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United States Map - Map of US states and Capitals

United States Map - Map of US states and Capitals | geographic topics | Scoop.it
Large, clear map of the 50 United States showing the states, borders, capitals, major cities, Great Lakes and surrounding oceans.
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This can be a good site for showing children a map of the states and finding other information

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How the world’s populations are changing, in one map

How the world’s populations are changing, in one map | geographic topics | Scoop.it

It's often said that demographics are destiny. While the futures of nations are guided by much more than population trends, these demographic forces can play an awfully significant role. Countries need to grow in order to stay healthy and successful,

All of that makes the above map really important for how we think about the trajectories of nations and of the world. It shows current trends in population growth, based on data from a new United Nations Population Fund report.

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Jake Walton's curator insight, October 13, 2014 4:02 PM

showing how our world is changing with population

Max Minard's curator insight, March 22, 2015 11:37 PM

As one can see from the map, it shows  the current average annual rate of population change in every country. Most areas experience only 1%-2%  increase in population over the years. Although, certain areas in eastern Europe, Russia, and Cuba are currently experiencing a decline in population. Many countries in Africa are even experiencing up to a #5 increase in population, possibly due to the fact that women produce more offspring more rapidly in these areas to ensure that some will live to older ages. This can further summarize economic stances and women equality issues within that certain country.This map helps determine estimated populations for countries in the future and can lead to further conclusions on other topics concerning geography. 

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Bill Nye - Atmospheric Pressure - YouTube

Another visit from America's favorite science teacher Bill Nye. Today he explores the forces of our atmosphere in three experiments demonstrating how air pre...

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Linguistic Family Tree

Linguistic Family Tree | geographic topics | Scoop.it

"When linguists talk about the historical relationship between languages, they use a tree metaphor. An ancient source (say, Indo-European) has various branches (e.g., Romance, Germanic), which themselves have branches (West Germanic, North Germanic), which feed into specific languages (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian).  Minna Sundberg, creator of the webcomic Stand Still. Stay Silent, a story set in a lushly imagined post-apocalyptic Nordic world, has drawn the antidote to the boring linguistic tree diagram."


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Linda Denty's curator insight, November 9, 2014 7:31 PM

A really wonderful graphic.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, November 11, 2014 3:21 AM

Linguistic Family Tree

Sreya Ayinala's curator insight, December 2, 2014 9:50 PM

Unit 3 Cultural Patterns and Processes (Language)

      The image shows how many languages are related and have many common ancestors. Languages are grouped into language families and are even more broadly categorized.

      Language is a huge part of culture and it is the way that people communicate amongst each other. There are hundreds of languages in our world, but as globalization and pop culture diffuse many languages are being lost and no longer spoken. A good example of a dead language would be Latin. Many of our common day languages trace their roots back to Latin, but no one speaks Latin anymore.

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(TOOL) - World Sunlight Map | die.net

(TOOL) - World Sunlight Map | die.net | geographic topics | Scoop.it

"Watch the sun rise and set all over the world on this real-time, computer-generated illustration of the earth's patterns of sunlight and darkness. The clouds are updated daily with current weather satellite imagery."


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The rise of megacities – interactive

The rise of megacities – interactive | geographic topics | Scoop.it
By 2025, the developing world will be home to 29 megacities. We explore the latest UN estimates and forecasts on the growth of these 'cities on steroids'

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State Borders Were Drawn in the Distant Past. Is It Time to Reimagine Our Map?

State Borders Were Drawn in the Distant Past. Is It Time to Reimagine Our Map? | geographic topics | Scoop.it

"Most state borders were drawn centuries ago, long before the country was fully settled, and often the lines were drawn somewhat arbitrarily, to coincide with topography or latitude and longitude lines that today have little to do with population numbers.  Most state borders were drawn centuries ago, long before the country was fully settled, and often the lines were drawn somewhat arbitrarily, to coincide with topography or latitude and longitude lines that today have little to do with population numbers."

 

Tags: cartography, mapping, visualization, regions, gerrymandering, political, mapping, census, density.


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The Second Languages Of Every Part Of The World In One Incredible Infographic

The Second Languages Of Every Part Of The World In One Incredible Infographic | geographic topics | Scoop.it
Some of these will surprise you.

 

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Christopher L. Story's curator insight, November 7, 2014 9:59 AM

any surprises?

Caterin Victor's curator insight, November 7, 2014 2:35 PM

It is never a second language,  my grandmother used to say : "As many languages you learn, is never to much, never enought".!!