What Does Earth Look Like?

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EXTRA INFO & LINKS BELOW!

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-c...

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

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

Mercator Puzzle: https://gmaps-samples.googlecode.com/...

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

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

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

West Wing MAPS clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8zBC2...

Earth from Mars: http://astrobob.areavoices.com/2012/0...

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

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

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

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

Earth under different light: http://orbitingfrog.com/2008/06/25/ea...

Moon's shadow on Earth: http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astron...

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

Africa compared to big countries: http://cdn.twentytwowords.com/wp-cont...

Map projection info:

http://usersguidetotheuniverse.com/?p...
http://nationalatlas.gov/articles/map...
http://www.radicalcartography.net/?pr...
http://www.geo.hunter.cuny.edu/~joche...
http://education.nationalgeographic.c...
http://www.colorado.edu/geography/gcr...
http://kartoweb.itc.nl/geometrics/map...
http://www.giss.nasa.gov/tools/gproje...

What we used to think Earth looked like from space: http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smart...

Earth is not a perfect sphere: http://www.scientificamerican.com/art...