Category Archives: Geography

The World’s Largest Islands

Quick! Think of all the big islands in the world. Is Australia an Island? No, it’s a continent. How do we know this? It’s just a matter of definition. Conventionally, “continents are understood to be large, continuous, discrete masses of … Continue reading

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“Europe” is Old and Fading Away

I put “Europe” between inverted commas because it is more than a physical and political region of the world—it is a concept, a culture, an historical memory. It also represents a people. Genetic scientists recognize three major groups of humans: … Continue reading

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