Geography for Common Entrance is an authoritative textbook preparing pupils for the Independent Schools Examination Board's Common Entrance Geography examination. The second edition of the Pupil's Book has been comprehensively updated and revised with new case studies and additional support for revision and exam preparation. The book covers the thematic content of the course providing one unit for each theme. Each theme is explored using an enquiry-based approach: stimulating activities and real-life case studies provide in-depth investigation to challenge pupil's thinking and deepen their understanding. All case studies have been rewritten and updated to provide opportunities for pupils to fully engage with topical issues such as sustainable development, globalisation and hazards. Each themed unit is structured in four parts: - An introduction to the theme based on pupils' everyday experience of geography. - Systematic coverage on a spread by spread basis of all the key geographical ideas and syllabus content that are needed to understand the theme. - Case Studies provide two or three enquiries in each unit using real places at a range of global, national and local scales. - 'Meet the Examiner' ends each unit by giving structured advice on revision practice and exam strategies. This Teacher's Resource Book has been updated for the new syllabus to provide extensive support for all units. It provides: - teaching notes and worksheets to support enquiries in the Pupil's Book - extensive advice on differentiation and assessment - additional support for teaching locational knowledge - a CD containing all worksheets in an editable format. A companion volume, Map Skills for Common Entrance Geography and Key Stage 3 covers the map skills section of the syllabus and provides practice in using Ordnance Survey Maps at 1:25,000 and 1:50,000 scales and interpreting aerial photographs. The Author John Widdowson is the author of the award winning Key Stage 3 series Earthworks, from which this book is adapted.AdvisorsPaul Baker, is an experienced examiner and Head of Geography at the Dragon School, Oxford.Fiona Langridge, Common Entrance Chair of Setters for the Geography examination, and Deputy Head and Head of Geography at Wentworth College, Bournemouth.
Author: John Widdowson
Publisher: Hodder Education
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
The geographer seeks to describe the diverse features of the earth's surface, to explain if possible how these features have come to be what they are, and to discuss how they influence the distribution of man with his diverse activities. Geography therefore stands transitionally yet centrally between the natural sciences, the social studies, and the humanities. While in its concept and content it is an integrated whole, of necessity it impinges on the associated disciplines, and inevitably makes use of a wide range of kindred terminology. In compiling the 3,400 entries for this dictionary, the main criterion for inclusion has been usage. Geographical textbooks and periodicals have been systematically combed, and where a term has been used in a specific geographical context, or in a specialist sense which differs from general practice or popular usage, it has been included. Foreign words are listed where they have been accepted into English geographical literature, especially where no satisfactory translation exists. Cross-references are freely given, printed in small capitals, where it is necessary to assist the user in tracing cognate and supplementary entries, or where the meaning of the word thus shown is essential to the understanding of the entry. The emphasis throughout is on specific factual information, conveniently accessible on a strict alphabetical basis, rather than a bare definition. Statistical material and formulae are appended, where it would seem helpful, in the form of tables under the relevant entries. Since this dictionary is neither a gazetteer nor a compendium of current affairs, lists of countries and capitals, regional names and international groupings are not included, since these can be found conveniently elsewhere. The five hundred and seventy-two additional entries to this dictionary, together with a few minor modifications to the existing material, are the result of extensive correspondence and discussion since the appearance of the first edition. This edition, originally published in 1970, has continuing relevance as a resource for professionals. F. J. Monkhouse was formerly chair of geography at the University of Southampton. Throughout his career he was also visiting professor at the University of Illinois, University of Maryland, Queen's University, and the Miami University(Ohio). His books include The Countries of North-Western Europe and The Lake District.
Author: Francis John Monkhouse
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Author: Joseph GUY (the Elder.)
The thoroughly revised & updated 2nd edition of “The Geography Compendium” has been prepared with enormous efforts for all IAS aspirants, State PCS and other competitive exams. The book has been written with the approach to provide the best preparatory material for the exam. The book not only covers 100% syllabus but is also covered with Mind Maps, Infographics, Charts, Tables and latest exam pattern MCQs. The emphasis of the book has been on conceptual understanding and better retention which are important from the point of view of the exam. The book captures most of the important questions with explanations of the past years of the IAS Prelim exam, CDS, NDA and other competitive exams distributed in the various chapters. The book is divided into 10 chapters followed by 2 levels of exercises with 1000+ Simple MCQs & statement based MCQs.
Author: Disha Experts
Publisher: Disha Publications
Author: Sir William Smith
Category: Classical geography
In diesem Buch wird einerseits die spannende Entdeckung der Stratosphäre selbst und verschiedener unerwarteter Phänomene in der Stratosphäre beschrieben: ein bemannter Ballonflug im Jahr 1901 bis in 11 km Höhe; eine Expedition zum Victoriasee im Jahr 1908; die Entdeckung der Ozonschicht um 1930, des "Berliner Phänomens" im Jahr 1952, des Einflusses von Vulkaneruptionen im Jahr 1982, des Ozonlochs im Jahr 1985 und des Einflusses der Sonnenaktivität im Jahr 1987. Andererseits wird gezeigt, wie diese Erscheinungen miteinander verknüpft sind und wie sie anthropogene und natürliche Schwankungen in unserem Klimasystem verursachen. Am Beispiel der Stratosphäre soll das Buch zum Verständnis der Erforschung komplizierter Zusammenhänge in der Natur beitragen.
Phänomene, Geschichte, Relevanz
Author: Karin Labitzke
Author: Albert Forbiger
Category: Geography, Ancient
First published in 2004, The Jewish Study Bible is a landmark, one-volume resource tailored especially for the needs of students of the Hebrew Bible. It has won acclaim from readers in all religious traditions. The Jewish Study Bible, which comes in a protective slipcase, combines the entire Hebrew Bible--in the celebrated Jewish Publication Society TANAKH Translation--with explanatory notes, introductory materials, and essays by leading biblical scholars on virtually every aspect of the text, the world in which it was written, its interpretation, and its role in Jewish life. The quality of scholarship, easy-to-navigate format, and vibrant supplementary features bring the ancient text to life. This second edition includes revised annotations for nearly the entire Bible, as well as forty new and updated essays on many of the issues in Jewish interpretation, Jewish worship in the biblical and post-biblical periods, and the influence of the Hebrew Bible in the ancient world. The Jewish Study Bible, Second Edition, is an essential resource for anyone interested in the Hebrew Bible.
Author: Adele Berlin,Marc Zvi Brettler
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author: William Thomas Lowndes
Category: English literature
Containing an Account of Rare, Curious, and Useful Books, Published in Or Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, from the Invention of Printing; with Bibliographical and Critical Notices, Collations of the Rarer Articles, and the Prices at which They Have Been Sold in the Present Century
Author: William Thomas Lowndes
Category: English literature
Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries