When choosing a globe, ask yourself the
What is your price range?
Do you want a desk size globe (typically 9-12 inches
in diameter) or a floor standing globe (typically 12-32
inches in diameter)?
What style suits your decor?
Do you want a physical, political or raised relief
Physical globes primarily display
the physical, geographic aspects of the earth. Color
variations indicate land forms, vegetation, and climactic
Political globes primarily display
the political aspects of the earth, overlaid on the
geographic features. Political features include cities
as well as state and national borders.
Raised Relief globes simulate
the raised surfaces of the earth, such as prominent
Do you want an illuminated globe?
Replogle is the largest manufacturer of globes in
the world and offer a wide variety of styles and
prices. Their globe update program means you can
buy an updated version of your globe ball for a reduced
price. Some of Replogle's illuminated globes
have a two way look. Unlit, the earth's political
features are emphasized; illuminated, the earth's
topography is featured.
Geographic Globes National Geographic globes have more information
on them than most other globes, the globe itself is
unbreakable, and the illuminating globes are brighter
than illuminating globes from other manufacturers.
Finally, their illuminating models have a two way
look. Unlit, the earth's political features are emphasized;
illuminated, the earth's topography is featured.
Many novelty globes are available from a number of
manufacturers ranging rom inflatables to suspendables.