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‘Plaid Avenger’ geography prof brings the world to his students — with the...

‘Plaid Avenger’ geography prof brings the world to his students — with the... | A Geographer's Scrapbook | Scoop.it
Martin Sheen and Aung San Suu Kyi are just two guests John Boyer has had in his classroom. Barack Obama may be next.
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The New Law of the Sea and the Geopolitics of the Internet

The New Law of the Sea and the Geopolitics of the Internet | A Geographer's Scrapbook | Scoop.it
Perhaps we have found a new metric by which to measure political power -- the cables that link nations to other nations and regions, the networks which allow their citizens to communicate with each other, and the round trip time for data to travel.
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Amazon.com: Doing Family Photography (Re-Materialising Cultural Geography) (9780754677321): Gillian Rose: Books

Amazon.com: Doing Family Photography (Re-Materialising Cultural Geography) (9780754677321): Gillian Rose: Books...
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The third industrial revolution

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THE first industrial revolution began in Britain in the late 18th century, with the mechanisation of the textile industry.  [...] 

The applications of 3D printing are especially mind-boggling. Already, hearing aids and high-tech parts of military jets are being printed in customised shapes. The geography of supply chains will change.

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Oecumene: Citizenship after Orientalism

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The Open University research project Oecumene: Citizenship after Orientalism explores how the concept of citizenship is being refigured and renewed around the globe.

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In Italian Heartland, Indians Keep the Cheese Coming

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For the past 20 years, Indian immigrants from Punjab have been settling in Italy’s agricultural heartland to fill empty spots as dairy workers as the country’s pool of farm labor dwindles.
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The geography of gentrification

This paper revisits the ‘geography of gentrification’ thinking through the literature on comparative urbanism. I argue that given the ‘mega-gentrification’ affecting many cities in the Global South gentrification researchers need to adopt a postcolonial approach taking on board critiques around developmentalism, categorization and universalism.

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Art and gentrification: pursuing the urban pastoral in Hoxton, London - Harris - 2011 - Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers - Wiley Online Library

Art and gentrification: pursuing the urban pastoral in Hoxton, London - Harris - 2011 - Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers - Wiley Online Library | A Geographer's Scrapbook | Scoop.it

The role of artists as precursors and agents of gentrification processes has been widely acknowledged and studied. Yet there has been limited consideration of the particular aesthetic practices and attitudes deployed by these artists, and the related urban landscapes they have helped shape and re-imagine. This paper uses the notion drawn from art history of the ‘urban pastoral’ to highlight largely disregarded socio-cultural and political relations of power accompanying gentrification.

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Actor-Network Theory and Tourism - Wageningen UR

Tourism: Ordering, Materiality and MultiplicityThe recent emerging of ANT in tourism studies is linked to a growing interest in understanding tourism as a...
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Guggenheim Museum Makes 65 Exhibit Catalogues Free Online

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The Guggenheim is one of the real standouts in the global modern art arena. The New York-based institution is no light-weight in the area of arts education. They've now extended that mission extensively by making dozens of high-quality publications on artists available to anyone with an Internet connection.

The books, art catalogues for major exhibitions at the museum, pop out into a clean, fast virtual book reader.

>> http://www.guggenheim.org/new-york/exhibitions/publications/from-the-archives?layout=default&filter_type=archive&reset=0


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Geography of Billionaires: Mapping Nationalities and Residency | GIS Lounge

Geography of Billionaires: Mapping Nationalities and Residency | GIS Lounge | A Geographer's Scrapbook | Scoop.it
Forbes recently released an updated list of the world’s billionaires.  The listing contains the ranking for 1,226 individuals and families who’s net worth as of March of 2012 was 1 billion USD or more.  Since the listings contained both a country...

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Delhi Fastest Growing City In Emerging Economies

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Delhi is the fastest growing city in all of the emerging economies. From 1995 till 2010, the population of the Indian city has grown with 10 million citizens.

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Population and consumption 'key'

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Over-consumption in rich countries and rapid population growth in the poorest both need to be tackled to put humanity on a sustainable path, a report says.
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Welcome to the Anthropocene

A 3-minute journey through the last 250 years of our history, from the start of the Industrial Revolution to the Rio+20 Summit. The film charts the growth of...

 

This video is a great primer for discussing human and environmental interactions as related to industrialization, globalization and climate change. 


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Mapping Human Migration

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The Spencer Wells Genographic Project is seeks to chart new knowledge about the migratory history of the human species by using sophisticated laboratory and computer analysis of DNA contributed by hundreds of thousands of people from around the...
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Global Index of Peace

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A ground-breaking milestone in the study of peace. For the first time, an Index has been created that ranks the nations of the world by their peacefulness and identifies some of the drivers of that peace.

 

The last post showed that national rankings of the states that were the most (and least) peaceful.  This is the international version.  1)Iceland 2)New Zealand and 3) Japan lead the list while 151)Sudan 152)Iraq and 153)Somalia are at the bottom.   Where is the United States on the list?  Not in a position worth bragging about. 


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Made in Eataly

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Nell’epoca del mondo globale, il cibo è una potentissima metafora per comprendere la cultura di un paese, e può diventare anche un valido ambasciatore di una nazione.
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Primo Levi and the genre of testimony - Carter-White - 2011 - Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers - Wiley Online Library

Primo Levi and the genre of testimony - Carter-White - 2011 - Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers - Wiley Online Library | A Geographer's Scrapbook | Scoop.it

Following on from spectral geographical studies of the disruptive aspects of memory, this paper further develops recent interest in the nonrepresentational and paradoxical dynamics of witnessing by drawing out the possibility of a historiography based on the capacity of testimony to interrupt and suspend representational closure.

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Cities rethinking economic strategies to better attract and retain talented workers

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Anew culinary arts program lured master pastry chef George Wagner to Nanaimo three decades ago.
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Article Alert- Corpses, dead body politics and agency in human geography: following the corpse of Dr Petru Groza

Article Alert- Corpses, dead body politics and agency in human geography: following the corpse of Dr Petru Groza | A Geographer's Scrapbook | Scoop.it
  The newest edition of Transactions of the Institute of British Geographerscontains an article by Craig Young and Duncan Light entitled, “Corpses, dead body politics and agency in human...
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Scale of the Universe

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Everything in the known universe, created by 14-year-old twins.

 

After you follow the link, click "Start," and then use the slider across the bottom, or the wheel on your mouse, to zoom in -- and in and in and in... or out and out and out... It will take you from the very smallest features postulated by scientists (the strings in string theory) to the very largest (the observable universe).  This really is a fabulous visual demonstration of scale at micro and macro levels.   This is an excellent way to bring spatial thinking into the math curriculum as well.  See this on the twins website at: http://htwins.net/scale2/


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Kalin B.'s comment, September 13, 2012 8:11 PM
I've seen this around, and it always reminds me of a fictional pair of glasses that would show you what little a part of the universe you are, causing you to go insane.

Erm, anyway.. Very neat.
Zakkary Catera's comment, September 13, 2013 12:55 AM
I like to sit and think about how big we think we are, not as just one countrh but as one planet! We think that we are so so big but looking at this scale of the universe it is interesting to see how much bigger things can get AND how small they can get compared to us. So if you think about it this way, we are SO tiny compared to the rest of the universe and if we stopped doing what we are doing now (i.e wars, sickness and natural resources etc.) and work together we would be SO MUCH bigger and as a result of that we would be able to explore more of our world and universe
Zakkary Catera's comment, September 13, 2013 12:55 AM
I like to sit and think about how big we think we are, not as just one countrh but as one planet! We think that we are so so big but looking at this scale of the universe it is interesting to see how much bigger things can get AND how small they can get compared to us. So if you think about it this way, we are SO tiny compared to the rest of the universe and if we stopped doing what we are doing now (i.e wars, sickness and natural resources etc.) and work together we would be SO MUCH bigger and as a result of that we would be able to explore more of our world and universe