Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Netherlands in the 16th Century

An old german map of the Netherlands, 1559-1600.

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Putzgers, F.W., Historischer Schul-Atlas, Bielefeld, 1929, via The Thirty Years’ War

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

What European Countries Looks Like?

Creative interpretations of the shape of European countries.

Finland as a woman

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Mercator Distortion Puzzle

Map puzzle showing the effects of Mercator projection on the size of different objects on a map. Equatorial areas are smaller than polar areas.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Nuclear Capabilities and Potential Around the World

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty has been signed by 189 nations since its creation in 1968. It has become the international standard by which nations are judged on their commitment to nuclear non-proliferation. But the treaty has not had a perfect record. Learn more about the pread and containment of nuclear capabilities around the world.

Friday, May 17, 2013

China Physical Map

Geography of China with Chinese labels.

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The topography of China has been divided by the government into 5 homogeneous physical macro-regions, namely Eastern China (subdivided into the northeast plain, north plain, and southern hills), Xinqiang-Mongolia, and the Tibetan-highlands. It is diverse with snow-capped mountains, deep river valleys, broad basins, high plateaus, rolling plains, terraced hills, sandy dunes, craggy karsts, volcanic calderas, low-latitude glaciers and other landforms present in myriad variations. (wp)

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Emerging Markets In The Next Decades

An infographic on why emerging economies will have the biggest role to play in the world economy growth.

Source: Jana, How Emerging Markets Will Turn The World Economy on Its Head

Friday, May 3, 2013

NASA Study Projects Warming-Driven Changes in Global Rainfall

A NASA-led modeling study provides new evidence that global warming may increase the risk for extreme rainfall and drought.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

South America Vegetation

South America vegetation map.

South America is one of the most biodiverse continents on earth. South America is home to many interesting and unique species of animals including the llama, anaconda, piranha, jaguar, vicuña, and tapir. The Amazon rainforests possess high biodiversity, containing a major proportion of the Earth's species. (wp)