Category Archives: Book Review

Book reviews: KS3 Geography Teachers’ Toolkits

The Geographical Association has been somewhere I have continued to turn to as a source of teaching resources and support throughout my teaching activities at various educational levels – from the PGCE when the Secondary Geography handbook was an introductory … Continue reading

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104 Books in a Year

It seemed like January disappeared really quickly. I had intended to write this blog post in the first week of the year but alas the month sped past. I like to set challenges for the year, and this time I … Continue reading

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Top 10 Books for Fieldwork and Research in Human Geography

It’s the beginning of the academic year and lots of students will be returning to university. For those of you who are about to embark any fieldwork or research in human geography, this post points to the books I have … Continue reading

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10 billion vs Population 10 billion

If you want to think more about population issues facing the planet please read the book on the right by Danny Dorling. I bought both after wandering around the bookshop trying to decide between the two. I had read about … Continue reading

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Vistas from a Mumbai slum

I very rarely have the time at the minute to pick up a book and read it cover to cover in a matter of days. One exception recently has been a book by Katherine Boo, Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, … Continue reading

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Pandas arrive in Edinburgh: Panda Diplomacy Revived?

If you have watched the news today (4/11/11) you may have seen that two Giant Pandas have arrived from Chengdu into Edinburgh airport destined for Edinburgh zoo. It is thought that Pandas were used as instruments of diplomacy as far … Continue reading

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Tintin Geographies: Global Map

Following initial thoughts, as mentioned in my first post about Tintin geographies, I am in the process of working through the Tintin books, and designing exercises to incorporate them into classroom teaching. But in the meantime I came across a … 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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Geographical Heroes: John Hemming

I was made aware of the activities of John Hemming when he came to give a lecture at the University of Manchester entitled: Conversations in/with Latin American and Caribbean Studies which covered the history of Amazon exploration and current deforestation. … 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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