Pacific-centered Peters Map paper, folded.
Pacific-centered Peters Map, paper, 20.5”x32” plus information panels & self-cover, folded, $9.95. The Peters Map has been referred to as "cartography's defining moment." It has attracted more press coverage, both praise and criticism, than any other map in history. It was featured in the hit TV show, The West Wing. Now, for the first time in North America, the Peters Map is available with one more novel, thought-provoking twist…the Pacific Ocean is in the middle. This new map "feels" quite different from the Africa-centered Peters Map. The new map brings your visual focus onto the oceans instead of the land. This map will challenge students to think about the world, and USA-centrism, in a whole new way. It provides an entree into many topics of discussion. The traditional Peters wall map is 3’ x 4’ in size (see 4th, 5th and 6th items below) and is color-coded as a “political map.” This newer Pacific-centered version is color-coded as a “physical relief” map showing mountain ranges, different types of terrain, etc. The new color scheme includes vivid colors – purple for high latitude and high altitude, yellow for deserts, green for vegetation, and white for the ice caps. The new format (folded size of 4" x 9.5" with a self-cover) makes it handy to file and store. And it looks quite different with the new centering…this is the first time a Pacific-centered Peters has been available in North America. The new low price of $9.95 makes this Peters wall map very affordable, and the mid-size image (2’ x 3’) fills a particular need of people who don’t a have a full wall to devote to the larger 3’ x 4’ map. It comes loaded with valuable web references – eleven web sites to get more information and free classroom resources. The new explanation at the bottom of the map provides a balanced interpretation, particularly useful for teachers and home-schoolers.