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Globe of the World

I should have had this many years ago. Where is Mali, or Chechnya, or any of those countries I read about in the inner pages of the NYTimes? I'm woefully ignorant of geography and only know areas that I've visited. Now I haul this to a table and world events are more meaningful.
   This model costs $50. The stand is cheap plastic, but the globe itself is quite nice, with raised areas for mountains. It would be great to have one with a more substantial stand, but this one works fine for me.

From Amazon here.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Globes are fun..Being a Geog. major, I had several around showing different time periods in history.. Atlases also..

consider buying a few globes/maps/atlases for your child's class room or local library..they will be well received.... and if interested in how old your globe at home is or the one you saw for sale at a 2nd hand store..

try these links..

http://www.replogleglobes.com/howOldIsYourGlobe.php

http://www.longwood.edu/cleanva/datingglobes.htm

Spin it.. Mike W

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daltxguy said...

maps.google.com
No need to buy a solution and no need for anyone not to know where anything is.
The trouble with atlases (and globes) is that they go out of date too fast - no, not because of runaway continental drift - but because of constantly changing borders. I have an atlas which still has Yugoslavia on it, and East and West Germany, and USSR and Hong Kong as a British territory and North and South Carolina... oh wait, they haven't reunified yet!
Please, save the planet! :)

Anonymous said...

Globes switch the light on in our childhood's memories ! it's so moving, to find some vintage globes in secondhand markets.
Finding non-Eurocentric globe is quite difficult. Upsidedown and Rotated Maps : http://flourish.org/upsidedownmap/
Crazy globemakers : http://globemakers.com/
Another way of looking at the world : Sabine Réthoré's artistic globes. This one puts Sao Tome Tiny Islands at the top of the World :
http://www.sabine-rethore.net/fr/globes/globeterrestreen.html

jhm said...

Its amazing to me (though I might simply be easily amused) to study the various ways that cartographers try to get 2D maps to approximate the simple globe version and compare the results. To be fair, some 2D maps sacrifice superficial accuracy in favor of preserving other metrics, but even this is fascinating (same caveat, in addition to my usual love of mathematics).

Anonymous said...

I see that you buy a lot from amazon, being a pioneer of reusing material around you to build with, one would think you would buy locally?.. Anyway, Blog is always a treat and love your inspiring books, keep it up!

Anonymous said...

i have always LOVED globes/maps. had two or three globes, few old map books, somehow they got lost in one of many moves...

i recal as a child feeling that globes (and some maps) had a almost magical sort of power...if it was on a globe/map it was of import, it was of a certain surety.., one could KNOW this country was such and such...

lost some of my intrigue with this when countries started splitting/dividing/etc...felt a bit (lot) like Continental Drift...

Anonymous said...

oh...was going to suggest to Anonymous second up, purchasing various and sundries from Amazon..
i, myself, have come to think that often it is more economical, less polluting, less costly in terms of wear and tear on vehicle, etc , if one could order and item and have it delivered. every so often i go on garage sale binges, and occassionally score...
however, i have come to conclusion that money spent on gas and wear/tear on vehicle inevitabley outweighs any saving of cost or such.

Anonymous said...

My wife just wrote a blog post about our globe and how our kids love to look at it.
http://www.blissbeyondnaptime.com/2013/04/16/why-in-the-world/

Reminds me of my childhood too. Love globes and maps.

Craig.

Anonymous said...

son of a gun, just ran accross this article. makes the claim it just may be better to order on line..mmm

guess those on line shops can claim they are saving the planet.

http://scienceblog.com/62631/grocery-delivery-service-is-greener-than-driving-to-the-store/

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