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Geographical Heroes: Do you have any?

So, with a little more time to spare to my own geographical interests I am going to be reviving the Geographical Heroes series which I started on this blog some time ago. This began as an inspiration from a history … Continue reading

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Geographical Heroes: Henry Morton Stanley

Henry Morton Stanley was often written about for his mission to find David Livingstone in Africa, however, Stanley himself led several subsequent expeditions which earned him a knighthood and made substantial contributions to the charting and subsequent colonization of the … Continue reading

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Tintin Geographies: A glimpse of the past

Tintin, a young Belgian investigative journalist who travels the world and has amazing adventures, is one of the most successful comic book characters ever made. Originally starting off as a weekly installment comic strip in the Belgian newspaper Le Petit … Continue reading

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Move, Eat, Learn

I came across a post on the SLN Geography Forum which included a link to three short videos created by 3 young men who travelled for 44 days to 11 countries, with 18 flights, covering 38,000 miles. Using almost a … Continue reading

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Geographical Heroes: David Livingstone

David Livingstone is considered one of the greatest explorers of the African continent.  At a young age David Livingstone was inspired to become a medical missionary upon reading pamphlets printed by British and American churches asking for Christians to come … Continue reading

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Geographical Heroes: Richard Francis Burton

Sir Richard Burton studied at Oxford University where his passionate temperament earned him the name ‘Ruffian Dick’. He followed his fathers footsteps and joined the army,spending eight years in India. During this time he mastered Arabic, Hindi, ad six regional … Continue reading

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Geographical Heroes: Hugh Clapperton

Hugh Clapperton, famous for identifying the final course and termination of the River Niger. He was the first European to chart every degree of latitude between the Mediterranean and and the Gulf of Guinea, and his discoveries led directly to … Continue reading

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