Who knew how fun the US government could be?
Because here they’ve given us a downloadable origami earth balloon that would make Buckminster Fuller faint out of sheer professional jealousy –

[Image: National Geophysical Data Center – also available as a dodecahedron].

– a rad little animation of the December 2004 tsunami, and this crazy-color poster that depicts the tectonic ages of the earth’s ocean crust –

[Image: National Geophysical Data Center].

– this last one available in a whopping 12.5MB poster.
Surely a whole book could be written about the United States government and its encounter with the earth? An oral history of the US Geological Survey. An ethnography of the Department of the Interior.
How the State manages its terrestrial other.
Law against Geology.

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