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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- Editor’s Note
Issue 49: The spark of human creation, beauty’s golden number, and beholding the bison. /
- Let There Be Light at Every Human’s Creation?
Sadly, no. But biologists have new ways to reveal the unseen. /
- Beauty Has a Number
Phi, the “Golden Ratio,” seems to be everywhere you look. /
- Reckoning with the Buffalo
The American bison’s fragile wildness. /
- Archaeology: A Subsequent Lecture
“You’ll be surprised” /
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