Sam Richards a Sociologist on Africa and its map.
The True Size of Africa: Our maps have lied for 500 years
This clip explains it nicely. For example, while our maps make it seem as if Greenland and Africa are of relative size, in reality the African continent is 14 times Greenland’s landmass. I’ve also blogged correct maps before, which you can find here.
TEDxPSU – Sam Richards – A Radical Experiment in Empathy
Uploaded on Oct 21, 2010
Sam Richards is a sociologist and award-winning teacher who has been inspiring undergraduate students at Penn State since 1990. Every semester, 725 students register for his Race and Ethnic Relations course, one of the most popular classes at Penn State and the largest of its kind in the country. Through his natural ability of seeing a subject from many angles, Richards encourages students to engage more fully with the world and to think for themselves — something he did not…
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