Zhang Heng (c79 – 139CE)
I have never experienced an earthquake and have no desire to for that matter but it has always surprised me that seismology still appears to be a fairly inexact science. 450 kata lagi
… 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.