Skills in Geography: 3/e [Text + CambridgeGO]

  • Grant Kleeman
  • Cambridge University Press
  • ETA  September 2021
  • ISBN: 9781009075831

RRP: $69.95 (Inc. GST)

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Skills in Geography Third Edition continues to offer the most up-to-date, student-focused skills-based resource available for the study of Geography.

  • Comprehensively updated, this new edition ensures students have access to the most current information available, together with new maps including a section on Iceland.
  • Significant geographical impact of recent topical issues are explored including the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global cruise industry and on global inequalities, the 2019 White  Island (Whakaari) eruption, and the 2019/20 bushfires in Australia.
  • Stimulating activity questions enable students to practise the key skills, and apply their knowledge through higher-order thinking. They are also expertly linked to open-ended assessment tasks.
  • The unique A3 format continues to provide higher quality map extracts than a regular textbook, making it perfect for practising topographic map reading skills.

Most up-to-date resource available

  • This comprehensively updated new edition offers fresh and relevant local and international opportunities for mastering fundamental geography skills. More than 25% of the maps are new,  including a section covering Iceland. Students have access to the most up-to-date statistics and data available as well as a range of new topical activities.

Addressing the significant geographical impact of recent topical issues

  • The new edition addresses the significant geographical impact of the COVID 19 pandemic on global inequalities and the global cruise industry. It also looks at the 2019 White Island (Whakaari)  eruption, the 2019/20 Currowan bushfire, and traditional fire management practices.

Exceptional activity questions accompany each map

  • Written by a highly experienced author, and aligned to the skills and themes of the Australian Curriculum, each map is accompanied by interesting and varied activities to engage students.
  • Activities in each section graduate from addressing basic skills to the more challenging, catering for different abilities in the classroom.

A more effective tool for learning skills than a textbook or atlas

  • With a unique large A3 format, topographic map extracts can be displayed in high-quality, making it perfect for practising topographic map reading skills. This allows more of a diverse range  of questions and activities to be included than a regular textbook could provide.
  • Skills in Geography Third Edition also comprehensively addresses the requirements of the Geography Inquiry and Skills strand of the Australian Curriculum and its state variants.

Expanded unit on Digital technologies in geography

  • The expanded unit explores the latest technology used in the field including Google maps, drones, GPS, and satellite-mounted sensors.

Video sources with QR code integration

  • QR code integration in the print textbook allows students to gain instant access to video sources that are accompanied by relevant activity questions.


Section 1 – Key Skills in Geography

Section 2 – Key themes in Geography

Section 3 – Australia

Section 4 – New Zealand

Section 5 – United Kingdom

Section 6 – Iceland

Section 7 – North America



Includes – Offline Textbook

The downloadable version of the student text for offline use enables students to take notes, highlight key passages, and bookmark pages. It is available from Cambridge GO using the unique 16-character code that is included with the purchase of the Print Textbook.

Each resource is available for students and teachers as a calendar-year subscription*.
It is activated online through Cambridge GO account using a unique 16-character code supplied with the Print Textbook. It may be activated up to three times in non-concurrent years at no  additional cost. If purchased as a digital-only option, the code is delivered via email from Endeavour Education.

* A calendar-year subscription is defined as follows: if activation occurs between January and July of this year, subscription concludes on 31 December this year. If activation occurs between  August and December of this year, subscription concludes on 31 December the following year.

To activate the Offline Textbook, visit and enter the unique 16-character access code supplied on purchase. If you do not already have a Cambridge GO account you will be prompted to create an account.

Once activated, your Offline Textbook can be accessed from the My Resources section of your Cambridge GO account at
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Supporting the Delivery of Syllabus Requirements

New maps for a fresh look at topographic mapping skills
With 25% new maps teachers can now work with and provide their students, who may have been using this text across a number of year levels, fresh content to apply their geographical skills.

Easy to use for any teacher
Activities have been specifically written to engage students with the maps in the book. Each unit is designed to be easily completed in one lesson, making this a great resource even for teachers who may be new to or lacking confidence in teaching Geography skills.

Questions & activities in worksheet format
All questions and activities in the print book are available in worksheet format for teachers to easily provide to students for use in the classroom or as homework.
Answers to all activities are also available for download from Cambridge GO.

Accompanying contemporary Geography projects
Downloadable projects in Word format are available for teachers providing fresh ideas for the classroom.

About the Author

Grant Kleeman
Dr Grant Kleeman is one of Australia’s leading geography educators. He is an experienced teacher educator, geography teacher, award winning author, curriculum writer and examiner. Grant has been closely involved in the development of the Australian Curriculum: Geography (7–10) and Senior Secondary Geography Curriculum. He has also been active in professional associations for  more than 30 years and is currently a director and immediate past Chairperson of the Australian Geography Teachers Association (AGTA). In 2007, the Geographical Society of NSW and the GTA  NSW awarded Grant the McDonald Holmes Medal for his ‘Distinguished contribution to Geographical Education in Australia’. Grant is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the GTA  NSW.

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