Global Awarness The globe seems vastly unpredictable and unwarranted for understanding.  This belief is held by many: (artists, politicians, economists, scientists, teachers, doctors, lawyers, etc...)  Someone who rationally digests the world on a continual basis is Bill Rankin from Yale University.  He has put together a radical atlas together HERE.  From time to time, I take a look at Bill's cartographic work and his method into analyzing interesting statistics throughout the United States and the World.  I suggest you take a peek.