Planet Geography Books

Planet Geography

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Our Planet’s Oceans and Coasts 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 135 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 5 to 8 in Our Dynamic Planet.  Our Planet’s Oceans and Coasts will be available for delivery from March 2017.   View sample pages from the books here.

Chapter 1 of Our Planet’s Oceans and Coasts is ‘Ocean-atmosphere interactions’.  It comprises 28 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. Ocean currents

  2. Atmosphere-oceanic interactions (including ENSO cycles)

  3. Hurricanes and coastal margins

  4. Case study of Hurricanes Dennis and Sandy in North Carolina

  5. Oceans as a store of carbon dioxide

Chapter 2 of Our Planet’s Oceans and Coasts is ‘Interactions between oceans and coastal places’.  It comprises 33 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. Physical influences on coastal landscapes

  2. Coastal landforms

  3. Advancing and retreating coastlines

  4. Case study of coastal change in Morfa Harlech, Wales

  5. Sand dune development

  6. Case study of dunes at Wallagoot Beach, Australia

Chapter 3 of Our Planet’s Oceans and Coasts is ‘Managing Coastal Margins’.  It comprises 48 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. Coastal erosion and flooding management strategies

  2. Case study of the management of Sydney’s coasts

  3. Conflicting land-use pressures on coasts

  4. Case study of land-use pressure and conflict of the coasts of Sint Maarten

  5. Management of coral reefs and mangrove swamps

  6. Case study of the management of coral reefs on the Great Barrier Reef

  7. Case study of the management of mangroves on Towra Point

  8. Geopolitics of oceans

Chapter 4 of Our Planet’s Oceans and Coasts is ‘Ocean management futures’.  It comprises 20 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. Biotic ocean resources

  2. Case study of the management of fishing in Hong Kong

  3. Abiotic ocean resources

  4. Managing ocean pollution

  5. The strategic value of oceans

  6. Case study of a contested ocean area - the South China Sea