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Our Planet’s Extreme Environments is one of seven Planet Geography Monographs, each of which covers one option of the Standard Level and Higher Level Options for IBDP Geography Paper 1.  The book contains 120 pages in full colour, 17.2cm x 24.5cm, with 4 chapters that mirror the structure of the syllabus.  The same content is also available as chapters 9 to 12 in Our Dynamic Planet.  View sample pages from the books here.

Chapter 1 of Our Planet’s Extreme Environments is ‘Characteristics of extreme environments’.  It comprises 36 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. Extreme environments

  2. Global distribution

  3. Relief and climatic characteristics

  4. Challenges faced by humans in extreme environments

  5. Case study of challenges to humans in Yakutsk

  6. Case study of challenges to humans in Death Valley

  7. The changing distribution of extreme environments over time

Chapter 2 of Our Planet’s Extreme Environments is ‘Physical processes and landscapes’.  It comprises 21 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. Glacial processes

  2. Periglacial processes

  3. Arid landform processes

  4. Arid landforms

Chapter 3 of Our Planet’s Extreme Environments is ‘Managing extreme environments’.  It comprises 32 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. Agricultural opportunities and challenges

  2. Case study of agricultural opportunities and challenges in Turkmenistan

  3. Opportunities and challenges for mineral extraction

  4. Case study of diamond mining in Mirny, Russia

  5. Case study of iron ore mining in the Pilbara, Australia

  6. Opportunities and challenges for tourism in extreme environments

  7. Case study of tourism in the Swiss Alps

  8. Case study of tourism in the Himalayas of Nepal

  9. Case study of tourism in the Nile Valley of Egypt

  10. Case study of tourism in Etosha National Park, Namibia

Chapter 4 of Our Planet’s Extreme Environments is ‘Extreme environment futures’.  It comprises 27 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. Desertification

  2. Case study of desertification in the Sahel

  3. Competition for resources

  4. Case study of issues of resource competition for the Himba people

  5. Sustainable development and new technology

  6. Global change in extreme environments