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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Who gets to say “Happy New Year” first?

This is a very geographic question, posed from the other side of the world by a friend of the EarthView Team! See the blog posting from the Indian Institute of Geographical Studies for a lot of interesting information -- and maps -- about this question. It includes some surprising information about time zones, such as a small island nation that used to have time zones that were 22 hours apart! (Hint: it is near the zipper on EarthView.)

Dr. Chandra Shekhar Balachandran was a professor of geography at Bridgewater State College close to a decade ago, when he worked alongside EarthView Team members Dr. Domingo and Dr. Hayes-Bohanan. Now he pursues geographic education on the other side of the world, where he is a leader of the Indian Institute. Explore the rest of his site for more about what Dr. Balachandran and his colleagues are doing to promote geographic education.

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