Monthly Archives: April 2021

Atlas of the Week – Beginner’s World Atlas

National Geographic’s Beginner’s World Atlas aims to get kids interested in geography! This atlas is great for children. The bright colors and design draw kids in. Typically, atlases can be somewhat complex. While children can look at the images inside … Continue reading

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Atlanta’s Traffic Infrastructure

Have you ever spent the night in a big city and the sounds of traffic kept you up at night? In 2019, Atlanta, Georgia ranked number ten in a list of cities in the United States with the worst traffic … Continue reading

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Blog and atlas links

Cartographic and Architectural Records at the National Archives in College Park, MD | National Archives– This is the blog link I have chosen. I think it is really cool how it contains all different maps of different times of California … Continue reading

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Piri Reis- map that could change the world

  The Piri Reis When people talk about controversy regarding maps, there is no conversation that is able to be had without bringing up the map, the Piri Reis. This map has been around since the age of great geographical … Continue reading

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Atlas of the Week-The African-American Atlas

The Atlas of the week The African-American Atlas is very relevant to our class and to the University of Richmond. This Atlas chronicles significant points in African-American history that have influenced African Americans’ perspectives, lives, and aspirations today. This well-balanced … Continue reading

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Africa is Bigger Than We Realize

Africa is much bigger than we think, hence the title. The map was created by designer Kai Krause. To start off you must know that most maps we see are based on the “Mercator Projection” that came up in 1569. … Continue reading

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The Atlas of Sports

The Atlas of Sports is an atlas that consists of who plays what, where, and why. Sports are a main hobby for many people in the world and there are others that don’t feel the same way. The atlas of … Continue reading

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The Price of a Beer Around the World

With this map made as up to date as February 2021, there’s not much that would have changed from then to now. This map consists of the average price of a beer in each country. All of the prices are … Continue reading

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Atlas of the Week-Atlas of World War II

The Atlas of the Week is a solid and necessary choice for study in our class The Rhetorical Lives of Maps. My pick is the National Geographic Atlas of World War II: History’s Greatest Conflict Revealed Through Rare Wartime Maps and … Continue reading

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Atlas and Blog Link of the Week

Both the David Rumsey Historical Map Collection and The Map as History website have large collections of atlases and maps. The David Rumsey Collection is a great resource for both maps and atlases, some of which date back all the … Continue reading

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