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EXTREME WEATHER: COASTAL FLOODING

Through the use of two case studies: the Dawlish Railway Collapse and the East Coast Tidal Surge, this resource looks at the impacts of the 2013/2014 winter storms. The extreme weather conditions that led to these events are examined, the impacts on people and the environment are assessed and ways to improve future resilience to coastal flooding and extreme weather hazards in the UK are explored.

DVD / 2015 / (KS 3-5) / 30 minutes

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EXTREME WEATHER: THE SOMERSET FLOODS

In the winter of 2013/2014 the UK was hit by a succession of 13 low pressure systems causing extreme flooding on the Somerset Levels. This DVD looks at the human and physical causes of the floods and explores the impacts on property and lives through the first hand accounts of local residents and businesses. We also assess examples of both hard and soft engineering and see how they are being used to improve resilience to future flood events on the Levels. Dredging, pumping, tidal barriers and catchment sensitive farming are all considered.

DVD / 2015 / (KS 3-5) / 30 minutes

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ALPS, THE: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

Filmed in the honeypot site of Chamonix in the Alps, this DVD looks at the social, economic and environmental opportunities and challenges facing the region. The resource explores the variety of activities in the area, including tourism, HEP and farming. It examines their impact, the conflicts that arise between them and how they can be sustainably managed within the context of a fragile environment. Examples of eco-tourism are provided and the risk from avalanches is assessed.

DVD / 2014 / (KS 3-5) / 40 minutes

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CLIMATE CHANGE

Use this resource to encourage students to judge whether or not climate change will impact upon people differently around the world. The impacts of climate change can be quite hard to see in the UK, but as our fantastic footage from the Arctic, Greenland, Iceland, Africa, the Alps, Bangladesh, India and China shows, it's all too much of a reality for the poorest and most vulnerable. The DVD also provides clear explanations of the processes that can cause climate change and gets students engaged in the debate about the extent to which these are caused naturally or are the result of human activity.

DVD / 2014 / (KS 3-5) / 35 minutes

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DEBATING ENERGY FUTURES: COAL, GAS AND NUCLEAR

With case studies from the US, the UK, China and India, this title asks how important coal, gas and nuclear will be in the future global energy mix. Find out what is being done to clean up coal, the dirtiest of all fossil fuels. With the growth of fracking in the US improving energy security in the States, what are the potential benefits and environmental risks associated with it in the UK? And why is nuclear still considered to be an attractive option by some countries, despite the Fukushima disaster?

DVD / 2014 / (KS 3-5) / 34 minutes

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GLACIATION: PROCESSES AND LANDFORMS

How are glaciers formed? Where are they found? How and why do they move? How do they shape the land, both now and in the past? Using examples filmed in the UK, Iceland and the Alps, and with the help of satellite images, graphics and interviews with some of the world's leading glaciologists, this resource illustrates and explains the processes and landforms associated with glaciers. For access to the very latest research and current thinking on glaciation, this resource is an absolute must.

DVD / 2014 / (KS 3-5) / 40 minutes

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GLOBAL ENERGY SECURITY

What makes some countries more energy secure than others and what are the strategies that can be pursued to improve security? With video case studies from the EU, Iceland, China, India, Canada and the US, this resource provides students with a wealth of contrasting examples. Find out how the geopolitics of Eastern Europe is affecting energy security in the EU. In China, energy needs are being met through an overwhelming reliance on coal, but at what environmental cost? And with new technology opening up previously untapped reserves, we ask, what are the potential risks and rewards?

DVD / 2014 / (KS 3-5) / 34 minutes

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GREENING OF ENERGY, THE

Although renewable energies are seen as "clean and green", their development can often be cause for conflict. Some forms of renewable energy are also limited by weather and climate. Examine the pros and cons of a variety of renewable energy sources with this title that draws examples from the UK, India and Europe. The de-carbonisation of energy is discussed, and Tidal, HEP, Wind, Solar, Biomass and Biogas are all considered.

DVD / 2014 / (KS 3-5) / 46 minutes

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FLOODING IN THE UK: TEWKESBURY

A freak weather event or a disaster waiting to happen? Explore the physical and human causes of the Tewkesbury 2007 flood with this resource that looks in detail at runoff, infiltration rates and the factors affecting storm hydrographs. First hand accounts from residents and businesses bring home the immediate and long-term economic, social and environmental impacts of the flood. The sustainability of a variety of hard and soft management strategies, including forecasting and telemetry are then discussed with analysis from the Environment Agency and Severn Trent Water.

DVD / 2013 / (KS 3-5) / 37 minutes

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GEOHAZARDS: MONITORING AND PREDICTION

Learn how volcanologists in Montserrat and Iceland are predicting the location, frequency and severity of future volcanic and seismic events. Get access to the very latest equipment used for deformation, seismic and environmental monitoring, from helicopters to rapid response radar trailers used to predict the location, direction and size of ash particles in Iceland. We see the type of data that can be recorded, how it is analysed and then used to predict future geo-hazards; map exclusion zones; plan for evacuations; and model ash cloud dispersal for the aviation industry.

DVD / 2013 / (KS 3-5) / 38 minutes

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HAITI EARTHQUAKE, THE: IMPACTS, RESPONSES AND VULNERABILITY

Use this resource to exemplify the effects of a geo-hazard in an LEDC. The film first sets out Haiti's historical context to explain why the impacts were so devastating. Then, using footage filmed straight after the 2010 earthquake and in the three years following, the resource explores the primary and secondary impacts of the quake. The DVD then looks at a range of short and long term responses, including projects aimed at: reducing the outbreak of cholera, improving the housing situation, strengthening livelihoods and supporting good governance.

This material is recommended by Cambridge International Examinations in the resource list for Cambridge IGCSE Geography 0460 and/or Cambridge International AS and A Level Geography 9696.


DVD / 2013 / (KS 3-5) / 45 minutes

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ICELAND: LIVING WITH VOLCANOES

Focussing primarily on the 2010 eruption, this resource first asks why people choose to live in volcanic regions? The opportunities for geo-thermal power, tourism and agriculture are considered. It then explores the impacts of the Eyjafjallajokull eruption and responses to it including the role of: emergency planning; early warning systems and better volcanic ash forecasting. A fantastic case study for MEDC/LEDC geo-hazard comparison when used with the Montserrat or Haiti titles.

DVD / 2013 / (KS 3-5) / 42 minutes

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MONTSERRAT: LIVING WITH VOLCANOES

A perfect case study of a volcano in an LEDC. The resource provides a clear explanation of the processes causing Montserrat's recent volcanic activity. It then assesses the social, economic and environmental impacts of the continuing eruptions. The likelihood of Montserrat becoming self-sufficient is explored with sections looking at: the potential of Montserrat's tourist industry; strategies for disaster response and preparedness; and projects to improve biodiversity.

This material is recommended by Cambridge International Examinations in the resource list for Cambridge IGCSE Geography 0460 and/or Cambridge International AS and A Level Geography 9696.


DVD / 2013 / (KS 3-5) / 45 minutes

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RIVER PROCESSES AND LANDFORMS

Provide your students with memorable examples of potholes, rapids, waterfalls, gorges, meanders, braiding, flood plains and deltas, with our high quality video footage filmed both in the UK and abroad. Use these case studies, along with the detailed graphics provided, to explain the fluvial processes of erosion, transportation and deposition and explore how they change throughout a river's course. The process and impact of rejuvenation is also explored through the use of specific examples.

This material is recommended by Cambridge International Examinations in the resource list for Cambridge IGCSE Geography 0460 and/or Cambridge International AS and A Level Geography 9696.


DVD / 2013 / (KS 3-5) / 31 minutes

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TECTONICS: PROCESSESS AND LANDFORMS

Filmed in Montserrat, Haiti, Iceland, the Alps and the UK, this DVD provides examples and explanations of the processes, features and landforms that occur at different plate margins. The resource then looks in detail at a range of volcanic processes and landforms. It contains footage of different types of lava, examples of intrusive and extrusive volcanic landforms and illustrations of the minor volcanic forms: solfatara, fumaroles, geysers and sinters.

DVD / 2013 / (KS 3-5) / 40 minutes

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COASTAL PROCESSES AND LANDFORMS

Why do novice surfers prefer constructive waves? What happens when you take away a village's natural sea defences? Filmed along the dorset coastline, this resource provides up-to-date explanations and examples of the processes and landforms that shape coastal environments, bringing the subject alive through interviews with surfers, coastal surveyors and environmentalists. The programme uses a systems approach and explores the role of littoral cells and sediment movement. Illustrated landforms include: Lulworth Cove, Old Harry, Studland Bay, Sandbanks, Slapton Ley, Hallsands and Portland Bill.

DVD / 2012 / (KS 3-5) / 38 minutes

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MANAGING THE DORSET COAST: CONFLICTS, CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

How can you balance the needs of the 25,000 visitors who descend on Studland Bay on a busy day, meet the requirements of Europe's largest oil field and protect the environment? This DVD explores the values, attitudes and impact of the different players who use this area, before assessing the sustainability and success of the hard and soft management strategies that have been put in place.

DVD / 2012 / (KS 3-5) / 41 minutes

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BIODIVERSITY UNDER THREAT

Bangladesh's Sundarban Mangroves is one of the world's most bio-diverse areas and home to the endangered Bengal Tiger. This interactive DVD resource bank looks at why the Sundarbans is so important: as a bio-diversity hotspot, as a carbon bank and as protection against the impacts of tropical cyclones. It examines the threats, including climate change, shrimp farming, poaching and tiger killings. It then explores how they can be sustainably managed and by whom. Case studies include; a tiger conservation project, eco-tourism and government initiatives to control resource exploitation.

DVD / 2011 / (KS 3-5) / 42 minutes

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ISSUES IN GLOBALISATION: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS & SUSTAINABILITY

Can economic growth be environmentally sustainable? Residents of Dhaka's slums show how extreme industrial pollution is destroying their environment and health. Next we talk to Bangladesh's environmental activists, factory owners and government officials and ask what needs to be done to make industrial growth sustainable? We then see how a company sited in a UK National Park, is facing the same challenges, but is reducing their carbon footprint and saving money by reducing pollution, waste and energy consumption.

DVD / 2011 / (KS 3-5) / 25 minutes

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ISSUES IN GLOBALISATION: HOW FAIR IS FASHION?

Using the international fashion industry as a case study this resource asks: what is globalisation, what are the causes, and what is the role played by TNCs? It then looks at the effects of globalisation and asks what are the pros and cons and who benefits? Filmed in Bangladesh, it compares the working and living conditions of textile workers employed in large scale factories in Dhaka, with those employed by a small rural fair trade fashion initiative. An engaging resource that will provoke much thought and discussion.

DVD / 2011 / (KS 3-5) / 26 minutes

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2012 OLYMPICS AND EAST LONDON'S REGENERATION, THE

This interactive pack explores to what extent the London 2012 Olympics will help regenerate London's East End. Students are given a mission and as journalists discover why cities bid to host mega sporting events and why London won. They investigate the challenges of staging the games, design a layout and compare it to the real Olympic Park designs. They then evaluate how the games will benefit the area socially, environmentally and economically.

DVD / 2010 / (KS 3-4) / 40 minutes

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FLOODING IN BANGLADESH: CAUSES, IMPACTS AND MANAGEMENT

Tailor-made to fit UK specifications, this resource is filmed in Bangladesh and emphasises contemporary thinking about hazard events. The personal accounts of those living on Bangladesh's char lands help explain the physical and human causes of flooding, including the local and regional factors as well as the effect of climate change. The DVD also provides examples of a range of creative flood management strategies and NGO projects, providing case-studies of both hard and soft engineering.

This material is recommended by Cambridge International Examinations in the resource list for Cambridge IGCSE Geography 0460 and/or Cambridge International AS and A Level Geography 9696.


DVD / 2010 / (KS 3-5) / 38 minutes

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TROPICAL STORMS: BANGLADESH'S CYCLONE AILA

With extraordinary footage shot during and after Bangladesh's most recent cyclone, this resource looks at the causes, impacts and management of tropical storms in an LEDC. It provides clear explanations of the physical causes of cyclones and the social, economic and environmental impacts are told through first hand accounts of those affected. It then provides examples of management strategies to reduce both the short and long term impacts of cyclones through better monitoring, prediction, disaster relief and poverty alleviation schemes.

This material is recommended by Cambridge International Examinations in the resource list for Cambridge International AS and A Level Geography 9696.


DVD / 2010 / (KS 3-5) / 33 minutes

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CHALLENGES OF URBANISATION: INEQUALITIES IN BANGALORE

An up-to-date, adaptable and engaging resource for the learning and teaching of development, poverty and inequalities. It takes Bangalore as a case study and looks at the causes and impacts of urban poverty, including the role of urbanisation and push-pull factors of rural to urban migration. The programme then provides positive images of management strategies, including self-help housing and women's groups that are being used to address these inequalities.

This material is recommended by Cambridge International Examinations in the resource list for Cambridge IGCSE Geography 0460.


DVD / 2009 / (KS 3-5) / 27 minutes

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EMERGING SUPERPOWER: INDIA'S BOOMING BANGALORE

A fantastic resource for the study of Globalisation, this programme takes the city of Bangalore, known as the Silicon Valley of India, and asks what are the causes of its success íV including the role of education, globalisation and government de-regulation? It then goes on to look at the social, economic and environmental impacts of its growth and asks is this "World City" sustainable? It then explores how the public and private sector are addressing the problems by providing better transport, infrastructure and access to services.

DVD / 2009 / (KS 3-5) / 37 minutes

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ENERGY SECURITY: INDIA'S SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS

India faces a major energy crisis because of its rapid population growth and industrialisation, but traditional energy sources won't be enough to meet all future needs. This geography DVD resource looks at sustainable alternatives. We visit Asia's largest wind farm and look at who is benefitting from this electricity generation. We then visit a bio gas plant and ask whether this renewable energy source will provide a more appropriate technology for meeting the needs of India's rural population.

DVD / 2009 / (KS 3-5) / 28 minutes

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RURAL CHALLENGES: INEQUALITIES AND DEVELOPMENT

This resource looks at the causes of inequalities in rural India, including; the role of land ownership, subsistence farming, the caste system, climate, globalisation, lack of access to services and the plight of women. It explores the impacts of rural poverty as well as then providing positive case studies of management strategies used to address them, including; better health and education provision and micro-credit schemes for women.

DVD / 2009 / (KS 3-5) / 35 minutes

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HOLDERNESS: SUSTAINABLE COASTAL MANAGEMENT

Taking the stretch of coastline from Flamborough Head down to Spurn Point, this resource looks at the causes, effects and management of coastal erosion. It shows the different landforms created along the coast, the issues they create and the different ways in which they are managed, including hard and soft engineering. It then goes on to evaluate the impact of different management techniques and explores the concept of physical interdependence of environments. The resource talks to local residents, businesses, farmers, visitors and politicians and asks is this coastline sustainable?

This material is recommended by Cambridge International Examinations in the resource list for Cambridge IGCSE Geography 0460 and/or Cambridge International AS and A Level Geography 9696.


DVD / 2008 / (KS 3-5) / 32 minutes

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POPULATION CHANGE: MIGRATION TO THE UK

This resource looks at the causes, impacts and management of the UK's current period of rapid immigration. The DVD is designed to encourage students to think about migrants' different countries of origin, motivations, intended durations of stay and their socio-economic situation both in the UK and back home. The DVD talks to a range of people, including economic migrants from Poland and Latvia, Kurdish asylum seekers and an illegal immigrant from Africa.

DVD / 2008 / (KS 3-5) / 40 minutes

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SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES: STUDYING SETTLEMENT

With increased emphasis on getting students to carry out a local study, this DVD is a good prompt. It encourages students to think about their methodology and how they might evaluate and study their own locality. It contains case study material for "sub-urbanised villages", "managing rural environments", "change in urban and rural environments", "sustainable cities" and "sustainable futures". It also ties in with SOWs looking at traffic and transport issues, as well as service and retail provision.

DVD / 2008 / (KS 3-5) / 54 minutes

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REGENERATING A CITY: THE RE-BRANDING OF GLASGOW

Glasgow is undergoing a huge economic and cultural transformation. A major re-branding initiative, extensive dockside developments and improvements in the housing stock (Gorbals) have enabled Glasgow to overcome the legacy of its ship building past to become one of the most prosperous cities in the UK. The programme talks to architects, developers, local residents and civic leaders. It explores the causes and effects of urban decline and the strategies for urban renewal and the creation of sustainable communities.

DVD / 2007 / (KS 3-5) / 31 minutes

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AGEING POPULATIONS

This excellent resource examines the current issues surrounding an ageing population in the UK, using East Devon as a case study. It illustrates the causes, impacts and management of the UK's ageing population and changing dependency ration. It shows how governments, NGOs and individuals are meeting the challenges at a national and local level. It then explores the strain on healthcare, transport, housing, the pensions time bomb and the growing crisis of care.

DVD / 2005 / (KS 3-5) / 28 minutes

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MANAGING YOUTHFUL POPULATIONS: AN AFRICAN CASE STUDY

A fantastic resource that covers all the issues and implications associated with managing a youthful and growing population. The Gambia, with one of the most youthful populations in the world, is used as a case study. The role of contraception and family planning is looked at in detail, as are the pressures on resources and the environment. The programme then looks at how governments and NGOs are working together to provide schools, housing and healthcare.

DVD / 2005 / (KS 3-5) / 31 minutes

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