40 maps that explain the world Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to. So when we saw a post sweeping the Web titled "40 maps they didn't teach you in school," one of which happens to be a WorldViews original, I thought we might be able to contribute our own collection. Some of these are pretty nerdy, but I think they're no less fascinating and easily understandable. A majority are original to this blog, with others from a variety of sources. I've included a link for further reading on close to every one. [Additional read: How Ukraine became Ukraine and 40 more maps that explain the world]
Blogging Is the New Persuasive Essay As an English teacher, I’ve had numerous conversations with college professors who lament the writing skills of their first year students. But not all writing. Most students are capable of solid expository writing. It’s their skill with persuasive writing that’s the problem.
City Map Archives I’ve been asked a few times recently about how I draw isometric buildings. Here’s the run down. Continue reading One of the wonderful side effects of living in New York is the chance to run into great people from Tor.com. Magnetism for kids - A simple introduction by Chris Woodford. Last updated: September 3, 2014. Science is our understanding of how the world works—and generally the world works fine whether we understand it or not. Take magnetism, for example. People have known about magnets for thousands of years and they've been using them practically, as compasses, for almost as long.
7 Maps to Help Make Sense of the Middle East - Metrocosm This amazing tangled knot of a diagram, made by U.K. data journalist David McCandless, displays the key players and notable relationships in the Middle East. However what it communicates clearest of all is something you no doubt already know: The Middle East is a confusing place. Basics of Magnetism by Ron Kurtus - Succeed in Understanding Physics: School for Champions SfC Home > Physics > Electricity and Magnetism > Key words: Magnetism, Physics, physical science, force, distance, magnetic field, electric charge, electron, magnet, ferromagnetism, iron, cobalt, nickel, Lorentz, attraction, repulsion, Ron Kurtus, School for Champions. Copyright © Restrictions
Animated interactive of the history of the Atlantic slave trade. Source: slavevoyages.org For the full interactive version, use a larger device. Interactive by Andrew Kahn. Background image by Tim Jones. Dickens and London. Clerkenwell Walk. (walks of london) Most of this walk is spent exploring the streets of Clerkenwell, a quirky little quarter of London that is perched on a hill above the valley of the River Fleet. In the 19th century it became one of the most impoverished and crime-ridden districts of the metropolis. Dickens knew its streets and alleyways intimately, and has left us with vivid descriptions of the filth and squalor found here before work commenced in the 1860s on a project to wipe out the slums once and for all. Known as the ‘Holborn Valley Improvement’ the scheme changed the face of the neighbourhood, and destroyed, amongst other places, Field Lane – the location of Fagin’s Lair in Oliver Twist. Yet many places of that era survive today, and several locations are still redolent of the darker side of Victorian London.
Six maps that will make you rethink the world We don’t often question the typical world map that hangs on the walls of classrooms — a patchwork of yellow, pink and green that separates the world into more than 200 nations. But Parag Khanna, a global strategist, says that this map is, essentially, obsolete. Khanna is the author of the new book “Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization,” in which he argues that the arc of global history is undeniably bending toward integration. Instead of the boundaries that separate sovereign nations, the lines that we should put on our maps are the high-speed railways, broadband cables and shipping routes that connect us, he says. And instead of focusing on nation-states, we should focus on the dozens of mega-cities that house most of the world’s people and economic growth.
If the World were 100 PEOPLE 50 would be female 50 would be male 26 would be children There would be 74 adults, 8 of whom would be 65 and olderThere would be: 60 Asians 15 Africans 14 people from the Americas 11 Europeans33 Christians 22 Muslims 14 Hindus 7 Buddhists 12 people who practice other religions 12 people who would not be aligned with a religion12 would speak Chinese 5 would speak Spanish 5 would speak English 3 would speak Arabic 3 would speak Hindi 3 would speak Bengali 3 would speak Portuguese 2 would speak Russian 2 would speak Japanese 62 would speak other languages83 would be able to read and write; 17 would not 7 would have a college degree 22 would own or share a computer77 people would have a place to shelter themfrom the wind and the rain, but 23 would not 1 would be dying of starvation 15 would be undernourished 21 would be overweight 87 would have access to safe drinking water 13 people would have no clean, safe water to drink