The week began with my expectation that students had watched a YouTube clip showing an excerpt from Carl Sagan’s COSMOS series in which Sagan explains Eratosthenes’ work with shadows. 456 kata lagi
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… is the title of Chapter 4 of Peter Thonemann’s book The Hellenistic Age.
The Hellenistic Age is a brief (150 pages) history of Europe and the Near East between the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BCE and the fall of the Ptolemaic kingdom of Egypt on the death of Cleopatra in 30 BCE. 397 kata lagi
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Across the board, the Mercator projection of the Earth—which has been our baseline for world maps since the 16th century—skews the actual size of countries so they look bigger (and therefore, more important than they are) when they fall within the middle of the Northern Hemisphere.