The Entire History of the World—Really, All of It—Distilled Into a Single Gorgeous Chart

This “Histomap,” created by John B. Sparks, was first printed by Rand McNally in 1931. (The David Rumsey Map Collection hosts a fully zoomable version here.) (Update: Click on the image below to arrive at a bigger version.)  This giant, ambitious chart fit neatly with a trend in nonfiction book publishing of the 1920s and…

The Entire History of the World—Really, All of It—Distilled Into a Single Gorgeous Chart

This “Histomap,” created by John B. Sparks, was first printed by Rand McNally in 1931. (The David Rumsey Map Collection hosts a fully zoomable version here.) (Update: Click on the image below to arrive at a bigger version.)  This giant, ambitious chart fit neatly with a trend in nonfiction book publishing of the 1920s and…

If Ethiopia started to develop its coffee industry, it could trade its way out of poverty

About 100 million people rely on coffee for their livelihood but they’re not always getting a fair deal, writes Killian Stokes. Killian Stokes WHEN WE THINK about the products on supermarket shelves, there isn’t a level playing field. Take wine and coffee for example. The French don’t export green grapes. They export bottled and branded…

Sudan’s president accompanies UAE’s rulers to defense show

Military aircraft fly in formation as fireworks explode at the International Defense Exhibition and Conference, known by the acronym IDEX, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. (Jon Gambrell/Associated Press) By Jon Gambrell | AP ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Fighter jets screaming overhead and theatrical explosions marked the opening of an arms…

The Entire History of the World—Really, All of It—Distilled Into a Single Gorgeous Chart

This “Histomap,” created by John B. Sparks, was first printed by Rand McNally in 1931. (The David Rumsey Map Collection hosts a fully zoomable version here.) (Update: Click on the image below to arrive at a bigger version.)  This giant, ambitious chart fit neatly with a trend in nonfiction book publishing of the 1920s and…

The Entire History of the World—Really, All of It—Distilled Into a Single Gorgeous Chart

This “Histomap,” created by John B. Sparks, was first printed by Rand McNally in 1931. (The David Rumsey Map Collection hosts a fully zoomable version here.) (Update: Click on the image below to arrive at a bigger version.)  This giant, ambitious chart fit neatly with a trend in nonfiction book publishing of the 1920s and…

If Ethiopia started to develop its coffee industry, it could trade its way out of poverty

About 100 million people rely on coffee for their livelihood but they’re not always getting a fair deal, writes Killian Stokes. Killian Stokes WHEN WE THINK about the products on supermarket shelves, there isn’t a level playing field. Take wine and coffee for example. The French don’t export green grapes. They export bottled and branded…

Sudan’s president accompanies UAE’s rulers to defense show

Military aircraft fly in formation as fireworks explode at the International Defense Exhibition and Conference, known by the acronym IDEX, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. (Jon Gambrell/Associated Press) By Jon Gambrell | AP ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Fighter jets screaming overhead and theatrical explosions marked the opening of an arms…