Wonder on the Web

Issue 49: Links to amazing stuff.

Inuit cartography

We’re fascinated by the art of cartography, so it’s a subject that has shown up repeatedly in Wonder on the Web. One of our favorite web finds so far are these hand-carved, handheld navigation devices, designed by the Inuit people of Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland) to help navigate coastal waters. The design is perfect for the job: the maps are buoyant, portable (they fit inside a mitten), and can even be read in the dark. ...

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Also in this Issue

Issue 49 / May 26, 2016
  1. Editor’s Note

    Issue 49: The spark of human creation, beauty’s golden number, and beholding the bison. /

  2. Let There Be Light at Every Human’s Creation?

    Sadly, no. But biologists have new ways to reveal the unseen. /

  3. Beauty Has a Number

    Phi, the “Golden Ratio,” seems to be everywhere you look. /

  4. Reckoning with the Buffalo

    The American bison’s fragile wildness. /

  5. Archaeology: A Subsequent Lecture

    “You’ll be surprised” /

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