Planet Geography Books

Planet Geography

Planet Geography

 

Our Dynamic Planet covers all parts of the Standard Level and Higher Level Options for IBDP Geography Paper 1.  The book contains 824 pages in full colour, 17.2cm x 24.5cm, with 28 chapters that mirror the structure of the syllabus.  Our Dynamic Planet will be available for delivery from March 2017.   View sample pages from the books here.

Chapter 1 of Our Dynamic Planet is ‘Drainage basin hydrology and geomorphology’.  It comprises 26 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. A systems approach to drainage basins

  2. River discharge

  3. River processes and landforms

  4. Case study of the forming of a large waterfall, Victoria Falls,on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia

Chapter 2 of Our Dynamic Planet is ‘Flooding and flood mitigation’.  It comprises 20 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. Hydrographs

  2. Human actions and flooding

  3. Flood prediction

  4. Flood mitigation

  5. Case study of flood mitigation in the Nile Basin

  6. Case study of flood mitigation in the Lower Rhine Basin

Chapter 3 of Our Dynamic Planet is ‘Water scarcity and water quality’.  It comprises 39 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. Water scarcity

  2. Environmental consequences of agricultural activity

  3. Case study of the impact of agricultural activities on the Colorado River

  4. Case study of the impact of irrigation for rice farming in Bali

  5. Pressure on lakes and aquifers

  6. Case study of human pressure on a large lake - the Aral Sea

  7. Internationally shared water resources

  8. Case study of water conflict in the Euphrates River basin

Chapter 4 of Our Dynamic Planet is ‘Water management futures’.  It comprises 34 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. Improving water management

  2. Dams for multi-purpose water schemes

  3. Case study of the Three Gorges Dam project

  4. Integrated drainage basin management

  5. Case study of the Broadland Rivers Catchment Plan

  6. Pressures on wetlands (including Ramsar)

  7. Case study of the Florida Everglades

Chapter 5 of Our Dynamic Planet 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 6 of Our Dynamic Planet 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 7 of Our Dynamic Planet 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 8 of Our Dynamic Planet 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

Chapter 9 of Our Dynamic Planet 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 10 of Our Dynamic Planet 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 11 of Our Dynamic Planet 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 12 of Our Dynamic Planet 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

Chapter 13 of Our Dynamic Planet is ‘Geophysical systems’.  It comprises 26 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. Plate movement

  2. Volcanoes

  3. Earthquakes

  4. Case study of the Indian Ocean tsunami

  5. Mass movement

  6. Case study of the Darvaza sinkholes

Chapter 14 of Our Dynamic Planet is ‘Geophysical hazard risks’.  It comprises 16 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. Hazards

  2. Hazard magnitude and frequency

  3. Factors affecting geophysical hazard risks

  4. Geographical factors affecting geophyical hazard event impacts

Chapter 15 of Our Dynamic Planet is ‘Hazard risk and vulnerability’.  It comprises 33 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. Volcanic hazards

  2. Case study of volcanic hazards in Yellowstone, USA

  3. Case study of volcanic hazards in Iceland

  4. Earthquake hazards

  5. Case study of the Haiti earthquake

  6. Case study of the Kumamoto earthquake

  7. Mass movement hazards

  8. Case study of the Dolina Geyzerov landslide

  9. Case study of the Oso mudslide

Chapter 16 of Our Dynamic Planet is ‘Future resilience and adaptation’.  It comprises 13 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. Trends and projections

  2. Adaptation to hazards

  3. Pre-event management strategies

  4. Post-event management strategies

Chapter 17 of Our Dynamic Planet is ‘Changing leisure patterns’.  It comprises 16 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. Leisure

  2. Classifying tourist and sporting activities

  3. Economic development and leisure

  4. Comparative case studies of leisure in Mexico and Sweden

  5. Factors affecting participation in sport and tourism

Chapter 18 of Our Dynamic Planet is ‘Tourism and sport at the local and national scales’.  It comprises 17 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. The growth of tourist hotspots

  2. Spheres of influence

  3. National sports leagues

  4. Case study of a national sports league - the AFL

  5. Large scale festivals

  6. Case study of a large festival in a rural location, the Enga Cultural Festival

Chapter 19 of Our Dynamic Planet is ‘Tourism and sport at the international scale’.  It comprises 38 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. Niche national tourism strategies

  2. The role of TNCs in expanding international tourism destinations

  3. Tourism as a national development strategy

  4. Case study of tourism as a national development strategy in Turkmenistan

  5. International sporting events

  6. Case study of the costs and benefits of hosting the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro

Chapter 20 of Our Dynamic Planet is ‘Managing tourism and sport for the future’.  It comprises 23 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. Unsustainable tourism

  2. Case study of managing the Angkor World Heritage Site, Cambodia

  3. Sustainable tourism

  4. Case study of sustainable tourism in Serra Cafema, Namibia

  5. Case study of sustainable tourism in Tiger Leaping Gorge, China

  6. Future international tourism

  7. International sport participation 

Chapter 21 of Our Dynamic Planet is ‘Measuring food and health’.  It comprises 29 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. Global patterns in food and nutrition indicators

  2. The nutrition transition

  3. Global patterns in health indicators

  4. Trends in global health

Chapter 22 of Our Dynamic Planet is ‘Food systems and the spread of diseases’.  It comprises 39 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. Sustainability and food production

  2. Variations in food consumption

  3. Diffusion

  4. Vector-borne and water-borne diseases

  5. Case study of diarrhoea

  6. Case study of malaria

  7. Diffusion of diseases of poverty and diseases of affluence

Chapter 23 of Our Dynamic Planet is ‘Stakeholders in food and health’.  It comprises 20 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. The role of international organisations

  2. The influence of transnational corporations

  3. Gender roles

  4. Famine

  5. Case study of famine-related issues in the Sahel

Chapter 24 of Our Dynamic Planet is ‘Future health, food security and sustainability’.  It comprises 34 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. Possible solutions to food insecurity

  2. Case study of food insecurity in Yemen

  3. Contemporary approaches to food production

  4. Prevention and treatment in managing disease

  5. Case study of medical care in Majiang, China

  6. Managing pandemics

  7. Case study of the ebola pandemic

Chapter 25 of Our Dynamic Planet is ‘The variety of urban environments’.  It comprises 42 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. Characteristics of urban places

  2. The pattern of urban economic activities and residential areas

  3. Case study of the pattern of economic and residential land uses in Yangon

  4. Poverty, deprivation and informal activity in urban areas

  5. Case study of begging in Karachi

  6. Case study of social stresses in London

  7. Case study of the ebola pandemic

Chapter 26 of Our Dynamic Planet is ‘Changing urban systems’.  It comprises 26 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. Urbanisation

  2. Centrifugal population movements

  3. Urban system growth

  4. Case study of infrastructure growth in La Paz

  5. Urban deindustrialisation

Chapter 27 of Our Dynamic Planet is ‘Urban environmental and social stresses’.  It comprises 31 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. Urban microclimates

  2. Case study of air pollution in Beijing

  3. Traffic congestion

  4. Case study of sustainable traffic management in Curitiba

  5. Contested land use changes

  6. Case study of contested land use changes in Skopje

  7. Case study of contested land use changes in Berlin

  8. Urban social deprivation

Chapter 28 of Our Dynamic Planet is ‘Building sustainable urban systems for the future’.  It comprises 40 pages divided into the following sections:

  1. Urban growth projections

  2. Resilient city design

  3. Case study of resilient city strategies in Rio de Janeiro

  4. Case study of resilient city strategies in Byblos

  5. Case study of resilient city strategies in Cairo (the Zabaleen community)

  6. Eco city design

  7. Case study of environmental strategies in Malmö

  8. Case study of environmental strategies in Sydney (Newington)

  9. Smart city design