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Showing posts from July, 2011

Town - new BBC series

Nick Crane series just started. Some interesting content, if nothing new to a seasoned geographer... The supporting website , in association with the OU has links to a range of useful additional detail. Order your FREE BOOKLET Also check out the opportunity to RUN YOUR OWN TOWN.  This is a decision making interactive where you get to run a town and make important choices...


Spending a few days barn & dog-sitting in a rather fine barn in the Dartmoor National Park . It's stocked with shelves full of books, WiFi for Spotify and a wine cellar... So it's got pretty much all I need. One of the books is Ian Mercer's 'Dartmoor' , which is published as part of the Collins New Naturalist Library with a lovely cover by Robert Gillmor. I liked the description of Ian Mercer as "a geographer and naturalist at heart, never happier than when revealing the secrets of a landscape". The author's foreword begins: "This book is about my perception of a landscape, and what knowledge is needed as a foundation to that perception..." which is an interesting statement, as it links with some of the ideas in the GA's current  CURRICULUM consultation. He goes on to say "the attraction of true local geography is that it depends upon the wielding of a broad brush much of the time, but allows the display of intricate det