Errors on the geographic map

Published May 13, 2018

Errors on the geographic map

Large errors on the geographical map made the French navigator Jacques Cartier. Exploring the northeastern shores of the open New World, he reached the mouth of an unknown, full-flowing river. Landed on its wooded shore, where several Indian wigwams were located, he, pointing out straight, asked the residents who came out to meet the name...

Karsts

Published May 13, 2018

Karsts

Uneven ground, covered with funnels, dips, relief depressions, with unexpectedly disappearing or emerging creeks and streams - that's what the Karst mountain plateau looks like. It is located in Slovenia and it was there that these features of the structure of the earth's surface were first studied. Hence the name karst phenomena or karsts...

The discovery by the vikings of America

Published May 13, 2018

The discovery by the vikings of America

Some of the Vikings engaged in robbery and terrorized their cruelty, others, known as the Normans, in search of new lands moved to the north-east of France, to the east coast of England, to Sicily and the secluded islands of Iceland. In the same scenario, there was a the discovery by the Vikings of America...

Stone balls of Costa Rica

Published May 13, 2018

Stone balls of Costa Rica

In 1940, the United Fruit Company began clearing the tropical jungle in Costa Rica, in the delta of the Diquois River. During the works mysterious stone balls of Costa Rica were discovered. In total, 44 stone balls were found in this area. They differed significantly in size: from a sphere as big as an orange to a giant weighing 16 tons and a diameter...

Devil's tower

Published May 13, 2018

Devil's tower

Devil's tower - columnar rock (the so-called geological separation), reminiscent of a tower made up of stacked individual stone pillars, located in the state of Wyoming, USA. This mountain of unusually regular shape, which arose 200 million years ago, for a long time gave the impression of an artificial structure...

"I do not understand you" on the map

Published May 13, 2018

I do not understand you on the map

Expression - ”I do not understand you” became fatal for some names on the geographical map. On the geographic map, there are some names that appeared due to some or other errors. Let's talk about some of them. In 1517 the Spaniard Fernandez...

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