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The Ancient Spice Trade Route From Asia to Europe 1500s to 1700s

The Ancient Spice Trade Route From Asia to Europe 1500s to 1700s | Indian Ocean | Scoop.it
Asia's abundance of natural resources brought the Europeans over which created the ocean spice trade route stretching from South East Asia to London
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Coastal East Africa Initiative

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Coastal East Africa Initiative
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Insight to the environmental issues of the East coast of Africa.

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The Indian Ocean Trade: A Classroom Simulation » African Studies Center | Boston University

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The True Size Of Africa

The True Size Of Africa | Indian Ocean | Scoop.it

This is another old classic image that I might have shared earlier but it merits repeating. As Salvatore Natoli (a leader in geography education) once said, "In our society we unconsciously equate size with importance and even power." This is one reason why many people have underestimated the true size of Africa relative to places that they view as more important or more powerful.


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Afrikasources's curator insight, January 15, 2014 10:10 AM

Just a reminder

Edelin Espino's curator insight, December 5, 2014 11:01 AM

It is incredible big, but unfortunately most of the north area is cover by the big Sahara and most of the are is typically unfertilized. 

Jason Schneider's curator insight, March 9, 2015 4:29 PM

As we can see, there's a little overlapping here and some empty spots but it's pretty accurate. The United States and China are in the top 5 largest countries of the world list and they still fit in the 2nd largest continent of the world, Africa. I'd like to see the size comparison between Africa and Russia. I did some research on that and it turns out that Russia is a little over half the size of Africa, maybe the size of the combination of the United States and China.

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Subsea World News - Researchers Explore ‘Dragon Vent’ in Indian Ocean

Subsea World News - Researchers Explore ‘Dragon Vent’ in Indian Ocean | Indian Ocean | Scoop.it
British experts in the first ever expedition to explore and take samples from the “Dragon Vent” in the south-west Indian Ocean have found a remarkable array of creatures, some of them new to science.

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Map: Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks

Map: Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks | Indian Ocean | Scoop.it
The Global Health Program at the Council on Foreign Relations has been tracking news reports since 2008 to produce an interactive map that plots global outbreaks of diseases that are easily prevented by inexpensive and effective vaccines.
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If you are teaching a unit of work on the  Indian Ocean - this would be an interesting aspects for countries surrounding it. Especially a study of malaria .

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Oxfam - Mapping Our World: Home

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Lessons for The Smartboard. Needs  flash - therefore not suitable for the iPad for full use. 

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Indian Ocean - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering approximately 20% of the water on the Earth's surface.[1] It is bounded by Asia—including India, after which the ocean is named[2][3][4][5]—on the north, on the west by Africa, on the east by Australia, and on the south by the Southern Ocean (or, depending on definition, by Antarctica.)[6]

As one component of the World Ocean, the Indian Ocean is delineated from the Atlantic Ocean by the 20° east meridian running south from Cape Agulhas, and from the Pacific Ocean by the meridian of 146°55' east.[7] The northernmost extent of the Indian Ocean is approximately 30° north in the Persian Gulf. The ocean is nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) wide at the southern tips of Africa and Australia, and its area is 73,556,000 km² (28,350,000 mi²),[8] including the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf.

The ocean's volume is estimated to be 292,131,000 km³ (70,086,000 mi³).[9] Small islands dot the continental rims. Island nations within the ocean are Madagascar (the world's fourth largest island), Comoros, Seychelles, Maldives, Mauritius, and Sri Lanka. The archipelago of Indonesia borders the ocean on the east.

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GeneraOrinoco on Indian Ocean

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Sustainable tuna fishing in the Maldives - in pictures

Sustainable tuna fishing in the Maldives - in pictures | Indian Ocean | Scoop.it
Greenpeace's Aaron Gray-Block joins a community in the Maldives that is using traditional pole and line methods to fish for tuna sustainably...

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