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Jacaranda Atlas for the Australian Curriculum 8E - Jacaranda

Jacaranda Atlas for the Australian Curriculum 8E

By: Jacaranda

Paperback

Published: 31st July 2013
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Jacaranda maintains its position as the leading publisher of school Atlases, with the Jacaranda Atlas 8th Edition having been completely updated and revised to address the requirements of the Australian Curriculum: Geography and the learning needs of years 7-10 Geography students. With the inclusion of Jacaranda’s award winning digital atlas, myWorld Atlas, this total Atlas package combines print and digital, to provide users with the best of both worlds.

New Australian Curriculum features include hyrdological and landscape hazards maps for each continent - Australian landscapes and landforms, as well as a comprehensive and detailed explanation of each of the seven concepts that underpin Geography (with two pages dedicated per concept).

Jacaranda’s myWorld Atlas has also been updated and includes:
• New Australian Curriculum topics, data categories and case studies.
• 32 completely new case studies – 8 for each year level between years 7 – 10, at different scales – local, national, regional and global.
• Updated interactive GIS style maps
• Stunning video footage from National Geographic & the ABC
• Over 1000 interactive, video, multiple-choice and short-answer questions
• Student progress tracker

How to use this atlas iv

EXPLORING PLACES

BUILDING SKILLS AND CONCEPTS
What is an atlas 2
What is a map? 4
Types of maps in this atlas 6
Locating places 8
Understanding direction 10
Understanding scale 12
Interpreting aerial photographs and
satellite images 14
Interpreting height on maps 16
Recognising landforms 18
Understanding topographic maps 20
Map projections and time zones 22
Space 24
place 26
Interconnection 28
Change 30
Environment 32
Scale 34
Sustainability 36

EXPLORING PLACES

Australia
Natural features 40
Hazards 42
Human features 44
Weather and climate 46
Queensland 48
Brisbane 50
New South Wales 52
Sydney 54
Australian Capital territory 56
Canberra 58
Victoria 60
Melbourne 62
Tasmania 64
Hobart 66
South Australia 68
Adelaide 70
Western Australia 72
Perth 74
Northern territory 76
Darwin 78
Antarctica
Natural features 80
Human features 82

Pacific
Pacific Ocean 84
Pacific nations 86
New guinea 88
New Zealand
A land of fire and ice 90

Asia
Natural features 92
Hazards 94
Human features 96
South-East Asia
Indonesia’s volcanoes 98

East Asia
The South–North Water Transfer Project 100
Japan and Korea
Tokyo’s food solutions 102

South Asia
India’s population changes 104

Brunei
Brunei Bay (Teluk Brunei) 106

Middle East
Israel and neighbours 108

Europe
Natural features 110
Hazards 112
Human features 114

North-west Europe
Aquaculture in Norway 116
Southern and Central Europe
The Rhine-Main-Danube Waterway 118

Russia and Eurasia
The Aral Sea 120

Africa
Natural features 122
Hazards 124
Human features 126

Northern Africa
Fighting the Sahara 128

Southern Africa
Madagascar: threatened environment 130

North America
Natural features 132
Hazards 134
Human features 136

Canada
Alberta tar sands 138

United States of America
Yellowstone National Park 140

Central America
The Inter-American Highway 142

South America
Natural features 144
Hazards 146
Human features 148

Northern South America
Amazon Basin 150

Southern South America
Atacama Desert 152

World
Countries 154
Continents and regions 156
Climate 158
Vegetation 160
Soils 162
Culture 164
Health 166
Liveability 168
World Heritage sites 170

INVESTIGATING TOPICS

Year 7 Geography 172
Year 8 Geography 173
Year 9 Geography 174
Year 10 Geography 175

How to use the gazetteer index 176
Gazetteer index 177
Subject index 228
Acknowledgements 230

ISBN: 9781118568736
ISBN-10: 1118568737
Audience: Primary / High School
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 31st July 2013
Edition Number: 8