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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536

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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

2nd Edition
James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

Which world map would you prefer, one that preserves area or one that preserves shape, and why?

To determine

Whether the world map that preserves area or the one that preserves shape is preferred and the reason for such preference.

Explanation

The equal-area map projects the relationships of areas, but not the shape of landmasses; whereas the conformal maps show the shape of the landmasses, but do not show the areas correctly. Moreover, there are other maps that display other aspects such as distances, directions, and so on...

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