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Jacaranda Geography Alive 8 Australian Curriculum 2e learnON & Print
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How to use the Jacaranda Geography Alive resource suite ix Acknowledgements xiii 1 The world of Geography 1 1.1 Overview 1 1.2 Geographical concepts 3 1.3 Review 13 Unit 1 Landforms and Landscapes 15 2 Introducing landforms and landscapes 17 2.1 Overview 17 2.2 How are landscapes different? 18 2.3 What landforms make up Australia? 20 2.4 SkillBuilder: Recognising land features 29 2.5 What landforms are found in the Pacific? 29 2.6 What processes shape landscapes? 27 2.7 What is hidden underground? 30 2.8 What's beneath our feet? 33 2.9 SkillBuilder: Using positional language 2.10 How do different cultures view landscapes? 36 2.11 How are landscapes preserved and managed? 39 2.12 Review 44 3 Landscapes formed by water 43 3.1 Overview 43 3.2 Which landscapes are formed by water? 44 3.3 What is coastal erosion? 47 3.4 Which coastal landforms are created by deposition? 49 3.5 How are coasts changed? 52 3.6 What differences exist in coastal landforms between places? 54 3.7 How are coasts managed? 56 3.8 How do I undertake coastal fieldwork? 58 3.9 SkillBuilder: Constructing a field sketch 3.10 What's in a rip? 62 3.11 How does water form river landscapes? 64 3.12 How are river landscapes managed? 69 3.13 Which landscapes are formed by ice? 3.14 Do all rivers flow to the sea? 71 3.15 SkillBuilder: Reading contour lines on a map 3.16 Review 77 4 Desert landscapes 76 4.1 Overview 76 4.2 What is a desert? 77 4.3 SkillBuilder: Using latitude and longitude 83 4.4 What type of climate forms deserts? 81 4.5 What are the processes that shape desert landforms? 86 4.6 What are the characteristics of Australia's deserts? 90 4.7 SkillBuilder: Calculating distance using scale 94 4.8 How did Lake Mungo become dry? 93 4.9 How do people use deserts? 98 4.10 Is Antarctica a desert? 96 4.11 How do people use Antarctica? 99 4.12 Review 104 5 Mountain landscapes 103 5.1 Overview 103 5.2 Where are the world's mountains? 104 5.3 How do people use mountains? 107 5.4 What are the forces that form mountains? 111 5.5 How do different types of mountains form? 113 5.6 How do earthquakes and tsunamis occur? 118 5.7 What are the impacts of earthquakes and tsunamis? 127 5.8 How are volcanic mountains formed? 125 5.9 How did Mount Taranaki form? 128 5.10 SkillBuilder: Drawing simple cross-sections 133 5.11 What is the anatomy of a volcano? 132 5.12 SkillBuilder: Interpreting an aerial photo 137 5.13 How do volcanic eruptions affect people? 138 5.14 Review 136 6 Rainforest landscapes 137 6.1 Overview 137 6.2 What are the characteristics of a rainforest? 138 6.3 What is a rainforest ecosystem like? 141 6.4 SkillBuilder: Creating and describing complex overlay maps 145 6.5 How have Australia's rainforests changed? 144 6.6 How is the Amazon rainforest changing? 146 6.7 SkillBuilder: Drawing a precis map 153 6.8 How do indigenous peoples use rainforests? 154 6.9 Why are rainforests disappearing? 152 6.10 How does deforestation affect the environment and people? 154 6.11 How can rainforests be conserved? 159 6.12 Review164 7 Fieldwork inquiry: How does a waterway change from source to sea? 162 7.1 Overview 162 7.2 Process 162 7.3 Review 164 Unit 2 Changing Nations 165 8 Urbanisation 167 8.1 Overview 167 8.2 Where do most Australians live? 168 8.3 Where have Australians lived in the past? 171 8.4 What is urbanisation? 174 8.5 Is Australia an urbanised country? 177 8.6 SkillBuilder: Understanding thematic maps 184 8.7 How urban are the United States and Australia? 180 8.8 SkillBuilder: Creating and reading pictographs 188 8.9 SkillBuilder: Comparing population profiles 189 8.10 How has international migration affected Australia? 185 8.11 Why are people on the move in Australia? 191 8.12 Why are people on the move in China? 193 8.13 Review 202 9 The rise and rise of urban settlements 198 9.1 Overview 198 9.2 Where are the world's cities? 199 9.3 SkillBuilder: Describing photographs 207 9.4 SkillBuilder: Creating and reading compound bar graphs 208 9.5 Why do people move to urban areas? 203 9.6 How do urban areas affect people's ways of life? 210 9.7 SkillBuilder: Constructing a basic sketch map 218 9.8 Where are the world's megacities located? 214 9.9 What are the causes and effects of Indonesia's urban explosion? 217 9.10 What are the characteristics of cities in South America? 227 9.11 What are the characteristics of cities in the United States? 222 9.12 What are the characteristics of cities in Europe? 230 9.13 How can cities become sustainable? 225 9.14 Are there sustainable cities in Australia? 228 9.15 Review 238 10 Planning Australia's urban future 234 10.1 Overview 234 10.2 What do sustainable cities look like? 235 10.3 Are growing urban communities sustainable? 237 10.4 SkillBuilder: Reading and describing basic choropleth maps 10.5 Should we manage our suburbs? 241 10.6 How can we manage traffic? 243 10.7 SkillBuilder: Drawing a line graph using Excel 251 10.8 Welcome to Sustainaville 245 10.9 Where are the world's sustainable cities? 254 10.10 Can we plan to 'live vertically'? 248 10.11 Is Auroville a sustainable community? 256 10.12 How do we plan for a liveable future? 250 10.13 Review 259 11 Geographical inquiry: Investigating an Asian megacity 254 11.1 Overview 254 11.2 Process 255 11.3 Review 256 Glossary 257 Index 261

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