The One Minute Geographer: This Fragile Earth (7) Look at the World Like an Australian

Map from maysweb.tamu.edu

Above is an unusual world map that we could call ‘An Australian’s View of the World.’ Australia is Up Top, no longer Down Under! It’s a perfectly scientific map, as accurate as any world map using the same projection. There is no up or down, left or right, top or bottom in the universe. It’s simply convention that leads us to orient maps…

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Jim Fonseca

Jim Fonseca

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Geography professor (retired) writes The One Minute Geographer featuring This Fragile Earth. Top writer in Transportation and, in past months, Travel.