This text is aimed at the S1/S2 market in Scotland. The authors have covered the broad areas of content, interpreted in the light of classroom experience and consultation with the teachers. Theory is minimised and case studies of actual countries are described to put thematic material in context, and to develop the basis of knowledge for pupils. There are eight core chapters, covering a range of topics reflecting the prescribed strands of: using maps; the physical environment; the human environment; and human-physical interactions. Each topic is covered with a double page spread of core content, with an additional page of extension information and assignments where appropriate. Maximum use is made of maps, diagrams, sketches and photographs to fully illustrate and explain the text to pupils. The book should be appropriate for levels D to F.
Kenneth Maclean and Norman Thomson (recently retired) are both highly experienced geography teachers, and award-winning textbook authors.