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Follow Michael Stevens: http://www.twitter.com/tweetsauce

Dr. Julian Bayliss' rainforest story: http://youtu.be/mni8mSS4KDU

Cool video from CGPGrey: "How Many Countries Are There?" http://youtu.be/4AivEQmfPpk

upside-down map: http://paulmencke.nl.dualdev.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Upside-down-World-Map.jpg

INTERACTIVE projection site: http://www.jasondavies.com/maps/transition/

Chromoscope: http://www.chromoscope.net/

Mercator Puzzle: https://gmaps-samples.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/poly/puzzledrag.html

xkcd on maps: http://xkcd.com/977/

Earth "live": http://aa.usno.navy.mil/imagery/earth/live

interactive gnomonic: http://bl.ocks.org/mbostock/3795048

West Wing MAPS clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8zBC2dvERM

Earth from Mars: http://astrobob.areavoices.com/2012/08/10/what-does-earth-look-like-from-mars/

Earth from Saturn: http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/news/newsreleases/newsrelease20130722/

"look" etymology: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=look

wave on a string simulation: http://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/wave-on-a-string

Hi-res electromagnetic spectrum: http://www.zulyzami.com/dl16?display

Earth under different light: http://orbitingfrog.com/2008/06/25/earth-and-friends-in-multiple-wavelengths/

Moon's shadow on Earth: http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/11/04/solar_eclipse_november_solar_eclipse_pictures_and_videos.html

Bad Astronomer on twitter: https://twitter.com/BadAstronomer

Africa compared to big countries: http://cdn.twentytwowords.com/wp-content/uploads/africa.jpg

Map projection info:


What we used to think Earth looked like from space: http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/09/heres-what-we-thought-earth-would-look-like-from-space/

Earth is not a perfect sphere: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=earth-is-not-round

Tagged under: earth,space

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