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Geografia Globe

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PRODUCT STORY
For students of geography and armchair explorers alike, this papercraft globe offers a creative new angle on getting to know your home planet. A detailed world map, marked with longitude, latitude, and national boundaries, is printed on high quality, parchment-colored card stock. You can use colored pencils, markers or other art media to color and illustrate the map to your liking, or leave it untouched for a chic, contemporary look. Then, following the instructions, you assemble the pieces to form a globe, built on a skeleton of ultra-thin, corrugated cardboard. The design takes advantage of the paper's inability to become a perfect sphere: when sitting on a flat surface, it lies at the same angle as the Earth's rotational tilt--23.4 degrees. Made in Japan.
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card stock
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Katie Gianonne, UncommonGoods Assistant Buyer
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9" dia.
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Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

February 01, 2012 11:09:29 AM

We love that this stylized globe starts out as a DIY map! Would you leave it uncolored, stick with traditional blue water and neutral continents, or color your world in an uncommon way?

D Jamie
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February 01, 2012 03:33:14 PM

This would be great for teachers!

nate
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February 02, 2012 04:18:27 PM

you can find directions online to do this yourself.. $25?? too much

Maggie

February 02, 2012 09:25:25 PM

Neat but $25.00 seems too much for a paper globe.

jessa
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February 02, 2012 09:54:39 PM

um....for the same price you could just buy a regular school globe with a stand that would last longer

Robin
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February 04, 2012 02:26:31 PM

i thought the world was round. no good for a person(me) interested in maps. Accuracy is important!

Malorie
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February 06, 2012 04:45:27 AM

This would not be a good teaching tool for small children simply because of it's shape. Young children do not know the difference between fantasy and reality. If you teach a child about the world with this, they will think the earth is shaped like this as well. Telling them otherwise will simply confuse them. Therefor, it is better to teach young children about the world with a spherical globe with the countries drawn to scale.

Kelly
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February 06, 2012 01:41:32 PM

Does not seem durable enough for the cost

Valerie
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February 07, 2012 11:19:52 AM

Good idea but $25 is too much.

Love
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February 09, 2012 07:11:41 PM

Looks cool, but a bit overpriced. It is paper afterall.

Anjanette
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February 09, 2012 08:22:52 PM

I am a map coloring junkie!! I love this but I can not justify the price $15.00 yes! $25.00 AND shipping for an item that wheighs a few ounces? Nope! I would wait for a clearance sale.

Julie
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February 09, 2012 09:25:18 PM

Nice gift idea for teenagers interested in geography or history.

Amanda
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February 10, 2012 12:37:34 AM

I agree with previous commenters that this is too pricy for a paper ball. And I am concerned, as well, about what this would teach children about the shape of the earth, and the relative sizes of the countries.

Alba
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February 10, 2012 07:10:48 AM

a tad bit pricey.

Cynthia
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February 10, 2012 09:40:28 AM

i like it -- but $25 for paper??! I'd probably buy it if it cost way less.

Natalie
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February 10, 2012 10:15:02 AM

I love it! What a great hands on geography project for children. A little pricey for one than one, but a great idea just the same.

blake
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February 10, 2012 01:00:09 PM

Cost seems to high.

Kim
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February 10, 2012 04:41:01 PM

great idea but overpriced

Lorre
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February 13, 2012 09:49:10 AM

Good gift for a world traveler to display @ home or office to show where he's been. Good for child studying geography.

Leslie
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February 14, 2012 01:40:43 PM

*YAWN*

Kim
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February 15, 2012 09:41:26 PM

Yep, too spendy for a paper globe. I'd go $10 max.

Nancy

March 08, 2012 04:53:57 PM

Strange

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