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Explorer Globe

Handiest world map

I should have had this many years ago. Where is Mali, or Chechnya, or any of those countries I read about in the inner pages of the New York Times? I’m woefully ignorant of geography and only know areas that I’ve visited. Now I haul this to a table and world events are more meaningful.

This model costs $50. The stand is cheap plastic, but the globe itself is quite nice, with raised areas for mountains. It would be great to have one with a more substantial stand, but this one works fine for me.

-- Lloyd Kahn 01/31/14

(This one is 13 inches in diameter. Don't bother with a globe less than 12 inches. -- KK — editors)

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