Paperback | 138mm x 216mm | 208 pp
London Publishing Partnership
Publication Date: October 20, 2020
Studying any subject at degree level is an investment in the future that involves significant cost. Now more than ever,
students and their parents need to weigh up the potential benefits of university courses. That’s where the Why Study series
comes in. This series of books, aimed at students, parents and teachers, explains in practical terms the range and scope of an
academic subject at university level and where it can lead in terms of careers or further study. Each book sets out to enthuse
the reader about its subject and answer the crucial questions that a college prospectus does not.
Geography is the big-picture subject for our times. It encompasses subjects ranging from the microscopic – how soils form,
and how those soils can be protected and managed well to grow food, for example – through to things as large-scale as
the future trajectory of megacities and the threat of ever more warming of the planet. Alan Parkinson’s guide clearly and
carefully explains why geography is worthy of study, at GCSE, at A level and at university. It is bang up to date. Students, their
teachers and parents are all likely to find it essential reading.
Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography, University of Oxford
Why Study Geography? is an inspiring guide that any potential geography student should read, whether they are considering
their GCSE or sixth-form choices, contemplating their UCAS application, or seeking to understand the broader value of
geography within the world of work. Packed with real-life case studies and extension activities, this book demonstrates the
richly diverse nature of geography and gives students the tools they need to help them make well-informed decisions that
will serve to shape their future. This is a must-read for any budding geographer, and for teachers, careers advisors and
parents/guardians wishing to offer their guidance and support.
Dr Claire E. Evans, geography teacher and Head of Careers & UCAS, Bloxham School
If you want the low-down on studying geography today – where and how it happens, what it means, and where it might take
you – this book is the one-stop shop for all you need to know from one of the best-informed working geographers around.
Carl Lee, associate lecturer at The University of Sheffield International School and co-author of Geography (Profile Books, 2016)
A thoroughly researched and convincing examination of the reasons why students should study geography beyond GCSE and
A level. An essential ‘guide at the side’ for both teachers and students. Every geography department should have a copy.
Ian Dixson, Chartered Geographer
Why Study Geography?
by Alan Parkinson
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Alan Parkinson is head of
geography at King’s Ely Junior.
He is the Vice President of the
Geographical Association for
2020–21 and is scheduled to be
President for 2021–22.
Considering studying geography at university?
Wondering whether a geography degree will get
you a good job, and what you might earn?
Want to know what it’s actually like to study
geography at degree level?
This book tells you what you need to know.