World maps give us some perspective on the relative size of continents and countries. Find helpful political and relief maps of the world along with interesting facts about all seven continents.
There are seven large pieces of land, called continents, which comprise about one third of the earth's surface.
In order of size, from largest to smallest, the continents are Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia.
The metric system is a system of measurement that is used throughout much of the world. Learn about the metric system and find helpful links to metric prefixes and conversion tables.
Clocks are used throughout the world as a means of telling time. Atomic clocks in particular are trusted as the time-telling standard since they are the most accurate measurement available. This atomic clock shows both hands pointing to the twelve.
Down through the centuries, the Bible has been translated into many different languages from the original Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek and distributed throughout the world. This photo shows a shelf of different Bible translations in various languages.
Air travel is the most frequently used form of long-distance travel because it is so efficient. This picture shows green continents on a blue background with the silhouettes of business travelers.
A young man in the wilderness wearing a green shirt keeps in touch with the civilized world thanks to his wireless phone. The man can explore the valleys, fields, and mountains, knowing that his friends and family are merely a phone call away.
A variety of pen-and-ink drawings depict images associated with World War I. The image includes drawings of soldiers, airplanes, guns, cannons, and boots. A soldier wearing a helmet peers down the scope of vintage artillery.