Tag Archives: geography

Messing Around With Maps

I’m a big fan of maps.  I like how they convey details and information but also I just like maps themselves.  Over the last 5 years or so I have posted qutie a few popular posts on maps and so … Continue reading

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Fantastic Map of The Roman Empire

Whilst doing a little bit of web browsing when writing my recent series of Roman articles, I came across this wonderful map below of the Roman Empire when it was at its maximum extent.  I don’t write simple posts like … Continue reading

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May Map Madness

I am busy in real life at the moment.  London and the U.K. is bursting with tourists and I barely have a moment to think.   So in lieu of one my more wordy blog posts, here are some more … Continue reading

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Amazing maps tracking the cargo ships of the world

I’ve posted plenty of posts dedicated to maps over the years but none quite like this.  This special project was undertaken by UCL and Kiln in London and tracks all the major cargo vessels of the world.  As well as … Continue reading

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Still Lost In The World Of Maps

It is over three years ago since I wrote the First of Two posts on maps.  In the meantime, they have been visited by tens of thousands of people which is pretty unbelievable. So I thought it was high time … Continue reading

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No-takers for Paradise?

A week or so ago I wrote about the famous mutiny on HMS Bounty and the island of Pitcairn in the South Pacific.  It turns out that though at one time the island was home to several hundred people, over the … Continue reading

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Terra Nullius, enclaves & the strange case of Bir Tawil – The land that nobody wants.

When European nations were looking at empire building there were a number of sham reasons used to justify it.  Either religious edicts from Rome, pure Ethnocentrism from France (the belief of one race being superior to all others) or in … Continue reading

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The death of the Aral Sea

Once the fourth largest inland body of water in the world and half the size of England has over the last few decades almost totally disappeared. The Aral Sea sits in the middle of the Kyzylkum Desert fed by the … Continue reading

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Dungeness – Britain’s only desert

You’d be forgiven for thinking that I have over-indulged this holiday for putting two seemingly mutually exclusive terms in the same sentence, Britain and desert.  Yes I too thought it a bit strange, even more so as it is pouring … Continue reading

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Lost in the world of maps!

I don’t know what it is about maps but ever since I published my article Getting Lost In The World of Maps, it has consistently ranked as one of biggest views and so at long last I am creating this … Continue reading

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