The World Between Two Covers: Reading the Globe by Ann MorganA beguiling exploration of the joys of reading across boundaries, inspired by the authors year-long journey through a book from every country.
Following an impulse to read more internationally, journalist Ann Morgan undertook first to define the world and then to find a story from each of 196 nations. Tireless in her quest and assisted by generous, far-flung strangers, Morgan discovered not only a treasury of world literature but also the keys to unlock it. Whether considering the difficulties faced by writers in developing nations, movingly illustrated by Burundian Marie-Therese Toyis Weep Not, Refugee; tracing the use of local myths in the fantastically successful Samoan YA series Telesa; delving into questions of censorship and propaganda while sourcing a title from North Korea; or simply getting hold of The Corsair, the first Qatari novel to be translated into English, Morgan illuminates with wit, warmth, and insight how stories are written the world over and how place-geographical, historical, virtual-shapes the books we read and write.
Kids vocabulary - Our Planet, Earth - continents & oceans - English educational video for kids
How to Read a World Globe
The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. For a long time Michael Harris convinced himself that a childhood spent immersed in old-fashioned books would insulate him from our new media climate — that he could keep on reading in the old way because his mind was formed in pre-internet days. He was wrong. T urning, one evening, from my phone to a book, I set myself the task of reading a single chapter in one sitting. But I couldn't. There was nothing wrong with my eyes.
GLOBE : Latitudes, Lecture:1
The Earth is so large that we cannot see all of it at once. A model of the Earth helps us to see what the whole Earth looks like. A globe is a better model of the Earth than a flat map. That is because the Earth is a sphere, like a ball. So a sphere is more like the Earth than a flat piece of paper. You can make it spin around and around.
Do you know how to find the library in your town? Can you locate the fire station or the grocery store? Globes and maps help you locate places. Learning how to use globes and maps gives you a better understanding of the world. A globe is a round ball like the earth. A ball is the best way to show the earth because it has the same shape.