Geography for the IB Diploma: Patterns and Change

Geography for the IB Diploma: Patterns and Change
Brand: Cambridge University Press
Product Code: 9780521147330
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Geography for the IB Diploma: Patterns and Change

Author: Paul Guinness

Published: November 22, 2010

Format: Paperback

This lively coursebook covers the four compulsory topics of the Core theme Patterns and Change in the Geography syllabus for the IB Diploma Programme. The book is divided into thematic sections closely following the IB syllabus structure, and is written in clear, accessible English. It guides students through the Core topics, building geographical skills and making connections to other areas of the Geography course and to concepts in the Theory of Knowledge. The Coursebook is tailored to the requirements and assessment objectives of the IB syllabus, and emphasises an international dimension using carefully selected case studies from every continent.

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About the Author
Paul Guinness is a highly experienced author, teacher and examiner. Until recently he was Head of Geography at King’s College School, Wimbledon, an IB school in the UK that was named the Sunday Times International Baccalaureate School of the Year for 2009. Paul has written or co-authored over 30 textbooks and produced over 80 articles for IB, A Level and GCSE courses. He has travelled extensively to produce a wide range of case study material. In 2010 he was accredited with the title of Geography Consultant by the Geographical Association in the UK.


  • Key questions to stimulate thought on the main issues for each sub-topic.
  • Case studies from around the world, providing examples for reference.
  • Activities and geographical skills exercises to practise techniques.
  • Discussion points and research ideas to explore the topics further.
  • Theory of Knowledge links integrated into the topics.
  • Examination-style questions on each sub-topic in the Core syllabus.
  • Definitions of key terms for easy reference in each chapter.
  • Useful web links for further reading and research.

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