1 - Characteristics of extreme environments

This unit looks at where extreme environments are located, why they are located where they are and the challenges that this hostile areas pose for human habitation and resource development.

Geographic Inquiry

Why some places are considered to be extreme environments.

Synthesis and Evaluation

How places and people in extreme environments are affected by spatial interactions with other places and people (synthesis).

The varying spatial scale of the processes and challenges associated with different kinds of extreme environments (synthesis and evaluation).