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Atlas of True Names

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The Atlas of True Names reveals the etymological roots, or original meanings,
of the familiar terms on today's maps of the World, Europe, the British Isles and the United States.

For instance, where you would normally expect to see the Sahara indicated,
the Atlas gives you "The Tawny One", derived from Arab. es-sahra “the fawn coloured, desert”.


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John Blunnie's curator insight, July 2, 2013 11:12 AM

True names give these maps a unique and historic twist.

Carol Thomson's curator insight, July 17, 2013 4:57 AM

I loved looking at the map of great britain.  I hope it grabs my pupils' attention as an introduction to maps.

Amy Marques's curator insight, July 31, 2013 7:19 PM

Great to see what the original names where! Especially for those that are similar to its current name and those that are completely irrelevant!

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Comment les espèces invasives débarquent en masse dans les ports de la planète

Comment les espèces invasives débarquent en masse dans les ports de la planète | Geografía. Prof. Roxanna Candela | Scoop.it
Comment les espèces invasives débarquent en masse dans les ports de la planète

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NoveTerra's curator insight, May 31, 2013 3:34 PM

ca fait un moment qu'on alerte là-dessus, maintenant c'est l'objet d'étude....il était temps d'aborder le sujet...(moustique tigré, coccinelles d'asie, ferlons asiatiques, etc...) what next ?

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Houston Is Unstoppable: Why Texas' Juggernaut Is America's #1 Job Creator

Houston Is Unstoppable: Why Texas' Juggernaut Is America's #1 Job Creator | Geografía. Prof. Roxanna Candela | Scoop.it
Houston is blessed by topography and geography. But the city's recent success is really a masterclass in learning from history.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 4, 2013 8:02 PM

In this article from the Atlantic, Derek Thompson says that Houston combines some great advantages (1-stength in energy resources and 2-proximity to Latin America) to be the U.S. metropolitan region that has grown the most since the recession.


Tags: urban, economic.

Sam Daugherty's curator insight, June 5, 2013 10:53 AM

Economics

Alyssa Dorr's curator insight, December 16, 2014 10:47 PM

Houston is blessed by geography. But the city's success is based on learning from history. Houston, Texas is unstoppable. According to the article, it "dominated the recession and crushed the recovery." Houston is the largest city in Texas and with that, they take the top spot as the most powerful job engine in the country. The ten largest metros in the United States have recovered ninety-eight percent of jobs lost during the recession. However, Houston is the first major city to regain all the jobs that were lost. In addition to this, they have added two jobs for every one job that was lost. This is because they have great, abundant land. Also, when previously stated that they learned by history, this really translates to that they learned form past mistakes. Texas recession was not as bad because they had learned from their past mistakes. Texas beat the recession not only because of the jobs that were created, but also because of the jobs that were hoarded, particularly in energy.

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Meandering Stream

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"I'm used to rivers that know what they're doing."


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Peter Phillips's curator insight, May 30, 2013 7:52 AM
Over time, rivers snake across the whole of the floodplain available to them. On the Murray River in Australia, a combination of events has meant that the bed has moved over 80 kilometres back and forth. Its traces can be found throughout the landscape. Learning about its story is a life-long journey in itself. I recently completed a 1712km kayaking journey on this river. You can read about it here if you like. http://echuca-murraymouthkayakjourney.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/update-from-peter-phillips.html
This kind of movement over time can be seen in the following animation - a real eye-opener. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqOfP3gVR4s
and another... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3ub6_VwReY
Makhluk Hasan's curator insight, May 31, 2013 1:35 AM

www.bankall.org

Matthew DiLuglio's curator insight, December 6, 2013 11:34 AM

Lol... the first words that went through my head were h--- (heck) yeah.  David Bowie... sung by an astronaut... okay, back to Geography. I thought that the rivers reminded me of something I thought of during the talk in class about lava rock being changed into other kinds of rocks over time, and cycling around.  I thought on a larger scale, about this universe, and I have read before that people are studying different areas of space-time fabrics, trying to find origins of the Universe, and answers to other existential questions.  I suppose that if one could trace patterns of rivers, and if one could trace patterns of rocks, to find where they came from, and why/how they came where they came, then by examining the (assumedly tattered and marked) fabrics of space and time, people would be able to determine origins of everything from the beginning of what existed before all universes, and also the origins of life forms.  I enjoyed the movie Prometheus, which was directed by Sir Ridley Scott, and I had to say that I thought that the messages found on rocks in caves, as a catalyst that lead the cast to go visit an alien world that had something to do with human origins, could be very literally taken.  If there are clues in rocks, why wouldn't there be other clues, possibly in celluar components of life forms, or space and time?  Applying the idea of studying rocks and rivers and other physical geographical pursuits to the idea of applying it on a gigantic scale greatly appeals to me.  I believe that humans will find some answers that way, but I hadn't directly realized just that until we mentioned some stuff about physical geography, and glacial forces carrying and spreading out rocks, and deposits and erosion.  After all, the Milky Way has origins, so why believe that we came from the Milky Way, rather than beyond?

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How To Create Flash Animated Presentations With Powerbullet Presenter

How To Create Flash Animated Presentations With Powerbullet Presenter | Geografía. Prof. Roxanna Candela | Scoop.it

Powerbullet Presenter is a desktop application for creating Flash animations and presentations. This tool can help you easily create Flash animations, even if you have no knowledge of making professional animations in Flash. Powerbullet Presenter comes with many easy to use options that allow users to add effects to still images to turn them into Flash based animations.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, May 30, 2013 11:22 AM

If you are one of those people who still "tolerate" PowerPoint or Flash, you should read this post about using Powerbullet Presenter which helps to create animations for your presentations.

Download the free tool from http://www.powerbullet.com/download.php

 

Don Breedwell's curator insight, June 6, 2013 9:01 PM

Just remember that not all platforms run flash, but it is a better tool for cross platform presentations. 

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Use These Four Easy Tips To Master Evernote On Your iPhone And iPad [Feature] - Cult of Mac

Use These Four Easy Tips To Master Evernote On Your iPhone And iPad [Feature] - Cult of Mac | Geografía. Prof. Roxanna Candela | Scoop.it

"Evernote is a fantastically useful service, with clients for the web, Mac,  PC, and iOS. The iOS version is as full featured as the desktop version, a  rarity these days, and really makes Evernote my go-to app for keeping track of  stuff of all kinds.

 

Here, then, are four fantastic tips and tricks to get the most out of the  Evernote app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch."


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Tips for the Google Maps Guessing Game

Tips for the Google Maps Guessing Game | Geografía. Prof. Roxanna Candela | Scoop.it

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Nicholas Pringle's curator insight, June 3, 2013 7:44 AM

This has great potential for a education geography tool. Very creative!

fabio sousa's comment, June 3, 2013 9:00 AM
hshahda´~
Todd Parsons's curator insight, October 28, 2013 5:41 PM

Say goodbye to getting anything done...

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«En la formación 'on-line', el alumno es el protagonista»

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Silvia Martín coordina Scopeo, el observatorio de investigación y reflexión sobre 'e-learning' de la Universidad de Salamanca

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Here's what Pangea looks like mapped with modern political borders

Here's what Pangea looks like mapped with modern political borders | Geografía. Prof. Roxanna Candela | Scoop.it
Pretty wild, right? It's a map of Pangea — a supercontinent that formed roughly 300 million years ago — mapped with contemporary geopolitical borders.

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Padmanabhan Jaikumar's comment, June 5, 2013 12:57 AM
may be answers to many questions
Magnus Gustafsson's comment, June 12, 2013 2:37 AM
Tnanks! This map makes it easier to understand our world right now.
Steven Flis's curator insight, December 17, 2013 3:27 PM

My favorite part about this map has to be its unintentionaly demographich connecter (If that even makes sense) for example along the south east part of the united states their are alot of latin americans and on this map the two continents are brought closer to each other to match the cultural demogaphic. To continue this the east coast and dixie are have a massive african american population. and again the african continent is brought close to people who have ancestreal roots to it. I know that pangea is not the reason why each culture settled in its respetive area just funny how well that worked out.

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Programa de Educación Ambiental inició en Refugio de Vida ...

Programa de Educación Ambiental inició en Refugio de Vida ... | Geografía. Prof. Roxanna Candela | Scoop.it
Ministerio del Ambiente garantiza un ambiente sano y ecológico conservando sustentablemente la biodiversidad, siendo el agua, suelo y aire, recursos naturales estratégicos.
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Urbanization and Megacities: Jakarta

"This case study examines the challenges of human well-being and urbanization, especially in the megacity of Jakarta."


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Tracy Galvin's curator insight, May 1, 2014 2:25 PM

It is nice to see an organization that is not just blindly giving resources to people in need but actually empowering them and training them to be able to get the things they need through work. The women in this story describe how they have learned to make and sell things in order to take care of their families and they describe how empowering that feels.

L.Long's curator insight, August 28, 2015 6:11 AM

mega cities Jakarta

Mark Hathaway's curator insight, November 28, 2015 6:53 AM

Megacities are beginning to populate the entire globe. In the developing world, more and more megacities are beginning to form. Jakarta Indonesia is an example of a rising megacity. This rapid urbanization has placed a special burden on the resources and local economies of many developing nations. This areas are not prepared to deal with the rapid population growth associated with the development of a megacity. This strain placed on the local areas, will often lead to terrible living conditions for the lower classes of society. Sanitation will often become a major issue in many of these megacities. Large portions of the population will often lack a proper sanitation system. The lack of proper sanitation will lead to the onset of deadly diseases. The effects of rapid urbanization can be deadly, for those living in the pooper regions of society.

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3 Ways to Make Compelling Maps

3 Ways to Make Compelling Maps | Geografía. Prof. Roxanna Candela | Scoop.it

"What makes a good map?  How can we tell what makes a good map?


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SchoolandUniversity's curator insight, June 1, 2013 1:45 AM

http://bit.ly/11hvYJo

 

Leoncio Lopez-Ocon's curator insight, June 1, 2013 7:08 AM

Maneras de hacer a los mapas más expresivos y convincentes

Jye Watson's curator insight, June 23, 2013 10:24 PM

Mapping tips

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Billions of Geotagged Tweets Visualized

Billions of Geotagged Tweets Visualized | Geografía. Prof. Roxanna Candela | Scoop.it

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Tysa Fennern's curator insight, June 2, 2013 5:07 PM

Birds of a Feather...tweet together.

fabio sousa's comment, June 3, 2013 9:00 AM
que lindo
oyndrila's curator insight, June 3, 2013 1:35 PM

Useful and interesting visuals. They help us to understand significant aspects like varying population density, variable intensity of use of social media, digital divide etc.