Tuesday, June 10, 2003

Maps of Western Civilization
Kyle checked in with two more good sites -just before his WinXP system decided not to boot anymore.

The first would appear to be a trememdous collection of interactive maps. And it is a great collection. The maps just aren't extremely interactive. Most are static maps linked together - some have as few as two. i find it hard to read the legends. And the accompanying narrative keeps that aweful prose style which can only be found in hitory tomes: "These aquisitions were confirmed by a treaty in 1774 which also gave Russia an outlet to the Mediterranean bu granting access through the Bosphorous Strait. Although the treaty made Crimea an independent state, ..." (Do you see the Bosphorous Strait on this map? )

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