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HOW TO CHOOSE A GLOBE

When choosing a globe, ask yourself the following questions.
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 globe?
  • Physical globes primarily display the physical, geographic aspects of the earth. Color variations indicate land forms, vegetation, and climactic conditions.
  • 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 mountain ranges.
Do you want an illuminated globe?
GLOBE MANUFACTURERS
  • Replogle Globes
    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.

  • National 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.

  • Novelty Globes
    Many novelty globes are available from a number of manufacturers ranging rom inflatables to suspendables.

 

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