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“Learn to enjoy life.”

Dr Duncan James

The Nature Travel Guide (4th edition) helps you enjoy nature and the environment.

NEW! The 4th edition of the Nature Travel Guide is now live on this website! The 4th edition includes 22 new eBooks which will be released over the next few weeks.

January 2017 sees the launch of the Nature Travel Guide YouTube channel with regular wildlife videos.

Enjoy fun and sociable partner dancing quickly and easily with ticket2dance.

A very special launch event will celebrate the completion of nearly 10 years of development of ticket2dance in August 2018.

The ticket2dance complete set of free-to-use complete beginner lessons will launch on YouTube in August 2018.

UPmaths is topic-based maths learning.

My dream of free, high quality maths support for everyone has a release date prediction of September 2019 and is called UPmaths.

“Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.”

unknown (often attributed to Aristotle but I have seen no evidence for this)

Long-billed Hermit Feeding in Costa Rica (YouTube)

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“Life is lived forwards, but understood backwards.”


Cha-Cha Demo Dance (YouTube)

I have two day jobs to pay the bills (I don't make a living from the books and videos yet). I work as a Maths Tutor in Poole and I run the specialist scientific business Tcalibration which is an easy-to-use, audit-friendly calibration service for data loggers.

Picture of calibration in progress.

Calibration of a data logger in progress by Tcalibration.

Latest news from Duncan's blog! April 13th 2017: Tcal version 3.00 Released

“Creative and inspirational learning."

Dr Duncan James

Marmot Watch in the Alps, France (YouTube)

How to Find the Area of a Triangle 5 Different Ways (UP3) (YouTube)

Mainly as a way to practice new video editing techniques, I make occasional games content; This includes some of the most-watched Ingress videos in the whole world!

“Yesterday I told a chicken to cross the road. It said, 'what for?'”

Steven Wright

“Is Zen best? As well as living in the moment should we also enjoy reflecting on moments from the past and anticipating the future?”

based on ideas developed from Saint Augustine

“Advanced civilisations may be much easier for beings approximately the size of humans.”

paraphrasing F W Went "The Size of Man" in American Scientist, Vol. 56, No. 4 (winter 1968), pp. 400-413

“A good programmer is someone who always looks both ways before crossing a one-way street.”

Doug Linder (as far as I can tell)

“Cyanobacteria grew the cocoon of an oxygenated atmosphere, a thin shield against the void.”

early in the history of the Earth life began to build a home

“One of the most highly developed skills in contemporary western civilisation is dissection: the splitting up of problems into their smallest possible components. We are good at it. So good, we often forget to put the pieces back together again.”

Alvin Toffler

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel, read only a page.”

Saint Augustine

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