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IB Course Companion: Environmental Systems and Societies: International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

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By: Jill Rutherford

376 pages, illustrations

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Apr 2009 | #195261 | ISBN-13: 9780199152278
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This course companion presents a lively resource full of case studies, extracts, quotations, statistics, and activities to allow students to fully understand complex and controversial issues. It follows an approach that includes the wider aims of the Internation Baccalaureate (IB) through connections to Theory of Knowledge (TOK), international-mindedness and the IB learner profile. It has been written by an IB consultant and examiner and has been extensively reviewed by teachers, consultants and the IB. With material integrated to include international and historical perspectives, students will be encouraged to think critically and make connections to other subjects and to world issues.

This is an invaluable tool for both myself and my students--incredibly comprehensive, coherent and manages to link together aspects of the IB Learner Profile. I don't know what I would do without my copy!
- Neil, Science Teacher, Dallam School, UK

"The Oxford Course Companions are the best ever resource for both teachers and students. They are practical, insightful and fully in line with the IB Course outcomes."
- Pat Hanson, IB Coordinator, Academy of the Holy Cross, USA

"All of the Oxford IB Course Companions are terrific."
- Carolyn Hawkins, IB Coordinator, Cookeville High School, USA


1: Historical overview of the modern environment movement
2: Environmental perspectives
3: Ecosystems
4: Systems: a theoretical framework
5: Biodiversity
6: Conservation of biodiversity
7: The issue of global warming
8: Population dynamics
9: Resources - natural capital
10: Energy resources
11: Water resources
12: Soil resources
13: Food resources
14: Succession
15: Pollution management
16: Practical work and ideas
17: Writing your extended essay
18: Exam preparation and sample questions
19: Answers to examination-style questions
20: Directory

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