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Humanities Alive Geography 7 & eBookPLUS
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Introduction vii About eBookPLUS ix How to use this book x Acknowledgements xii CHAPTER 1 Geospatial skills 2 1.1 A bird?s-eye view 4 1.2 What is a map? 6 1.3 Using map legends 8 1.4 Finding your way 10 1.5 Understanding scale 12 1.6 Using grid references 14 1.7 What?s in an atlas? 16 1.8 Latitude and longitude 18 1.9 Longitude and world time zones 20 1.10 Map projections 22 1.11 Different types of maps 24 1.12 Working with photographs 26 1.13 SkillBuilder: Constructing a line drawing 28 1.14 Satellite images 30 1.15 Making graphs 32 Check and challenge 34 Thinking about ? 36 ICT activities 38 CHAPTER 2 The Asia?Pacific region 40 2.1 Asia?Pacific landforms 42 2.2 Australian landforms 44 2.3 Natural environments of the Asia?Pacific region 46 2.4 Adapting to natural environments 48 2.5 Environments under threat 50 2.6 Population in the Asia?Pacific region 54 2.7 Human patterns in the Asia?Pacific region 56 2.8 SkillBuilder: Constructing and interpreting a bar or column graph using ICT 58 2.9 Growing rice in Indonesia 60 2.10 Australia?s human environments 62 2.11 Asian tsunami crisis 64 Check and challenge 66 Thinking about ? 68 ICT activities 70 CHAPTER 3 Deserts ? lifeless or living? 72 3.1 Deserts of the world 74 3.2 Why are deserts dry? 76 3.3 Water in an arid land 78 3.4 SkillBuilder: Creating and analysing overlay maps 80 3.5 Desert landforms 82 3.6 Lost in the desert 84 3.7 Survival skills in the desert 86 3.8 Life in the desert 88 3.9 Desert lifestyles 90 3.10 Humans change the desert 92 3.11 Desert tourism 94 Check and challenge 98 Thinking about ? 100 ICT activities 102 CHAPTER 4 Endangered species 104 4.1 Gorillas in the mist 106 4.2 Going, going, gone 108 4.3 Where are they? 110 4.4 Disappearing habitats 112 4.5 SkillBuilder: Comparing maps 114 4.6 Giant pandas on the brink 116 4.7 Saving the mountain pygmy possum 118 4.8 Illegal wildlife trade 120 4.9 Managing elephants 122 4.10 Endangered in Australia 124 4.11 Introduced species 126 Check and challenge 128 Thinking about ? 130 ICT activities 132 Glossary 135 Index 139

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