[OPE] Spatial representations: a few world maps (redux)

From: Jurriaan Bendien <adsl675281@tiscali.nl>
Date: Sun Dec 07 2008 - 16:45:48 EST

Previously I posted on OPE-L some links to spatial representations of social variables. http://archives.econ.utah.edu/archives/ope-l/2007m06/msg00190.htm Just recently a new book on this appeared:

LONDON, England (CNN) -- As familiar and reassuring as the map of the world is, there is only so much that physical geography can tell us about the state of the planet. A new book, The Atlas of the Real World, has redrawn the map giving vivid new insights and bringing economic, social and environmental data to life. Not since the German meteorologist, Alfred Wegener, sketched out the first detailed theories of continental drift has the world appeared so misshapen, so otherworldly. The 366 cartograms (statistical maps) which make up the book twist, shrink and distend countries and continents into all sorts of shapes and sizes. The book and the accompanying Web site were devised by Daniel Dorling, professor of human geography at the UK's University of Sheffield, Anna Barford, a research associate at Sheffield and Mark Newman, a professor of physics at the University of Michigan. http://edition.cnn.com/2008/TECH/science/11/13/worldmapper/index.html http://www.amazon.com/Atlas-Real-World-Daniel-Dorling/dp/0500514259


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