The series "Hodder Geography" offers a fully integrated course for KS3, meeting the revised National Curriculum requirements. Each book tackles a key theme using a range of scales and locations ensuring balanced coverage of the UK, Europe and World dimensions. The activities have been specially designed to enable pupils to demonstrate progress in their knowledge, understanding and skills, as well as achievement at different levels. They also provide opportunities for pupils to explore and develop their own values to people, places and the environment. Integration between the books should provide a firm foundation in the key geographical skills and offers comprehensive coverage of specific place requirements while the modular approach allows schools flexibility in constructing a KS3 course appropriate to their needs. This text focuses on where people live and how this affects their lives. The book offers an integrated treatment of population and settlement with the opportunity to develop local studies and establish core concepts as well as explore issues in development, resource management and economic activities.