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Vicky Veritas
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Saving the world, one map at a time.
Saving the world, one map at a time.

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What makes us human makes us fellow creatures, creeping things, fauna of a fragile terrestrial biosphere, neither more nor less.
All lives are consequential, there is no hierarchy of consciousness or intellect.[...]
Chimps are our veiled reflection in time’s mirror, rough drafts, pots drawn early from the kiln.
In a universe of vast unlikeness, a universe of voids and atoms and protozoa, we are first cousins, next of kin.
What makes us human makes us forked branches on evolution’s zygotic tree.
~ Campbell McGrath, Jane Goodall (1961)

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Most sand dunes on Earth are light colored due to the silica-rich minerals that make up the sand. These Martian dunes owe their dark color to the iron and magnesium-rich minerals in the sand found in the region. What a lovely image.

Thank you, +Lunar and Planetary Institute
HiRISE: This HiRISE image shows dark, windblown sand covering intricate sedimentary rock layers of Ganges Chasma, a canyon in the Valles Marineris system. http://ow.ly/xRx330bemyR
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This is a gorgeous mural and the colors are so vibrant. +Max Tiol Gonzalez, any idea of who the artist is?

Thank you, +sunny redcloud An beautiful photo, btw.
Mural of Mesoamerica at the Museo Nacional de Antropología 
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Compagnie Générale Transatlantique (CGT), also known as Transat, or the "French Line." Founded in 1855, it took over half a century to build its shipping lines and fleet. In 1904, the company re-oriented its strategy to emphasize the quality of life aboard ship rather than racing against time. During World War I, the company transformed its vessels into warships, hospital vessels and troopships. By the end of the war, the company had lost a third of the fleet, but quickly rebuilt.

Its most famous vessel was the SS Normandie, a state-of-the-art Art Deco designed ship - the largest in the world and also the fastest. Ship enthusiasts, check out the Normandie here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Normandie

These tidbits and much more about CGT here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compagnie_G%C3%A9n%C3%A9rale_Transatlantique

Fascinating, +The Old Map Gallery. Thank you.
A beautiful image for the ocean routes from the Americas to France and North Africa. From a time when travel was perhaps a bit more elegant and slow paced. #oldmapgallery #travelbyship #pictorialmaps 
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You are invited to visit KANSAS this Coronado Cuarte Centennial year. The state itself is on display. Every community has developed something of interest to instruct and entertain you.
From inset of F. A. Cooper's delightful map.

Thank you, +The Old Map Gallery​!
There are some great pictorial maps that go beyond being "just visual" and are deep, fascinating references for their subjects. Cooper's map of Kansas is such a unique work. From explorers like Pike, Fremont and Wilkenson, to Indian Massacres and Grasshopper invasions. From Carry A. Nation to the Negro towns of the west, this is a multifaceted tale of the American experience. #oldmapgallery #kansas #americanwest #pictorialmaps 
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Red Mars. Green Mars.

Thank you, +Jenny Winder

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The defiant Cholitas of La Paz climb mountains because they're there. Now that's a Great Big Story.

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So cool! Thank you, +Kam-Yung Soh​!
Fascinating. Not CGI as revealed in the behind-the-scenes video in the link. "In a new ad campaign for paint manufacturer Sherwin-Williams, the production team at Psyop show off some awesome fluid dynamics by swirling and injecting paint underwater. You can see one sequence above, where red and blue paint vortex rings collide head-on before breaking down into a purple turbulent cloud. (What a great way to demonstrate the mixing power of turbulence, right?)"

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Surprisingly (or not), I've read at least 85%. Some I loved, and some not so much, but I've added to the extremely long to-read list :-)

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