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Environmental Systems and Societies for the IB Diploma (second edition)

Paul Guinness, Brenda Walpole

Environmental Systems and Societies for the IB Diploma (second edition) follows the latest syllabus for first examination in 2017.

Environmental Systems and Societies for the IB Diploma (second edition) encourages critical and reflective thinking skills and promotes international-mindedness. ESL speakers are supported throughout with a focus on vocabulary and straightforward explanation of topics appropriate for ESL Students.

Real-world case studies bring theory to life and motivate students to delve into current global issues. Theory of Knowledge is integrated throughout with added discussion points to spark debate in class. Exam-style questions build skills on analysis, evaluation and interpretation. Additional teacher support offers help with planning lessons, differentiated learning and guidance about the Internal Assesssment, fieldwork, exam preparation and Extended Essays.

  • Real-world case studies delve into current global issues accompanying questions that aim to build students skills of analysis, interpretation and evaluation.
  • Exam-style questions at the end of each topic promote holistic learning of the subject area as a whole. Teachers are provided with answers to these questions in the free teacher resources to save time.
  • Key words and the authors' straightforward writing style mean that ESL speakers are supported throughout.

Introduction; Topic 1: Foundations of environmental systems and societies; 1.1 Environmental value systems; 1.2 Systems and models; 1.3 Energy and equilibria; 1.4 Sustainability; 1.5 Humans and pollution; Topic 2: Ecosystems and ecology; 2.1 Species and populations; 2.2 Communities and ecosystems; 2.3 Flows of energy and matter; 2.4 Biomes, zonation and succession; 2.5 Investigating ecosystems; Topic 3: Biodiversity and conservation; 3.1 An introduction to biodiversity; 3.2 Origins of biodiversity; 3.3 Threats to biodiversity; 3.4 Conservation of biodiversity; Topic 4: Water and aquatic food production systems and societies; 4.1 Introduction to water systems; 4.2 Access to fresh water; 4.3 Aquatic food production systems; 4.4 Water pollution; Topic 5: Soil systems and terrestrial food production systems and societies; 5.1 Introduction to soil systems; 5.2 Terrestrial food production systems and food choices; 5.3 Soil degradation and conservation; Topic 6: Atmospheric systems and societies; 6.1 Introduction to the atmosphere; 6.2 Stratospheric ozone; 6.3 Photochemical smog; 6.4 Acid deposition; Topic 7: Climate change and energy production; 7.1 Energy choices and security; 7.2 Climate change—causes and impacts; 7.3 Climate change—mitigation and adaptation; Topic 8: Human systems and resource use; 8.1 Human population dynamics; 8.2 Resource use in society; 8.3 Solid domestic waste; 8.4 Human population carrying capacity; Answers to self-assessment questions; Answers to end-of-topic questions; Answers to case study questions; Glossary

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. He has written or co-authored over 30 textbooks and produced over 80 articles for IB, A Level and GCSE courses.

Brenda Walpole has 20 years' experience of teaching IB Biology and has written over 30 science books for children and young people, including Biology for the IB Diploma (editions 1 & 2) and the textbook for Environmental Systems and Societies for the IB Diploma for Cambridge University Press.

Read her posts on our blog: Discovering Biology; Advances in Genetics and the Fight Against Cancer; Ethology; Eipgenetics: How DNA Methylation can Change your Genes; There's an Alien in my Pond!

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