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Mapping A History Of The World, And Our Place In It

Mapping A History Of The World, And Our Place In It | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
On the Map author Simon Garfield speaks with NPR's Steve Inskeep about the history of maps, how they can be used as political tools, and how GPS and modern mapping applications are changing the way we see ourselves and our place in the world.

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This NPR podcast is a review of the book On the Map that explores how our minds perceive maps and how maps influence or perception of the world we live in.  Here is the NY Times review of the same book. 

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Dean Haakenson's curator insight, January 8, 2013 11:08 AM

This NPR podcast is a review of the book On the Map that explores how our minds perceive maps and how maps influence or perception of the world we live in.  Here is the NY Times review of the same book. 

Dean Haakenson's comment, January 8, 2013 11:12 AM
Love this. It shows how maps can shape our ideas of the world--Reagan usin the Mercator Projection to convey the idea that the USSR was a very large threat. Great for APHG students.
Mike Busarello's Digital Textbooks's curator insight, January 8, 2013 7:09 PM

This NPR podcast is a review of the book On the Map that explores how our minds perceive maps and how maps influence or perception of the world we live in.  Here is the NY Times review of the same book. 

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The corals that come back from the dead

The corals that come back from the dead | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
In an astonishing and unexpected revival, dubbed the 'Phoenix Effect', reefs around the world are returning to life
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Global Oceans Break All-Time Heat Record; World on Pace for Warmest Year Ever - Slate Magazine (blog)

Global Oceans Break All-Time Heat Record; World on Pace for Warmest Year Ever - Slate Magazine (blog) | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
Slate Magazine (blog) Global Oceans Break All-Time Heat Record; World on Pace for Warmest Year Ever Slate Magazine (blog) New data released Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration showed that Earth's oceans reached a level...
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Forest land rights need global focus

Forest land rights need global focus | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
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Sun and Wind Alter Global Landscape, Leaving Utilities Behind

Sun and Wind Alter Global Landscape, Leaving Utilities Behind | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
Electric utility executives all over the world are watching nervously as technologies they once dismissed as irrelevant begin to threaten their long-established business plans.
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How do you stop lava?

How do you stop lava? | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
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Why Icelanders love a good eruption

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Syrian Refugees Surpass 3 Million, U.N. Says

Syrian Refugees Surpass 3 Million, U.N. Says | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
The relief agency called the crisis “the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era,” as more than a million people have fled in the last 12 months alone.
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More than 3m have fled Syria - UN

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Flip-Flop Summer Caused by Strange Jet Stream | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network

Flip-Flop Summer Caused by Strange Jet Stream | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
By now, if you live in the northeastern U.S. you have heard or even said the following:  “This summer has been so cool. I love it.” ...
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Business booms at Jordan's Zaatari camp

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The Historic Scale of Syria’s Refugee Crisis

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Dramatic images from the Syrian refugee crisis, which exploded to encompass six million people by October 2013.
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Refugee Camp for Syrians in Jordan Evolves as a Do-It-Yourself City

Refugee Camp for Syrians in Jordan Evolves as a Do-It-Yourself City | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
As the sprawling Zaatari camp evolves into an informal city — with an economy and even gentrification — aid workers say camps can be potential urban incubators that benefit host countries like Jordan.
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Portraits of people living on a dollar a day – in pictures

Portraits of people living on a dollar a day – in pictures | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
More than a billion people around the world subsist on a dollar a day, or less. The reasons differ but the day-to-day hardship of their lives are very similar
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45,000 Syrians 'flee to Turkey'

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Floods in India and Pakistan offer a chance for peace-building

Floods in India and Pakistan offer a chance for peace-building | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
Saleem H Ali and Malini Mehra: A younger generation of leaders from both nations are aiming to foster cross-border cooperation to combat climate change
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Surviving childhood in Africa

Surviving childhood in Africa | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
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Alert as Pakistan flood river peaks

Alert as Pakistan flood river peaks | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
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How Google represents disputed borders between countries

How Google represents disputed borders between countries | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
INTERNATIONAL borders are often tricky to chart on maps. Tangible topographic features can be pinned down by satellite imagery but the boundaries between many states...
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Volcano continues fiery lava eruption

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Iceland eruption triggers red alert

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A wide-angle view of fragile Earth

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In this image-filled talk, Yann Arthus-Bertrand displays his three most recent projects on humanity and our habitat -- stunning aerial photographs in his series "The Earth From Above," personal interviews from around the globe featured in his web project "6 billion Others," and his soon-to-be-released movie, "Home," which documents human impact on the environment through breathtaking video.
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What You Need to Know About the Ebola Outbreak

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Questions and answers on the scale of the outbreak and the science of the Ebola virus.
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Niger Is Hurt by Runaway Birthrates

Niger Is Hurt by Runaway Birthrates | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
Niger, with its exploding population and its vast unfertile territory, has one of the lowest rates of contraceptive use in the world, a researcher reports.
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Google Maps Smarty Pins

Google Maps Smarty Pins | Geography at BM | Scoop.it
Smarty Pins is a Google Maps based geography and trivia game.

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flea palmer's curator insight, July 7, 7:33 AM

This is really good fun - I got gold (14/15) not sure how many miles though!

Tom Franta's curator insight, July 10, 6:54 AM

An interesting way to get anyone interacting with Google Maps...

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 4:42 PM

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Refugee figures 'highest since WW2'

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