Author: Mariah Turner

A seasoned geographer with an unending love for fashion and exploration. Seeing the world in all its ramifications.

How To Deal With A Self Righteous Man Or Woman

Raise your hands if you are perfect! My hands stay down. Have you seen a self-righteous man or woman? He or she is commanding, controlling and difficult to change. In addition, self-righteous people enthusiastically display some of the following characteristics: Self-righteous people are often judgmental and consider themselves better than …

Discovered But Not Revealed

The Portuguese-born Ferdinand Magellan richly deserves credit for a number of exploration “firsts”: leading the expedition that first circumnavigated the globe, discovering the strait in South America that bears his name, and pioneering a traverse of the Pacific Ocean. These accomplishments were celebrated in early chronicles, such as Antonio Galvano’s 1555 …

The Triumph of Geometry over Geography

Inscribed upon that grand design, the surface of the earth, are the marks of human occupancy. Patterns resulting from humankind’s activities, although individually not of the great scale of natural features, in aggregate give to certain areas their most distinctive character. And of all these human designs, one of the …

Cartier Comes to Canada

Down the Ooligan Trail Cheri BrooksWas a Native American “grease” trail the real Northwest Passage?  Discovered But Not Revealed Brian HookerMagellan’s “Unfortunate Island”  Strait to Cathay Derek HayesJacques Cartier and the French claim to North America  Soldier, Scientist, Map Maker Norman J. ThrowerWilliam H. Emory and the mapping of the American Southwest  Crossing the …

Soldier, Scientist, Map Maker

Long before the appearance of Europeans in the area now known as the American Southwest, various indigenous groups knew specific areas extremely well. Nomadic tribes, in particular, were familiar with limited areas of the region’s rugged landscape, but so were more sedentary peoples, such as those at Acoma, New Mexico, …

July/August 2018

Cartography for the “New” Cyclist Robert B. ParryBicycling maps make a comeback  Map Maker on a Mission Bill WarrenFather Kino and the myth of insular California  Northern Delights Mel MandellMaps of Scandinavia and Norway on display  The Triumph of Geometry over Geography Norman J.W. ThrowerCadastral surveying in the United States  Golden Maps Robert ClancyGold rush …

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