Category Archives: Map Monday

Map Monday: looking at the history of maps

Thanks to a suggestion from a kind reader (thanks, Karl), today we’re going to take a quick trip through the history of world maps. Stop and think about it for a minute. As I’ve tried to show through past Map … Continue reading

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Getting relief from troubling times through nature – and maps

Today is Map Monday, but all the maps I’ve been looking at are awfully depressing. They seem to offer yet more evidence of what poor decisions humans have made throughout history. I thought I’d see what maps I could find … Continue reading

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Map Monday: from COVID action to where the people aren’t, for starters

Welcome back to Map Monday. A few interesting maps have landed in my email this past week that I thought I’d share. If you’d like to explore any of the topics more, I encourage you to follow the links. Coronavirus … Continue reading

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Map Monday: global trade is an ancient tradition

For some reason, we talk about the global economy and its advantages and disadvantages as if it’s some revolutionary idea we’ve come up since WWII. Not at all. And now that relationships and economies around the world are feeling somewhat … Continue reading

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Map Monday: what are map projections and why do we need more than one?

The map in last week’s Map Monday showing how many countries and continents could fit into the same size as Africa surprised many readers. These are the same readers who know a lot about geography. Just goes to show how … Continue reading

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Map Monday: nice and easy

I’ve posted more than usual this past week and so, to spare my readers too much stress and strain, I’m going to keep this week’s Map Monday nice and light. No history lessons, no cultural or ideological discussions, just a … Continue reading

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Map Monday: Who was sailing the oceans long before the Europeans?

Last week’s Map Monday looked at world empires through the ages, several of which predates the European era of exploration and conquest that started with Christopher Columbus. But that post didn’t include some impressive early ambitious explorations by sea. Let’s … Continue reading

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Contemplating how great civilizations rise and fall through maps

It’s Map Monday. For a change of pace, let’s take a look at empires throughout history. There have been many empires, or civilizations, that have risen and fallen since humans – and so far that’s been men – first started … Continue reading

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