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Natural Environments: The Taupo Volcanic Zone and the South Island High Country for NCEA Level 2 - 9780170348041
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Natural Environments: The Taupo Volcanic Zone and the South Island High Country for NCEA Level 2

By | Copyright Year:2015 | ISBN-13: 9780170348041

Published:14/07/2014
This book was written to prepare New Zealand Level 2 Geography students for AS91240 (Demonstrate geographic understanding of a large natural environment). It includes two alternative studies:

- The Taupo Volcanic Zone
- The South Island High Country, which includes parts of Otago, Canterbury and Marlborough

Each study includes information on what the natural environment is like now; how it has developed and changed over time; and how it has been affected by nearly 1000 years of human occupation.

The teaching is closely related to NCEA and curriculum requirements, and is supported by many maps, diagrams and photographs. A range of exercises and activities are included to encourage students to explore geographic concepts and develop geographic knowledge and skills.

CONTENTS

Introduction

Study 1 The South Island High Country
Chapter 1: The South Island High Country
Chapter 2: Stresses and strains
Chapter 3: Shaping High Country environments
Chapter 4: Climates and vegetation
Chapter 5: People in the High Country
Chapter 6: Molesworth and Bendigo

Study 2 The Taupo Volcanic Zone
Chapter 7: The Taupo Volcanic Zone
Chapter 8: Created by fire
Chapter 9: Shaping volcanic environments
Chapter 10: Living with eruptions
Chapter 11: People on the volcanic lands
Chapter 12: Protection or exploitation?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lois Anderson has had a long career as a Geography teacher in New Zealand Secondary schools. She has written Nature’s Fury, Population Concepts and other Geography and Social Studies books.

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