In Charted Waters - Evolution of the World Map as it was Explored Maps are among the most accessible assets we can use accurately, whether it’s an old print or the newest mobile app. Still, it took centuries for people to truly understand the geography of the world. Here, we show how our knowledge has grown and developed over time… Scroll to begin the journey Atlantic Ocean Mediterranean Sea Black Sea Britain Thailand Cambodia Sumatra Java China NorthAmerica Africa Indian Ocean Uzbekistan Azores CapeVerdeIslands Cape ofGood Hope The Bahamas Cuba Haiti DominicanRepublic VirginIslands EastAfrica Trinidad SouthAmerica Madagascar Philippines PapuaNewGuinea PacificOcean Japan Siberia Antarctica CapeYork Tasmania NewZealand Australia Carthaginians reach the Atlantic Oceanfor the first time. Herodotus prefaces his Histories with a description of the lands known to him. Britain appears forthe first time on a map. Western traders reach Thailand, Cambodia, Sumatra and Java, as well as China. Approximate date for the Viking discoveries of America for which they had different names.
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Library Medieval English Literature Timeline 43-600 CE: The British Invasions First came the Romans, who brought Christianity and built Hadrian's Wall. This wall protects Britain from the northern barbarians, known as the Picts. But they say "buh-bye" in 400 and hustle off in their skirty armor to protect their own capital. That means the Brits were left to subsequent waves of invasions all by their lonesome. 700: The Lindisfarne Gospels The Christian religion combines with native Celtic art forms to form the Lindisfarne Gospels. 731: The Ecclesiastical History of the English People So this monk, Bede "the Venerable," writes a history of England. 790s-900: The Viking Invasions Just when the British thought they were finally safe, the Vikings attack. 871-899: King Alfred reigns Nothing brings people together like a common enemy, and that's just what the Vikings give King Alfred the Great. His reign represents a sort of "golden age" of the Anglo-Saxon period. 700-1000: Beowulf 1066: The Norman Conquest 1154-1189: Henry II Not.
What Nagasaki looked like before and after the bomb Three days after leveling the city of Hiroshima with a uranium atomic bomb known as a "Little Boy," the United States dropped the more menacing-sounding "Fat Man" over Nagasaki. It was Aug. 9, 1945. Some 40,000 to 80,000 people were killed, and much of the city was pulverized. This is what Nagasaki looked like 70 years ago, before the bomb fell: Nagasaki before the bomb fell. And this is what it looked like afterwards: Nagasaki after the bomb. The images were printed in 1946 inside the U.S. government's "strategic bombing survey," an analysis of the epochal nuclear strikes on the second Japanese city. In particular, it includes the official report of the incident by the Nagasaki Prefecture. Within a radius of 1 kilometer from ground zero, men and animals died almost instantaneously from the tremendous blast pressure and heat; houses and other structures were smashed, crushed and scattered; and fires broke out. Related on WorldViews How the bombing of Hiroshima is taught around the world
Geologic and Biological Timeline of the Earth Astronomical and geological evidence indicates that the Universe is approximately 13,700 million years old, and our solar system is about 4,567 million years old. Earth's Moon formed 4,450 million years ago, just 50 million years after the Earth's formation. Because the composition of the rocks retrieved from the Moon by the Apollo missions is very similar to rocks from the Earth, it is thought that the Moon formed as a result of a collision between the young Earth and a Mars-sized body, sometimes called Theia, which accreted at a Lagrangian point 60° ahead or behind the Earth. A cataclysmic meteorite bombardment (the Late Heavy Bombardment) of the Moon and the Earth 3,900 million years ago is thought to have been caused by impacts of planetesimals which were originally beyond the Earth, but whose orbits were destabilized by the migration of Jupiter and Saturn during the formation of the solar system. Simplified model of the formation of the Moon (my = millions of years) Glossary
A Wonderfully Stereotypical 1970s Map of New York How might a person who’s never left New York City view the rest of the world? Perhaps with Manhattan taking up 80 percent of the U.S., the other four boroughs 10 percent, the Midwest completely nonexistent, and foreign countries reduced to vague presences somewhere across the water. That’s the view of this wonderful 1970s map lampooning a New Yorker’s self-centered geography. The snarky cartographer remains anonymous, according to the David Rumsey Map Collection. Here’s a wide view: Notice how the author erases most everything west of the Hudson and New Jersey until arriving at the Pacific outposts of San Francisco and L.A. Zooming in on the gigantic colony of Manhattan reveals a wealth of detail: Reddit user Ambamja, who dug up the map this week, has sparked a lively discussion of geographic stereotypes.