Physical representation of countries based on statistics rather than actual size

Physical representation of countries based on statistics rather than actual size

This is an absolutely fascinating series of maps of the world – each map represents a different statistic and each country’s placement within that statistic. The larger a country appears on these maps, the higher its rating in the given category:

The Atlas of the Real World
Relatively normal map: comparing land size in each country

The Atlas of the Real World
Air travel

The Atlas of the Real World
Rail travel

The Atlas of the Real World
Mopeds and motorcycles

The Atlas of the Real World
Wealth in the year 1 AD

The Atlas of the Real World
Wealth in 1900 AD

The Atlas of the Real World
Projected wealth for 2015

The Atlas of the Real World
The prevalence of HIV

The Atlas of the Real World
Nuclear weapons

The Atlas of the Real World
War deaths, 1945-present

The Atlas of the Real World
Increase of carbon dioxide emissions, 1980-2000

The Atlas of the Real World
Decrease of carbon dioxide emissions, 1980-2000

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/picturegalleries/3109042/The-Atlas-of-the-Real-World.html

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