Monthly Archives: September 2011

Around the World: Spain

  Currency: 1 euro (EUR) = 1oo cents System of government: Constitutional monarchy since 1978 Capital: Madrid Languages: Spanish (official language), Catalan, Valencian, Galician, Basque (official regional languages) Surface Area: 504,782 sq km (194,897 sq miles) Population: 45.95 million What … Continue reading

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Top 10 Books for Studying Economic Geography

Interested in Economic Geography? Then list may be of use to you. As I am coming towards the end of my PhD journey, I’ve been taking stock of the resources and texts that have been invaluable to me over the … Continue reading

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UNESCO World Heritage Challenge: The Tower of London

I’ve had the opportunity to visit this site many times, though the pictures shown here are from my trip in 2009. In 1598 John Stow in the Survey of London described the Tower of London as: “This Tower is a … Continue reading

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UNESCO World Heritage Challenge: Ksar Ait-Ben-Haddou

As I mentioned in the previous UNESCO post, I made a trip to Morocco in 2006, and on the way to the Sahara we stopped off at Ait Ben-Haddou. The Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou is a remarkable example of the traditional … Continue reading

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Top 10 Books for a PGCE in Secondary Geography

While sorting things out over the weekend I came across some of the books that helped me through my PGCE all those years ago. This spurred me to think about which books had been the most helpful, and which ones … Continue reading

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Why fieldwork is important to Geography

I have just stumbled upon this video produced by the National Council for Geographic Education:

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UNESCO World Heritage Challenge: Medina of Marrakesh

In 2006 I made a relatively last minute trip to Morocco. Based in Marrakesh, I spent a few days exploring the city before travelling across Morocco, and into the Sahara, for a camel trek and a night in the desert. … Continue reading

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