Category Archives: Maps of the Week

The Gateways to Space

Patrick Barry                                                                                                               Dr. Barney 5th March 2021                                                                                    The Rhetorical Lives of Maps Blog Week #2 The Rocket Launch Sites[1] of the world map shows an overview of a varied array of launch sites around the globe and information … Continue reading

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Map of the Week -William Tune

William Tune/ Blog Entry/ 2/19/21   “And Did Those Feet In Ancient Times…”   One of the most important aspects of maps is their vulnerability to bias. Maps are at all times created and viewed through the mapmaker and the … Continue reading

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The World According to Americans 2012

  The map we will be discussing in today’s post is the “World According to the Americans, 2012” from the Atlas of Prejudice, a book and a website by artist and writer, Yanko Tsvetkov. This map shows a clear view … Continue reading

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Middle East to the Whole World

The Islamic State, or ISIS, is a militant organization that emerged as an offshoot of al Qaeda in 2014. The terrorist group quickly took control of large parts of Iraq and Syria, raising its black flag in victory and declaring … Continue reading

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The World Through the Ages

The most conventional way to evaluate a country’s health and well-being is usually associated with the economy. This includes statistics such as the overall GDP of the nation, average income per capita, and net exports. These are valuable pieces of … Continue reading

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Pursuit of Happiness

The map titled, “A decade of migration” offers many implications to migration in the 90’s and early 2000’s and is a very accurate depiction of what was going on in the world and especially in Europe around this time. While … Continue reading

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Where’s the Equality?

America is known as the land of opportunity, and to an extent this holds true. While it is a country of great education and many chances, there are some parts of the U.S. that are poverty stricken. Through varying shades … Continue reading

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McKim’s Disneyland Map 1958

An orange border with cartoon characters surrounds the center of lush green vegetation, colorful attractions, and passageways. The pop of pink brightly labels each attraction with a name for its special Disney entertainment theme. This popular vintage 1958 fun map … Continue reading

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Letts’s Bird’s Eye View of the Approaches to India

At first glance, most people would be deceived by the well-chosen color and the exquisite details of the map, and hence consider this piece as a painting. Actually, Letts’s Bird’s Eye View of the Approaches to India is a panoramic … Continue reading

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An Ever Growing Map

Space. The amount of space left available in the United States is always diminishing. This was especially true in the later part of the twentieth century. After the 1990’s, there was an immense influx of immigrants because of the Cold … Continue reading

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