Category Archives: Physical World

Natural Hazards Data For The Classroom

I came across these resources on natural disasters on a web site run by Munich Reinsurance. There are a number of documents that can be downloaded for free – and they contain a lot of useful statistical information that might … Continue reading

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Google Expeditions VR Resources

Those of you that have engaged with Google’s VR Expeditions may be interested in this Google Doc that summarises all of the locations that are now covered by this service. More are being added all the time, and the list … Continue reading

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OS Maps 3D Fly-Through Tool

  The OS Maps app now contains a new feature for Premium customers – a 3D fly-through tool. This is a wonderful addition, and really helpful in visualising a chosen walking route before you actually step outside. It produces an … Continue reading

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GeoText Expedition 4 – Chasing Geography Textbooks In A Camper Van: Hay Tor, Dartmoor.

    The journey continues – this time to Hay Tor on Dartmoor. When teaching about granite scenery, I often made reference to this textbook photograph. The image came from a textbook titled ‘Landforms’ by Ian Galbraith and Patrick Wiegard. … Continue reading

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GeoText Expedition 3 – Chasing Geography Textbooks In A Camper Van: Cheddar Gorge

The next adventure took us to Cheddar Gorge in Somerset. When teaching about limestone scenery, I often made reference to this textbook photograph: The image came from a textbook titled ‘Investigating Physical geography’’ by Neville Grenyer. Maybe the more mature … Continue reading

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GeoText Expedition 2 – Chasing Geography Textbooks In A Camper Van: Dawlish Warren

    We managed to make a start last autumn with a visit to our first textbook location – Hurst Castle spit in Hampshire. This was written up in an earlier blog at: https://devongeography.wordpress.com/2017/11/13/chasing-geography-textbooks-in-a-camper-van/ However, the expedition was really planned … Continue reading

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Blue Anchor Hotel – The Next Holbeck Hall?

In a recent article on his excellent ‘Living Geography’ blog (www.livinggeography.blogspot.co.uk), Alan Parkinson (aka @GeoBlogs) mentioned the Blue Anchor hotel in west Somerset. The hotel is currently in an extremely precarious position – threatened by cliff failure. Alan compared the … Continue reading

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