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Review of The Times Atlas of the World

October 5th, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

When I stand next to The Times Atlas of the World which has recently garnered so much controversy, sitting in its lovely hardcover slipcase to protect the lovely hardcover beauty that is the atlas itself, it comes up to just below my knee. It’s really big. It deserves to be though, because inside is a series of maps, pages of information and a very comprehensive Index of places. Here’s my review of The Times Atlas of the World

When the Nile Runs Dry: Egypt, Water, and Political Stability*

June 10th, 2011 | by Important Media Cross-Post

A new scramble for Africa is under way. As global food prices rise and exporters reduce shipments of commodities, countries that rely on imported grain are panicking. Affluent countries like Saudi Arabia, South Korea, China and India have descended on fertile plains across the African continent, acquiring huge tracts of land to produce wheat, rice and corn for consumption back home

Egypt from Space {Photo of the Day}

April 22nd, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

This incredibly beautiful image of Egypt was taken using the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer aboard the Terra satellite on April 11, 2011, while the clouds were trundling across the Mediterranean Sea.

Dust Storm Travels Over Middle East

March 8th, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

In early March 2011, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured the progression of a large dust storm [&hellip

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