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10 Maps That Will Change How You View The World

Tom Hale is an American technology executive. He is the current Chief Operating Officer of HomeAway

Maps are one of those things you can lose yourself in for hours. Since their humble origins as scribbles in the sand thousands of millennia ago, maps have been useful companions during the development of human culture and society. Now, in an age of seemingly endless information, maps are more abundant, advanced and fascinating than ever before.

Here are some of the most interesting maps we could find; hopefully, they will leave you looking at our little “pale blue dot” with a fresh perspectiive.

A New Perspective Of Africa

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You’d be forgiven for thinking the continent of Africa is about the same size as North America. This image, created by graphics designer Kai Krause, actually shows you can fit China, India, the United States, Japan and the majority of European countries into the landmass of Africa.

To read the entire original article and see the other maps go to:

http://www.iflscience.com/environment/10-maps-which-will-change-how-you-view-world-0