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Geography for the IB Diploma Patterns and Change, 1st Ed.

by Paul Guinness

Cambridge University Press

ISBN Print: 9780521147330

ISBN Digital9781139163064

This lively, full color coursebook covers the four compulsory topics of the Core theme, Patterns and Change, in the Geography syllabus for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme. Geography for the IB Diploma: Patterns and Change is divided into thematic sections, closely following  the IB syllabus structure, and is written in clear, accessible English by a highly experienced author and former head of Geography at a major IB school in the UK.

Geography for the IB Diploma: Patterns and Change will guide students through the Core topics, building geographical skills and making connections to other areas of the Geography course and to concepts in the Theory of Knowledge. The coursebook is tailored to the requirements and assessment objectives of the IB syllabus and emphasizes and international dimension using carefully selected case studies from every continent.

The coursebook contains: key questions outlining the issues for each topic; case studies selected from every continent; activities and geographical skills guidance; discussion points and research ideas; integrated Theory of Knowledge links; examination-style questions; definitions of key terms and useful web links.


  • Key questions to stimulate thought on the main issues for each sub-topic.
  • Case studies from around the world, providing examples for reference.
  • Activities and geographical skills exercises to practice techniques.
  • Discussion points and research ideas to explore the topics further.
  • Theory of Knowledge links integrated into the topics.
  • Examination-style questions on each sub-topic in the syllabus.
  • Definitions of key terms for easy reference in each chapter.
  • Useful web links for further reading and research.