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Globe

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Author(s): Mokre, Jan
1. Introduction A globe (from the Latin  globus) is a model with maps applied, representing a celestial body (in particular the planet Earth, but also other planets or the Earth’s Moon) or the celestial sphere that appears to surround the Earth (the firmament). They bear witness to geographical and astronomical concepts through history (Geography; Astronomy), and to skilled artistic design, artisanal manufacture, and commercial production. They were intended to document and disseminate scientific knowl…
Date: 2019-03-20