Friday, 30 May 2014

Coastal Revision

Here I am walking along the coast in Porthcawl, South Wales ...
To the left we have wave-cut platform exposed by the low tide.
I am walking along a sea wall with a curved top and beneath it there is a concrete 'beach' to break the waves and give the locals and holiday makers something to play on .... A coastal protection scheme. Looking from the other end of the beach ...

Scholars: Mapping the human body

I like this map. Beck would have approved of this application of his concept. As soon as you reduce reality down into a series of nodes (points) and connections then you can map pretty much anything.
Scholars, what else could we create a similar map for?

Friday, 9 May 2014

Strong Earthquake hits Mexico ... again

Mexico lies on a destructive boundary and has a history of srious earthquakes. There are actually three tectonic plates meeting under Mexico. A stronger quake happened earlier this year in April.

The quake was quite a long way from Mexico City,
one of the biggest cities in the world.
To find out more about this quake and the primary and secondary effects, follow the links below.

When you read these news stories, you should think about the usual questions that we ask when we look at a case study:Why? Where? When? What? etc.

Also, you should think about how prepared the people were: How did they react? Were the emergency services prepared? What planning had gone ahead before the quake happened?