Author Archives: Mark J Whitehead

About Mark J Whitehead

Professor of Geography at Aberystwyth University

8 Tips for Lecturing

I have recently been getting back into the swing of lecturing after 2 years out completing a research project. I thought the transition back into teaching would be a little more straight forward than it has been as I have … Continue reading

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The Katrina Effect

There is an interesting new book out on the impacts of Hurricane Katrina – The Katrina Effect: The Nature of Catastrophe. Marking as it does the 10 year anniversary of the Hurricane the book promises to be of interest to those … Continue reading

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The Big Climate Debate

The Climate Change Consortium of Wales’ Big Climate Debate is now available to listen to online

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Cohen’s Homo Economicus – A Book Review

Homo Economicus: the (lost) prophet of modern times by Daniel Cohen. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2014, 155 pp notes and index, £16.99 hardcover. ISBN 978-0-7456-8012-5.  Magritte, Rene – Perpetual motion 1935(1) Across the social sciences the idealized figure of Homo Economicus … Continue reading

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New book – Environmental Transformations: A Geography of the Anthropocene

For those who may be interested, the book which I have written along this blog is now out. The volume is primarily aimed at undergraduates, but I hope that it may be of general interest to those concerned about environmental … Continue reading

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Price of Everything/Value of Nothing

This is my editorial for a forthcoming issue of the journal Environmental Values Several years ago I participated in a Welsh Government seminar that discussed emerging environmental valuation techniques. During the course of the seminar we learned about the latest … Continue reading

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,000 times in 2013. If it were a NYC subway … Continue reading

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