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Histomaps of religion and evolution

8 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

You've seen John B. Spark's Histomap of world empires, but he also made versions charting religions, "from primitive cults to modern philosophies," and the evolutionary tree.
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The History of the World in One Chart

Odd : Neatorama (8 months ago)

In 1931, John B. Sparks created a "histomap" that distilled the history of civilization into a colorful timeline. See 4,000 years of empires rising and falling, and even though it stops after World War I, you can imagine how it woul... Read Post

The HistoMap

Odd : The Presurfer (8 months ago)

The HistoMap - Four thousand years of world history. The relative power of contemporary states, nations and empires. This Histomap, created by John B. Sparks, was first printed by Rand McNally in 1931. The map summarizes world histo... Read Post

The Histomap

Odd : Boing Boing (8 months ago)

John B. Sparks' 1931 Histomap charted 4,000 years of human civilization with beautiful, reductive clarity. Here's John Brownlee, at Fast Company: From a modern perspective, Sparks’ Histomap will raise a few eyebrows. Read Post


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