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Hobo-Dyer Equal Area Map. Full-color Laminated Map, 11 X 17". Shows each countries area in true proportion.

Hobo-Dyer Equal Area Map. Full-color Laminated Map, 11 X 17".

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Full-color Laminated Map, 11 X 17". Shows each countries area in true proportion, unlike many maps we see. Highly educational. Flip side shows the same map with South on top.

A map that not only shows true size comparisons, but also turns the world upside down to challenge North-South perceptions. Based on the popularity of the Peters concept of equal area, we produced a similar map, the Hobo Dyer Projection, which offers less elongation than the Peters map but more compression at the poles. This is the map that President Jimmy Carter used to display his agency's efforts at his Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in December 2002.

The reverse side of the HDP map shows the exact same projection, but with two somewhat startling changes: south is on top and Australia is shown in the middle of the map. How does such a simple thing as reversing the poles or changing the "centering" influence your impression of what's important?

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