About this site

Geography is for poets as well as engineers: we are all explorers.

Hello, I am Peter Knight and these are my Geography web pages! These pages are mainly here just to provide somewhere for me to store my own little bits and pieces of Geography, and most of you will have come here by a direct link to a specific page, but if navigation or exploration appeals to you can use the site index.

This site is an entirely personal project, not connected at all to my work teaching Geography to undergraduates. My professional teaching is constrained by the QAA Academic Infrastructure, University Policy, Programme Specifications, Codes of Practice, Staff-Student Liaison Committees and curriculum reviews. This site is not.

This site is for anyone who enjoys it. If teachers find the site useful for their students, that will be great. If you like the site, or if you spot anything that needs fixing, let me know. If you don't like it, then don't look at it! If you want to use anything here for educational purposes you are welcome to do so as long as you tell me. If you want to use anything commercially, or if you want more information about anything that's here, get in touch. Check out the legal stuff page if you are wondering about copyright, IPR, etc.


Peter Knight


I am a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a Chartered Geographer and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I have a degree in Geography and a PhD in Glaciers, and I work at Keele University in the UK, teaching, researching and writing in Physical Geography. I have published about 60 academic and scientific papers, along with a number of books including several undergraduate textbooks and study aids. You can see them here, if you are interested. You can find out more about me at petergknight.com, and more about my work at Keele at keele.ac.uk/eesg/people/pgk/