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2,967,967.29 square miles Australia 3,837,083.25 square miles Europe 5,100,023.41 square miles Antarctica 6,879,954.36 squ...
 
<ul><li>Greenland= 836,109 square miles  </li></ul><ul><li>Africa= 11,608,161.4 square miles… </li></ul><ul><li>Africa is ...
 
 
2,967,967.29 square miles Australia 3,837,083.25 square miles Europe 5,100,023.41 square miles Antarctica 6,879,954.36 squ...
 
Scandinavia vs. India <ul><li>Scandinavia is Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark combined. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sweden=  ...
 
<ul><li>Greenland= 836,109 square miles </li></ul><ul><li>China= 9,596,961  </li></ul><ul><li>China is 11 times larger tha...
 
 
Sinusoidal Map
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Why do we still use the Mercator Map???? <ul><li>Makes Europe and the US the center of the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Makes ...
 
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How the traditional Mercator map can alter our perceptions of the world.

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  • Mercator Map presented by the Flemish (Belgian) geographer and cartographer Gerardus Mercator , in 1569.
  • The Mercator projection distorts the size and shape of large objects, as the scale increases from the Equator to the poles, where it becomes infinite. The Mercator projection exaggerates areas far from the equator.
  • The argument against the Mercator projection by the pro-Peters folks usually discusses its &amp;quot;advantage for colonial powers&amp;quot; by making Europe look a lot larger than it actually is on the globe. As far back as 1902, a cartographer warned, &amp;quot;People&apos;s ideas of geography are not founded on actual facts but on Mercator&apos;s map.&amp;quot; WHEREAS, world maps have a powerful and lasting effect on peoples&apos; impressions of the shapes and sizes of lands and seas, their arrangement, and the nature of the coordinate system, and
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    2. 3. 2,967,967.29 square miles Australia 3,837,083.25 square miles Europe 5,100,023.41 square miles Antarctica 6,879,954.36 square miles South America 9,365,293.96 square miles North America 11,608,161.4 square miles Africa 17,212,048.13 square miles Asia Size/Area Continent
    3. 5. <ul><li>Greenland= 836,109 square miles </li></ul><ul><li>Africa= 11,608,161.4 square miles… </li></ul><ul><li>Africa is almost 14 times larger than Greenland! </li></ul>
    4. 8. 2,967,967.29 square miles Australia 3,837,083.25 square miles Europe 5,100,023.41 square miles Antarctica 6,879,954.36 square miles South America 9,365,293.96 square miles North America 11,608,161.4 square miles Africa 17,212,048.13 square miles Asia Size/Area Continent
    5. 10. Scandinavia vs. India <ul><li>Scandinavia is Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark combined. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sweden= 449,964 square miles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Norway= 324,220 square miles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finland= 324,220 square miles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Denmark= 43,094 square miles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Scandinavia= 1,141,498 </li></ul><ul><li>India= 3,287,590 square miles </li></ul><ul><li>India is 3 times larger than Scandinavia! </li></ul>
    6. 12. <ul><li>Greenland= 836,109 square miles </li></ul><ul><li>China= 9,596,961 </li></ul><ul><li>China is 11 times larger than Greenland! </li></ul>
    7. 15. Sinusoidal Map
    8. 23. Why do we still use the Mercator Map???? <ul><li>Makes Europe and the US the center of the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Makes some areas appear larger (stronger) and some smaller (weaker). </li></ul><ul><li>Central focus is Europe…where it was first drawn and the center of the world during the colonial era. </li></ul>

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