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We learn it as kids, and it organises everything from school registers to dictionaries, library shelves and the spice selection at the supermarket. Have you ever stopped to wonder where alphabetical order came from?Read more from www.abc.net.au
Why do most world maps depict north up top? And how does that tendency shape our perceptions of what is valuable or superior? Gary Nunn explains.Read more from www.abc.net.au
Area preserving projections of the surface of a sphere onto a plane will also tend to be population preserving projections.
It is not surprising at the Peters projection better represents population density.
Incidentally, the mathematics of the Peter's projection is the same mathematics that makes it possible to ride a tricycle with square wheels on a bumpy road.
The Texas A&M Physics Department's square -wheeled trike, built by the machine shop. The trike rides on a road of repeated pieces of an inverted catenary.
It is also related to the inverted pendulem problem, wihich finds application in the segway.
I'd love to see a world map inverted, or at least with the southern hemisphere accentuated and highlighted, so we could see the regions not usually depicted. I mean, the early navigators managed to get around both South America and Africa, but world maps don't even give Antarctica hardly a blip.
This one is better.
Wow! Thanks, it saved me from retrieving and lifting two pound books, and dusting them off.
I always thought that information is too North Hemisphere influenced. Glad you can give a scope from your side of the world.