Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Artistic Clues to Coastal Change

I've just been reading an interesting article from the BBC about the use of 19th Century paintings to aid the study of coastal erosion...

Many Victorian paintings such as the one above ('Bonchurch, Isle of Wight' by Thomas Leeson Rowbotham, 1863) show coastal scenery, geological features and coastal defences in lots of detail, and Dr Robert McInnes, a retired coastal engineer, has devised a system for using these paintings to assess change.

The full article from the BBC is here.

Monday, 29 December 2008

Christmas Trees - The Verdict

Despite repeated attempts by a certain History teacher to sabotage the results, the verdict - according to the poll - is that real Christmas trees are better than artificial ones...

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas whether your tree was real, artificial, or non-existent!

Sunday, 21 December 2008

Merry Christmas!!

At last - after a very long and tiring term, the holidays are here! I will still be blogging over the holidays, but would like to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!

And don't forget to track Santa on Christmas Eve!!

Image: Flickr user stephendl (under Creative Commons)

Friday, 12 December 2008

Happy Birthday to Us!!!

Just realised that Geogtastic was two years old yesterday... And if you visited yesterday, yours may well have been the 25000th visit - yay!!

To celebrate, our own Google page...

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Christmas Trees?

Was amused by this cartoon from Natural News the other day...
The real or artificial Christmas tree debate is not a new one but still one that divides opinions... Vote in the poll on the right-hand side and let us know what you think!


A novel way to explore the news, (via Noel Jenkins and Alan Parkinson)....

Noel also has links to a variety of other relational browsers here, some of which I've seen before, but others which are new to me...