Tag Archives: geology

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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Have You Seen The Man Engine?

This wonderful piece of mobile mechanical art called the ‘Man Engine’ is currently doing the rounds in Cornwall. It was commissioned by the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site as a tribute to the international impact of Cornish mining and a … Continue reading

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Iceland in June (4 of 4) – Hidden Shangri-La

The highlight of day seven was our visit Solheimajokull, where we were able to strap on crampons and walk on the surface of the glacier. When I first visited this location around 10 years ago,  the glacier – an extension … Continue reading

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Iceland in June (3 of 4) – Heimaey

On day five, we spent the morning of day four exploring Reykjavik. The clear weather rewarded us with some excellent views of the city from the observation deck of the Perlan, and we also admired the stunning architecture of  Halsgrimkirkja. … Continue reading

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