The series is designed for students taking GCSE geography syllabuses. It has been written with regard to all syllabuses and takes into consideration the first examination held in 1988.;Student activities are fundamental both to the structure of the chapters and to the student's learning experience. There is a range of activities which introduce students to the skills of graphicacy, cartography, discussion, debate and role-play. The activities are designed to support "active" learning and are intended to appeal to a wide range of abilities.;This book in the series considers the range of pressures on the countryside. It uses case studies taken from both the developed and the developing world to study farming. Students are invited to gain an appreciation of different farming systems by studying and interpreting data presented in a variety of ways. The book also considers the conflict of non-farming pressures and students are encouraged to examine recent issues such as the current debate on alternative uses of agricultural land.