Friday, July 6, 2012

159 shades of Geography

Holiday reading - some thoughts....

Instead of '50 shades of Grey' which everyone seems to be reading at the moment, here are some of the books that I've read recently or have lined up for the summer. I'll be heading for a farmhouse near Salcombe. Hope you have somewhere cool lined up for your weeks of R 'n' R....

1. 'The Old Ways' - Robert MacFarlane - this is the one I'm saving for summer. Excellent reviews, and there'll be plenty to 'fillet'...

2. 'Fire Season' - Philip Connor - started this on a train earlier in the week and already wishing I was a fire lookout in New Mexico... excellent book, and plenty to explore when looking at wildfires, wilderness management.

3. 'The A303' - Tom Fort - half way through this exploration of the geography and history of a single road. Could challenge students to produce a guide to a road near you....

4. 'Oops' - Hywel Roberts - a nicely presented guide to helping students learn accidentally, with plenty on teacher stereotypes and very easy to read... paused about a third of the way through to digest what I've read so far...

5. 'Arctic Dreams' - Barry Lopez - classic that I first read over 25 years ago, and am re-visiting for some insights on changing Polar landscapes...

And for those with a Kindle, you can get a copy of Mission:Explore Food... - this contains 159 shades of geography missions


Hardback out in early September - just in time for the start of the Autumn term :)


What are you packing for your holiday ?

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