A globe is a three-dimensional scale model of Earth (terrestrial globe or geographical globe) or other spheroid celestial body such as a planet, star, or moon. Some terrestrial globes include relief to show mountains and other features on the Earth's surface. The word "globe" comes from the Latin word globus, meaning round mass or sphere. It may also refer to a spherical representation of the celestial sphere, showing the apparent positions of the stars and constellations in the sky (celestial globe).
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... Martin Behaim with his Erdapfel Top view of 1765 de l'Isle globe The Unisphere, attributed to "uribe"/Uri Baruchin 1594, Mechanised Celestial Globe A Globus IMP navigation instrument from a ... to be folded around a sphere to form a globe Muhammad Salih Tahtawi of Sindh, headed the task of creating a massive, seamless celestial globe using a secret wax casting method in the ...
... On March 11, 2007 the Boston Globe reported that the 17 remaining Uyghur captives had been transferred to the newly built Camp Six, in Guantanamo ... The Globe reports that the Uyghurs are held for 22 hours a day in cells without natural light ... The Globe points out that prior to their detention in Camp Six, they were able to socialize with one another, but that they couldn't speak to the prisoners in neighboring ...
... Crystal Globe is the main award at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, first given in the city of Karlovy Vary of the Czech Republic, in 1948 ... films, IFFKV presents the following awards Crystal Globe for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to World Cinema Grand Prix - Crystal Globe for best ...
... Gomphrena ( /ɡɒmˈfriːnə/) the Globe amaranths, is a genus of plants in the family Amaranthaceae ... Species include Gomphrena globosa - Globe amaranth Gomphrena haageana - Strawberry globe amaranth Gomphrena perennis - Glyphosate resistant Gomphrena serrata ...
... The Willow Globe Theatre (Welsh Glôb Byw) is an open air community theatre in Powys, Mid Wales ... It is a scaled down version of the Globe Theatre in London, about a third of its size in diameter and similar to the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park in London ... The Willow Globe is part of the charity Shakespeare Link and has a resident company The Willow Globe Company ...
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