Coastal Processes provides a long-awaited update for teachers and students using beaches and coasts as their natural environment in fulfi lling the requirements of the Level 3 NCEA Achievement Standard 3.1/90701: Analyse a geographic environment, focusing on the interacting natural processes.
It will help students gain a comprehensive and thoroughly geographical understanding of the natural and human processes at work at the interface of land and sea. A highly accessible text for all Level 3 Geography students, it also contains extension material by way of stimulus and further direction for research for those students aiming at Excellence (Level 3), and for Level 4 scholarship candidates.
The activities in Coastal Processes have been designed to guide students to a thorough understanding of the processes, phenomena and elements of coastal landscapes. Its glossary and index will support their learning and application of the concepts discussed in the book.
The Coastal Processes Workbook, containing case studies, field applications, literacy and other tasks based on the text, as well as tasks and resources for skill development, accompanies the text.
As well as a general overview of all coastal landscapes, and the processes at work within them, the book contains material on:
- global patterns and global issues (AS 90707 Analyse a global study)
- New Zealands coastal environment allowing students to place their local study in its national setting
- issues in coastal management in New Zealand and ways in which different perspectives could be reconciled (AS 90706 Analyse a contemporary geographic issue)
- the application of coastal geography principles to the art and science of surfing
- field work procedures and principles, including suggested research topics (AS 90705 Carry out geographic research with consultation).