Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Life Expectancies Infographic

Charting the Life Expectancies of the World's Countries

(with link to magnifiable infographic)

Based on data from CIA's World Factbook and the Encyclopedia Britannica. 
A fascinating study and stunning visual summation.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

USA Carbon Footprint: Cities vs. Suburbs

Yikes!!  America's urban centers are locked inside vast rings of emissions-spewing suburban sprawl.

According to a new study, population-dense cities contribute less greenhouse-gas emissions per person than other areas of the country, but these cities’ extensive suburbs essentially wipe out the climate benefits. Berkely Article >

Carbon footprints 
Check out the Interactive U.S. Map >

Beefing Up Population Density Won't Curb Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Our suburbs are responsible for 50 percent of America's household emissions – twice as much as their urban counterparts.

City dwellers tend to have smaller carbon footprints than their suburban neighbors. They use more public transportation and live in smaller abodes, whereas folks in the suburbs own more vehicles, have bigger homes, and enjoy larger household incomes. Article >

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Composer/Musician Timelines

Timelines are a great way to understand the chronological sequence of events, often inferring "cause and effect" that might not be as apparent if the events are listed out of sequence.

Have you ever wondered about...
  • The sequence of compositions by a favorite composer and the events that led to their inspiration?  or... 
  • Have you been curious to know the chronological history of a favorite pop group?
Composer/Musician Histories
From the Rolling Stones to Beethoven, use the Search Field - there is a lot of good stuff to be found.

  Try toggling to Text View for a different layout.



I am partial to the Russians and Early 20th Century Composers :-)

Also (although a little overwhelming...)