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on 12 September 2001
The book is great. I advise anyone who is studying AS/A level geography to get it. It provides you with all the information that you need to pass the course, and it is all in one book which is even better.
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on 22 March 2005
This is probably the best geography book.
David Waugh is a renowned geographer and an expert in his field.
The text is so simple that one read will let you understand it thoroughly.
I'm in Vancouver, Canada, and in International Baccalaureate programme, and this is THE text book we use. Arguably the best!
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on 18 September 2001
This is text is highly recommended by tutors throughout the UK, for the study of A levels and AS Level Geography. The book provides a detailed account of various aspects of human and physical geography, in language that facilitates understanding, and allowing enjoyment of the subject.
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on 20 September 2000
This book gives a good overall picture of geography but is not in great detail. It has obviously been written to match A-Level syllabuses and so is lacking the extra information that the highest level candidates really need. However, it is useful as a source of basic information - the human geography section is much better than the physical. The case studies are good, but unfortunately there are very few of them. I would say to buy the book, but if you do want an A make sure you get at least one non A-Level book to go with it. The best part of the whole thing are the photographs of coastlines.
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on 1 November 2010
this book is more or less the same as the newer editions, therefore your getting the same well layout and explained content as the newer books, however it's a fraction of the price

I would recommend buying this for anyone studying AS/A2 Geography, as it covers just about, if not everything.
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on 18 September 2000
A concise and easy to follow text on all aspects of Geography. Perfect for any student studying A-level Geography to use in conjunction with other text books to get a broader depth of knowledge. Excellent content of all topics with useful Case Studies for most topics.
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on 14 July 2009
This book should be called the Geographer's bible. It has everything you will ever need to know about the subject. It is accessible for both students and teachers. Whilst the bulky appearance may put people off, if you want to buy a geography book this is the one worth getting.
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on 3 March 2000
This book is the only text book I needed to use in my A level studies I am now studying Geography at university and hope to become a Geography teacher. I still use 'an integrated approach' in university to this day!
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on 7 May 1999
This is the book that took the A level market by storm when we all thought the subject too diverse to be encapsulated in a single tome. The main glitches in the first edition have been removed, but the case studies are often shallow and some key topics are glossed over with remarkable brevity - such as tourism. The top A level student should resist the temptation to wed themselves too closely to this text but needs to read at greater breadth and depth. Ironically, David Waugh has probably managed to prove that a good Geographer really does need to be a good reader and that all cannot be found in one place!
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on 14 July 1999
This is a good basis for the A Level geographer who wants the world in one volume. The photographs are impressive and could be used as a stand-alone without the text. Unfortunately, much of the information in the volume is not aimed at getting the A grade in the subject that so many students and teachers want. Some of the information is superficial - especially the work on glaciation and periglaciation. The book's popularity is its downfalling - too many student trot out the same case studies in examination essays. It is a good basis for A Level and may be particularly useful for the new AS courses.
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