Pipe Grep

Jan 14
mapsontheweb:

Spread of Literacy in the Ancient World
troll_khan:


Dark Blue literate at 2300 BC
Dark Green literate at 1300 BC
Light Green literate at 300 BC
found this map here: http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/literacy#Examples_of_highly_literate_cultures_in_the_past

mapsontheweb:

Spread of Literacy in the Ancient World

troll_khan:

Dark Blue literate at 2300 BC

Dark Green literate at 1300 BC

Light Green literate at 300 BC

found this map here: http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/literacy#Examples_of_highly_literate_cultures_in_the_past


Jan 7
archaicwonder:

Broch of Gurness
The Broch of Gurness is an Iron Age broch village on the northwest coast of Mainland Orkney in Scotland overlooking Eynhallow Sound. It is one of the most outstanding surviving examples of a later prehistoric settlement that is unique to northern Scotland.
Dates for the broch are unclear, but it is generally agreed that it was built between 200 and 100 BC - possibly on the site of an earlier settlement. The entire settlement was circled by outer defences comprising of a band of three ramparts and three ditches.
As time progressed, the broch’s defensive role decreased, until around 100 AD, after years of neglect, it was finally abandoned and its upper sections dismantled - probably to provide the building material for later houses in the area. Over the ensuing years, its walls continued to be reduced, as stone provided a valuable source of building material.

photo by The K Team

archaicwonder:

Broch of Gurness

The Broch of Gurness is an Iron Age broch village on the northwest coast of Mainland Orkney in Scotland overlooking Eynhallow Sound. It is one of the most outstanding surviving examples of a later prehistoric settlement that is unique to northern Scotland.

Dates for the broch are unclear, but it is generally agreed that it was built between 200 and 100 BC - possibly on the site of an earlier settlement. The entire settlement was circled by outer defences comprising of a band of three ramparts and three ditches.

As time progressed, the broch’s defensive role decreased, until around 100 AD, after years of neglect, it was finally abandoned and its upper sections dismantled - probably to provide the building material for later houses in the area. Over the ensuing years, its walls continued to be reduced, as stone provided a valuable source of building material.

photo by The K Team

(via lunacylover)


Jan 6
jtotheizzoe:

shychemist:

geogallery:

Landscape agate from Blue Hole near Montrose. From the Heddle collection at National Museums Scotland. (Source)

Its like a painting! 

I’ve heard geologists say that every rock holds a story, but this takes it to another level.

jtotheizzoe:

shychemist:

geogallery:

Landscape agate from Blue Hole near Montrose. From the Heddle collection at National Museums Scotland. (Source)

Its like a painting!

I’ve heard geologists say that every rock holds a story, but this takes it to another level.


Jan 5
mapsontheweb:

South pole projection, Joseph Meyer,  (1850-55).

mapsontheweb:

South pole projection, Joseph Meyer,  (1850-55).


fuckyeahmobydick:

Whales, Ships and Icebergs by Sophie Blackall

(via thecommonswings)


Jan 3

English Letter Frequency Counts

http://norvig.com/mayzner.html

The n-gram table is fascinating:  some great public univers followin 

N-Letter Sequences (N-grams)

What are the most common n-letter sequences (called “n-grams”) for various values of n? You can see the 50 most common for each value of n from 1 to 9 in the table below. The counts and percentages are not shown, but don’t worry — you’ll get lots of counts in the next section.


1 2grams  3grams  4-grams   5-grams    6-grams     7-grams      8-grams       9-grams   
e     th     the     tion     ation     ations     present     differen     different
t     he     and     atio     tions     ration     ational     national     governmen
a     in     ing     that     which     tional     through     consider     overnment
o     er     ion     ther     ction     nation     between     position     formation
i     an     tio     with     other     ection     ication     ifferent     character
n     re     ent     ment     their     cation     differe     governme     velopment
s     on     ati     ions     there     lation     ifferen     vernment     developme
r     at     for     this     ition     though     general     overnmen     evelopmen
h     en     her     here     ement     presen     because     interest     condition
l     nd     ter     from     inter     tation     develop     importan     important
d     ti     hat     ould     ional     should     america     ormation     articular
c     es     tha     ting     ratio     resent     however     formatio     particula
u     or     ere     hich     would     genera     eration     relation     represent
m     te     ate     whic     tiona     dition     nationa     question     individua
f     of     his     ctio     these     ationa     conside     american     ndividual
p     ed     con     ence     state     produc     onsider     characte     relations
g     is     res     have     natio     throug     ference     haracter     political
w     it     ver     othe     thing     hrough     positio     articula     informati
y     al     all     ight     under     etween     osition     possible     nformatio
b     ar     ons     sion     ssion     betwee     ization     children     universit
v     st     nce     ever     ectio     differ     fferent     elopment     following
k     to     men     ical     catio     icatio     without     velopmen     experienc
x     nt     ith     they     latio     people     ernment     developm     stitution
j     ng     ted     inte     about     iffere     vernmen     evelopme     xperience
q     se     ers     ough     count     fferen     overnme     conditio     education
z     ha     pro     ance     ments     struct     governm     ondition     roduction
      as     thi     were     rough     action     ulation     mportant     niversity
      ou     wit     tive     ative     person     another     rticular     therefore
      io     are     over     prese     eneral     importa     particul     nstitutio
      le     ess     ding     feren     system     interes     epresent     ification
      ve     not     pres     hough     relati     nterest     represen     establish
      co     ive     nter     ution     ctions     elation     increase     understan
      me     was     comp     roduc     ecause     rmation     individu     nderstand
      de     ect     able     resen     becaus     mportan     ndividua     difficult
      hi     rea     heir     thoug     before     product     dividual     structure
      ri     com     thei     press     ession     formati     elations     knowledge
      ro     eve     ally     first     develo     communi     nformati     struction
      ic     per     ated     after     evelop     lations     politica     something
      ne     int     ring     cause     uction     ormatio     olitical     necessary
      ea     est     ture     where     change     certain     universi     hemselves
      ra     sta     cont     tatio     follow     increas     function     themselve
      ce     cti     ents     could     positi     relatio     informat     plication
      li     ica     cons     efore     govern     special     niversit     anization
      ch     ist     rati     contr     sition     process     iversity     according
      ll     ear     thin     hould     merica     against     lication     differenc
      be     ain     part     shoul     direct     problem     experien     operation
      ma     one     form     tical     bility     nstitut     structur     ifference
      si     our     ning     gener     effect     politic     determin     rganizati
      om     iti     ecti     esent     americ     ination     ollowing     organizat
      ur     rat     some     great     public     univers     followin     ganizatio

Dec 29
maptitude1:

This is a flattened transcription of the Lenox Globe, made in 1510, making it one of the oldest European globes ever made. It’s the only historical map to actually have the phrase “Here be dragons” written on it - it’s in the southeast corner of Asia, written in Latin.

maptitude1:

This is a flattened transcription of the Lenox Globe, made in 1510, making it one of the oldest European globes ever made. It’s the only historical map to actually have the phrase “Here be dragons” written on it - it’s in the southeast corner of Asia, written in Latin.


Dec 23
mapsontheweb:

Dahala Khagrabari, India. The only 3rd order enclave in the world
lukep323:


More info
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mapsontheweb:

Dahala Khagrabari, India. The only 3rd order enclave in the world

lukep323:


Dec 21
appendixjournal:

Envisioning what the earth looks like from orbit, centuries before space travel: the Dominican friar and scientific instrument maker Ignazio Danti’s 1580 isometric map of Italy at the Vatican.

appendixjournal:

Envisioning what the earth looks like from orbit, centuries before space travel: the Dominican friar and scientific instrument maker Ignazio Danti’s 1580 isometric map of Italy at the Vatican.

(via fuckyeahcartography)


Dec 20

I’ve always wanted to hear William Shatner talk about geographic information systems. But he even says “red cockeded woodpecker”. 


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