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"All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth." Aristotle - Greek Philosopher.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Can you tell...

I'm totally into maps?

This one here's a beaut! Courtesy of USGS. (U.S. Geological Survey)


Blogger Mike's America said...

I always enjoy a good map too. I used to go through the National Geographics and pull out all the maps.

I've got an extra large National Geographic atlas sitting here while I read Churchill's history of the Second World War. He talks about all those Islands in the Indian Ocean and South Pacific as if everyone would know where they were. Without the atlas, I'd be lost.

02 December, 2006 19:50  
Blogger J C said...

This is really neat. It looks as if about five or six separate pieces of the country were put together. If you right click on it and go to the big view, when it gets bigger and smaller, you can see the different pieces coming together, especially on the left coast.

02 December, 2006 20:42  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Oh Mike - I have a whole box of National Geographic maps - lol. What a good idea to find those places on a map while you are reading about Churchill. I am also getting maps for every state for the girls, a few at a time. Also maps of the continents for the kids.

JC - I thought it was very cool, too. I wasn't able to get it to do what you are talking about, although I did try several times. If you go to the link there is an interesting explanation of how they came up with this map. They have also mapped the US in ways I could never have dreamed.

03 December, 2006 01:10  
Blogger dcat said...

I have to use mine all the time ^..^

04 December, 2006 00:54  
Blogger tshsmom said...

Z is a map fiend too. He's been able to read a map since he was 5.
Topographical maps help us understand history so much better. Mountain ranges, rivers, lakes and plains all played such an important part in every civilization's history.

04 December, 2006 15:55  
Blogger MonicaR said...

Dcat - :-)

tshsmom - This topographical map I just love. It's beautiful I think, and shows the wildish nature of our country.

04 December, 2006 23:52  

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