream regulation and water flow
Local case study: The Three Gorges Dam, China
Domestic Water
Regional case study: A Queensland water grid
Regional case study: The Murray-Darling Basin
Local case study: Fieldwork in a local catchment
Sustainable catchment management
Revise and review
Key terms

Chapter 4 - Investigating Social Environments

What are communities and settlements?
Where do most of the world's people live?
The history of settlements
The structure of modern settlements
Features of modern-day cities
National case study: Australian settlement patterns
Revise and review
Key terms

Chapter 5 - Sustainable Communities

Ecological sustainability, livability and ecological footprints
Regional case study: Sustaining Brisbane's air quality
Local case study: Sustainable communities in Brisbane's inner suburbs
Planning for suburban consumers - the application of gravity models
Australia's rural communities - are they sustainable?
Regional case study: Sustaining communities on the Darling Downs
National case study: Sustainable coastal communities
Planning for sustainable cities
Local case study: The planned capital city
Revise and review
Key terms

Chapter 6 - Connecting People and Places

Regional case study: South-east Queensland
Planning for commuters
The influence of infrastructure
Local case study: Curitiba, Brazil
Regional case study: Tibetan rail link
Global case study: Globalisation - India and Okinawa
Revise and review
Key terms