Named for the mythological god who holds the world on his shoulder and staggers under the weight, an atlas is a collection of maps and cartographic information regarding a particular area of land or sea. An atlas can contain maps of a particular city, state, country or even planet.
Ever since the invention of GPS, people have relied on those little computer screens to get where they need to go. That is fine for finding a local address, but it does a great disservice to anyone who likes to travel around the United States.
The literal definition of hemisphere is “half sphere” which may lead people to believe that the Northern Hemisphere would include half the countries of the world and half the population. This is a mistaken assumption. In actuality, a vast majority of the land on the planet is located in the Northern Hemisphere and around 90% of the world’s population lives there.
As with most attempts to rank natural bodies, the question of the largest river in the world has multiple answers. This is because the idea of largest is inexact. Does largest mean longest? If so, then the answer is the Egypt’s Nile river. However, most people take largest to mean physical volume of water, in which case the largest river … Read More