DAY 46/100 OF REVISION:
We got a copy of the AQA GEOG4B pre-release paper today so I started doing some research for Item 7. Our teacher assigned each of us a country because funnily enough there were 9 countries in Sahel Africa and 9 of us in the class! Also have my Chemistry yr 12 equations test tomorrow - I hope I don't mess up on the mechanisms 😅😓
It was a day of investigation for A Level Geography students who have been away at #Blencathra Field Studies Centre, near #Keswick . They've been carrying out a sand dune transect and investigating infiltration rates. #alevel#geography
So excited to see the creative and informative posts that have come out of our #GirlsTalkSTEM challenge with @bplmaps! Today, we leave you with the truly unstoppable Phyllis Pearsall. Virtually abandoned by her parents at the age of 14, Pearsall (1906-1996) moved from England to France to make a living teaching English, meanwhile learning French well enough to study at the Sorbonne. She made some money by painting portraits and writing articles, but was so desperately poor that she typically slept in the streets. Eventually she returned to England, where her painting and writing were interrupted by a commission she received from her map publisher father, who was now living in the United States: to publish a map from his company on her side of the Atlantic. Pearsall agreed, learning about map production and sales in the process, but got lost one day while walking around London to find a customer, because she was using an out-of-date street map. An idea was born in her mind, of an up-to-date, comprehensive street map of London. Fast forward through years of waking up at 5am and walking 23,000 streets for 18 hours each day, and in 1936 Pearsall published what is now the ubiquitous AZ London Guide. As a female publisher of maps, her creation was scoffed at when it first came out, but within a few years, copies were assigned to the Metropolitan London Police. She founded the Geographers’ A-Z Map Company to publish her works, and she took steps to make sure her draftsmen stayed employed even during wartime when maps could not be produced at high scale for security reasons. She also kept them employed through economic downturns and company mismanagement by founding a trust in 1966 that sacrificed any wealth she might make, for the security of her employees. All this, and she also survived a plane crash in 1948 that caused serious health problems and mild disability that would plague her the rest of her life. She even had to be carried to meetings. What an inspiring geographer, female scientist, and all-around human. #ZeeorZed ? #AtoZ#AtoZed#cartography#geography#history#maps#STEM#HarvardLibrary#librariesofinstagram @iglibraries
Bad Axe. Yes, this is the real name of my hometown in Michigan. 😂 The settlers of the town allegedly found a broken axe at their campsite, hence the name, Bad Axe. ⚒
Population: approximately 3,000 people. It's even smaller than the smallest town in Shiga Prefecture: Toyosato, whose population is a little over 7,000. 🇯🇵 #badaxe#michigan#shiga#japan#shigashar#geography
Time for a #geography category tomorrow night during #brainsandbeer trivia!
The fun starts at 7 pm every Thursday and we are pouring a new beer tomorrow: Pleased to Wheat You with Mango!
Come grab a pint of your favorite beer from #tincannonbrewingco and see if your team can take home the prize and bragging rights!
It's like a flying dream, gliding over slabs of frozen ocean in the Ross Sea, headed for the driest place on earth, Taylor Valley, in The Dry Valleys.
#TheOtherSide with @oceanwideexp @gopro #screengrab