Saturday, 30 November 2013

Google Doodle

I was interested to see the St. Andrews Google Doodle today. Nice representation of Scotland almost as if viewed through binoculars. Here it is as a still image without the animated flags.
I thought of using this as a possible homework or prep challenge for students: to design a Google Doodle for another location / topic / concept, and provide the justification for the choice of images.

Here's a template I quickly knocked up...


A reminder that the archive of previous Google Doodles is HERE for inspiration.

QR Stuff

Thanks to Joe Dale for the tipoff that if you create a QR CODE using QR STUFF, you can now PRINT off a large sheet of codes which can then be cut up and put into students' books / planners etc.
Here's a sheet of codes which will take you to my GEOGRAPHY TEACHER blog where I've been sharing some of the things I've been getting up to.

Think inside the box...

I worked with 25 colleagues down in London earlier in the week.

We were at One Drummond Gate, which also houses the HQ of the Office for National Statistics.

I shared some thinking on the new curriculum and the Future of Secondary Geography

A unit that I'm writing at the moment is based on a book on container ships.
Came across this great image in WIRED magazine.

Also some interesting reading from the Hunting English blog.
This talks about the idea of threshold concepts and questions guiding curriculum writing.

I was also involved in the Young People's Geographies project which involved co-construction of the curriculum. This is worth exploring too perhaps...
Here's some appropriate music for the container ship link too.... Thinking of a way to work this in...


Image copyright: Nate Kitch - fair use for educational reasons, please let me know if you'd like it removed...

#UKEDCHAT archive

Catch up on the archive of tweets from the recent Geography subject special session, chaired by David Rogers.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

ASH - from Iceland...


ASH Official teaser trailer from Edisons Lifandi Ljosmyndir on Vimeo.

Connects nicely with Ian Hardie's book on the eruption....
Features Thorvaldseyri which I visited in 2010, a few months after the eruption...

Monday, 25 November 2013

Urthecast - now live..

Urthecast is now live.... 
I'm hoping for my invitation to be processed promptly....
Follow the link to find out more about this awesome new resource...


Flood Defences

The Environmental Agency FLICKR page has a range of useful illustrations on flood defences.

It's also worth exploring this infographic on London's Thames Flood Barrier...

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Now listening

Apparently when I saw Sigur Ros play this live on Wednesday night it was the first time it had been played live since 2007...
Was spine-tinglingly good....

Pole of Cold team set off...


The Pole of Cold Land Rover set off from the RGS-IBG earlier this week en route for the Arctic.

The EDUCATION resources that will emerge are related to the From the Field project. I completed two of these resources for an earlier tranche of the work. An update on one of them is forthcoming.

This is part of the GOING BEYOND initiative. I was involved in a group which put together a bid when the first grant was being offered but we were unfortunately unsuccessful. I wish the POLE OF COLD TEAM all the best.

Follow the journey on the website, and also on TWITTER.

Here's the details of the expedition from the project website.


The Pole of Cold Expedition is a journey to chase the onset of winter across Europe and Siberia as far as the Pole of Cold, the coldest place in the world outside of Antarctica. Treating winter as a geographical concept, the expedition team will explore the social, cultural and physical implications of the season on the communities along the route, looking at different attitudes to the cold. How do you use an iced-over lake to heat a house? What does it sound like when breath freezes? When do reindeer need shoes and coats? How do you start a car when it is so cold petrol freezes? What is it like to use river ice as a road – and what happens when it melts? Is it possible for temperature to rise with altitude rather than drop? How do you bury the dead when the ground is frozen solid?
Curiosity about the day-to-day reality of life at the extremes of climate is the inspiration for the Pole of Cold Expedition. As a team we have impressive cold-weather credentials between us but it is a fascination for the stories of lives lived in severe winter conditions, the peculiarities of nature at subzero temperatures and the challenge of travel in such a demanding environment that motivates us. We hope that by sharing the experiences of the journey in new and innovative ways we can exchange winter wisdom between communities and promote a fresh look at how we manage our lifestyles during the severest weather.
The POLE OF COLD website has a MAP VIEW where pins will be added as the journey continues over the next 3 months.
We'll be following this at King's Ely in the Geography Department - watch out for the new display which will be updated as the project continues.

Coming soon: a review...

Earlier this week, my copy of Margaret Roberts' new book: 'Geography through Enquiry' arrived.


First impressions are really positive.
The production is excellent as always of course, but this time with a glossy paper and cover.
The book has 208pp.
It's a reboot of the classic 'Learning through Enquiry' but feels new. The first part of the book is related to the 'theory' and the second is more connected with 'classroom practice'. There are lots of familiar names in this section, with people I have worked with, or connected with on Twitter having their work shared.

The book is available from the GA store, with discounts for members. My copy arrived within a few days of ordering.

I'll post a fuller review when I've had a chance to have a proper read, and am not up against deadlines for reports and marking.

Thought for the Day

How many of our brightest and best teachers have grown up in a profession dominated by levels and grades, unable to conceptualise a time when they simply didn’t exist, and where students learned qualitatively rather than progressed quantitatively.
Kev Bartle

Quoted here on the Pragmatic Reform blog

There's an app for that...

Year 8s have been exploring the impact of changes in the Arctic on the indigenous peoples. It's worth remembering that there are no indigenous people in the Antarctic, only visitors from many nations.
There are various groups of peoples who live in the Arctic.
A general term is Inuit, but there are many groups stretching into the Russian Arctic which are not related to that group.

The Arctic Centre suggests that around 4 million people are now living in the area, and these are spread around the ocean in an uneven distribution.

The U Arctic Atlas website has some useful maps. These are worth further investigation, as are the links with the maps.

There are limited options for the use of mobile phones in these areas. Not much change of picking up WiFi. We identified, using the Discovering the Arctic website that there is mobile phone coverage within a short distance of Qaanaaq.
What Arctic apps could we design that would help local peoples cope with some of the challenges of living in such an environment. This requires a little bit of creative thought and imagination.

What are some of the challenges ?
- climate change and altering landscapes
- navigation
- hunting and fishing
- communications...
- loneliness
- languages
- the extremes of the weather....

Year 8s were very creative and had some great ideas. I shall be sharing some of them as we develop the ideas further and bring them to a conclusion. Here's a sheet that I am going to use to do some reflection and peer assessment of the finished apps, which will also make a good display when they're finished.

Google 'Blank iPad' for some appropriate images that could be used as a format for the finished work.

Credit to Tony Cassidy for the original idea....

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Thought for the Day

"The most important single factor influencing learning is what a student already knows. Ascertain this and teach him accordingly.”
David Ausubel

Brighton Pier

Down to Brighton earlier in the week, for a concert, and took an early morning wander along the beach to the Pier and beyond....

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Typhoon Haiyan - Part 2

Another wonderful piece of work by Simon Jones, to help students explore the aftermath of this disaster.


Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Hull - City of Culture 2017

Good news today for the city of Hull as it was selected to be the UK's City of Culture in 2017

I spent a year in Hull between 1986 and 1987 at the University of Hull, training to be a geography teacher, and at that time there was a lot of culture, particularly the Hull Truck Theatre company, the film club at the Library, concerts in various venues, the birth of the Housemartins and music in local pubs close to where I lived.

Twenty five years on, the city has moved from its place as the No. 1 city in the 'Crap Towns' book to its new achievement.
How will the city gain from this accolade ? 
Would be a good long term study for local schools...


Brighton Beach

Down to Brighton after school this morning. The rain had cleared, and it was crisp on the sea front as I took a wander in the last of the light and down to the beach. A wander back through the Lanes and a pint in the Druid's Head - my favoured watering hole when in the city.

In an hour or so it's out to see the power and emotion of Sigur Ros live. Have seen them live before, and also Jonsi solo live so I'm prepared for a sensory assault....

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Tomorrow night....

I shall mostly be watching this.... I'm quite excited...


sigur rós live 2013 (kveikur) from sigur rós on Vimeo.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Thought for the Day


Answers.com

When students are given homework they often go online looking for answers...
One of the places they go to is Wikipedia, which has a range of articles of varying quality...

Note to students: if you are copying from Wikipedia.... then don't....

Another option for students is ANSWERS.COM
This has undergone an expansion in recent months and now has a designated GEOGRAPHY page.

Worth a look to see which answers you can find.... or sign up to contribute your own...

Margaret Roberts' new book...

Now available to order from the GA shop.

My copy's ordered already...


Geography Through Enquiry has been written for teachers of geography in secondary schools and is relevant to all those, in England and elsewhere, where enquiry approaches are advocated. 
In this new book, Margaret Roberts develops the ideas of Learning Through Enquiry (2003) and explores many new issues, including:
• How can students develop their understanding of geographical concepts and learn to argue geographically?
• How can stereotyping be avoided?
• What is the role of teachers in planning and implementing enquiry-based units of work?
• What needs to be considered when investigating controversial issues?
• How can teachers encourage whole-class and small-group discussion?
• How can teachers use classroom questioning to promote a critical understanding of geographical data and ideas?

Saturday, 16 November 2013

SAGT / RSGS Questionnaire on Scottish Geography

Via the SAGT Facebook page....

SAGT/ RSGS are developing a joint initiative to raise the profile of Geography and to address some of the concerns we currently have. In order to do this we need to gather evidence of what is currently happening in Geography in our schools and universities. Erica Caldwell (SAGT/ RSGS Liaison) has already obtained views of some SAGT members as a result of speaking to people at conference and their subsequent emails. As a next step SAGT is aiming to gather specific details relating to schools from a wider range of members.

Head to the Survey Monkey page if you have a relevant opinion and would like to contribute to the questionnaire.

New reading 2...

And here's another book which is providing 'food for thought' for the planning of a unit on the Geography of Food....


On the Huh

About three miles from my house is the village of Beeston.
A few weeks ago it won the CAMRA award for the Champion Beer of Britain in the Strong Bitters category...


It's brewed by a small team, and is sold in my local post office...
Just cracked one open for a Saturday treat... Reducing my beer miles...

New GA Fieldwork Group Twitter feed

Follow the new twitter feed of the GA Fieldwork Group.


Ian Hardie's Volcano story...

A chance to get a really useful in depth case study from a personal viewpoint....

It was written by Ian Hardie, who until recently was working for Rayburn Tours.

Ian has a house in Iceland close to the volcano, and was on the scene when it erupted in 2010.
He writes about the impact on the community, and provides in-depth detail of the immediate impacts of an eruption on a community in an MEDC. In that sense it would make a really useful basis for a deeper investigation. It's an easy read.

The book is A5 format and has 78 pages.

If you would like a copy of the book, we have arranged for that to be possible for you. There are some still some copies available.

Please send a cheque made payable to Ian Hardie for £6 (which includes postage and packing) to:

John Vannet
Greycroft
10 Ellieslea Road
West Ferry
Dundee
DD5 1JH

Proceeds from the book will go to support the Icelandic Search and Rescue Organisation (ICE-SAR)

New reading 1....

Connecting with my work with Follow the Things, and getting ready for new scheme of work in the new term about the Geography of my stuff....



Typhoon Haiyan 3

A few more resources emerging from the storm...

The GA has produced a compilation page of materials on their website.


The OCHA: United Nations Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs has a range of materials too.
Check the INFOGRAPHICS area...

Also, Joseph Kerski has passed through details of the maps that have been made by ESRI using various tools.

Four million children are apparently without food and water...

Ørnulf Opdahl

Down to King's Place earlier in the week to have a meeting for Explorer HQ.
Caught the opportunity to see this exhibition which was in the foyer of 'The Guardian'.
Some excellent moody images of Western Norway and its impressive landscapes...

The images are based around the London Jazz Festival, and Nils Petter Molvaer is going to be in residence...

Future teaching and learning...

A nice video from the Stephen Perse Foundation...

I might use this as part of my Future of Secondary Geography courses which I'm leading for OSIRIS shortly.


I like some of the accompanying text in the article here...

By Tricia Kelleher

For those of us subsumed in the everyday life of a school it is all too easy to become caught up with the mechanics of education. The curriculum, timetable and qualifications are often how school life is triangulated. It was ever thus – certainly my schooling fitted neatly into this particular educational hierarchy.
Curriculum and qualifications are currently the meat and drink of our national debate. Much blogging and tweeting captures the lively discussions taking place in this very familiar fulcrum. Very familiar indeed. Canon of knowledge, standards, employability litter the discourse on education. Yet, what we hear less about is arguably most important – how are we preparing our young people as learners for a future which will have a landscape marked at least as much by the unknown as the known?
As we see the technological revolution unfold around us, we lack a road map for this future. The old verities which have traditionally dominated school life are not enough to prepare our young. Their lives will be characterised by change driven on remorselessly by innovation and invention. Surely learning must be about the development of the whole child to ensure they are properly prepared for their world and not just prepped for a set of examinations? After all, life itself is not a set of exam papers where you pass or fail.
As the century progresses, the pace of change is, if anything, increasing exponentially. The capacity to think and more importantly to think differently is critical. Education must be about learning in a way which transcends the conventional metrics : it must also aim to encourage a range of literacies which can otherwise be lost in the melee of schemes of work and specifications. To the twin metrics of English literacy and numeracy should be added amongst others scientific, digital, cultural and visual literacy. In this way an individual is well placed to interact with and interrogate their world in a meaningful way and ensures a young person is properly equipped for their life journey.
The challenge for today’s educators is to lift their focus from the inevitable granular character of our national obsession with measurement, to the future which is broad brushed and uncertain. I do not underestimate this challenge but surely to constrain our debate as we habitually do is failing to educate the next generation in a way which is right for them and their lives in tomorrow’s world.

Coming soon: Mission:Explore Water

We're working away on a new Mission:Explore book in association with people like Thames Water, and the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust.
There'll be a book and some teacher notes for educators.
As always, it's being illustrated by the wonderful Tom Morgan-Jones and designed by the splendid Helen Steer.

Croatian Fieldwork

Contacted by Amanda Witcher from School's Own Adventure company.
They run tours to Croatia particularly, and have a range of alternatives to some of the more 'traditional' fieldwork locations, and also at a competitive price.

For more details check the website.

Disclaimer: other school travel companies are in existence :)

How do Geographers speak ?

A nice idea to perhaps create a geographical version of this.... via Russel Tarr

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Thinking about Haiyan

Another stylish and useful resource from Simon Jones, which looks at the recent disaster that continues to affect the Philippines and Vietnam....


Tuesday, 12 November 2013

National Geographic...

Down to London tomorrow to catch up with Dan Raven Ellison.

He has just finished his Route 125 adventures with his son.

There is a special evening where he is going to present some of those adventures.... and talk about the experience...
The tickets have all gone, but I shall be blogging about the project...



Chris Watson's Sheffield Soundscapes

"We hear everything, but we rarely listen..."

Chris Watson has created some important pieces over the years, and I've blogged about him several times before. He's been working on a soundmap of Sheffield, and this short interview explores his ideas... Well worth following up and exploring more. If you have Spotify you can hear more of Chris' work.... And with mobile devices and sound recording you might be able to do something similar in your own home town....



Inside the Circle of Fire...

Sunday, 10 November 2013

SAGT Photos

The official set of photos from John and Val Vannet taken at the recent SAGT conference, where I received the Tivy Medal (have I mentioned that recently) are available on the SAGT Facebook page.
Like the page to get access to the images...

A few good ones of me in there....


Here's me chatting to Mike Robinson about William Bruce in the Explorers' Room at the RSGS...

Thunks for free

A few hours left to get this book free on Kindle at Amazon or iTunes...

Saturday, 9 November 2013

The Road

Entertaining 'timelapse' of a cycling trip from the UK to Thailand...


The Road from Christopher Riley on Vimeo.

Ever wanted to pedal from London to Bangkok in under 4 minutes? Before cyclists Francesca and Sam left on their odyssey, I proposed that they take photos of the road ahead as they peddled slowly east. Some 4,500 images later you can now 'odycycle' with them at a little over 73km per second from West to East, accompanied on their way by a spellbinding score from the great Philip Sheppard (www.philipsheppard.com). Thanks also to Stephanie Kern (www.stefaniekern.com) at Kern Productions (www.kernproductions.net) for sharing all the painstaking editing, and to www.theatticroom.com for their support.

Odycycle is collecting money for the wonderful MacMillan Nurses at http://www.justgiving.com/odycycle, so do contribute if you can. And you can read more about their adventure at http://odycycle.wordpress.com.

In making the film and living, for weeks, with all these images of the roads they'd cycled along it occurred to me how similar they all are - as the resulting film speeds along them seamlessly crossing boarders and passing through so many communities and cultures, connecting all of us on our own individual life journeys.

Typhoon Haiyan

A huge storm has hit the Philippines, and is now heading for Vietnam...

This storm: super-typhoon Haiyan has broken records, with devastating winds and storm surges. Happily, the speed at which the storm passed through seems to have reduced the amount of rainfall in any particular area. The track of the storm also bypassed some of the major cities such as the capital: Manila.

News of the storm in 'The Guardian'...
An image gallery 

What has been particularly interesting for me have been some of the images, showing the storm from space, like a puncture wound in the Earth's atmosphere.


Images from NOAA

Those investigating tropical cyclones / extreme weather and similar processes would do well to explore some of these links and stories while they are 'live'.
For example, are storms like this becoming stronger and more frequent ?

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Hans Rosling on BBC2 tonight at 9pm...

For those readers in the UK (or within the area that can be reached by BBC transmitters), a new programme featuring the guru of statisticians Professor Hans Rosling is shown tonight.

It's called 'Don't Panic: the truth about Population' - here's a snippet on YouTube



And take the Guardian's Population Quiz, with 9 questions set by Hans....

Earth 3D - Amazing Atlas

This is a nice child-friendly atlas which was only 69p on the Mac App store when I bought it, thanks to a tipoff from Rob Chambers.
It allows you to explore the world, and has some of the main buildings and features associated with particular countries. An opportunity to discuss how places are represented perhaps...

Limited detail and zooming, but looks nice on the big screen, with younger students... Here's the Amundsen-Scott base at the South Pole...


Wednesday, 6 November 2013

TLA Berkhamsted 2014

I've just booked my ticket for the 2nd Teaching Learning and Assessment Conference at Berkhamsted School. This is an event that I 'followed' on Twitter last year, but which had less immediate  'relevance' to me at the time as a freelancer. This time round, back in the classroom as a teacher, the idea of broadening my skills in assessment and feedback in particular are important as it's an area I feel I should work on.

Head here for the Agenda to see what's on offer on the day (a Saturday). There is a mix of interesting keynotes, along with breakout sessions and workshops.


The theme is ‘Multipliers: how can we tap into the genius within schools?’

Essentially, it is the idea that when you work with a ‘multiplier’ or are one, the capacities of those around you are significantly enhanced.  It is based on the work of Liz Wiseman who wrote the original ‘Multipliers’ book and the education focussed version ‘The Multiplier Effect’ with Elise Foster. 
We are very pleased that Elise has agreed to open the conference and will be leading a workshop on educational leadership.  Closing the day will be Dr Andy Williams, Head of Holmfirth High School. 
There are quite a few familiar names here for me: David Rogers, Jo Debens, Miles Berry, Dawn Hallybone, Drew Buddie and Dale Banham for example.

I've booked for three different types of workshops to broaden my experiences...
I'm also looking forward to being a delegate for once, rather than the presenter. 

The tickets will go quite quickly, so if you want to be there, you'll need to book quite quickly.
And if you're going along, say hi.

OFQUAL GCSE Reform

Thanks to Matt Podbury for tipoff...

Geography

http://comment.ofqual.gov.uk/gcse-reform-june-2013/7-subject-specific-features-of-the-reformed-gcses/geography/

Tiering

We believe that the curriculum content for geography can be the same for all students and that all students can be assessed in the same way. We propose that the reformed GCSE in geography should not be tiered.

Forms of assessment

Our controlled assessment review found a good deal of agreement that carrying out fieldwork is essential for students of GCSE geography. There was less agreement about whether it is possible to assess fieldwork skills as part of GCSE geography assessment, although there was a view that some of the skills – data manipulation, interpretation and analysis, for example – can be assessed through written exams. There were many concerns about the nature of school fieldwork exercises which many schools complete in a single day. Even the most capable students are unlikely to have the time during one day of fieldwork to experiment with alternative approaches to data collection, which means that they are not able to reflect on, further analyse and evaluate their work.

There are also issues of fairness for all students. We found that if teachers designed poor fieldwork exercises then that could prevent students from performing well, or from accessing all of the marking criteria.

The curriculum content requires students to undertake fieldwork, but the related knowledge and skills can be assessed by written exam set and marked by the exam board. We therefore propose that all assessment for the reformed geography GCSE should be by written exams alone and that the total assessment time should be no less than 3.5 hours.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Centre of Excellence...

Very proud to teach in a school that now holds the GA's Centre of Excellence status...

Congratulations to all my colleagues who were involved in gaining this achievement.


Go to the GA website for more details on how to apply for the award in your own department.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Extreme Environments e-Book

The book that Richard Allaway and I put together has now been downloaded over 2000 times...



St. Jude Presentation

Simon Jones' latest presentation has now been completed and added to Slideshare....


Thinking About St Jude! from Simon Jones

Just in time for the start of the new half term...

Follow the Things - a reminder...

As we move into the second half of this term, don't forget the Follow the Things materials that I worked on at the rump end of summer.
Last chance to catch the halloween specials...

Here's another book that I may be purchasing which explores this hidden world...


Don't forget this is a perfect time of year to be questioning the source of our purchases as we move towards the festival of consumption that is Christmas....

Biology Week 2013

A resource on food from the Society of Biology.


An animation plus downloadable resources in various formats...

Katie Morag

Many primary colleagues will perhaps be very familiar with Katie Morag and the island of Struay.
It's possible to buy a detailed map of the island of Coll (which Struay is based on) from the GA Shop.

Tune into CBeebies tonight for the first in a new series where the books are brought to life for the TV...

Here's the theme tune....

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Mission:Explore John Muir

My hard copies of our Mission:Explore book created in collaboration with the John Muir Trust arrived today - awesome...

If you want your own copy / copies, details of how to get them are here.

You can also download versions in English/Gaelic/Welsh as a PDF too if you don't want to part with cash... though to be honest it'll cost you more to photocopy them in colour than to buy one of these....
Awesome illustrations by Tom Morgan Jones and design by Helen Steer as always...

Food issues...

A few nights ago, a 21CC debate on Food was held at the Royal Geographical Society.

A few people that I know were there, and you can still follow the twitter conversations by searching for the #21CC hashtag...

Food continues to be an issue of real importance for all of us..

Graeme Eyre was at the evening, and posted some notes HERE. Thanks Graeme :)

The speakers were:
  • Jay Rayner (Chair) – Food critic, presenter and author. @jayrayner1 Jay Rayner’s book is entitled ‘Greedy Man in a Hungry World’
  • Tim Wheeler – Professor of Crop Science, University of Reading University Website
  • Peter Smithers – Entomologist based at the University of Plymouth University Website
  • Edd Colbert – Campaigns Coordinator, the Pig Idea @eddcolbert

The Guardian recently asked people for pictures of where their food came from and then posted a selection of the images that they received.

Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall is trying to get fruit trees into school grounds as part of his latest project.

I followed THE PIG IDEA who have an idea of what to do with food waste.

Happy to trial one of these....


Dan and Seb on Radio 4

Settled down with a bowl of porridge this morning to listen to Dan Raven Ellison and Seb on Saturday Live on Radio 4
A great feature on their ROUTE 125 adventures, and Mission:Explore getting a mention...

LISTEN AGAIN and fast forward to 37'37" to hear Dan and Seb

And head down to the National Geographic store on the 13th November to hear and see them.

I'll be there, so come and say hello....

Genesis revisited...

Due to my advanced years, the music of Genesis has been a big part of my life. Last night it was out to Cambridge to see Steve Hackett, who made some of the band's most enduring albums...
40 years on from the release of 'Selling England by the Pound'...


Here's the setlist.

Some elements of the show jarred a little, but overall it was a superb evening of music... It's great when you know every word of every song...
Supper's Ready...
Cue double necked guitars and Rickenbacker bass...

You can hear it on Spotify at the moment

Friday, 1 November 2013

SAGT 10 of 10: Ian Hardie's Eyjafjallajokull story.... get your copy...

A final postscript to the SAGT Conference was a book that I picked up while there, and partly read on the train down south...

It was written by Ian Hardie, who until recently was working for Rayburn Tours as their tour guide for Iceland and other locations.
Ian has a house in Iceland close to the volcano, and was on the scene when it erupted in 2010.
He writes about the impact on the community, and provides in-depth detail of the immediate impacts of an eruption on a community in an MEDC. In that sense it would make a really useful basis for a deeper investigation. It's an easy read.

The book is A5 format and has 78 pages.

If you would like a copy of the book, we have arranged for that to be possible for you.

Please send a cheque made payable to Ian Hardie for £6 (which includes postage and packing) to:

John Vannet
Greycroft
10 Ellieslea Road
West Ferry
Dundee
DD5 1JH

Proceeds from the book will go to support the Icelandic Search and Rescue Organisation (ICE-SAR)

Shanghai timelapse..

I'm a sucker for these... what a view to have from your bedroom...


From the 23rd from Joe Nafis on Vimeo.