Monthly Archives: October 2011

Exploration Beyond this Earth: Jodrell Bank Observatory

At the weekend I had the chance to visit the Jodrell Bank Observatory in Cheshire, home to the Lovell telescope. Jodrell Bank is a centre for Astrophysics for the University of Manchester involved with studies and projects including: e-Merlin: Multi-Element … Continue reading

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Halloween Geographies

For many Halloween is an excuse to dress up as a member of the undead, carve pumpkins and go trick or treating. But before Halloween became the commercial event it is today, it was a more meaningful event in the … Continue reading

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Plate Boundaries: A reminder

I came across this video via the fantastic Geogr@phy blog which a great resource for learning about (or revising) the different types of plate boundaries:

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Find out how big the world’s population was when you were born

The UN is set to announce that the world’s population is has reached 7 billion. The BBC has been exploring how this is affecting daily lives: Seven billion and counting. The Guardian has a great tool that can calculate how … Continue reading

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Incredible view of fire across the earth as viewed from space

Originally viewed on the Wired Science,this video uses a pair of earth monitoring satellites (Terra satellite, launched in 1999, and the Aqua satellite, launched in 2002), NASA has recorded the fires that have occurred across the earth over the past … Continue reading

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Ever closer to 7 billion….

I came across this World Population Clock from Worldometers after a tip off from a friend on Google+. It’s essentially a countdown to the world reaching 7 billion people, which according to their calculations will be around 31st of October. … Continue reading

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Top 10 Books for Studying Undergraduate Human Geography

On talking with some of my undergraduate students, they were keen to know my opinion on which have been the most useful general text books for a degree in human geography. Obviously modules will differ across universities and reading lists … Continue reading

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