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This Great Tree of Life diagram is based primarily on the evolutionary relationships so wonderfully related in Dr. Richard Dawkins'The Ancestor's Tale. Some secondary branching relationships and ages of common ancestors were gleaned from university and other scholarly websites as well as scientific journals. The smallest branches are purely illustrative; they are intended to suggest the effect of mass extinctions on diversity, and, on a few of the branches, changes in diversity through time. This tree of life diagram is NOT intended to be used as a scholarly reference tool or as a complete picture of life history (only a very few extinct main branches are shown, for example). Instead, it tries mainly to illustrate a great lesson of evolution; that we are related not only to every living thing, but also to every thing that ever lived.
Taken from the book The Transformer: Principles of Making Isotype Charts this simple clean graphic illustrates average life spans of various animals.
Today humanity uses the equivalent of 1.51 planets to provide the resources we use and absorb our waste. This means it now takes the Earth one year and five months to regenerate what we use in a year (Global Footprint Network 2010).
What is Biocapacity?
Biocapacity is shorthand for biological capacity, which is the ability of an ecosystem to produce useful biological materials and to absorb wastes generated by humans.
What is the Ecological Footprint?
Since the 1970s, Fomenko has produced more than 280 illustrations, 84 of which — 61 black-and-white and 23 color — are collected in this remarkable anthology. Alongside the images are Fomenko’s original captions, illuminating both the inspiration for the artwork and the historical subtexts for it.
Thanks to the people at Good Morning Silicon Valley for pointing this one out.
The lottery of birth is responsible for much of who we are. If you were not born in the country you were, what would your life be like? Would you be the same person?
IfItWereMyHome.com is your gateway to understanding life outside your home. Use our country comparison tool to compare living conditions in your own country to those of another. Start by selecting a region to compare on the map to the right, and begin your exploration.
Teachable Moment: Lets face it, turning a piece of two sided paper into an object with only one side really is magic... and this is a great cartoon to drive home that point. And the cutting the strip to end up with two linked rings is a pretty cook trick as well.
Howtoons cartoon that explains how to make a möbius strip.
Timeless New Yorker cartoon.