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About devongeography

Head of Geography and Assistant Vice Principal at South Molton Community College, North Devon. Exeter Chiefs supporter!

UK Earthquake Resources

It was rather ironic that while spending a week studying (relatively quiet) tectonic activity in Iceland, a significant earthquake hit the UK. On my return, I gathered a few resources concerning this earthquake – having missed out on the event, … Continue reading

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Icelandic Tongue Twisters

I have been travelling to Iceland on a regular basis for a number of years now, and am slowly making progress with the native language. However, there are many pretty challenging words and place names to get your tongue around … Continue reading

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Coffee Table Fit For A Geographer

How about this for a coffee table? It is the only one of its kind – based on a scale model of Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh. Made from sycamore and yew, it has a glass top that gives an amazing … Continue reading

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Is That Sea Water Fit To Bathe In?

    I recently completed a piece of work focusing on tourism in my own area – with particular reference to the quality of sea bathing water. My research led me to the excellent Environment Agency web site, where I … Continue reading

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What Are Our Perceptions Of Countries Around The World?

Exeter International is a Florida-based travel agency that specialises in arranging trips to Russia and Central Europe. I came across them while researching a possible future trip to Russia, and was interested to read about a project they completed examining … Continue reading

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Map Squeeze Balls and Bubble Wrap Maps?

I don’t know if these geographical oddities will ever become a reality, but they are interesting ideas. The object shown in the image to the left is called an ‘Egg Map’, and is designed for urban explorers to use instead … Continue reading

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Do You Know What A Deci-point Is? Mount Etna is The Only One In The World!

I love learning new things, and happily stumbled across this the other day. I had never heard of a ‘deci-point’ – but now I know it is a location where ten different administrative areas converge at one place. There is … Continue reading

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