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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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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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Digimap Resources Now Easy To Find

I hope by now all geographers reading this blog have taken advantage of the ‘Digimap’ service provided by the EDINA national data centre for UK academia. It is a tremendously versatile tool that is affordable for all geography departments and … Continue reading

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Fake Maps

Like many geography teachers, I harbour something of an obsession with maps. I have recently read this excellent book by Simon Garfield, titled “On the Map”, and would highly recommend it for anyone’s Christmas reading list. It runs through a … Continue reading

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Would Your Students Spot Missing Countries On A World Map?

I always liked using an ‘upside down’ world map in the classroom – like this one available from http://www.hemamaps.com It challenges pupils’ perceptions – while at the same time maintaining accuracy of a good world map. However, I came across … Continue reading

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Chasing Geography Textbooks In A Camper Van

Last month saw the arrival of a new addition to the family – a shiny new(ish) VW camper van. After many years of overseas travel – including a wide range of visits to all seven continents – it was always … Continue reading

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