Monthly Archives: March 2011

Representing Europe: What represents your country?

I have recently been sent a number of resources from the European Commission about various aspects of the European Unions and the countries included within it. There were two which I found particularly interesting. They have produced a poster called … Continue reading

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Geographical Heroes: Ernest Shackleton

The Merseyside Maritime museum held an exhibition entitled: Endurance: Shackleton’s Antarctic adventure.  A fascinating exhibition which prompted me to included Shackleton in this documentation of geographical heroes. ”The epic story of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1914 Endurance expedition is an incredible … Continue reading

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Highly recommended: Horizon – Japan Earthquake Special

A recent episode of Horizon covers the Japan earthquake and tsunami. It can be viewed on BBC iplayer for the next few days: A short description of the program: “Professor Iain Stewart examines the powerful geological forces that unleashed … Continue reading

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites Challenge 1: Historic Centre of Prague

The historic centre of Prague will be the first site to tick off the UNESCO World Heritage list. I visited Prague in January 2011 for research fieldwork. ”Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe in terms of … Continue reading

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Japanese Earthquakes: A timeline

The recent earthquake in Japan has devastated the lives of thousands of people, cost millions of pounds of damage and created a whole host of further dangers. Japan, however, has faced many large earthquakes and has recovered. Here is a … Continue reading

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Geographical Heroes: Sarah Outen

So, for the first Geographical heroes post, I have chosen a young woman named Sarah Outen. You may have already heard of her. She was the first woman to row solo across the Indian Ocean, and only the fourth person … Continue reading

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Geographical Heroes – An Introduction

Over the coming months I will be writing about key people who are, or have been, involved in geography, exploration or adventure in one way or another. There are so many interesting people that have explored the world, made new … Continue reading

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