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Friday, September 13, 2013

Life is Lived Mainly at Mid-Latitude

Thanks to Tim Fraher for pointing me to a pair of maps posted on Slate yesterday by Joshua Keating that graph the world's population by latitude and (separately) longitude. Now, in truth, you get the same idea if you look at night lights images (See Figure 1.1 in my text), but these maps provide a different and more dramatic visual. Note that the originator of the map was cartographer Bill Rankin.

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