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Jacaranda Geoactive 1 NSW Australian Curriculum Geography Stage 4 Fourth Edition eBookPLUS & Print

Jacaranda Geoactive 1 NSW Australian Curriculum Geography Stage 4 Fourth Edition eBookPLUS & Print
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Swanson
ISBN13 9780730330325
Pub date December 2016
Pages 348
RRP $94.95
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Jacaranda will be publishing new digital editions of Jacaranda Geoactive 1 Stage 4 for the NSW Australian curriculum in 2017 for use in 2018. The title will be available as print (published in 2016) or a new eBook powered by learnON, the immersive digital learning platform that replaces eBookPLUS in 2018. Please visit the Jacaranda NSW Australian curriculum Geography page for more information.

Jacaranda Geoactive 1 NSW Australian curriculum Geography Stage 4 Fourth Edition eBookPLUS with Print provides comprehensive coverage of the new NSW Geography K-10 Syllabus.

Jacaranda’s unique, comprehensive reference resource SkillBuilder is fully integrated with the text, progressing student learning through a Tell me, Show me, Let me do it sequence.

Geoactive 1 is the first title in its series. To view the rest of the titles in this series, click here.

How to use this resource x

About eBookPLUS xiv

Acknowledgements xv

Chapter 1 The world of Geography 2

1.1 Overview 2

1.2 Geographical concepts 9

1.3 Work and careers in Geography 15

1.4 Review 18

Chapter 2 The diversity and formation of landscapes and landforms 22

2.1 Overview 22

2.2 What are different types of landscapes? 24

2.3 What types of landscapes and landforms are there in Australia? 26

2.4 SkillBuilder: Recognising land features ONLINE ONLY 32

2.5 What types of landscapes are found in the Pacific region? ONLINE ONLY 32

2.6 What processes transform landscapes? 32

2.7 Which landscapes are created by water? 35

2.8 How are landscapes created underground? 37

2.9 How are river landscapes created? ONLINE ONLY 39

2.10 How are coastal landscapes shaped by erosion? ONLINE ONLY 39

2.11 How are coastal landscapes shaped by deposition? ONLINE ONLY 39

2.12 How do I undertake coastal fieldwork? 40

2.13 SkillBuilder: Constructing a field sketch ONLINE ONLY 43

2.14 SkillBuilder: How to read a map ONLINE ONLY 43

2.15 Investigating topographic maps: What are topographic maps? 44

2.16 Review ONLINE ONLY 45

Chapter 3 Valuing, managing and protecting landscapes and landforms 46

3.1 Overview 46

3.2 Why do people value landscapes and landforms? 48

3.3 How do landscapes and landforms have cultural and spiritual value? 50

3.4 What are the economic values of landscapes and landforms? 52

3.5 SkillBuilder: Using positional language ONLINE ONLY 54

3.6 How are landscapes protected and managed? 55

3.7 Kakadu — Australia’s first World Heritage Area ONLINE ONLY 58

3.8 Why is Uluru an iconic Australian landform? 58

3.9 How is Uluru protected and managed? 61

3.10 How have humans changed and degraded landscapes? 62

3.11 What are geomorphic hazards? 64

3.12 SkillBuilder: Using topographic maps ONLINE ONLY 69

3.13 Investigating topographic maps: What is the value of Gunnedah Shire? 70

3.14 Review ONLINE ONLY 71

Chapter 4 Desert landscapes 72

4.1 Overview 72

4.2 What is a desert? 74

4.3 What type of climate forms deserts? 76

4.4 What are the processes that shape desert landforms? 81

4.5 What are the characteristics of Australia’s deserts? 85

4.6 How did Lake Mungo become dry? 87

4.7 How do people use deserts? 90

4.8 SkillBuilder: Using latitude and longitude ONLINE ONLY 93

4.9 SkillBuilder: Calculating distance using scale ONLINE ONLY 93

4.10 Investigating topographic maps: How do people manage deserts? 94

4.11 Is Antarctica a desert? ONLINE ONLY 94

4.12 How do people use Antarctica? ONLINE ONLY 94

4.13 Review ONLINE ONLY 95

Chapter 5 Mountain landscapes 96

5.1 Overview 96

5.2 Where are the world’s mountains? 98

5.3 How do people use mountains? 100

5.4 What are the forces that form mountains? 104

5.5 How do different types of mountains form? 106

5.6 How do earthquakes and tsunamis occur? 110

5.7 what are the impacts of earthquakes and tsunamis? 114

5.8 SkillBuilder: drawing a simple crosssection ONLINE ONLY 117

5.9 SkillBuilder: interpreting an aerial photo ONLINE ONLY 117

5.10 How are volcanic mountains formed? ONLINE ONLY 117

5.11 Investigating topographic maps: How did mount taranaki form? 118

5.12 what is the anatomy of a volcano? 120

5.13 How do volcanoes affect people? 122

5.14 review ONLINE ONLY 125

Chapter 6 rainforest landscapes 126

6.1 overview 126

6.2 what are the characteristics of a rainforest? 128

6.3 SkillBuilder: understanding thematic maps ONLINE ONLY 130

6.4 what is a rainforest ecosystem like? 131

6.5 SkillBuilder: Creating and describing complex overlay maps ONLINE ONLY 133

6.6 How have australia’s rainforests changed? 134

6.7 How is the amazon rainforest changing? ONLINE ONLY 136

6.8 SkillBuilder: drawing a précis map ONLINE ONLY 136

6.9 How do indigenous people use rainforests? 136

6.10 why are rainforests disappearing? 139

6.11 How does deforestation affect the environment and people? 141

6.12 How can rainforests be conserved? 145

6.13 Investigating topographic maps: what are features of the daintree rainforest? 148

6.14 review ONLINE ONLY 149

Chapter 7 Fieldwork inquiry: How does a waterway change from source to sea? 150

7.1 overview 150

7.2 inquiry process 150

7.3 review 151

Chapter 8 where do australians live? 154

8.1 overview 154

8.2 what creates a sense of place? 156

8.3 why do people live in certain places? 159

8.4 where do you live and why? 163

8.5 SkillBuilder: interpreting population profi les ONLINE ONLY 165

8.6 why do australians live in remote places? 166

8.7 what draws people to rural areas? 169

8.8 Investigating topographic maps: what draws people to Griffith? 172

8.9 are rural communities sustainable? ONLINE ONLY 172

8.10 what are ‘lifestyle’ places? 174

8.11 where is my place? 176

8.12 SkillBuilder: Constructing a basic sketch map ONLINE ONLY 179

8.13 where would you like to live? 180

8.14 review ONLINE ONLY 183

Chapter 9 People and places 184

9.1 overview 184

9.2 where do most australians live? 186

9.3 SkillBuilder: understanding satellite images ONLINE ONLY 188

9.4 SkillBuilder: using alphanumeric grid references ONLINE ONLY 189

9.5 Services and facilities important to wellbeing 189

9.6 How does distance affect lifestyle? 191

9.7 what is life like in a rural town? 193

9.8 environmental quality and liveability ONLINE ONLY 195

9.9 Investigating topographic maps: what makes mount etna a dangerous place to live? 196

9.10 what influences community identity? 198

9.11 what are remote settlements like? 201

9.12 what is old delhi like? ONLINE ONLY 203

9.13 How is modern india changing? ONLINE ONLY 203

9.14 review ONLINE ONLY 203

Chapter 10 Liveable places 204

10.1 overview 204

10.2 what is liveability? 206

10.3 what makes a place liveable? 208

10.4 SkillBuilder: drawing a climate graph ONLINE ONLY 210

10.5 where are the most liveable cities? 211

10.6 what makes melbourne the world’s most liveable city? ONLINE ONLY 213

10.7 How can liveability be improved? 213

10.8 Investigating topographic maps: what is liveability like in Badu and moa? 216

10.9 Port moresby — a less liveable city? 218

10.10 Dhaka — a less liveable city? ONLINE ONLY 220

10.11 What makes a place liveable for you? 220

10.12 SkillBuilder: Creating and analysing overlay maps ONLINE ONLY 222

10.13 How could my community be made more liveable? 222

10.14 Review ONLINE ONLY 225

Chapter 11 Geographical inquiry: What is my place like? 226

11.1 Overview 226

11.2 Inquiry process 226

11.3 Review 227

Chapter 12 Water in the world 230

12.1 Overview 230

12.2 What is a resource? 232

12.3 Is water a renewable resource? 234

12.4 SkillBuilder: Interpreting diagrams ONLINE ONLY 236

12.5 How much water is there in the world? ONLINE ONLY 236

12.6 How is groundwater used as a resource? 236

12.7 How does water flow through catchments? 239

12.8 What factors affect water availability? 241

12.9 What is the difference between weather and climate? 244

12.10 SkillBuilder: Reading a synoptic chart ONLINE ONLY 247

12.11 Investigating topographic maps: How does water flow down the Haast River? 248

12.12 Why does the wind blow? ONLINE ONLY 250

12.13 How strong is the wind? ONLINE ONLY 250

12.14 Review ONLINE ONLY 250

Chapter 13 Water resources and the water cycle 252

13.1 Overview 252

13.2 How is water used by people? 254

13.3 SkillBuilder: Drawing a line graph ONLINE ONLY 256

13.4 What is the value of water? 257

13.5 SkillBuilder: Annotating a photograph ONLINE ONLY 259

13.6 What is the economic value of water? 259

13.7 How does access to water improve health? 261

13.8 What is the cultural and spiritual value of water? 263

13.9 How do Indigenous people use water? 265

13.10 How is water significant to indigenous people? 267

13.11 What is the aesthetic and social value of water? 269

13.12 What is virtual water? 271

13.13 Investigating topographic maps: How is water valued in Noosa? 274

13.14 Review ONLINE ONLY 275

Chapter 14 Water scarcity and management 276

14.1 Overview 276

14.2 Where are Australia’s water resources? 278

14.3 How does Australia’s climate affect water availability? 279

14.4 What differences are there in water availability globally? 282

14.5 Does everyone have enough water? 284

14.6 SkillBuilder: Constructing a pie graph ONLINE ONLY 287

14.7 What is water scarcity? 287

14.8 SkillBuilder: Reading and describing basic choropleth maps ONLINE ONLY 291

14.9 What strategies can address water scarcity? 292

14.10 How can water be managed? 294

14.11 Investigating topographic maps: What are sources of water at Whataroa? 298

14.12 Review ONLINE ONLY 298

Chapter 15 Too much wind, too much water 300

15.1 Overview 300

15.2 How is a natural hazard different from a natural disaster? 302

15.3 SkillBuilder: Cardinal points: wind rose ONLINE ONLY 305

15.4 Why does it flood? 305

15.5 What are the impacts of floods? 307

15.6 SkillBuilder: Creating a simple column or bar graph ONLINE ONLY 310

15.7 How do places around the world manage floods? 310

15.8 How do tornadoes impact people and environments? 312

15.9 What was the impact of the May 2013 tornado in the United States? ONLINE ONLY 315

15.10 What is a cyclone? 315

15.11 What impact did Cyclone Yasi have? ONLINE ONLY 317

15.12 What are the impacts of typhoons in Asia? 318

15.13 How do we respond to extreme weather and water events? 320

15.14 How do we manage extreme weather and water events? 322

15.15 Investigating topographic maps: How does flooding affect the Narrabeen lagoon? 326

15.16 Review ONLINE ONLY 327

Chapter 16 Fieldwork inquiry: What is the water quality of my local catchment? 328

16.1 Overview 328

16.2 Inquiry process 328

16.3 Review 329

Chapter 17 Personal connections 332

17.1 Overview 332

17.2 Why do we travel? 334

17.3 Travel patterns 338

17.4 SkillBuilder: Constructing and describing a doughnut chart ONLINE ONLY 340

17.5 Sport, recreation and leisure 341

17.6 Cultural tourism 343

17.7 Impacts of travel 345

17.8 SkillBuilder: Creating a survey ONLINE ONLY 347

17.9 SkillBuilder: Describing divergence graphs ONLINE ONLY 347

17.10 Future trends and sustainability 348

17.11 Sustainability and ecotourism 350

17.12 Investigating topographic maps: How does nature drive tourism at Victoria Falls? 352

17.13 Review ONLINE ONLY 352

Chapter 18 Technology connecting people 354

18.1 Overview 354

18.2 Transport and technology 356

18.3 Investigating topographic maps: How do we use Port Botany? 358

18.4 Transport connecting people with places 360

18.5 Differences in connections of people with places 362

18.6 SkillBuilder: Interpreting topological maps ONLINE ONLY 364

18.7 How do we communicate? 364

18.8 ICT and increased connection to services and information 367

18.9 ICT and increased connection to people 369

18.10 Impacts of global connectivity on people and places 371

18.11 SkillBuilder: Constructing and describing isoline maps ONLINE ONLY 373

18.12 Review ONLINE ONLY 373

Chapter 19 Buy, swap, sell and give 374

19.1 Overview 374

19.2 How does trade connect us? 376

19.3 SkillBuilder: Constructing and describing a flow map ONLINE ONLY 380

19.4 How does trade connect Australia with the world? 381

19.5 How is food traded around the world? 385

19.6 SkillBuilder: Constructing multiple line and cumulative line graphs ONLINE ONLY 388

19.7 How are markets and factories linked? 388

19.8 Investigating topographic maps: How is Singapore linked to other places? 394

19.9 How has international automotive trade changed? 396

19.10 Are global players altering the industrial landscape? 398

19.11 Why is fair trade important? 401

19.12 Why does Australia give foreign aid? 403

19.13 Why is the illegal wildlife trade a cause for concern? ONLINE ONLY 405

19.14 Review ONLINE ONLY 405

Chapter 20 For better or worse? 406

20.1 Overview 406

20.2 Who has access to technology? 408

20.3 SkillBuilder: Constructing a table of data for a GIS ONLINE ONLY 410

20.4 What are the consequences of unequal access? 410

20.5 How has technology improved lives in developing countries? 413

20.6 How has technology improved in Australia? 415

20.7 How are e-wastes managed? 418

20.8 How does e-cycling work? ONLINE ONLY 422

20.9 How can you reduce your consumption? 423

20.10 Investigating topographic maps: Can waste be managed more sustainably? 426

20.11 SkillBuilder: Using advanced survey techniques — interviews ONLINE ONLY 428

20.12 Review ONLINE ONLY 428

Chapter 21 Fieldwork inquiry: What are the effects of travel in the local community? 430

21.1 Overview 430

21.2 Inquiry process 430

21.3 Review 431

Glossary 433

Index 439

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