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Friday, May 18, 2018

Endangered Species Day 2018: Learn about Animals with the Safari Pink Ocean and Animals Globe

On May 18, 2018 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has designated the Endangered Species Day in order to recognize the national conservation efforts to protect our nation's endangered species and their habitats. Along with globalization and technological progression comes the destruction of animal habitats. The destruction of animal habitats has led to significant changes in various ecosystems. The world around us is changing in significant ways. The flora and fauna around us are gradually disappearing due to destruction of their natural habitat and food sources.

 Changes in the ecosystem impact all of us regardless of how minute they may seem in daily life. The world is interrelated. Since the creation of the Endangered Species Act in 1973, the National Wildlife Federation has initiated conservation efforts to ensure the conservation and restoration of native flora and fauna. The third Friday in May is recognized as Endangered Species Day in an attempt to raise awareness regarding the necessity of conservation efforts to ensure that various species do not disappear. 

The world that we enjoy and consider our Planet Home would not be the same without the presence of animals and other life forms. The ecological balance is a delicate one, deforestation and the pollution of water sources are significant problems impacting our World. Teach your little ones about the animals and the places that they call home with this beautiful  pink globe. 

The Safari Pink Ocean and Animals Globe is fun and easy way to help your little girl learn about the world around her. This beautiful pink globe is sure to delight any young lady. The oceans, landmasses, stand and sphere are all pink. Grading in the shading indicates the distinction between the various features. An internal LED makes the cartographic features more pronounced . By night this one of a kind globe can serve as a nightlight and by da. A sturdy acrylic base and a numbered, semi-meridian indicating longitude and latitude provide reference value to this fun tool.           

The attached cord exits the globe at the attachment between the globe and meridian at the south pole and includes an inline switch to easily turn the globe on and off. Easy to change light bulb (instructions included). Overall assembled size is 14"h x 10.5"w x 10"d. Intended for ages 3+. For this and other beautiful and unique globes, check out our website at                                                                  

Friday, May 4, 2018

World's Greatest Mom Globe: A Pretty, Pink Globe just for Mother

  Worlds Greatest Mom Globe
Countdown until Mother’s Day. The first week of May and time to consider what is the perfect gift for your Mom. The challenge of finding a Mother's Day gift is locating a present that is practical, purposeful and pleasurable. It is important to find something that Mother will use regularly but its a gift for a special occasion so that last thing you want is something that is strictly utilitarian. Don't overthink the process, with Ultimate Globes look no further! This sophisticated and unique globe is sure to bring a smile to Mom's face. The raised relief features pink countries and continents suspended in white velvety oceans. The combined size of the sphere and stand is 17"H x 12.5"W x 12"D. What Mother needs on her special day is a globe and not just any globe. This beautiful, limited-edition pink globe special designed in honor of Mother's Day. Ultimate Globes is the perfect place to come for all of your geography needs. A smorgasbord of maps, globes, atlases and other products at just the click of a mouse. 

Friday, April 20, 2018

Earth Day: Education, Learn, Grow, Protect the Earth

Another Earth Day is yet upon us and evaluating the state of affairs within our celestial home can feel somewhat dismal. Global warming is a verifiable reality. Temperatures have risen and Arctic ice floes are melting. Coral reefs and marine life are being affected by pollution. The widespread impact of globalization and westernization is not a positive one. Thanks to pollution and others forms of interference with Mother Nature’s rhythms flood patterns have changed, dams and other methods of redirecting the flow of water have altered the face of the landscape and terrain of Planet Earth. This has flattened mountains, piled hills, reclaimed land from the oceans and even acted as a catalyst for seismic activity. Despite the obstacles of living in a dynamic and ever changing world, there are reasons for optimism. The Montreal Protocol has improved stability in the protective ozone layer. Within the United States and the countries of the European Union, more stringent regulations regarding manufacturing practices and the disposal of waste has led to improvements in air quality.

April 22, 2018 commemorates the 48th Anniversary of Earth Day, a global cooperative effort to demonstrate a consistent commitment to environmental preservations and conversation. Legislation and various agreements pertaining to climate changes and global warning have been passed in an attempt to improve conditions on Planet Earth and reduce the impact of pollution and other harmful influences. National concerns regarding the quality of air and water have turned the Environment Protection Agency into a household name. 

Some of the environmental challenges we face are daunting and can seem intractable, but there are some good reasons to feel reassured by the tools and expertise that the scientific community brings to the table. Within the United States America the amount of death due to natural disasters have plummeted drastically and that is largely due to better understanding and to appropriate hazards warning systems that Earth scientists have developed.

Computers and instruments that used to take up whole rooms now fit snugly onto autonomous aircraft, satellites, and robots. At this moment, 1,459 satellites orbit Earth—including 19 that are part of the NASA fleet keeping a watchful eye on this dynamic, fragile planet. The authors of the EOS article note that a unified, global, high-resolution 3-D map of the human fingerprint on Earth is within reach due to the remarkable lidar instruments, aerial photogrammetry, and satellite observations that are now available.

Lugano Desktop Globe

Take the time to learn about the wonderful world that surrounds us. Purchasing a globe and spending some time with a child to teach them about the environment can help them understand why protecting the Earth is important. Seeing stories about problems with air quality or pollution may seem far from home but when they look at a globe like the Lugano up close it helps them see the world in a different way. There are so many educational opportunities just from having a globe in your home. Celebrate Earth Day together, clean up a yard, plan ways to reduce waste and use of hazardous products in your own home. For this and other globes check out our website

Friday, April 6, 2018

Geography Education: Teaching the Next Generation with Interactive Technology

The study of geography is a great way to provide context for our stories as humans. Students who have a firm grasp of geography are better able to process key moments in our history, and have fewer misunderstandings when exposed to world literature. Most importantly, kids who are fluent in geography can answer the question, “Where am I in this world”.

Advances in technology have provided parents and educators with innovative methods of presenting geography to tech savvy youngsters. Kids of all ages are eager for opportunities to explore their world in hands-on ways. Interactive globes are a great medium for children to access a wide variety of information, providing fun and self-directed learning experiences. The Geo Safaris are interactive globes that both educates and entertains students of all ages.

Geo Safari Globe

The GeoSafari globe features multiple games and trivia challenges, making it an excellent option for teachers to include during rotating group activities.

GeoSafari Talking Globe Jr

GeoSafari globes are a fun option for the home or classroom. The Talking GeoSafari globe provides a means for students to learn about continents and political boundaries. This globe features multiple quizzes that incorporate geographic as well as cultural content. The GeoSafari Puzzle Globe is perfect for little ones to learn about continents and oceans, and make a wonderful addition to any pre-school through second grade classroom. Ultimate Globes offers a wide selection of globes for children that will enhance learning in any home or classroom. contact us

Friday, March 30, 2018

Medical Geography: The World of Medicine

Geography is the study of the vast world around us. Planet Earth is a our celestial home. Medicine is the study of the body and its various systems in illness and wellness. The combined discipline of both creates what is described as medical geography. This is study is aspect of medical research that combines both the study of global health and the spread of diseases as well as the impact of climate and location on wellness. In addition to the accessibility and availability of health care services. From the time of the ancient Greece, the philosopher and Father of Modern Medicine Hippocrates made observations regarding location, climate and the impact on health. This field of study rose to prominence during the 1800s, London was gripped with a deadly outbreak of cholera.

Earth by Day and Night Globe
The English physician John Snow, observed a pattern in the distribution of deaths within the city. The majority of the death toll could be traced to a specific region of the city, the source of infected water was identified and municipal authorities removed access to this water source. This is one of the earliest, detailed accounts of medical geography. In recent times these techniques have been applied in various ways. The spatial distribution of disease is something that is evaluated in modern times to assess the quality of life in various cities and countries. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States serves to warn the populace about outbreaks of various pathogens and other illnesses as well as natural disasters. Geography and changes in weather have practical implications for daily life and maintaining public health. Each season has particular concerns spring rains may cause flooding in lower elevation. Carbon-monoxide poisoning may be of particular concern during the winter time, when lower temperatures require indoor heating. Summer time vacations and increases in tourism mean that vaccinations and awareness of unusual diseases and their countries of origin may be helpful.