Monthly Archives: December 2018

Burgernomics – Using the ‘Big Mac Index’ to Compare Countries

  Many economists believe that exchange rates should eventually adjust to make the price of goods the same in different countries. However, a basket of goods bought in say, the USA is in reality quite different to the same basket … Continue reading

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Geography Teacher’s Diary For 2019

  If you are planning your geography teaching programme for 2019, you might like to give attention to some of the key diary dates listed below. Lessons could be timed to correspond to special days, special celebration events could be … Continue reading

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Where Do Tourists Spend Their Money?

There is a lot of data available to compare the number of tourists that visit different countries. However, the World Economic Forum has made it possible to also examine tourism through the amount of money tourists spend while abroad. In … Continue reading

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GPS Tracker Map Art

I have recently been exploring the unusual interface created by a combination of GPS technology and creating works of art. I have been fascinated by the work of Stephen Lund, a marketing consultant from Canada who spends his spare time … Continue reading

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The New Silk Road – China’s Most Ambitious Project To Date

China’s ‘New Silk Road’ project provides an excellent case study of a large scale development scheme. The $4.8 trillion OBOR (‘One Belt One Road’) initiative has been described as the ‘New Silk Road’, or ‘Silk Road 2.0’. It is estimated … Continue reading

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New Volcano App Game

I recently discovered an interesting app on the IOS store. It is called ‘Earth Girl Volcano’, and is an interactive game that involves making strategic decisions to minimise the risk for people living close to volcano hazards. It has been … Continue reading

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New Research Reveals Geology Will Always Defy Total Brexit

As we move closer and closer towards Brexit, recent research has revealed that there is part of Britain that will remain forever connected to Europe whatever the result of the political negotiations. Geologists from the University of Plymouth have analysed … Continue reading

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