Category Archives: Books

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Science is a messy, human affair

In my previous post I bemoaned the tone of voice in which modern textbooks are written, so it was only appropriate that in the week since I wrote that I have encountered three books that somewhat restore my faith. They

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Science is a messy, human affair

In my previous post I bemoaned the tone of voice in which modern textbooks are written, so it was only appropriate that in the week since I wrote that I have encountered three books that somewhat restore my faith. They

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What modern textbooks seem to lack…

“one of those rare books that can produce a permanent and delightful enlargement of consciousness” When W.G.Hoskins’ book “The Making of the English Landscape” was published in 1955, a contemporary review described it as “one of those rare books that

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What modern textbooks seem to lack…

“one of those rare books that can produce a permanent and delightful enlargement of consciousness” When W.G.Hoskins’ book “The Making of the English Landscape” was published in 1955, a contemporary review described it as “one of those rare books that

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There are few things to which you cannot ‘do Geography’.

I often argue that Geography has to be defined not only by its subject matter but also by its approach. The subject matter of Geography is vast; potentially limitless. There is little, if anything, to which you cannot Do Geography.

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There are few things to which you cannot ‘do Geography’.

I often argue that Geography has to be defined not only by its subject matter but also by its approach. The subject matter of Geography is vast; potentially limitless. There is little, if anything, to which you cannot Do Geography.

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The Lonely Planet Guide to Experimental Travel

If you are looking for tutorial activities or between-classes projects for students, or if you just fancy have a little Geography adventure of your own, you could do much worse than consider one of the experimental travel games in The

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The Lonely Planet Guide to Experimental Travel

If you are looking for tutorial activities or between-classes projects for students, or if you just fancy have a little Geography adventure of your own, you could do much worse than consider one of the experimental travel games in The

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Textbooks: facts or inspiration?

There are plenty of excellent books out there full of information that students can learn, or that we can look up and then toss in students’ direction in lectures or tutorials if we so wish. Increasingly, we don’t even need

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Textbooks: facts or inspiration?

There are plenty of excellent books out there full of information that students can learn, or that we can look up and then toss in students’ direction in lectures or tutorials if we so wish. Increasingly, we don’t even need