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Book Review – Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded (Simon Winchester, 2003, Penguin Books)

“Should form an essential part of the reading list for every undergraduate geologist” –  Joel Gill, GfGD’s National Director, reviews Simon Winchester’s 2003 bestseller Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded… During a recent break I had the privilege of reading Simon Winchester’s best-selling book Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded (I know what you’re thinking – ...[Read More]

Friday Photo (75): GfGD-CAFOD Placement

Sam Marshall (University of Southampton) and Dr Kate Crowley (Disaster Risk Reduction Adviser, CAFOD), at the CAFOD headquarters in central London. Sam has been undertaking a GfGD placement with CAFOD this week, learning more about how geoscience can be applied in the development sector. (c) Geology for Global Development 2013

GfGD at #EGU2013 – The Value of Student Placements

Yesterday afternoon, Joel Gill (GfGD’s National Director) gave a presentation within the ‘EOS7 – Geoethics and Geoeducation’ session at the EGU. This talk examined the value of placements in helping students to better contribute to sustainable development. Geologists have a lot of training in the field, as our recent photo series “Geologists in the Field” highli ...[Read More]

King’s College London Summer School: Natural Hazards and Society

The study of natural hazards, such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, are an important part of geoscience courses. However a thorough understanding of how and why they impact society requires the study of a much broader range of topics. Similarly, the study of social sciences gives us an understanding of the origins and development of vulnerability, but this knowledge must be combined with an ...[Read More]