The Real World Map

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take a look at a map today, and youÆre likely to see that North America is larger than Africa, Alaska is larger than Mexico and China is smaller than Greenland. the distortion is the result of the Mercator projection, the map most commonly seen hanging in classrooms and in text books, which was created in 1596 to help sailors navigate the world.




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