[For a brief period after Newsletter 27 in the year 2002, we posted to LexiLine without giving a specific Newsletter number, and then resumed normal numbered postings with Newsletter 28. Hence the interceding postings (with related topics sometimes combined in one posting) are here named 27-A, 27-B, 27-C, etc.]
One of the wonderful people I know here in Germany, Ernst Kammrath, [Update: he passed away on July 18, 2006]
has made one of the largest handmade globes in the world and I have
devoted a page to him and his world globe at
You should all take a look at what is possible as "handiwork".
THIS is a project for your kids at school - something sensible !
Memories of Mercator....
At the moment the page is still in German, but the pictures are well
worth seeing and I will be translating everything into English soon.
[Update 2006 - Some of the main text has been translated into English.]