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GeoText Expedition 5 – Chasing Geography Textbooks In A Camper Van: Charmouth, Dorset.

At the beginning of July, we took the camper van to spend some time on the Dorset Coast. I wanted to include a visit to Charmouth, as I recall using an image in my lessons from an ‘old favourite’ textbook … 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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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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A Bedroom Fit For The Hard-Core Geographer

This is a really strange blog entry – but I just couldn’t resist! I came across this unique bedding set called ‘To the Centre of the Bedding’ on a web site by a company called ‘The Land of Nod’. You … Continue reading

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Australia On The Move ….. ?

If you are looking for a fresh way to  illustrate  dynamic plate tectonic activity, look no further than this recent National Geographic article about Australia. It describes how the continent has shifted by nearly 5 feet since 1994! http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/09/australia-moves-gps-coordinates-adjusted-continental-drift/ This sort of … Continue reading

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Ian Mercer Obituary

I was saddened to read last week of the death of geographer and naturalist Ian Mercer. In 1973, he became the first chief officer of the Dartmoor National Park – and I remember him presenting a number of videos about Dartmoor … Continue reading

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Mapping The Sea Bed

An interesting article in this weekend’s Sunday Times described an exciting plan to map the sea bed.        http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/gurgle-maps-to-reveal-seas-deep-secret-kh98kq25v?shareToken=a849176215cdb7e5547dd69b3ed2094d  Scientists are planning to use advanced sonar on  ships and submarines to scan the entire ocean floor ‘Google Maps’ style … Continue reading

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